The Obesity Myth

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The Obesity Myth: Battling the Biology
Battling the Biology
Episode 1  |  SBS  |  September 4, 2017
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This series follows the struggle of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss program at Melbourne's Austin Health. The doctors at Austin Health are taking a different approach by treating obesity as a chronic genetic disease. The treatment regimen, which is a last resort for many patients who are at risk of early death due to their weight, uses a combination of diet, medication and bariatric surgery to transform bodies and lives. Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as former taxi driver Leanne, boxer Huss and the clinic's heaviest patient, 248kg Karen, as they battle their biology to reclaim their lives.

This series follows the struggle of morbidly obese patients and their families as they go through the weight loss program at Melbourne's Austin Health. The doctors at Austin Health are taking a different approach by treating obesity as a chronic genetic disease. The treatment regimen, which is a last resort for many patients who are at risk of early death due to their weight, uses a combination of diet, medication and bariatric surgery to transform bodies and lives. Challenging misconceptions about obesity as a lifestyle choice, this episode features patients such as former taxi driver Leanne, boxer Huss and the clinic's heaviest patient, 248kg Karen, as they battle their biology to reclaim their lives.

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