Virtual Forum: Childhood Obesity & the Environment

November 29, 2012 | 2:00 PM
Virtual forum: NIEHS webpage

Could early life chemical exposures explain the dramatic rise in obesity rates?

There are many theories on what is causing the huge increase in obesity in the U.S. and around the world. Certainly diet and lifestyle have something to do with it, but what about prenatal and early life chemical exposures?  
 
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is pleased to announce a virtual forum on childhood obesity and possible links to environmental exposures. Whether you’re a concerned parent, advocate, community leader, or policy maker, you’ll want to tune in to hear the discussion and ask your questions about the latest research on obesity.  Our distinguished panel includes experts from: Johns Hopkins University, Kaiser Permanente, the University of Michigan, Columbia University, and the National Toxicology Program.
 
Visit the NIEHS webpage to learn more: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/newsletter/2012/12/spotlight-obesity/in...

NIEHS supports research to understand the effects of the environment on human health and is one of 27 institutes and centers of the National Institutes of Health.