Can We Believe The Science?
From painkillers to creams; wholegrain foods to Atkins diet, Professor Lesley Regan takes a hard look at the evidence to decide what really works.
Part 1: Diet Clinic
Over a third of us are overweight and we spend billions of dollars a year trying to get thin. Professor Regan takes on the diet industry. Using herself as a guinea pig, she will discover what to eat to lose 10 lbs a year, and lead us to the truths about successful, lasting weight loss.
Part 2: Pharmacy
Professor Regan goes behind the pharmacy counter to find out if the millions we spend on products from cold remedies to herbal medicines are worth it. Drawing on her own experience both as a doctor and a breast cancer patient, she investigates the ultimate cure for the common cold, and homeopathy.
Part 3: Nursery
Professor Regan investigates the lucrative world of children’s products. She gets to the truth behind claims cereals can improve children’s performance at school, investigates the research behind the famous Omega-3 fish oils, and checks formula milk to see how it compares with breast milk.
Part 4: Health Spa
Professor Regan investigates the world of beauty, where a scientific sales pitch can make you millions. From anti-aging injections to detox products, she discovers if there are scientifically proven ways to make you look younger, keep your skin silky smooth, and give you the perfect body.