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Medicine: Weight Loss Research #173718

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 17, 1997
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: John McKenzie) Journal of the American Medical Association report on weight reduction products olestra and fenluramine and phentermine examined; details given of the research linking the two products to dangerous side effects. [Nutrition report author Dr. Robert RUSSELL, Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Dr. Xavier PI-SUNYER - comments on carotenoid depletion from olestra and on "phen-fen."]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Rebecca Chase) A closer look at fat and fitness presented; details given of researchers' new look at whether you can be both overweight and fit. [Atlanta Falcons' trainer Ron MEDLIN, CDC (Centers for Disease Control) David WILLIAMSON, Cooper Institution for Aerobics Research Dr. Stephen BLAIR - comment on weight, physical activity and where fat is distributed on the body.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Warning about exercise equipment and calorie claims reported; Abflex infomercial shown.

Chase, Rebecca;
Jennings, Peter;
McKenzie, John

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