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Is Gordon Ramsay good for our health?

BMJ 2006; 333 doi: (Published 29 June 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:50
  1. Des Spence (, general practitioner
  1. Glasgow

    Despite the millions of unopened boxes of health promotion leaflets rotting in landfill sites and the deafening whine of chainsaws felling forests to produce ever more, health promotion makes an F word of a difference to people's lifestyles. Television and celebrity chefs, however, directly affect our diet and attitudes towards food. Remember the beaming faces of Jamie Oliver and Tony Blair as they shook hands in 10 Downing St after Jamie's series on school dinners (see review BMJ 2005;330: 678)?

    In his new series of the F word prolific swearer Gordon Ramsay is campaigning for families to sit down and eat. He shows a family who ditched their dinner table, as they never …

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