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April 1999 Issue

Hold the Mayo: No Such Thing as Famous Clinic's Diet

Q. A copy of The New Mayo Clinic Diet is circulating around my office. It says I'll lose 52 pounds in 2 months. Should I be suspicious? A. Most definitely. For years, diets typed up on a page or two and variously labeled as the Mayo Clinic Diet, Cleveland Clinic Diet and American Heart Association Diet have circulated around offices and, more recently, on the Internet. These diets typically promise quick, dramatic

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