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Episode 2

Going behind the headlines to answer health questions. Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates whether garlic, beetroot and watermelon can reduce blood pressure.

Can foods be as potent as medicines? It's claimed garlic, beetroot and watermelon can all reduce our blood pressure - but what's the truth? Dr Chris van Tulleken investigates.

Medical journalist Michael Mosley quizzes leading experts to discover if sugar really is a toxin. Dr Saleyha Ahsan dispels some popular myths about treating burns and surgeon Gabriel Weston travels to Russia to witness a controversial operation where stems cells are being used to rebuild organs.

1 hour

Last on

Thu 27 Nov 2014 02:00

Music Played

Timings (where shown) are from the start of the programme in hours and minutes

  • Rik Carter

    Cousin Betty

  • Caro Emerald

    Dr. Wanna Do

  • Adele

    Right as Rain

  • Andrew Phillips

    Strike a Flame

  • Bamboozled

  • Mark Hart

    Sleepy Head

  • Addison


  • Bob Bradley

    Gypsy Sailor

  • Fishies

  • Bass Bird

  • Adam Drake

    No Way Jose

  • Buddy Holly


  • Corinne Bailey Rae

    I'd Like It

  • Ronald Stein

    The Rockin' Blues

  • Voodoo

  • Igor Dvorkin

    Fiesta Meringue

  • Jet Harris


  • George Baker

    Little Green Bag

  • Daniel Pemberton

    Here's How It Works

  • Pink Martini

    Amado Mio

  • Kraftwerk

    Computer Love

  • Mungo Jerry

    In The Summertime

  • The Human League

    Being Boiled

  • Paul Mottram

    Business as Usual

  • Andreas Dorau

    Durch Die Nacht

  • Hexstatic

    Chase Me

  • Philip Guyler

    Guyler Investigates

  • Ronni Shaw

    Coroner's Report

  • Ronni Shaw

    Unanswered Questions

  • Barrie Gledden

    Femme Fatale

  • Frank Mizen

    Too Low

  • John Anthony

    Je T'Aime Moi Non Plus

  • Matthew Corbett

    Funky Spy

  • Patrick Thomas Hawes

    Quiet Moments

  • Marc F. Teitler

    A Tangled Tale

  • Ty Unwin

    City Life

  • Frédéric Sans

    Growing Danger

  • Alexander "Ace" Baker

    Agony of Time

  • Matt Norman

    Curious Theory

  • Richard Beddow

    Prism of Light

  • Richard Jacques

    Colliding Hearts

  • Troy Banarzi


  • DanielPemberton

    Tasting Menu

  • Caro Emerald

    Dr. Wanna Do


Role Contributor
Presenter Chris van Tulleken
Presenter Michael Mosley
Presenter Gabriel Weston
Presenter Saleyha Ahsan
Executive Producer Jacqueline Smith
Series Producer Graeme Thomson
Producer Alex Freeman


  • Wed 22 Oct 2014 20:00
  • Mon 27 Oct 2014 23:20
  • Mon 27 Oct 2014 23:50
  • Thu 27 Nov 2014 01:35
  • Thu 27 Nov 2014 02:00

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