22
Feb
09

Weight loss quackery through the ages

I don’t have anything to say and am feeling too lazy to think of anything, but found this cute article from Canadian Medical Association Journal that shows some of the crazy stuff intended to cause weight loss over the last century.

http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/180/4/432

There’s another article in the same journal advocating for regulation of the weight loss industry, probably a good idea.  All I”ll say on that issue is that I’m glad I was so young when all those amphetamines were around, though I still managed to get tangled in them.

http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/content/full/cmaj;180/4/367

Here’s a good discussion on this editorial:

http://bmimedical.blogspot.com/2009/02/why-we-need-to-regulate-weight-loss.html

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2 Responses to “Weight loss quackery through the ages”


  1. March 16, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    On a very basic level weight loss comes down to consuming less calories than you burn. We can either eat less calories than our body needs for what we already do every day, or we can exercise to burn more calories than we consume. But the best approach will be to combine the two.


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