Professor Robyn McDermott gives a public lecture as part of the Science & Society in the Tropics series in Cairns
On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, Health & Molecular Sciences , Professor Robyn McDermott presented a public lecture to the Cairns community on 21st May 2014, entitled
"Epidemic obesity: where did it come from, what does it mean and where do we go from here?" Download
This lecture explored the health transitions which have taken place in humans in the past million or so years, and the various theories behind the global obesity and diabetes pandemic seen in the last 30 years. What does all this mean for health services, the environment and the economy, and what can be done.