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The Truth About Carbs

The Truth About Carbs
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Dr Xand van Tulleken loves carbs – so much so that he once weighed 19 stone. In The Truth About Carbs he reveals the latest research

Dr Xand van Tulleken loves carbs – so much so that he once weighed 19 stone.

He’s not alone, as carbohydrates in some form are at the heart of the British diet.

And with record levels of obesity – 63 per cent of UK adults are considered obese – and Type 2 diabetes on the rise, it seems that carbs really are the enemy they are purported to be.

Dr Xand wants to find out if we can enjoy a guilt-free bowl of pasta or slice of white bread – and some of his findings are astonishing.

The Truth About Carbs

Dr Xand checks out sports drinks

Who knew that there’s a ‘super carb’ out there that could keep bowel cancer at bay?

You’ll never look at a jacket potato in the same way again…

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As TV Times Highlights Editor I get to hear about all the latest TV shows coming soon. Here at TVT HQ we are in the privileged position of selecting the best programmes from across all the channels and streaming platforms. Our mission is to make it easier for our readers to decide what to watch - and give them lots of choice of genres - all the latest shows, plus some nostalgic choices we call hidden gems, too. My career began with a postgraduate degree in periodical journalism (ahem, yes old school!) in 1991 and I’ve worked in TV media since 2000.