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"Extreme Bodies" (2008) is a Discovery Channel documentary series that profiles people with bodies that differ from those of typical human beings. The show explores both the scientific explanations for such differences and the challenges such individuals face. Among the subjects profiled are a pair of conjoined twins who share a brain, a "superobese" person who weighs 700 pounds, and people who have dwarfism or giantism. A common theme in the show is the difficulties that go with being a different size from everybody else.

Extreme Bodies is a Documentary & Biography series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (4 episodes). The series first aired on November 17, 2008. It has mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.9.

Extreme Bodies is available for streaming on the Discovery Channel website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Extreme Bodies on demand at Discovery Amazon, Hulu, FuboTV, Discovery online.

Monday 9:00 PM et/pt on Discovery Channel
1 Season, 4 Episodes
November 17, 2008
Documentary & Biography
7.9/10
Cast: Robson Green
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  • Shaped by genetic anomalies buried deep in their DNA, dwarfs' bodies are the products of incredible anatomical engineering. Using cutting-edge scanning techniques, this episode uncovers the science hidden within the world's smallest people.

  • Harnessing some of the most sophisticated medical imaging systems on the planet, this episode takes us on a journey deep beneath the skin of the tallest giants in America -- men and women who are often suffering from life-threatening conditions.

  • Although the human body is a remarkable, resilient and adaptable machine, it is also made to work at at optimum weight. Why are we then pushing our bodies beyond its expectations with over 2/3rds of the U.S. population now overweight or obese?

  • The chances of being born as a conjoined twin is one in a billion. Watch as we explore the amazing structures of conjoined twins.