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The Weight of the Nation

A documentary series examining the obesity crisis in the U.S. looks at the health risks of being overweight, weight-loss ideas, childhood obesity and efforts to improve the public health.

Premiered: May 14, 2012

Rating: TV-PG

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Challenges Season 1, Episode 4 May 15, 2012 Subscription

The myriad of cultural factors involved in the nation's obesity epidemic are explored in this documentary. See the various factors that play into Americans making poor health decisions and the multidimensional approach needed to turn the epidemic around.

Children in Crisis Season 1, Episode 3 May 15, 2012 Subscription

Explore the damage of obesity on children in the U.S. in this documentary that follows the families of four kids as they seek help and try to make positive lifestyle changes.

Poverty and Obesity: When Healthy Food isn't an Option Season 1, Episode 2 May 14, 2012 Subscription

This film heads to New York City, Philadelphia and Nashville for a sweeping view of the issues surrounding disparities in obesity and related chronic diseases.

Poverty and Obesity: When Healthy Food isn't an Option Season 1, Episode 1 May 14, 2012 Subscription

This film heads to New York City, Philadelphia and Nashville for a sweeping view of the issues surrounding disparities in obesity and related chronic diseases.

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The Weight of a Nation Season 1
To win we have to lose. HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multi-platform project that looks at causes, sympt (more…)
The Weight of a Nation Season 1
To win we have to lose. HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multi-platform project that looks at causes, sympt (more…)
Is Weight Something We Inherit?
11:00 — Renowned geneticists answer the most frequently asked questions about whether or not we inherit our weight problems, how our genes interact with the e (more…)

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  • Premiered: May 14, 2012
  • Rating: TV-PG
  • Premise: A documentary series examining the obesity crisis in the U.S. looks at the health risks of being overweight, weight-loss ideas, childhood obesity and efforts to improve the public health. (more)

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