The Obesity Myth

The Obesity Myth challenges commonly held views of obesity by following the lives of morbidly obese patients at Melbourne’s Austin Health. Backed by new research, doctors at Austin Health are taking a new approach by treating obesity as a chronic genetic disease. Patients are told, often for the first time in their life, their weight problems are not their fault but a result of their genetic predisposition. The treatment regimen uses diet, medication and sometimes surgery to transform lives. Doing nothing isn’t an option as obese people can face an early death from obesity related illnesses.

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