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Acting U.S. Surgeon General to Speak to Society for Adolescent Medicine on Prevention of Adolescent Overweight and Obesity
Date:3/20/2008

GREENSBORO, N.C., March 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Acting U.S. Surgeon General Rear Adm. Steven K. Galson, MD, MPH, will speak on preventing adolescent overweight and obesity to members of the Society for Adolescent Medicine (SAM) at their annual meeting being held in Greensboro, NC next week. Dr. Galson will speak on Friday, March 28 at 9 am during the plenary session to nearly 500 SAM members. In early March Dr. Galson kicked off a nationwide tour to promote the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Childhood Overweight and Obesity Prevention Initiative, "Healthy Youth for a Healthy Future," which targets overweight and obesity prevention and the promotion of healthy lifestyles for children.

The tour coincides with the theme for SAM's annual meeting: Adolescent Obesity: Prevention and Treatment. Members of SAM will discuss how they can help create environments for children and adolescents that focus on improving access to affordable healthy foods and provide opportunities for safe physical activity in schools and communities. In addition, experts in adolescent obesity will review how current treatment strategies that tackle adolescent obesity (behavioral, pharmacological, and bariatric surgery) can be implemented.

According to Dr. Galson, "Today more than 12.5 million children and adolescents 2 to 19 years of age are overweight and are at greater risk for numerous health consequences such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. By taking a look at what each of us can do in our lives and communities to make ourselves and our families healthier, we can begin to tackle this epidemic."

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will open the conference and discuss the scope of the adolescent obesity epidemic, its impact on health and on society, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's vision for reversing the epidemic by 2015. Dr. Lavizzo- Mourey is a national leader in transfor
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