Jack Collins, Academic Earth, follows HealthCetera. He contacted us after reading Dr. May May Leung‘s post East Meets West: Childhood Obesity in China and the U.S. to recommend a video created by Academic Earth for one of their free online courses, The Economic Cost of Obesity.
Created by AcademicEarth.org
According to Dr. James Hill, director of the Center of Human Nutrition at Colorado Health Sciences University, “Genes don’t make us obese. They allow us to be obese.” If our genes aren’t to blame for this rise in obesity, what is? Recent research suggests that socioeconomic class can impact our bodies as much as genetics, and may be a more accurate predictor for a variety of future health issues, including obesity.”
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