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The Truth About Fat

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Catalogue Number:  BBC057
Producer:  Films Media Group
Subject:  Family Studies/Home Economics, Health and Medicine
Language:  English
Grade Level:  9 - 12, Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  U.S.
Copyright Year:  2015
Running Time:  53
Closed Captions:  Yes


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Fat has a reputation as public health enemy number one. We’ve spent decades trying to eat less of it - yet today we’re unhealthier than ever. This engaging film sees a group of health service workers undergo a series of eating trials - including a bold experiment to investigate the effects of giving up fat altogether. Monitoring the effects of their drastic diet, the program demonstrates how, for healthy people, low-fat diets are bad news. Discover how a portion of steamed salmon has more fat than a pizza, learn how the fat from a greasy meal turns up in your blood within a matter of hours, and find out why fat may even help with weight loss. Stuffed full to bursting with more astonishing facts and surprising experiments, this BBC Horizon program reveals how a little bit of what we like can be good for us.

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