Tag Archives: obesity

06.14.13

Lessons from the Industry

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In her opening remarks to the 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion, Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization (WHO) warned: [e]fforts to prevent non-communicable diseases go against the business interests of powerful economic operators. In my view, this is one of the biggest challenges facing health promotion . . . [i]t is […]

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06.11.13

Health Implications of Coca-Cola Investment in Myanmar?

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This post was written by Benn McGrady, Project Director of the O’Neill Institute’s Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative.  It was originally published on the O’Neill Institute’s Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative Blog.  Any comments or questions about this post can be directed to bm363@law.georgetown.edu.   To much fanfare in the US media Coca-Cola has announced […]

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06.04.13

Bolivia’s Health at a Crossroad: USAID Is Expelled and Bolivia Launches Its Own Health Program

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Only days after the Bolivian Constitutional Court ruled that Evo Morales could run for a third consecutive term in 2014, on May 1, Morales announced USAID’s expulsion from Bolivian soil–another one of Morales’ efforts to decrease U.S. presence and influence in the country (he expelled the U.S. Ambassador and the Drug Enforcement Agency in 2008). […]

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05.31.13

Latino Population in the U.S. Disproportionately Affected by the Obesity Crisis

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Recently, there have been a number of studies showing that the Latino population in the United States is disproportionately affected by obesity.  With Latinos as the fastest–growing ethnic group in the United States, this critical public health issue must be addressed sooner rather than later.  As evidence on the impact of obesity on the Latino […]

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