Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Renowned Professor Tags Obesity As Biggest Health Threat

“Ask world renowned public health professor Mariano Giacchi about the gravest problem facing societies worldwide and his answer may come as a surprise. It’s obesity. Not AIDS, malaria or avian bird flu — obesity. ’We are not talking about just the personal, physical level, but about the socio-economic and societal level all around the world, not just the west,’ Giacchi said during an interview in Dover Monday morning. ‘Obesity is the main epidemiological issue around the world. This is particularly true for children.’ Giacchi — professor of biology and director of the Public Health program at the roughly 750-year-old University of Siena in Tuscany, Italy — spent Sunday night with an old friend, Rose Manes, a former Associate Professor of Health Records Administration at Bridgeport College in Connecticut.”


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