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Bodywatch; Fighting Fat

03/21/1986


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Series
Bodywatch
Program
Fighting Fat
Program Number

101

Series Description

Series host: Dr. James H. "Red" Duke, Jr., Texas physician and professor of surgery. Health correspondent: Dr. Holly Atkinson, physician and medical journalist. Commentator: T George Harris, editor-in-chief, "American Health" magazine. Program format: Magazine-style; each program is focused on a single health theme and includes feature stories as well as a commentary. Series release date: 1986

Program Description

In its premiere program, BODYWATCH examines America's preoccupation with thinness and dieting. Recent research into the physical, psychological and social determinants of and influences on body weight reveal that the issue may be more complex than most of us think. BODYWATCH experts discuss the dangers of crash diets as well as the hazards of carrying too much weight. Finally, the role of exercise in maintaining a trim physique is explored. The featured guest is Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank, whose campaign slogan once was "neatness isn't everything," and who recently lost some 100 lbs.

Duration

00:29:10

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Magazine
Topics
Health
Citation
Chicago: “Bodywatch; Fighting Fat,” 03/21/1986, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 4, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8211350BCCA2439E8B95702CEE1EAE5A.
MLA: “Bodywatch; Fighting Fat.” 03/21/1986. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 4, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8211350BCCA2439E8B95702CEE1EAE5A>.
APA: Bodywatch; Fighting Fat. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_8211350BCCA2439E8B95702CEE1EAE5A
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