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Rethinking Obesity: Nature via Nurture

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Catalogue Number:  STV001
Producer:  Shortcutstv Ltd
Subject:  Health and Medicine, Psychology, Science, Social Sciences
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2017
Running Time:  16:00
Closed Captions:  Yes

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This film explores an interactionist approach to obesity.

Part 1: shows how cultural and environmental changes have altered our relationship with food and created an ‘obesogenic environment’. But why isn’t everyone obese?

Part 2: filmed at the Dept. of Neuroscience at Cambridge University, Professor Giles Yeo explains the role of genetics in making some people more vulnerable to hunger and obesity than others.

Part 3: looks at new research from University College London that illustrates how the interaction of environmental change and genetic vulnerability is creating a growing cycle of obesity that some experts believe could make the current generation of children the first to die before their parents.

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