Forced to be fat

Channel 4: Unreported World

Reporter Sahar Zand meets young girls in Mauritania force-fed up to 10,000 calories a day to attract potential husbands. 

In West African women who are fat are more desirable. This extreme overeating can cause serious health problems. Drought and food shortages have led many women and young girls to choose riskier ways of gaining weight by using unregulated and potentially dangerous drugs. 

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