A Matter of Fat (1970)

Genres - Science & Technology, Health & Fitness, Culture & Society  |   Sub-Genres - Biological Sciences, Biography, Social Issues, Diet & Nutrition  |   Run Time - 99 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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This Canadian documentary covers the scientific research into obesity and how to combat the affliction. Emphasis is made on how the victims should not be tortured or shamed about their condition. The main focus of the feature is accountant Gilles Lorraine, a 37 year old man weighing in at 358 pounds before entering a hospital to lose the unwanted fat. With the help of health care professionals, he is able to lose 140 pounds in less than eight months. narrated by Lorne Greene.

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obesity, overweight