Obesity: a solvable worldwide pandemic? Professor John Wass - Media Invite
Half of British adults are obese or overweight. Around the world that number is 1.4 billion. Globally 2.8 million people die prematurely every year as a result of their weight.
How much do you know about the worldwide obesity pandemic and how we can solve it?
The Royal College of Physicians would like to invite you to a lecture and briefing event at 6pm on Wednesday 28 September 2016 by John Wass, Professor of Endocrinology at Oxford University and presenter of BBC4's 'The Fantastical World of Hormones’ to find out how we can solve this pressing health problem.
In 'Obesity – a solvable worldwide pandemic?' we will discover that, in spite of the scale of the crisis, there are treatments that work and potential solutions at hand.
Professor Wass will explain how prevention and early intervention are key elements in tackling what is one of the fastest growing medical concerns in the world, and that joined up working with children in schools and through GP surgeries is the answer to stopping the issues before they become ingrained across generations.
Whilst no there is no single cure or simple solution, Professor Wass will show that Britain has the capacity to become the first country on Earth to meet the challenge and that obesity really is the pandemic we can beat.
Register to secure your media places at this event now.