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Investigating the connections between obesity and weight loss. Examining the scientific reasons why so many diets fail and speaking to some of the leaders of the diet industry.

As obesity escalates, the diet business is booming. In this four-part series, Jacques Peretti investigates the connections between obesity and weight loss, and confronts some of the men making a fortune from our desire to become thin.

Jacques examines the scientific reasons why so many diets fail long term and why - in spite of this failure - we go back to them again and again. He also speaks to a former director of Weight Watchers and meets other industry leaders, including Slimfast billionaire Danny Abrahams and Pierre Dukan, of the Dukan diet.

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Thu 8 Aug 2013 21:00

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Jacques Peretti
Series Producer Mike Radford
Executive Producer David Wise
Producer Tom Sheahan
Director Tom Sheahan

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Jacques Peretti: Can you be fit and fat?

Jacques Peretti: Can you be fit and fat?

"Losing so easily was even more humiliating than wearing the boot camp's pink T-shirt!"