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The Men Who Made Us Fat
Around the world, obesity levels are rising - more people are now overweight than undernourished. Investigative journalist Jacques Peretti explores the profitable ways eating habits have been revolutionized over the last 40 years, from the introduction of high-fructose corn syrup as a sweetener in the 1970s, to the “super-sizing” of portions and the similar effect on our waistlines, and the marketing campaigns that seduce us into buying “healthy” foods that are anything but.

Jacques Peretti Investigates

Episodes
Ep 1
Men Who Made Us Fat; The
Watch September 7, 3:00am
Ep 2
Men Who Made Us Fat; The
Watch September 14, 3:00am
Ep 3
Men Who Made Us Fat; The
Watch September 21, 3:00am
Men Who Made Us Fat; The
Jacques Peretti travels to the United States to investigate the story of high fructose corn syrup. (1 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Sep 7, 3:00am
Men Who Made Us Fat; The
Jacques Peretti investigates how the concept of super-sizing changed our eating habits. How did we, once moderate eaters, start to want more? (2 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Sep 14, 3:00am
Men Who Made Us Fat; The
Jacques Peretti looks at how marketing can seduce consumers into buying supposed healthy foods. (3 of 3)
Additional Broadcast Dates:
Thu Sep 21, 3:00am
Extras

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