CBS Warns That 'Even One Bad Meal Can Hurt Your Body'
Youâ€™ve been eating healthy all week, but you could really go for a cheesy, greasy steak sub right about now. Forget about it, CBSâ€™s â€śEarly Showâ€ť warned its audience on the August 9 show.
â€śResearchers say that by eating one high-fat meal, it can actually start you on the way to clogged arteries and heart disease,â€ť teased host Harry Smith at the beginning of the programâ€™s second half-hour.
â€śIn a new study, and if itâ€™s correct, you should think twice about going on an occasional binge, because even one bad meal can hurt your body,â€ť 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 â€śit takes timeâ€ť for plaque to buildup on arterial walls and develop heart disease.
However, the University of Chicago alumna added, â€śyou want to eat as many healthy meals as you can so that you donâ€™t accumulate these types of problems.â€ť
While Senay mentioned personal responsibility and didnâ€™t 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 mediaâ€™s reporting on the junk food study is just the latest entrĂ©e in a steady diet of bias that BMI has documented in the mediaâ€™s 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 â€śAmericans are as addicted to cheap food as we are to cheap oil.â€ť Sagon went on to whine that â€śeven organic [food] is becoming big business.â€ť
Â· On July 4, CNN preached to its viewers about what to avoid in the grocery aisles. â€śThe entire purpose of the supermarket is to get you to buy more, not less,â€ť 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 â€śnaturalâ€ť and not â€śheavily processedâ€ť foods.