About a third of American adults are considered obese, and the percentage among children is growing close to that rate.
Science is looking at obesity from a number of angles, including at the University of Oregon.
The Health Promotion and Obesity Prevention Initiative is one focus of the Prevention Science Institute at the U of O.
Beth Stormshak runs the institute, and has stories to tell about the research going on there.
She joins us for this month's edition of cUriOus: Research Meets Radio.