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IOM Live Chat Today With CDC Leader

Posted on | May 21, 2012 | Comments Off on IOM Live Chat Today With CDC Leader

Obesity is common, serious, and costly, and it affects every region of the U.S. During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States This complex and growing epidemic is confronted in “Weight of the Nation”, a four part series airing now on HBO. The documentary was developed by HBO Documentary Films and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente.

Solving this problem requires a strong call to action for adults, children and communities. To learn more, join CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden for a live Twitter chat Today, May 21 at 3:00 PM EDT. Experts from the IOM will join Dr. Frieden to answer your questions on what our report,Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention , recommends to help combat the problem.

Want to join the conversation? Follow Dr. Frieden (@DrFriedenCDC), @CDCObesity, and@theIOM on Twitter and use the hashtag #CDCchat during the chat.


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