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Key Information

Runtime
60' Format
Year of production
2016
Producer
7 Wonder
Broadcaster
BBC
Genres
Formats > Human Interest
Formats > Science

Language versions

Original
English

Synopsis


The dangers of obesity
Ground-breaking film following an autopsy on the body of a clinically obese donor highlighting the extreme physical damage it causes.

Levels of obesity have trebled in the UK over the last 30 years, dramatically increasing the risk of diabetes, blood clots and heart attacks. This richly informative film looks directly at the fat on the inside of our bodies, revealing that it’s what we can’t see that’s killing us. Showing in detail what obesity does to the skin, lungs, liver and sexual organs, experts with headcams perform an autopsy on a dangerously fat donor. Viewers will follow the 5,000 mile journey of the donor;from California where her body was first donated,to the post-mortem table in London, wherein a TV-first, a specialist team of pathologists will open the body to reveal the potentially devastating consequences of having a body crowded internally by excess fat and the hard truths of obesity.

Additional Information

  • Wide critical acclaim and social media comment – reached #3 on BBC iPlayer in the US and UK