OBESITY: THE POST MORTEM
1 x 60 min for BBC Three
We all know what fat looks like from the outside, but do we have any idea of the damage obesity is doing under our skin? In a unique TV first Obesity - The Post Mortem reveals just how dangerous too much fat is to our most vital internal organs.
The programme follows a specialist pathology team as they conduct a post mortem on the body of a 17 stone women whose body was donated to medical science. Their findings, as they dissect the body and its organs are startling, exposing the devastating impact of obesity with stunning visuals and fascinating medical fact.
Morbid obesity reduces life expectancy by an average of nine years and is blamed for over 30,000 deaths in the UK every year. With 65% of us already overweight or obese, this extraordinary film is a powerful contribution to the debate about fat, food, lifestyle and how our health service will cope with our growing obesity crisis.
The film was made with the backing and cooperation of some of the countries most important medical organisations and reveals in remarkable detail how a post mortem is conducted, the internal workings of the human body and the harmful effects fat can have on how our bodies function.
BBC Three - 2016