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Why Are Thin People Not Fat?

Synopsis
The world is affected by an obesity epidemic, but why is it that not everyone is succumbing? A group of medical students agree to eat double their normal intake of calories for four weeks. Swedish scientist Fredrik Nystrom tries to find out what’'s happening to the extra calories they’'re taking on board. Meanwhile Dr Carel le Roux explodes some of the common misconceptions about weight. Is it all about self-control and exercise? Or do we have a natural weight which our bodies strive to maintain despite our fluctuating levels of calorie intake and exercise? Busting myths and exposing facts Horizon goes in search of what makes one person fat and another thin.
Series
Horizon, Series
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2009
Year of production
2009
Notes
Broadcast on BBC on 26/1/2009
Subjects
Biology
Keywords
diet; metabolism; obesity; physiology - human

Credits

Contributor
Carel Le Roux; Fredrik Nystrom

Distribution Formats

Type
DVD
Format
Region 2 PAL
Price
£195.00
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
50 minutes
Year
2010

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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