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Is Being Fat a Choice?

The human race is getting fatter. But is it our fault? CrowdScience looks a whole host of factors influencing our weight and asks how many of them can we control?

The human race is getting fatter. But is it our fault? There are a whole host of factors influencing our weight - how many of them can we control?

CrowdScience discovers how factors like our environment and our genes can tip the scales in the wrong direction.

We visit an apartment complex originally designed for Olympic athletes, to see if people can get fitter just by living there. And from a brand new menu plan for overweight Mumbai police, to hormone injections that stop you getting hungry, CrowdScience asks the experts what we can do if we’ve been dealt a bad hand when it comes to our weight.

Do you have a question we can turn into a programme? Email us at crowdscience@bbc.co.uk

Presenter: Marnie Chesterton
Producer: Cathy Edwards

(Image: Women and a Man standing next to each other holding hands. Credit: ThinkStock.)

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27 minutes

Last on

Sun 12 Mar 2017 01:32GMT

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  • Sat 11 Mar 2017 11:32GMT
  • Sun 12 Mar 2017 01:32GMT

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