The Killer at Large. Obesity: Lose weight through diet and clean eating
We will guard our family against potential intruders. We will diligently protect our life savings. We will take measures daily to secure our family's well being and financial future. But what if I told you there is a much BIGGER threat at large? And that threat is in our home, our schools, and living in our society. Obesity rates in the United States have reached epidemic proportions in recent years. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that at least 110,000 people die per year due to obesity and 1/3 of all cancer deaths are directly related to it.
Former Surgeon General Richard Carmona remarked that obesity is a more pressing issue than terrorism, 'Obesity is a terror within. It's destroying our society from within and unless we do something about it, the magnitude of the dilemma will dwarf 9/11 or any other terrorist event that you can point out...' From our human evolution and our changing environment to the way our government's public policies are actually causing obesity, "Killer at Large" shows how little is being done and more importantly, what can be done to reverse it.
"Killer at Large" also explores the human element of the problem with portions of the film that follow a 12-year old girl who has a controversial liposuction procedure to fix her weight gain and a number of others suffering from obesity, including filmmaker Neil Labute.