Economic Costs of Childhood Obesity in Alaska

UAA economist Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi joins us on the next Line One. Photo: UAA.
UAA economist Dr. Mouhcine Guettabi joins us on the next Line One. Photo: UAA.

Download Audio:

Along with the rise of the automobile, video screens and relatively inexpensive food comes obesity. “Aside from the 15.2 percent currently obese, another estimated 20 percent of children who aren’t currently obese will become obese as adults, if current national patterns continue,” according to economist and healthcare analyst Mouhcine Guettabi. On the heels of obesity is a 10-fold increase in risk of diabetes, heart disease, cancer, arthritis and more. The cost of obesity is up for discussion on the next Line One.

HOST: Dr. Thad Woodard

GUESTS: 

  • Mouhcine Guettabi, Ph.D., assistant professor of economics, UAA Institute of Social and Economic Research

LINKS:

PARTICIPATE:

  • Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752  (statewide) during the live broadcast (2:00 – 3:00pm)
  • Send email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before or during the live broadcast (emails may be read on air)
  • Post your comment or question below (comments may be read on air)

LIVE BROADCAST: Monday, June 1, 2015, at 2:00 p.m. AKDT

REPEAT BROADCAST:  Monday, June 1, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. AKDT

DR. WOODARD’S FAVORITE HEALTH AND SCIENCE LINKS:

SUBSCRIBE: Get Line One: Your Health Connection updates automatically by:

LINE ONE: YOUR HEALTH CONNECTION ARCHIVE