FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health

The Slim Chance Awards – 2012

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AMA: Nostrums & Quackery: Female Weakness Cures

AMA: Nostrums & Quackery: Female Weakness Cures (Photo credit: rosefirerising)

Quackery has been around since the old days of the “snake oil salesman”.  It continues year after year, especially in the weight loss industry.   “The Slim Chance Awards” have been announced for 2012.  I have followed this interesting website for many years and find these weight loss gimmicks astonishing as well as never-ending.   Francis Berg, a licensed nutritionist and adjunct professor is the founder of these awards since 1989.  The website contains the winners for other years and read those if you’re interested.  Needless to say, none have caught on.  Most border on the absurd;  others fit into the category of blatant “quackery” and some are downright fraudulent.  Enjoy!!

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