The Weight of the Nation

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The Weight of the Nation
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Genre Documentary
Written by Dan Chaykin
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of episodes 4
Executive producer(s) Sheila Nevins
John Hoffman
Original network HBO
Original release 2012 (2012)

The Weight of the Nation is a four-part documentary series produced by American cable television network HBO. Addressing the growing obesity epidemic in the United States, it was first aired in May 2012.

The scientific commentators featured in the documentary include Francis Collins, Samuel Klein, Rudolph Leibel, and Robert Lustig.


The series consists of four approximately hour-long films:

  1. Consequences
  2. Choices
  3. Children in Crisis
  4. Challenges


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