The Weight of the Nation: Season 1 (2012)
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The Weight of the Nation: Season 1 (2012)

TV-PG 15 Episodes
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Episodes:
 
TV-PG
  1 minutes
HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multimedia project that looks at causes, symptoms and treatments for the problem...and offers some possible solutions to restore our individual and collective health.
 
TV-PG
  68 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  72 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  67 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  68 minutes
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.
 
TV-PG
  24 minutes
This film heads to New York City, Philadelphia and Nashville for a sweeping view of the issues surrounding disparities in obesity and related chronic diseases.
 
TV-PG
  19 minutes
An inside look at the inspired efforts of Latino Health Access and its dynamic founder America Bracho, MD, MPH.
 
TV-PG
  22 minutes
Explore the whys of weight gain and loss and the inner workings of the human metabolism in this documentary.
 
TV-PG
  11 minutes
Renowned geneticists answer the most frequently asked questions about whether or not we inherit our weight problems, how our genes interact with the environment, and more.
 
TV-PG
  18 minutes
Overweight and obese people discuss the stigma and discrimination they have faced because of their weight in this short documentary.
 
TV-PG
  15 minutes
Dr. David Nathan, director of the Diabetes Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, offers an overview on everything you need to know about diabetes: the scope of the epidemic, major risk factors, the connection to obesity, and more.
 
TV-PG
  22 minutes
Dr. Donald Lloyd-Jones delves into the basics of cardiovascular disease, including how it begins early in life and its direct connection to weight gain.
 
TV-PG
  30 minutes
Curtailing the obesity epidemic for the next generation is the focus of this documentary that offers ideas on intervention during pregnancy and early childhood.
 
TV-PG
  18 minutes
Inside the impressive workplace wellness program at Nabholz Construction Corporation in Conway, Arkansas.
 
TV-PG
  19 minutes
See the exciting and healthful transformations taking place in Nashville, TN in this short documentary. Follow some of the people and programs throughout the city that are striving to make a difference in the health of its citizens.
HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multimedia project that looks at causes, symptoms and treatments for the problem...and offers some possible solutions to restore our individual and collective health.… View More
Genres Documentary
Director Dan Chaykin
Starring Francis Collins, Samuel Klein, Rudolph Leibel, Robert Lustig View More
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Movie Summary

HBO shines a bright light on America's obesity epidemic in this multi-part, multimedia project that looks at causes, symptoms and treatments for the problem...and offers some possible solutions to restore our individual and collective health.
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Movie Details

Genres Documentary
Director Dan Chaykin
Starring Francis Collins, Samuel Klein, Rudolph Leibel, Robert Lustig, Dyanna Taylor
Studio Name HBO
Release Date 2012
VUDU Release Date 05/17/2012
Rating TV-PG About Ratings
Episodes 15 episodes

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