Wednesday, February 20, 2008

World Leaders Challenged To Agree A Global Pact On Obesity And Healthy Nutrition At AAAS Conference In Boston

“Obesity must be tackled in the same way as climate change with world leaders agreeing to vital steps to transform the environment that is making us fat, a leading international nutritional scientist warned. (Sunday Feb 17 2008) Speaking to the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston, Prof Philip James said that governments, industry and all sectors of society need to 'buy in' to the global strategies essential to combat the devastating health consequences of the obesity epidemic. There was a tremendous synergy between the measures and urgency needed to tackle climate change the focus of this year's World Health Day on April 7 and the pressing need to transform the environment for diet and physical activity.”

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