September 02, 2011 17:19 ET

KARE 11 to Air Cutting Edge: Fighting Fat Wednesday, September 7, 2011

MINNEAPOLIS, MN--(Marketwire - Sep 2, 2011) - Are you fighting fat but losing the battle? Millions of Americans are now clinically obese and the numbers continue to climb. Obesity is one of the leading causes of preventable death in the United States. So what's the answer? Find out on the Cutting Edge: Fighting Fat airing Wednesday, September 7 from 7 to 8 p.m., hosted by KARE 11 Anchor Julie Nelson. Whether you are 25 or 250 pounds overweight, medical experts agree it's not necessarily the amount but what you eat that could make the difference in losing weight. And for those considering bariatric surgery, there are new procedures being performed that are less invasive and more effective. You'll learn that something you clip on your waist can help whittle the weight, and you'll meet experts from the country's leading medical centers including Boston's Children's Hospital, Minnesota's Healtheast and the Cleveland Clinic.

Cutting Edge: Fighting Fat explores the latest breakthroughs in battling the bulge and delivers a clear formula for success. There will also be a simultaneous live online chat on produced by MedCity Media. The chat will include doctors and medical experts who will respond to viewers' questions and experiences as they watch the show.

KARE 11 News will air a series of companion pieces focusing primarily on the staggering problem of childhood obesity and what's being done about it here in the Twin Cities. Those stories will air in various newscasts leading up to Wednesday's special. The first one will air Monday, September 5 at 10 p.m.

Cutting Edge: Fighting Fat is the first of three prime-time health specials being produced and aired by the Gannett Broadcast division for their stations across the country.

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