The Endocrine Society will be holding a one-hour webinar exclusively for journalists on the topic of pediatric obesity. Reporters will have an opportunity to pose questions to presenting experts during the webinar.
The webinar will address the following questions:
- What are the major causes behind the obesity epidemic?
- Are sugars and high fructose corn syrup to blame or does childhood obesity trace its roots to maternal health before, during, and just after pregnancy?
- What can prospective moms do to lower the risk that their child will struggle with obesity?
- Are obese children destined to be fat for life?
- How do glucose, fructose and sucrose influence childhood obesity?
- What is the metabolic syndrome and is it a bigger problem than obesity?
- Is there an obesity virus?
Presenters on the webinar include endocrinology experts, Dr. Robert Lustig, MD, professor of pediatrics at the University of California San Francisco and Dr. Richard Atkinson, MD, clinical professor of pathology at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Friday, October 26, 2012
11:00 am – 12:00 pm (EST)
Media are invited to attend this event at no cost, however space is limited. Reporters can register by email to [email protected] Registered reporters will receive log-in information for the webinar.
Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest, largest and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. Today, The Endocrine Society’s membership consists of over 15,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students in more than 100 countries. Society members represent all basic, applied and clinical interests in endocrinology. The Endocrine Society is based in Chevy Chase, Maryland. To learn more about the Society and the field of endocrinology, visit our site at endo-society.org.