The Embarrassing Bodies doctors are back to look into a growing health problem – Obesity. With half of all British adults overweight and a quarter obese, the health issues associated with weight gain are threatening to become an epidemic which could bankrupt the health service. It’s responsible for a staggering range of embarrassing body problems, from hernias and prolapses to sexual dysfunction and loose skin. For these special Embarrassing Fat Bodies, we’re lifting the underbelly on fat: from following life saving stomach surgery when the dangerously obese have tried everything to lose weight but failed, to hernia repairs, as well as looking after people who have shed huge amounts of weight but have been left with unsightly excess skin. We’re also following a family struggling with their weight to help them understand the genetic, metabolic and dietary causes of their obesity. And Doctors Christian, Pixie and Dawn are once again putting their own bodies on the line to scientifically explore what happens to the body when excess fat becomes Obesity.
In the first of the series, the doctors see some jaw-dropping sights, including Glenn, whose stomach oedema literally touches the floor, and successful slimmer Julia, whose new slim frame is draped in excess skin.
We meet a husband and wife couple with a combined weight of 52 stone, and a 21-year-old Mum whose life is maligned by her enormous J cup breasts.