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Alan Alda in Scientific American Frontiers Previous Broadcasts

Fat and Happy? (Episode #1110)

KQED 9: Wed, Apr 3, 2013 -- 11:00 PM

This episode discusses America's latest epidemic, obesity. While 20% of adults are clinically obese, now 25% of children are too, and the proportion is steadily increasing. What shape will Americans be in within a decade or so? The program looks at research on fad diets; on the real relationships between activity and weight; on how well-meaning mothers teach their kids to overeat; on how obese research subjects bend the truth about what they eat; and on the movement of Native Americans, suffering from widespread obesity-related diabetes, to get back to traditional wild food diets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Fri, Apr 5, 2013 -- 4:00 AM
  • KQED Life: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 10:00 PM
  • KQED 9: Thu, Apr 4, 2013 -- 5:00 AM
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