The Weight of the Nation

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To win, we have to lose. The four-part HBO Documentary Films series, The Weight of The Nation explores the obesity epidemic in America.

PART 1: Consequences

The first film in The Weight of the Nation series examines the scope of the obesity epidemic and explores the serious health consequences of being overweight or obese.


PART 2: Choices

For all the remarkable high-tech tools available to medicine, for all the billions of dollars in drug research, there’s still no highly effective medication to prevent or reverse obesity – why?

PART 3: Children in Crisis

Some experts fear this may be the first generation of American children who will have a shorter life expectancy than their parents.


PART 4: Challenges

The final film of the series examines the origins and severity of the obesity epidemic, examines its major driving forces and looks at opportunities for communities to fight back.



Duration 4:37:26

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