The College of Science and Mathematics invites the university community to the Fall 2012 The Margaret and Herman Sokol Science Lecture
During the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity in the United States and
rates remain high. More than one-third of U.S. adults (35.7%) and approximately 17% (or 12.5
million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese.
Is obesity a disease caused by genetics, biological factors, or illnesses or is it a results from
a person's chosen lifestyle, eating habits, and environment?
Dr. Jeffrey Friedman
To Eat or Not to Eat :
Leptin and the Biologic Basis of Obesity
Tuesday, October 16
8:00 p.m. Kasser Theater
Tickets, available at the Kasser Theatre, are FREE to the MSU Community and $10.00 for others
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