Obesity and Weight Gain

23 January 2009
Presented by Meera Senthilingam.

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Two mice; the mouse on the left has more fat stores than the mouse on the right.

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This week we're looking into the causes of obesity and weight gain to find out how hormones play a role and also if the diet of a pregnant mother could affect the future health of her child. We also hear how the much hated Water Hyacinth weed is being removed in East Africa as well as find out about the Ugandan governments plans to remove Urban forests. Plus, in Question of the Week, we reveal the mystery of petrified wood...

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