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Movie Watch for May 2012: Programmed to be Fat? Showing at Wainwright House in Rye.

May 01, 2012 09:01PM

We all know the formula behind fat: Calories in > calories out = overweight.

But the new film Programmed to be Fat?, showing May 10 at the Wainwright House in Rye, NY, proposes that the current obesity epidemic is a far more complex problem. It’s not just food or even genetics making us fat, the film suggests, but also our increased exposure to environmental chemicals.   

Produced by the CBC, Programmed to be Fat? explores controversial new science indicating that fetal exposure to chemicals like pesticides and herbicides may be changing our physiology forever—helping explain  why the number of overweight infants rose 74 percent in just 20 years. Scientists are now moving beyond animal studies to test the theory in people.   

The 7:30 p.m. screening will be followed by a discussion led by Patti Wood, director of event co-host Grassroots Environmental Education.

Programmed to be Fat?
May 10, 7:30 p.m.
Wainwright House
260 Stuyvesant Ave.
Rye, NY
Cost: $10 donation
Info: 914.967.6080

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