Item Details

Born to Be Fat [electronic resource]

BBC Worldwide Ltd
Format
Video; Computer Resource; Online Video; Online
Summary
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.
Release Date
1999
Run Time
50 min.
Language
English
Rating
6 & up
Notes
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on August 13, 2012.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
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)
Published
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c1999
Publisher no.
  • 48715s Films Media Group
  • 48716 Films Media Group
Access Restriction
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Description
1 streaming video file (50 min.) : sd., col, digital file.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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