A Global Syndemic: obesity, undernutrition and climate change

5 February 2019

About the talk
The Lancet Commission on Obesity publishes its report on January 30th 2019. It recognises that the global epidemic of obesity continues while many obesity prevention policies recommended by WHO are not being implemented by its Member States. Tim Lobstein, a member of the Commission, will suggest that the drivers of obesity and the causes of the policy inertia are common to other global problems. The 'Global Syndemic' of obesity, undernutrition and climate change is proposed as the greatest current and future cause of health loss. A syndemic is a synchrony of epidemics which co-occur in time and place, interact with each other, and have common causes. The solution side of this concept is the double or triple-duty actions which can have win-win benefits for obesity, undernutrition and climate change. 

About the presenter 
Professor Tim Lobstein is Director of Policy for the World Obesity Federation, London, and currently a Visiting Professor at the Boden Institute. He has a keen interest in food policy and child health, and has published papers on nutrition security, child obesity and junk food marketing.

Event details

  • When: 1.00pm - 2.00pm
  • Where: Charles Perkins Centre
    Level 6, Seminar Room
    The University of Sydney
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Mackenzie Fong
    E: mackenzie.fong@sydney.edu.au


A Global Syndemic: obesity, undernutrition and climate change

Where Charles Perkins Centre
Level 6, Seminar Room
The University of Sydney
When

5 February 2019


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