Fatbusters (2002)

Film details

  • Featuring

    Siobhan Redmond

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Year

    2002

  • Type

    Television

Cast & Credits

Synopsis

Examines recent research into the causes of obesity, including the identification of a particular gene which causes a chemical omission in the digestive process, leaving some people with a predisposition to hunger. Also explodes the myth that overweight people burn up calories less quickly than thin people. Contributors include: Drs Sadaf Farooqi and Giles Yeo and Prof Stephen O'Rahilly of Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge; members of the American water ballet troupe - the Padded Lilies; Dr John Clapham (GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals); Dr Susan Jebb (MRC Human Nutrition Research); Prof James Hill (University of Colorado); Prof Jeffrey Friedman (Rockefeller University); Dr Nicholas Finer (Luton and Dunstable Hospital); and Dr Jim Levine (Mayo Clinic, Minnesota).

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