The Heat: The global obesity epidemic

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Nearly two billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese and experts say that number will continue to expand.

Millions of children are also carrying extra pounds and the extra burden to their health and lifestyle. Heart disease and diabetes are on the rise, and it’s especially hard on developing economies.

CCTV America’s John Gilmore reports. 

The Heat: The global obesity epidemic pt 1

The Heat: The global obesity epidemic pt 1

Nearly two billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese and experts say that number will continue to expand. Millions of children are also carrying extra pounds and the extra burden to their health and lifestyle. Heart disease and diabetes are on the rise, and it's especially hard on developing economies. CCTV America's John Gilmore reports.

The Heat gathered a panel focusing on policy and health:

  • Eric Ding is a nutritionist, and health scientist at Harvard University and CEO of Happy Vitals.
  • In Mexico City, Laura Carlsen is Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy.
  • In Las Vegas, Andy Bellatti is a nutritionist and Strategic Director of Dietitians for Professional Integrity. 
The Heat: The global obesity epidemic pt 2

The Heat: The global obesity epidemic pt 2

Nearly two billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese and experts say that number will continue to expand. Millions of children are also carrying extra pounds and the extra burden to their health and lifestyle. Heart disease and diabetes are on the rise, and it's especially hard on developing economies. The Heat gathered a panel focusing on policy and health: Eric Ding is a nutritionist, and health scientist at Harvard University and CEO of Happy Vitals. In Mexico City, Laura Carlsen is Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy. In Las Vegas, Andy Bellatti is a nutritionist and Strategic Director of Dietitians for Professional Integrity.

 

The Heat: The global obesity epidemic pt 3

The Heat: The global obesity epidemic pt 3

Nearly two billion adults worldwide are overweight or obese and experts say that number will continue to expand. Millions of children are also carrying extra pounds and the extra burden to their health and lifestyle. Heart disease and diabetes are on the rise, and it's especially hard on developing economies. The Heat gathered a panel focusing on policy and health: Eric Ding is a nutritionist, and health scientist at Harvard University and CEO of Happy Vitals. In Mexico City, Laura Carlsen is Director of the Mexico City-based Americas Program of the Center for International Policy. In Las Vegas, Andy Bellatti is a nutritionist and Strategic Director of Dietitians for Professional Integrity.