Why Are Thin People Not Fat?

The world is affected by an obesity epidemic, but why is it that not everyone is succumbing?

Medical science has been obsessed with this subject and is coming up with some unexpected answers. As it turns out, it is not all about exercise and diet.

At the center of this programme is a controversial overeating experiment that aims to identify exactly what it is about some people that makes it hard for them to bulk up.

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  • MoralRelativity

    Hhm. Strange, this documentary seems to be presenting a number of pre-supposed theories that it doesn’t bother to prove. For instance, they repeatedly suggest that “obesity” (which they never really define) is epidemic, and negative.

    I have never seen any studies suggesting that weight has a positive or negative impact on “health”. There have been studies showing that when people attempt to change their weight, the stress de-stabilizes their systems, but I have seen nothing to suggest that relative body fat or body mass has any effect on health.

    The heavy use of pejorative terms suggests that this isn’t so much a documentary, as it is a propaganda piece.

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    Thanks!

  • Gemynd

    The documentary brought up some interesting issues but hardly went into any detail on them. For example, that doctor who talked about the virus came in out of nowhere and had about 5 minutes to say what he needed to before the programme went back on track.

    I feel that can be quite misleading when documentaries (which are essentially extremely persuasive in nature) make very quick references about a lot of different things and never provide a proper conclusion.

    What I’m most concerned about is obese people who are worried about their health might give up because they’ve come to the conclusion that their bodies are meant to be that way and there’s not a lot they can do about it. I find this highly probable as throughout the programme it has been mentioned that some people would find it “virtually impossible” to reduce the amount or size of fat cells.

    In conclusion: Interesting, but likely to be very misleading.

  • Gemynd

    The documentary brought up some interesting issues but hardly went into any detail on them. For example, that doctor who talked about the virus came in out of nowhere and had about 5 minutes to say what he needed to before the programme went back on track.

    I feel that can be quite misleading when documentaries (which are essentially extremely persuasive in nature) make very quick references about a lot of different things and never provide a proper conclusion.

    What I’m most concerned about is obese people who are worried about their health might give up because they’ve come to the conclusion that their bodies are meant to be that way and there’s not a lot they can do about it. I find this highly probable as throughout the programme it has been mentioned that some people would find it “virtually impossible” to reduce the amount or size of fat cells.

    In conclusion: Interesting, but likely to be very misleading.

  • Gabriel

    This is not true, when I eat I still gain weight.

  • Gabriel

    This is not true, when I eat I still gain weight.