LISTEN Tameside medic and Andy Burnham on film aimed at reducing heart disease deaths

Prospective Greater Manchester Mayor MP Andy Burnham has praised efforts by a cardiologist to make us think differently about how and what we eat.

His comments follow the making of the documentary ‘The Big Fat Fix’ by Dr Aseem Malhotra, who hails from Tameside.

The ground-breaking documentary film is aimed at reducing deaths from heart disease.

The former shadow health secretary said: “He’s changing the world, he’s gone all the way from Tameside and he’s changing the world – his messages are revolutionary in their impact.”

The film premiered in Parliament earlier this year and has been screened to selected audiences of health professionals and political leaders in America, at the European parliament and there are now plans for a global tour following its most recent screening in Manchester.

You can hear more about the film from our interviews with Dr Malhotra and Andy Burnham below…