New HBO Documentary, The Weight of The Nation, Explores Causes, Costs of Obesity

The Weight of The Nation - HBO Documentary on the Serious Cost of Obesity in America & What We Can Do About ItA new HBO documentary, The Weight of The Nation, produced by John Hoffman in conjunction with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), explores the costs and causes of the well-publicized obesity epidemic that is plaguing America and its health care system.

The documentary will air on the HBO cable network on May 14 and 15, from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time each night. The documentary may also be viewed online by streaming video from HBO.

The Weight of the Nation,” is a four-part series — including segments on Consequences, Choices, Children in Crisis, and Challenges of obesity in America. The series highlights several NIH research advances and addresses the factors contributing to the country’s obesity problem.

The films are part of a public awareness campaign by the National Institutes of Health.


View a trailer for the new documentary, “The Weight of The Nation“, produced by HBO »

“Obesity is the biggest threat to the health, welfare, and future of the United States of America.”

“Unless we are able to get this epidemic under control,
we are going to have an abundance of chronic disease.”

“Obesity will crush the United States in oblivion.”

“Obesity is out of control, but we can fix that.”

“All of us have to be part of the solution to reduce obesity.”

— Quotes from the documentary, The Weight of The Nation

More Information

See related HelpingYouCare™ reports on:

New Reports Document High Costs of Obesity in America

How Do People Lose Weight & What Can Be Done About the Obesity Epidemic?

Obesity Alert: Scientists Warn of Alarming Health Costs, Discuss Cures

The Obesity Epidemic: What it Means for America & What Can Be Done About It

Is Yo-Yo Dieting Bad for You?

New Study Finds a Commercial Weight Loss Program More Effective Than Standard Care Programs

Medicare Recommends Coverage of Seniors for Intense Obesity Counseling

For more information on weight control, healthy diet, exercise and other factors of daily living leading to prevention and wellness, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including:

For more information on health care policy and reform, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on VoicesForCare™, including:

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