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New HBO Doc on Fat Folks Comes to D.C.

What are the chances of this weird coincidence? The Weight of the Nation, a new documentary series on HBO that takes “an unflinching look” at the severity of the obesity epidemic and its crippling effects on our health care system, is headed to Washington. And get this, one of the expert docs from the film to attend is the aptly-named Dr. William Dietz. He’s a nutrition, physical activity and obesity director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Of course he is. We don’t know about you, but those shows depicting the obese guy who hasn’t left his bed in years and eats chicken all day definitely make us flinch.

HBO and the Institute of Medicine will host an advance showing on May 2 at the National Academy of Sciences for D.C. bigwigs, or as they put it, “leading health and medical officials, federal and local policymakers, and key stakeholders.”  Others who will be on hand: Francis Collins, Director at NIH, Harvey Fineberg, President of the Institute of Medicine and more.

Following the film will be a discussion with Dr. Dietz. We’d be disappointed if this wasn’t the case.

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