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Bodywatch; Beyond Body Building

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Beyond Body Building
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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

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Series Host: Dr. James "Red" Duke, Health correspondent: Dr. Holy Atkinson, Commentator: T. George Harris Building strength is not merely a matter of pumping iron, nor are big muscles necessarily an indication of superior strength. BODYWATCH will demonstrate who muscles work, grow and atrophy, and discuss the dos and don'ts of strength training. Special attention will be paid to steroids, the controversial muscle-building hormones whose use have led to the disqualification of numerous athletes from the recent Seoul summer Olympic games, including former gold-medal winner, Ben Johnson



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