The Weight of the Nation: Poverty and Obesity (HBO Docs)
2013 is the year obesity became a worldwide emergency. According to the experts, if we don’t stop eating so much, we’ll eventually starve. Mexico has the highest rate of childhood obesity in the world.
Manuel Uribe, the nation’s fattest man, and formerly the world’s heaviest man, tries to educate Monterrey’s youth on the perils of fast food. From Mexico to the USA, where trucking is the fattest occupation; Attila Sarfi, shows you how his addiction to food is putting his health in serious danger.
Finally, in India; where there are more type 2 diabetics than anywhere else in the world; 19 year old Vedant Mungi is having weight loss surgery to remove 80% of his stomach, to cure his diabetes and morbid obesity.
Part 1 – ‘Obesity: A Deadly Risk’ – examines the genetic and environmental factors that have lead to the current global obesity epidemic.
At present, the United States is one of the fattest nations on earth, where a number of the population are considered heavy enough to seriously endanger their health. ‘Obesity: A Deadly Risk’ follows four overweight Americans who are trying to shape up in order to change – perhaps even save – their own lives: