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Glamorgan Lecture Series: Fat Places? Exploring Environmental Causes of Obesity

Starts: 12 November 2012

Monday 12th November 2012, 5.30pm, Committee Room 1&2, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University 

The Glamorgan Lecture Series runs as a collaboration between the Cardiff School of Planning and Genography and the Cardiff School of Social Sciences. For the November edition of the series, entitled 'Fat Places? Exploring Environmental Causes of Obesity' Professor Julie Guthman, University of California, 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.

A drinks reception will take place before the event, starting at 5.30pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm.


 If you wish to attend this event you must book a place. To visit the booking page please click here.


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