This week on Up Close, the surprising ways how much and what we eat can affect our lives beyond our waistlines, and why what we thought we knew about dieting might be all wrong.
First, the obesity epidemic has impacted American culture in all sorts of ways, but what about when it comes to our romantic relationships? Kaiser Health News reporter Sarah Varney discusses her book XL Love: How the Obesity Crisis is Complicating America’s Love Life.
Then, when it comes to trying not to get fat, Americans tend to avoid eating fat. But what if that thinking is wrong? This is precisely what journalist Nina Teicholz argues in her book, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet, explaining her theory that the science behind our thinking on diet and nutrition is deeply flawed.
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