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The Weight of the Nation

The Weight of the Nation

  • Premiered: 
    May 14, 2012
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  • Network: HBO
  • Category: Series
  • Genre: Documentary
  • Type: Live Action
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  • Subject Matter: Medical
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Plot Synopsis

THE WEIGHT OF THE NATION is a four-part documentary that highlights different aspects of the obesity epidemic. The four films are: "Consquences," which examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores its health consequences; "Choices," which reveals the science behind losing weight, maintaining weight loss, and preventing weight gain; "Children in Crisis," which documents the damaging effects of obesity on children; and "Challenges," which examines obesity's driving forces -- agriculture, economics, biology, marketing and socioeconomic disparities.