U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. headlined a Healthcare Leadership Council-sponsored forum on Capitol Hill, telling a large audience that the nation’s battle against obesity begins with community involvement and teaching sound nutrition and lifestyle choices at an early age. Dr. Murthy also talked about the need to unify anti-obesity efforts across multiple sectors – traditional and non-traditional – in order to achieve cultural change.
The HLC forum, entitled “Healthcare’s Heavyweight Battle: How America Can Win the Fight Against Obesity,” also included experts from companies making inroads in addressing America’s obesity crisis which, as HLC president Mary Grealy said in her opening remarks, has grown from affecting 13 percent of the population in the early 1960s to 35 percent today. More Details »