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.

Choices Season 1, Episode 2 May 14, 2012 Subscription

[HBO] Get the skinny on fat, weight loss, and more in this documentary. Stories include: weight-loss tips from a supervised program at Washington University; the history and myths of dieting; the benefits and drawbacks of bariatric surgery; and more.

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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Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes
15:19 — Dr. David Nathan, director of the Diabetes Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, offers an overview on everything you need to know about diabetes: t (more…)
Overweight in the Workplace: Wellness Programs
18:46 — Inside the impressive workplace wellness program at Nabholz Construction Corporation in Conway, Arkansas.
Trailer
01:12 — HBO Documentary Films presents this multi-part, multimedia event that explores the obesity epidemic in America.
Stigma: The Human Cost of Obesity
18:52 — Overweight and obese people discuss the stigma and discrimination they have faced because of their weight in this short documentary.

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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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