Monday, May 14, 2012

HBO Premiers “The Weight of the Nation” Documentary

Obesity is epidemic in the United States. One third of adults and nearly 18 percent of children are obese. If this trend is not reversed, health care leaders say children today risk having a shorter life expectancy than their parents.

HBO teamed up with the Institute of Medicine, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Institutes of Health to create The Weight of the Nation documentary and shine a light on the consequences of obesity. The program aims to motivate Americans to take action and reverse the epidemic.

“It’s not only about health, it’s about the survival and well-being of the United States as a nation,” says Eduardo Sanchez, MD, Dallas family physician and Chief Medical Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas.

The Weight of the Nation debuts parts one and two tonight at 7pm CDT. Parts three and four debut tomorrow at 7pm CDT. The four-part series is available to nonsubscribers for free at

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