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By David Prologo
Emory University 

New medical advances marking the end of a long reign for 'diet wizards'

 

December 28, 2018



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(THE CONVERSATION) For many years, the long-term success rates for those who attempt to lose excess body weight have hovered around 5-10 percent.

In what other disease condition would we accept these numbers and continue on with the same approach? How does this situation sustain itself?

It goes on because the diet industry has generated marketing fodder that obscures scientific evidence, much as the Wizard of Oz hid the truth from Dorothy and her pals. There is a gap between w...



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