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May 2011 Issue

The Allure of Grapefruit for Weight Loss: What’s under the Skin?

The notion that grapefruit has magical powers to aid in weight loss goes all the way back to the 1930s, when the "Hollywood Diet," also known as the "Mayo Clinic Diet" (though the Mayo Clinic had nothing to do with it,) was all the rage. This diet recommended eating grapefruit with every meal because of its alleged "fat-burning" properties. Eventually this diet became known as the "Grapefruit Diet," which was circulated via typewriter, copy machine, fax, and email as technology changed over the decades.

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