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Diets and Health

Silly Diets, Silly Food Inventions and Other 2012 Follies

Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D. | Posted 02.26.2013 | Healthy Living
Ayala Laufer-Cahana, M.D.

There were many contenders for this year's prize for stupidest diet. The desire to shed weight seems to breed an endless stream of particularly magical claims, supernatural devices and silly, dangerous plans.

Is Dieting Worth the Trouble?

A. Janet Tomiyama | Posted 02.06.2013 | Healthy Living
A. Janet Tomiyama

Dieting. By now everyone accepts that this is a fundamental, if dreaded, foundation for weight loss and health. But a surprising recent development in dieting research indicates that, at least for cardiovascular disease -- the No. 1 killer of Americans -- it may be time to ditch the diet.