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Obesity: Causes and Consequences

Obesity is a global epidemic. As the world gets fatter, explore its impact on our health and lives, with this free online course.

Course Summary

Why to enroll this course?

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.

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