I thought the whole programme was very well executed and an eye-opening slant on the food quality issues we have.
So did I. Good, clear messages on hidden sugar and salt, that there's no need to panic, and that even a 10% weight loss is well worth having. And they're right, a diagnosis of diabetes will change your life, and not in a nice way.
The way that old guy's lungs had been squeezed out of play was astonishing. People tend to assume that a cardiovascular death is always a quick, clean, fall-over-and-it's-over kind of affair. That guy must have died by inches after years of terrible distress.
A couple of quibbles -
1. The stuff on BMI was very confusing and badly handled (and confusing it with cardiorespiratory fitness was a real mistake). And as for body fat content - if you need to go to a gym to have something measured forget it, people won't do that. They should have used waist measurement more, it's a better indicator than BMI.
2. I know it was a cookery programme , but there was no mention at all of the importance of physical activity for cardiovascular health. Easy enough to slip in "and walking for 30 minutes/day on most days will make a real difference").
3. What is it with nutritionists and antioxidants? The statement that "they stop our artieries furring up" is completely unsupported speculation. If it was that simple we could go down to Boots and stock up on the pills. Sadly, there is no good evidence that taking antioxidant vitamin pills is good for you, and quite good evidence that it is harmful.
4. There was a brief clip of a waist measurement being taken - completely wrongly. Git to do it right (it isn't hard) or it doesn't mean much.
Overall, though, a very good effort IMHO.