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; its 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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