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Michael Mosley
Michael Mosley puts his health to many tests
Michael Mosley puts his health to many tests

The patient in his 50s was mildly overweight, had high cholesterol and was headed down the road to diabetes. Common problems, and his doctor made the usual recommendation: medications. But the patient, Michael Mosley — a British author, journalist, TV personality and doctor himself — decided to go a different route. He traveled around his own country and ours, interviewing leading researchers, then tested some of their latest findings. The result? "The Fast Diet," a bestselling book in Britain (it has nothing to do with fast food, how fast you eat or even how fast you lose weight), as well as a three-part PBS series. (The first two have already aired. The third airs...