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Born to Be Fat / BBC Worldwide Ltd.

Other author/creatorFilms for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Other author/creatorFilms Media Group.
Format Video (Streaming) and Electronic
Publication InfoNew York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©1999.
Description1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sound, color, digital file.
Supplemental Content Part of the Films on Demand collection
Series Fat Files
Contents Fat as Destiny (1:36) -- Shifting Beliefs About Obesity (2:34) -- Twins: Living Proof of the Power of Genes (2:59) -- Measuring Metabolism in the Obese (3:57) -- Great Myth of Dieting: Slow Metabolism (1:30) -- Fat Activism - Size Acceptance Movement (1:21) -- Calorie Restricting Diet (2:01) -- Tracking Glenda's Weight Loss (1:29) -- Memories of Dieting (1:33) -- Does Greed Explain the Surge in Western Obesity? (2:22) -- Faulty Hunger Switch (3:39) -- How Does the Hypothalamus Switches Appetitie On and Off? (3:25) -- Magic Bullet for Obesity Found? (3:05) -- Evidence of a Genetic Defect that Causes Obesity (2:18) -- Second Genetic Defect for Obesity Found (2:38) -- The Trouble with Genes and Appetite (1:04) -- Vindicated for Being Fat? (1:28) -- Twins Provide Another Clue (2:18) -- Keeping the Weight Off (2:04) -- No Easy Answer (2:33) -- Credits: Born to Be Fat: Fat Files (0:29)
Abstract The case of a mouse born in 1994 with the molecular basis for obesity is the focus of this episode. Its discovery was the starting point for a revolution in the science of human weight loss. It was found that the mouse was missing a hormone called leptin, which turns off feelings of hunger. A similar absence has been found in obese humans. The detection of genes that determine the extent of control we have over our appetites has caused a revolution in the study of weight loss. It helps explain why some of us are fat and others are thin and is opening up the possibility of controlling the urge to overeat.
General noteEncoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
General noteFilms on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Access restrictionAccess requires authentication through Films on Demand.
Interest grade level 6 & up.
Technical detailsMode of access: Internet.
Technical detailsSystem requirements: FOD playback platform.
Source of descriptionTitle from distributor's description.
Genre/formEducational films.
Genre/formInternet videos.
Publisher number48715s Films Media Group
Publisher number48716 Films Media Group

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