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December 2012 Issue

Popular Diets: EN Gives You the Skinny

Lose 10 pounds in a week! Such are the claims of popular diets featured in magazines, in bookstores and on the Internet, which appeal to a growing number of people trying to battle the bulge. “People are spending more money on weight loss; it’s a huge industry, with about $33 billion spent each year. Forty percent of Americans say they are dieting to lose weight. You can find a fad diet for anything and they often promise a quick fix and rapid weight loss,” said Cynthia Thompson Ph.D., R.D., Associate Professor of the Nutrition Department at the University of Arizona at a session on fad diets at the 9th Annual Nutrition & Health Conference in Boston on April 16, 2012.

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