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Global Obesity Summit 2010 in Jackson addresses growing epidemic at ground zero
Date:11/5/2010

JACKSON, Miss. A summit that's both scientific conference and business policy forum aims to place Mississippi on the front lines of fighting obesity and related metabolic diseases such as diabetes.

The Global Obesity Summit 2010, sponsored by the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the Greater Jackson Chamber Partnership, runs Nov. 9-11 at the Jackson Convention Complex.

Obesity and related cardiovascular and metabolic diseases are rapidly becoming our most important health problems as well as major economic challenges to health-care systems throughout the country. Mississippi currently leads the nation in obesity in adults as well as in children.

While several programs exist to address obesity in schools, communities and rural populations, Mississippi currently lacks an aggressive, coordinated strategy to expand obesity research, education, clinical treatment and prevention.

Featuring speeches and panel discussions with internationally renowned scientists from Yale University, the Imperial College London and Vanderbilt University, clinicians including Dr. Kenneth Cooper of the Cooper Clinic and Cooper Institute in Dallas national and state leaders including U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius business luminaries and health-care and economic policymakers, the summit will spur discussion and debate among attendees about actions to address obesity in Mississippi and the nation.

The summit also marks the founding of UMMC's Center for Obesity, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases Research. Leaders plan to hire and train scientists for the new center who can investigate the mechanics of obesity and metabolic signaling. Already world-recognized in physiology research, UMMC also will continue expanding its investigations into the roles of hormones in obesity.

As is well documented, Mississippi leads the nation in obesity. Heart disease, which is the leading cause of d
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Contact: Jack Mazurak
jmazurak@umc.edu
601-984-1970
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Source:Eurekalert

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