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Globesity [electronic resource]: Fat's New Frontier

ABC International
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Not so long ago, countries like Mexico, India, and China counted malnutrition as a major health concern. Today, hundreds of millions of people in these countries are coping with obesity and its associated diseases, growing fatter, and at a faster rate, than Americans. This program explores the shocking explosion of global obesity and examines its links to increasing wealth and changing diets. The video travels to Mexico, where two-thirds of the population is overweight due to the popularity of soft drinks; to Brazil, where cheap, highly processed foods are found in even the most remote areas; to India, where a combination of better wages and genetic predisposition has experts predicting a diabetes epidemic; and to China, where a new middle class consumes more sugar and fat, and far more often, than ever before.
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60 min.
8 & up
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on September 14, 2013.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Variant Title
Fat's New Frontier
  • Introduction to Global Weight Issues (3:09)
  • Mexico's Obesity Epidemic (2:57)
  • Medical Obesity Interventions in Mexico (3:04)
  • Coca Cola in Chiapas (2:40)
  • Mexico's Malnutrition-Obesity Link (5:11)
  • China's Increased Fat Consumption (3:48)
  • China's Obesity Epidemic (2:13)
  • Physical Obesity Interventions in Brazil (3:16)
  • Processed Food Products in Brazil (3:11)
  • Exporting the U.S. Food Model (2:23)
  • Nestle Brazil's Business Model (4:33)
  • India's Diabetes Epidemic (2:41)
  • Processed Food Consumption in India (3:59)
  • Educational Obesity Interventions in India (1:17)
  • Shifting Global Eating Habits (2:01)
  • Public Obesity Interventions in Brazil (2:38)
  • Public-Private Obesity Debate (3:22)
  • Preparing for Gastric Bypass (3:36)
  • Global Public Health vs. Big Food (2:14)
  • Credits: Globesity: Fat's New Frontier (1:11)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2013], c2012.
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53076 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (60 min.) : sd., col.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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