Magic Lantern Media

Rethinking Obesity: Nature via Nurture

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  • Grade Level: Senior High (10-12)-Adult
  • Subjects: Psychology, Psychology
  • Produced By: ShortCutsTV
  • Year: 2017
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Language: English
  • Running Time: 16m
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This film explores an interactionist approach to obesity. Part 1 shows how cultural and environmental changes have altered our relationship with food and created an 'obesogenic environment'. But why isn't everyone obese? Part 2 filmed at the Dept. of Neuroscience at Cambridge University, Professor Giles Yeo explains the role of genetics in making some people more vulnerable to hunger and obesity than others. Part 3 looks at new research from University College London that illustrates how the interaction of environmental change and genetic vulnerability is creating a growing cycle of obesity that some experts believe could make the current generation of children the first to die before their parents.

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