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.
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.
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.
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.