Obesity: Causes and Consequences

  • Obesity is changing the world we live in.
  • Across a wide range of sectors - from the food industry to clothing design - we see the impact of the world’s growing waistline.
  • In this free online course, we’ll investigate how modern life is increasing levels of obesity around the world, and the wide-ranging consequences this has on individual lives and society as a whole.
  • Over four weeks, we’ll ask: Specialists from the University of Reading’s School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy will guide you through the latest research in the field, and discuss how a multidisciplinary approach can help tackle the obesity epidemic.
  • If you’re a healthcare professional, this course will offer you a taste of the University’s Certificate in Obesity Management.

by University of Reading

  • Free
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