Is obesity inherited or acquired? How can I lose weight? Is my obesity harming me? How do I manage my child’s weight? These are some of the questions surrounding obesity that puzzle communities and individuals. Too often questions regarding obesity are accompanied by an overwhelming flood of information on a range of issues including diet vs exercise, fit-fat vs unfit-lean and lifestyle vs surgery.

Australia is among the world’s “fattest” nations and the impact of obesity on all aspects of our lives is widely reported. As such, obesity is now a major growth industry and unsurprisingly, reliable information is not always easy to distinguish for individuals or Governments.

This discussion will explore the causes of the obesity “epidemic”, the health and social implications and different approaches to weight loss and their potential benefits.

About Global Leadership Series

The Global Leadership Series (GLS) is a lively program of events for alumni and community members. Join us for lectures and discussions with the best of the best UQ-related speakers on matters that impact your community and shape your ideas of the world.

The series is an opportunity for you to engage with great minds on global matters, participate in thought-provoking discussions and network with UQ alumni and community members. All alumni, parents, community members and friends are welcome to attend the Global Leadership Series events.

Listen to podcasts of previous GLS events click here


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