The Weight of the Nation

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The Weight of the Nation
The Weight of the Nation title.jpg
Written byDan Chaykin
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of episodes4
Executive producer(s)Sheila Nevins
John Hoffman
Original networkHBO
Original release2012 (2012)

The Weight of the Nation is a four-part documentary series produced by American cable television network HBO. Addressing the growing obesity epidemic in the United States, it was first aired in May 2012.

The scientific commentators featured in the documentary include Francis Collins, Samuel Klein, Rudolph Leibel, and Robert Lustig.


The series consists of four approximately hour-long films:

  1. Consequences
  2. Choices
  3. Children in Crisis
  4. Challenges


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