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"The Truth about Fat" on BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Using cutting-edge research, this entertaining documentary sets out to discover the truth about the food that’s our guiltiest pleasure.

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. Diabetes is on the rise, and obesity is a growing global problem.

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, this documentary demonstrates how, for healthy people, low-fat diets are bad news.

Startling new findings show that eating fatty foods can help our hearts and change our moods, and that even some saturated fats may be doing us good. 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, The Truth About Fat reveals how a little bit of what we like can be good for us

BBC Earth is on Starhub Channel 407.

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