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Overweight and obesity

Latest evidence, myths, and controversies

About the module

12 minutes long


Includes a final quiz

Includes links to references

About the lecturer

Dr Mazda Jenab

Scientist in the Nutrition and Metabolism Branch at the International Agency for Research on Cancer

Learning Objectives

  • Understand global trends, multiple determinants, and health consequences of overweight and obesity. 
  • Recognize some controversies surrounding the scientific study of obesity.
  • Recognize the importance of obesity prevention with effective public health policies.

This module is part of a comprehensive online learning curriculum on the latest evidence, myths, and controversies on cancer prevention.

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The module

Latest evidence, myths, and controversies – 3B. Overweight and obesity

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