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May 21, 2012 6:05 AM
If you have HBO, it has a series on it called "Weight of the Nation" and is an ongoing documentary on the increasing obesity/overweight climb over the past couple of decades.
I haven't watched it yet (have it recorded) but I did catch a few minutes of it on the children's section and WOW some of these kids are headed a bad direction.
I'll watch all of it and give my opinion of it later.

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May 21, 2012 6:27 AM
I wasn't aware of it until a co-worker (who is a triathlete) told me about it. Sounds like eye-opening stuff.
May 21, 2012 6:28 AM
It's good. You can watch it here: http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films.
Edited by Arthemise1 On May 21, 2012 6:43 AM
May 21, 2012 6:32 AM
I watched it all online. It was very eye opening. I highly recommend it. The online version is broken down in segments that are just over an hour. There are shorter clips, too, but I don't how they compare to the full thing.
May 21, 2012 6:35 AM
Bump. I definitely want to watch this later when I get home.
May 21, 2012 6:39 AM
Gotta bump this so I can remember the title for later. Thanks for the info : )
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May 21, 2012 6:43 AM
bump to watch later as my HBO channel features a movie. he reminds me of my overweight cousin (actually already bordering obesity)
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May 21, 2012 6:50 AM
I watched a piece of it this weekend. Its extremely informative but also depressing because so many people are affected by obesity and so many people seem defeated by it. I am just glad that I found hope and now I'm on the road to fighting mine.
May 21, 2012 6:52 AM
I watched the first part last week, it is really sad. Hoping to watch the second part soon online.
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May 21, 2012 7:09 AM
QUOTE:

I watched a piece of it this weekend. Its extremely informative but also depressing because so many people are affected by obesity and so many people seem defeated by it. I am just glad that I found hope and now I'm on the road to fighting mine.


One thing that kind of disturbs me about weight-related documentaries is it lumps everybody into one category and it's not a truly accurate portrait of a society.

On paper, I'm considered "obese" but I bicycle to work every day (btwn 40-80m per week) and take bicycle tours on the weekends. I am extremely active otherwise and I still carry a lot of weight on my bones.

Maybe I am the exception, but I doubt it, especially during the times when people are in the process of losing weight, the outer-shell doesn't always coincide with the inner fitness.

So we make all these assumptions on information we don't really have readily available. In some ways it's a very dangerous position to be in.

I can outrun or outlift many, many people and most people would never think it was possible by looking at me.
May 21, 2012 7:22 AM
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It's good. You can watch it here: http://theweightofthenation.hbo.com/films.

Much appreciated, will watch later
May 21, 2012 7:34 AM
Bumping for later.
May 21, 2012 8:51 AM
I have it recorded but haven't watched all of it yet. I did see bits and pieces while it was recording, though, and am looking forward to hearing about the research I was seeing in it.
May 21, 2012 8:52 AM
Don't have HBO but saw the link here to watch it online so..............Bump
May 21, 2012 8:52 AM
I saw this and even posted on my site about it Very disturbing. But I have to say, it did make me go out and ride my bicycle immediately.
May 21, 2012 3:54 PM
So I watched part 1. Some amazing statistics:

Of the children born after 2000, 1 in 3 who are over weight will become diabetic. If they are of African American or Latino decent, that number increases to 1 in 2. Scary.

The transplantation of livers is going up not due to hepatitus, but to cirrosis due to issues from obesity.

Even a 5% change in weight in an overweight person (whether up or down) has a significant impact on hormones, cholesterol, triglycerides and blood pressure.

Looking forward to watching part 2 and the childrens segment.


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Edited by ninerbuff On May 21, 2012 3:54 PM
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May 21, 2012 3:56 PM
I just located all 4 parts on Youtube if you are interested.
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May 21, 2012 4:48 PM
I just watched this over the weekend. It is indeed scary. Even scarier was that I watched this during a break from reading "Fast Food Nation." Another eye-opener.
May 21, 2012 10:18 PM
Bump! Thank you very much for the link.
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May 21, 2012 10:20 PM
Very interesting. I will be watching it later.
Edited by Elizabeth_C34 On May 21, 2012 10:21 PM
May 21, 2012 10:21 PM
bump
May 21, 2012 10:23 PM
I am planning on starting to watch this tomorrow- bumping to comment later.
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May 21, 2012 10:44 PM
Bump for the link
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May 21, 2012 10:52 PM
Bump to watch later thanks.
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May 21, 2012 10:52 PM
started watching it. It is very sad. Even if it is a "general consensus" like someone posted earlier... it is still sad. My now 5 yr old daughter is considered obese. She never was before. She has grown to love food and also finds it emotionally comforting. I don't know what to do, as I've tried everything the doctors have told me. However, I work full time and can't control what her dad feeds her (we are divorced) or her grandmother while I"m gone. It's so frustrating. I'm hoping in a few years, she will grow out of it.
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