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EDOR researchers feature in local documentary on obesity

Drs Lisa Te Morenga and Andrew Reynolds, researchers in the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre (EDOR) at the University of Otago, feature in a local documentary about one man's experience of obesity and bariatric surgery.

Wilbur:The King in the Ring, is a comedic documentary about Wilbur McDougall, a former pro-wrestler, who struggles with obesity. Wilbur agrees to let his best friend J. Ollie Lucks make a documentary about his gastric sleeve surgery and subsequent transformation, including the challenges he faces to maintain a healthier lifestyle following surgery.

In the movie, which premiered in the South Island to a sold-out audience in Dunedin on Thursday 8 June, 2017, Drs Reynolds and Te Morenga discuss the world-wide problem of obesity and the many issues that people have to deal with.

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