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Tuesday 21:00-21:30
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Dr Mark Porter gives listeners the low-down on what the medical profession does and doesn't know. Each week an expert in the studio tackles a particular topic and there are reports from around the UK on the health of the nation - and the NHS.
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Tuesday 10 August 2004
Food

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Get Fit and Get Well Food

The news has been overshadowed by the obesity epidemic that seems to be sweeping the nation - but how fit do we really need to be, and just how much fat can we get away with and still be healthy? 

Obesity
Dr Mark Porter visits an obesity clinic in Chichester where exercise and education in healthy eating is making a difference in the lives of children in the area. 

Post-op recovery
He also speaks to medical staff at the hospital who are in charge of what you should eat post-operation. Lying in bed, not doing anything except recovering from major surgery might mean you need more calories than you think. Plus if you are just that little bit underweight - what should you eat to put on sufficient weight that will not put your health in jeopardy? 

Supplements
We'll also be finding out about supplements recommended for healthy living - are they any good? The government has announced that manufacturers of sports supplements have the choice to Kitemark their products.   This would help save confusion for athletes when competing. Other vitamins and supplements are currently being given awards by chemists, yet how do you know the product you are taking has been endorsed by the right people and for the right reasons? Case Notes  finds out what you should be taking and why. 

Join Dr Mark Porter for the first in a new series of Case Notes  on Get Fit and Get Well Food on Tuesday 10th August 2004.

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