Globesity: Weighing up the options
The French might be renowned for their slim figures, but in reality, France is catching up with the United States. One in two adults is overweight and the situation in France now resembles that of the US twenty years ago. We weigh up efforts to beat globesity – a new term that describes the growing global health problem.
US authorities are set to decide whether to approve the controversial drug Qnexa. We take a look.
Next, we discover dieting the "fast" way and head to one of Germany's luxurious health resorts. The only catch is that there is no food - but plenty of water and exercise.
Finally, we stop off in Senegal where women are five times more likely to be obese than men. We explore how communities being encouraged to exercise in a country where being overweight is not always seen as a problem.