The Obesity Epidemic: Fact or Fiction?

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SKU:
827008499496
Author:
Jack H. Wilmore
Published:
2013
Length:
61 minutes
The Obesity Epidemic: Fact or Fiction? looks at the prevalence of obesity in the United States and discusses the mortality- and morbidity-related health risks associated with this healthcare condition. The DVD includes a review of the findings of several national surveys (NHES, NHANES, BRFSS) that address this issue. The DVD also summarizes the opinions of individuals who believe that obesity is not currently of epidemic proportions.

Among the topics covered:

• Defining an appropriate marker: overweight vs. obese
• Prevalence of obesity
• Does obesity impact health?
• “Opinions” from the dissidents