The Truth about Fat

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Horizon, 2011-2012 Episode 11 of 15

Duration: 1 hour

Surgeon Gabriel Weston discovers the surprising truth about why so many people are piling on the pounds, and how to fight the fat epidemic.

She discovers the hidden battles of hormones that control people's appetites, and sees the latest surgery that fundamentally changes what a patient wants to eat by altering how their brains work.

Gabriel is shocked to find out that when it comes to being overweight, it is not always your fault you are fat.

Credits

Presenter
Gabriel Weston
Presenter
Gabriel Weston
Director
Tim Usborne
Director
Tim Usborne
Producer
Tim Usborne
Producer
Tim Usborne
Series Editor
Aidan Laverty
Series Editor
Aidan Laverty

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