National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
Office of News and Public Information
April 23, 2010

Running Time: 00:58:04
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To battle the obesity epidemic in America, health care professionals and policymakers need relevant, useful data on the effectiveness of obesity prevention policies and programs. A new report from the Institute of Medicine identifies a new approach to decision making and research that uses a systems perspective to gain a broader understanding of the context of obesity and the many factors that influence it.



Speakers:
Shiriki Kumanyika (Committee Chair), Christina Economos, Lawrence W. Green, Robert A. Hiatt, Adolfo M. Valadez