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Special Assignment (Calcium) #104350

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 18, 1986
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(Studio: Tom Jarriel) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles, California: Andrea Naverson) Pros and cons of current calcium fad examined; scenes shown. [Dr. Frederick SINGER - notes lack of validity of ads for prods. allegedly preventing osteoporosis.] Calcium sales since 1983 mentioned. [Health food store manager Judi Dawn VON SCHLEIFER - cites customers' demand for calcium.] [Mary BRUCKNER - explains taking calcium.] Companies' exploitation of fad described; Coca-Cola commercial cited as example [Dr. David HEBER - explains risks with society's approach to health.] Problems resulting from high level of calcium listed on screen. [HEBER - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Jarriel, Dr. Tim. Johnson) Calcium intake issue discussed.

Jarriel, Tom;
Naverson, Andrea

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