“The Men Who Made Us Fat” Episodes: Must Watch
I saw the BBC’s “The Men Who Made Us Fat” Part-I on my TV yesterday.
Originally published on August 28, 2012 (I don’t know how I missed that earlier), Journalist Jacques Peretti in this 3-part series tries to trace those responsible for” revolutionising our eating habits”, to find out how decisions made in America 40 years ago influence the way we eat now.
In part I, Peretti investigates the story of high-fructose corn syrup (HFCS). This syrup was popularized in the US in the 1970s to make use of the excess corn grown by farmers. Cheaper and sweeter than sugar, it soon found its way into almost all processed foods and soft drinks.
The shocking part is that HFCS interferes with leptin, the hormone that controls appetite. So once you start eating or drinking it, you don’t know when to stop. Watch this episode here at: