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The Barbados Diabetes Foundation will host a free public lecture on: Obesity – The Family Disease, at the Maria Holder Diabetes Centre, Warrens, St. Michael, on Thursday, June 16, beginning at 7:00 p.m.

Guest speaker will be Canadian nutrition and obesity expert, Helene Charlebois.

The other presenters will be diabetes specialist, Dr. Carlisle Goddard; psychiatrist, Dr. Nya Maughn; and family therapist and Crossfit coach, Janelle Chase-Mayers.

Topics to be covered include obesity and diabetes, the psychological effects of obesity, cultural and family influences, hereditary factors and strategies to lose weight and minimise risks.

Interested persons may call 417-5980 or visit the websiteinfo@barbadosdiabetesfoundation.org, for more information.


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