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.

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Challenges Season 1, Episode 4 May 15, 2012 Subscription

[HBO] 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

[HBO] 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.

Nashville Takes Action: A City Battles Obesity Season 1, Episode 2 May 14, 2012 Subscription

[HBO] See the exciting and healthful transformations taking place in Nashville, TN in this short documentary. Follow some of the people and programs throughout the city that are striving to make a difference in the health of its citizens.

Consequences Season 1, Episode 1 May 14, 2012 Subscription

[HBO] The long-term health consequences of obesity are explored in this documentary. Stories include: a unique study that linked early childhood weight problems with adult heart disease; the negative impact of excess weight on liver function; and more.

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The Weight of a Nation Season 1
[HBO] 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, (more…)
Is Weight Something We Inherit?
11:00 — [HBO] Renowned geneticists answer the most frequently asked questions about whether or not we inherit our weight problems, how our genes interact with (more…)
Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
15:00 — [HBO] Dr. David Nathan, director of the Diabetes Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, offers an overview on everything you need to know about diabe (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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