"This is the first generation that, if our predictions hold true, will have a lower life expectancy than the previous generation because they are developing diabetes and obesity at a young age."
-- Robert Gabbay, professor of medicine in the College of Medicine and director of the Penn State Institute for Diabetes and Obesity and Penn State Hershey Diabetes and Obesity Institute.
Gabbay was the featured speaker at the second Research Unplugged conversation of the season Wednesday afternoon. Research Unplugged is a free lecture series that features PSU professors' views on current issues. The series includes six Wednesday lectures; each runs from noon to 1 p.m. at the Penn State Downtown Theatre Center (146 S. Allen Street).
Video footage of the event will be available on YouTube, and a full podcast of the event will be made available on iTunesU at https://itunes.psu.edu/ and the Research Penn State Web site, http://www.rps.psu.edu/.
The next topic, on Oct. 27, "Immigration: Rights and Wrongs," features Shoba Wadhia, penn state law professor and director of the Center for Immigrants' Rights.