CBS Warns That 'Even One Bad Meal Can Hurt Your Body'
Youâve been eating healthy all week, but you could really go for a cheesy, greasy steak sub right about now. Forget about it, CBSâs âEarly Showâ warned its audience on the August 9 show.
âResearchers say that by eating one high-fat meal, it can actually start you on the way to clogged arteries and heart disease,â teased host Harry Smith at the beginning of the programâs second half-hour.
âIn a new study, and if itâs correct, you should think twice about going on an occasional binge, because even one bad meal can hurt your body,â Smith warned as he introduced CBS Healthwatch correspondent Dr. Emily Senay.
Senay explained the results of the American College of Cardiology study and reminded Smith that âit takes timeâ for plaque to buildup on arterial walls and develop heart disease.
However, the University of Chicago alumna added, âyou want to eat as many healthy meals as you can so that you donât accumulate these types of problems.â
While Senay mentioned personal responsibility and didnât jump to exaggerated conclusions, a review of online news articles on the study shows other media outlets are hooking in readers with alarmist headlines:
The mediaâs reporting on the junk food study is just the latest entrĂ©e in a steady diet of bias that BMI has documented in the mediaâs war on the food industry:
Â· In a July 19 article, Washington Post foodie Candy Sagon featured complaints from food industry critic Michael Pollan. Sagon left out that Pollan griped about how âAmericans are as addicted to cheap food as we are to cheap oil.â Sagon went on to whine that âeven organic [food] is becoming big business.â
Â· On July 4, CNN preached to its viewers about what to avoid in the grocery aisles. âThe entire purpose of the supermarket is to get you to buy more, not less,â complained former CSPI advisor Marion Nestle, a food industry critic. CNN set up two shoppers with a trip to the supermarket with Nestle who critiqued their shopping habits, urging them to buy ânaturalâ and not âheavily processedâ foods.