Thursday, April 12, 2007

"Fat: What No One Is Telling You"

In 2004, the CDC published a study that found:
" ... the prevalence of overweight or obesity was 85.2% [among people with diabetes]."
- Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity Among Adults with Diagnosed Diabetes

Given the strong correlation between weight and type 2 diabetes, the following documentary might be worth a watch.

PBS is currently broadcasting "Fat: What No One Is Telling You", a film investigating the issues surrounding the obesity epidemic.

From their website:
"With 66 percent of U.S. adults either overweight or obese, our girth is a serious public health issue. Yet many of us still view being overweight as a character flaw, a lack of self-control, or even a moral crime.

But does fat really equal failure? FAT: What No One Is Telling You explores the myriad psychological, physiological and environmental factors that can make it so tough to shed pounds and keep them off. In this documentary, Executive producer Naomi Boak and producer/director Tom Spain, both Emmy Award honorees, share new scientific knowledge about hunger, eating, and human metabolic operation. This film also explains our psychological responses to food, and shows how external pressures (such as oversized restaurant portions and the unending barrage of food advertisement) make fighting fat so difficult, both on the personal and national levels."

You can watch a preview here:

Check their site for local listing dates and times.