Crossing Continents - Mauritania's Battle Over Beauty

Pascale Harter reports from Mauritania, where being fat is regarded as a mark of wealth and distinction. But decades of overeating have taken their toll, and the country is now suffering from many obesity-related health problems. For the first time, a growing number of young women are rebelling against the fat look. [Rptd Mon 8.30pm].


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  • 2007-04-26 11:00:00 - 2007-04-26 11:30:00 on Radio 4 FM,