Session 2:
The Obesity Epidemic: Evidence and Hypotheses

Thursday, March 30
8:30 AM - 10:20 AM
Emerald Bay
Level 3

Chair: Barry M. Popkin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Discussant: Christine Himes, Syracuse University

  1. Dynamics of the Global Nutrition TransitionBarry M. Popkin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

  2. Obesity in the U.S.: Trends and Competing ExplanationsDiane S. Lauderdale, University of Chicago

  3. Unequally Obese: Individual- and Area-Level Associations with IncomeVirginia W. Chang, University of Pennsylvania

  4. WHO says Obesity is an Epidemic? How Excess Weight Became a Public Health CrisisHanna Grol-Prokopczyk, University of Wisconsin at Madison

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