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Fiber Diet #251155

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Mar 27, 1977
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(Studio) National Institutes of Health and Senator Nutrition Committee to hold hearings this week with regard to effect of fiber in diet.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(NYC) (Kellogg cereal commercial shown.) New stress on importance of fiber in diet and its being added to foods noted. (New Horizons Bread commercial shown; bread made by Continental foods division of ITT.) Bread additive for fiber is wood cellulose and Dr. Martin Eastwood of University of Edinburgh (Scotland) doesn't like this approach. [EASTWOOD - says it's set field back.] (Continental Baking Company film shown.) ITT (International Telephone and Telegraph Corporation) has sent film to television stations with statements designed to promote bread, include 1 from Michigan nutritionist. (Michigan State University spokesperson Dr. Olaf MICKELSEN - cites advantages of fiber in diet.] 1 advocate of fiber diet is Dr. David Reuben. Some nutritionists disagree. [Nutrition expert Dr. Jean MAYER - fiber doesn't preform all miracles ascribed to it.] Fiber foods noted. [MAYER - cites other dietary habits which must change when high-fiber diet undertaken.]
REPORTER: Mitchell Krauss

Dean, Morton;
Krauss, Mitchell

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