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The Men Who Made Us Fat - Essential TV

20th June 2012

This is essential viewing for anyone interested in health and nutrition. Last weeks episode is on iplayer here "The Men Who Made Us Fat".

Episode two airs on BBC2 on Thursday 21st June 2012.

This is one of those rare occasions
when mainstream TV gets it right on health and nutrition;

  • Ancel Keys debunked - his work on saturated fats is entirely flawed, yet influenced much of todays "nutritional" thinking (see our butter v margarine article for more on this)
  • "Low Fat" foods are nothing more than deceptive marketing
  • How they made "snacking" part of our food culture
  • High Fructose Corn Syrup is one of the most destructive forces in the modern diet
  • "Big food" has little to no regard for the health of its customers


We were absolutely over the moon to see accurate health information delivered so well, and hope that episode two keeps up this high standard.

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