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Childhood Obesity and the Environment Virtual Forum

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Published on Dec 18, 2012

Dr. Birnbaum's Introduction 3:01

Questions:
How do we define children's obesity? 5:04
How are chemicals affecting body weight? 6:00
What research has been conducted? 7:18
Where is there information about obesity rates? 8:24
Why is the Deep South off the charts for obesity? 9:17
What exposures and maternal factors may affect obesity? 9:59
Do prenatal exposures predestine a child to be obese? 10:47
What other illnesses are related? 11:38
What are contaminants in the home and school? 12:42
Is anyone looking at all the chemicals in daycares? 13:57
What elements can decrease childhood obesity? 15:14
Could obesity exacerbate asthma? 16:20
What opportunities are there for prevention? 17:41
What are the messages to parents and others? 19:40
Do resources match the severity of the problem? 22:57
Have there been studies about pesticides? 24:16
Is indoor dust a source of exposure? 24:48
Is lead still relevant in the U.S.? 25:37
What do we know about molecular mechanisms? 27:12
Is genetically modified food a contributor? 28:24
What is the impact of nutrition and diet? 30:47
Does the First Lady's Let's Move program go far enough? 32:56
What about multiple, complex exposures? 34:00
Is NIH research on obesity coordinated? 36:23
What's the role of built environment, activity, & social factors? 38:03
What changes can schools make to affect obesity? 40:17
Is obesity leveling off anywhere? 42:19
How is puberty related to body size? 44:09
What role does the chemical industry have? 45:21
How can communities become more involved? 48:15
Where do Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons come from? 49:17
What's the role of artificial coloring and flavorings? 50:25
What diseases might develop from early life exposures? 51:15
What about obesity and the depressed immune system? 54:21
Any ideas on getting physical education back into schools? 55:05
What's the contribution of chemicals relative to diet/lifestyle? 57:10

Originally aired 11-29-2012. (HD)

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