Vocal Point

Weighed Down: Racism, Culture, and Obesity

Special | 56m 15s Video has closed captioning.

Obesity is an epidemic across the United States. And researchers say that it is due, in large part, to the excessive consumption of high fat and caloric foods and sedentary lifestyles. But what other factors might play a part? On the next Vocal Point, we'll look at what impact, culture, and racial and socioeconomic disparities might have on one's weight and body image.

Aired: 01/20/15

Rating: NR

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