Hungry for Progress

 Appetite, Genes and Drugs

Why do we feel hunger, what drives some people to eat to excess and is there anything scientists can do about it? In this film, Wellcome Trust, an independent research-funding charity that aims to improve human and animal health, meets with several experts determined to both understand and control our primal need to eat. One team of researchers is gradually unraveling the genetics of appetite, translating the genetic code into cures for severe obesity. While another team is hunting for a drug that can control appetite, potentially eliminating obesity altogether.

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