Do we control our fat, or does it control us? Scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ - one whose size has more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Through real life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers, and supermodels, NOVA explores the complex functions of fat and role it plays in controlling hunger, hormones, and even reproduction. Producers: Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Sarah Holt, Jaro. Narrator: Hope Davis. Author: Sarah Holt
Do we control our fat, or does it control us? Scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ - one whose size has more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Through real life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers, and supermodels, NOVA explores the complex functions of fat and role it plays in controlling hunger, hormones, and even reproduction. Producers: Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Sarah Holt, Jaro. Narrator: Hope Davis. Author: Sarah Holt
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Do we control our fat, or does it control us? Scientists are coming to understand fat as a fascinating and dynamic organ - one whose size has more to do with biological processes than personal choices. Through real life stories of hunter-gatherers, sumo wrestlers, and supermodels, NOVA explores the complex functions of fat and role it plays in controlling hunger, hormones, and even reproduction. Producers: Laurie Cahalane, Melanie Wallace, Sarah Holt, Jaro. Narrator: Hope Davis. Author: Sarah Holt