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What is obesity? - Mia Nacamulli


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Obesity is an escalating global epidemic. It substantially raises the probability of diseases like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and cancer. But what is the distinction between being overweight and being obese? And how does a person become obese? Mia Nacamulli explores obesity.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Mia Nacamulli
  • Director Tolga Yıldız, Serin İnan
  • Animator Tuncay Çetin
  • Composer Cem Misirlioglu
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen

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