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Episode 2

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.

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1 hour

Last on

Thu 27 Nov 2014 02:00
BBC Two Scotland


Role Contributor
PresenterChris van Tulleken
PresenterMichael Mosley
PresenterGabriel Weston
PresenterSaleyha Ahsan
Executive ProducerJacqueline Smith
Series ProducerGraeme Thomson
ProducerAlex Freeman

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