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Davos Annual Meeting 2004 - Reducing the Size of the Obesity Problem

http://www.weforum.org/ 24.01.2004The incidence of obesity is increasing across the developed world and touches developing countries as well. Medical costs for conditions such as diabetes and hypertension are growing; so is litigation against some food and beverage companies. 1) How important is government leadership and intervention in addressing this challenge?2) What is the private sector's responsibility?3) What can be done to slow the trend in developing countries that can least afford the additional health burden?Antony Burgmans, Chairman, Unilever, NetherlandsSir Martin Sorrell, Group Chief Executive, WPP, United KingdomJohn Sunderland, Group Chief Executive Officer, Cadbury Schweppes, United KingdomTommy G. Thompson, US Secretary of Health and Human ServicesJanet Vo?te, Chief Executive Officer, World Heart Federation, SwitzerlandModerated byGabriella Stern, Senior Editor, Europe, Middle East & Africa, Dow Jones Newswires, United Kingdom
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