The Weight of the Nation Episodes

2012, TV Show

The Weight of the Nation Season 1 episodes

Challenges Season 1, Episode 4

An examination of the forces behind obesity, including economics, social structures, physical inactivity and the production and marketing of unhealthful foods and beverages. Also: a look at companies and municipalities committed to healthful lifestyles. read more

Children in Crisis Season 1, Episode 3

A look at young people coping with extreme weight issues features a report on the medical complications faced at an early age; and an examination of the aggressive advertising tactics by the food and beverage industries. read more

Choices Season 1, Episode 2

A look at the factors that contribute to obesity; tips for losing weight; the history of dieting; and the pros and cons of bariatric surgery. read more

Consequences Season 1, Episode 1

A documentary series examining the obesity crisis in the U.S. begins with a look at the health issues linked to being overweight, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes, and profiles researchers who are studying the risks of weight gain. read more

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Premiered: May 14, 2012, on HBO
Rating: TV-PG
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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.

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