FOOD, FACTS and FADS

Exploring the sense and nonsense of food and health

The Worst Fad Diets?

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Weight and height are used in computing body m...

Weight and height are used in computing body mass index, an indicator of risk for developing obesity-associated diseases. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Dieting in the U.S. appears to be one of our national pastimes. Fad diets have existed for centuries and this article names some of the more bizarre offerings.  I am reading a book right  entitled Calories and Corsets: A history of dieting over two thousand years by Louise Foxcroft.    I may be sharing more of the weird ways we try to lose weight that have been tried over the years.

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