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In Depth (Food For Thought: Fat and Fat Substitutes) Part I #614829

NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 30, 1996
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Obesity statistics given.

(New York: Mike Jensen) The controversial no-fat substitute Olestra, or Olean which can cause abdominal cramping, diarrhea and wash nutrients from the body featured; details given of Procter and Gamble's new test marketing of the product in chips. ["Advertising Age" magazine Judann POLLACK, Proctor and Gamble manager Casey KELLEY, Center for Science in the Public Interest Michael JACOBSON, Procter and Gamble scientist Greg ALLGOOD, COMEDIAN, two CONSUMERS - offer differing opinions on Olestra.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(New York: Robert Bazell) The national obsession with fat examined; details given of the three kinds of fat. [Harvard School of Public Health Dr. Walter WILLETT, Brigham and Women's Hospital Dr. Meir STAMPFER - comment on the different types of fat.]

Bazell, Robert;
Brokaw, Tom;
Jensen, Mike

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