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Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: Obesity is the government�s business

02/07/12

NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

566 LaGuardia Place Map

212-992-8484

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07-02-2012 12:00:00 07-02-2012 12:00:00 America/New_York Intelligence Squared U.S. Debate: Obesity is the government�s business With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility? http://www.cityguideny.com/eventinfo.cfm?id=101379 NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts

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With 33% of adults and 17% of children obese, the U.S. is facing an obesity epidemic. A major risk factor for expensive, chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and cancer, it costs our health care system nearly $150 billion a year. Should government intervene, or is this a matter of individual rights and personal responsibility?

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