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Fat Files, The

Synopsis
Series examining obesity, using case studies and interviews with leading scientists. In 3 parts: 1) Born to Be Fat: research has established a link between obesity and the absence of leptin, a hormone that controls the appetite, suggesting that some people are genetically disposed to being fat; 2) Fighting Fat (in ‘Radio Times’as ‘Fixing Fat’): follows a number of people employing various stragies for losing weight; 3) Living on Air: research into eating disorders such as bulimia and anorexia nervosa suggests they may have biological origins.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; Videocassette. Standard formats. col. 150 min.
Year of production
1999
Availability
Sale; 2000 sale: £150.00 (+VAT +p&p) series
Notes
Broadcast on BBC2 from 7/1/99.
Subjects
Medical sciences
Keywords
anorexia nervosa; bulimia nervosa; eating disorders; obesity

Credits

Producer
Jill Fullerton-Smith
Contributor
John Lynch

Production Company

Name

BBC Television

Distributor

Name

BBC Active Video for Learning - now BBC Learning

Contact
Carolina Fernandez Jeremy Wilcox (CF - for educational enquiries JW - channel sales manager)
Email
BBCStudiosLearning@bbc.com
Web
https://www.bbcstudioslearning.com/ External site opens in new window
Phone
+44 (0) 20 8433 1009
Address
BBC Studios Limited
Television Centre
101 Wood Lane
London
W12 7FA
UK
Notes
The BBC Active company has now been absorbed within BBC Learning, a division of BBC Studios. It was originally a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and Pearson Education. Formerly known as ‘BBC Worldwide Learning Studies’ and before that as ‘Videos for Education & Training’

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