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Interested in the Links between Obesity and Disease in Humans and Pets?

Published: 12/12/2016

One Health Committee in association with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has hosted a successful symposium entitled ‘Preventing Obesity in People and Their Pets: A One Health Approach’.

It took place in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, from 9-11 November, with speakers from veterinary and human medicine exploring the relationship between obesity and disease in humans and pets, together with societal costs, behavior and the psychology of obesity. It was chaired by Professor Michael Day and supported by gold sponsors Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Mars Petcare and Purina and silver sponsor, Merck Animal Health. More than 100 delegates with diverse backgrounds in human and animal healthcare attended.

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It was prepared by one of the delegates, veterinarian Dr Ernie Ward, talking to the Obesity Alliance's Ted Kyle about removing the stigma and shaming of obesity, University of Liverpool's Dr Alex German on preventing pet obesity and American Cancer obesity and American Cancer Society researcher Dr Alpa Patel on the link between being overweight or obese and cancer. She also shares her own experiences with cancer.

Watch live streaming of the symposium: