El Susto (The Shock): The Political and Commercial Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes

El Susto (The Shock): The Political and Commercial Determinants of Type 2 Diabetes
Wednesday, 20 May 202015:00 – 16:00

73rd World Health Assembly Week
The online screening of El Susto (The Shock), followed by a discussion with a diverse group of experts, including the film director, will shed light on the factors that shape the epidemiology of type 2 diabetes. Mexico’s number one killer is not cartels, but type 2 diabetes. Medical textbooks speak of genetics, diet, obesity, lack of physical exercise as the causes, but what are the political and commercial determinants that shape mass lifestyle choices? Register to receive a temporary link to watch the 75-minute documentary in advance of this webinar, jointly organised by the Global Health Centre and Saluteglobale.it.

Speakers:
Karen Akins Film Director, El Susto
Simon Barquera Director, Nutrition and Health Research Center, Mexico
Angela Carriedo Researcher; Consultant, UNICEF
Lorenzo De Min Saluteglobale.it

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