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Dr. Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet


This video serves as an excellent background source for information about the obesity epidemic in Virginia and elsewhere. Drawing from CDC and other public health research, Dr. Dean Ornish discusses the effect of diet on obesity, cardiovascular, diabetes, and other diseases. Dr. Ornish's talk also complements the obesity case study.

What are trends in diet and obesity worldwide? How do they compare to trends in Virginia? What role should government and public health policy play in preventing obesity and diet-related illnesses?

Dr. Ornish also discusses other diseases that are the focus of government public health efforts. What are they? How can changing policy on diet and obesity affect policy for other public health concerns?

Source: Dean Ornish, "The World's Killer Diet," February 2006 TED Talks (accessed September 19, 2009).

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Dean Ornish, "Dr. Dean Ornish on the world's killer diet," in Virginia Civics, Item #665, (accessed October 20, 2021).
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