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Brass Tacks Reports


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Creaming the Fat
Reporter David Henshaw
Slimming is Britain's number one participation sport - and by far the most futile: almost all the weight we lose we put back on again.
Brass Tacks reports on the £300-million industry that thrives on the fear of fat. In Reading, a cross-section of slimming addicts are filmed undergoing everything from a jaw wiring to stomach stapling. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic, the very latest techniques include electric shock therapy for cake addicts, and balloons that inflate in your stomach.
Director JUUET MAY
Producer DAVID HENSHAW Editor Colin ADAMS BBC Manchester
(Postponed from November last year)
Send an sae for the Brass Tacks Guide to Healthy Eating, drawn up by the Coronary Prevention Group, to: Brass Tacks, [address removed]
(Forty Minutes visits a health farm on Thursday, 9.30 pm)


Reporter: David Henshaw
Director: Juuet May
Producer: David Henshaw
Editor: Colin Adams

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