The Weight Of The Nation Analysis

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The documentary, “The Weight of the Nation,” is a series that is broken into four parts regarding the risks of obesity, the choices that contribute to obesity, the childhood obesity epidemic, and the challenges that our society faces in treating and preventing obesity and all of its related illnesses. I think it was strategic to break this documentary into separate sections because obesity is such a multifaceted issue and it impacts people of all ages and races. There are also many diseases that could be prevented if people understood how dangerous it is to be overweight or obese. The first section of the documentary is titled, “Consequences,” which is appropriate because it looks at the dangers of being overweight and the accompanying health issues. This section focuses a lot on the scientific and physiological aspects of obesity and explains some very concerning statistics. These statistics include information regarding the BMI measurement and how it …show more content…
This procedure can be extremely risky and is not a surgery designed for everyone looking to lose a lot of weight. Some people have died from the procedure, which is always something that the patient knows before opting to have the operation. For some people, that risk still gives them better odds than if they continue their current lifestyle. There are plenty of people who have had this surgery who have been able to lose a large amount of weight and begin the transition to a healthier life. I think that education about healthy diet and exercise should be implemented even more for people who have bariatric surgery because they must understand that this isn’t another “miracle” solution. To keep off the weight, the patient has to change their lifestyle, or else they will end up gaining weight back and being at higher risk for even more

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