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PETER SAGAL, HOST:

In just a minute, we're going to ask our panelists to predict, now that we know being fat is good for you, what will be the next surprising bit of health news.

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SAGAL: Now, panel, what is the next big surprise in health news? Faith Salie.

FAITH SALIE: This Thanksgiving, nutritionists will call on us as a nation to embrace the saturated fat of dark meat and to check our white meat privilege.

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SAGAL: P.J. O'Rourke.

O'ROURKE: That it turns out that being married and having a family does not cause you to live longer. It just seems longer.

(LAUGHTER)

SAGAL: And Alonzo Bodden.

ALONZO BODDEN: They'll find out gluten is not real. Consequently, everything is gluten-free.

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BILL KURTIS: Well, if any of those things happen, we're going to ask you about it on WAIT WAIT ...DON'T TELL ME.

SAGAL: Thank you, Bill Kurtis. Thanks also to P.J. O'Rourke, Faith Salie and Alonzo Bodden. Thanks to all of you for listening. I'm Peter Sagal. We will see you next week. This is NPR. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.

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