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GLAMORGAN LECTURE SERIES - Fat places? Exploring Environmental Causes of Obesity

Julie Guthman - University of California
Monday 12th November 2012 - 5:30pm
Committee Rooms 1&2, Glamorgan Building

Glamorgan Lecture Series: Public lecture hosted by the School of Planning and Geography and the School of Social Sciences.

Guthman will discuss some of the conceptual and empirical limitations of the obesogenic environment thesis – the idea that people have become fatter because they live in environments where fast, nutritionally debilitated food is ubiquitous and opportunities for physical activity are limited. She will also report on emerging evidence that environmental toxins are playing a significant role in contemporary obesity.