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Celebrity diets and food fads have been around for centuries – and some of them even worked

By James Brown, Associate Professor in Biology and Biomedical Science, Aston University
Duane Mellor, Lead for Evidence-Based Medicine and Nutrition, Aston Medical School, Aston University
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The word diet originates from the Greek dieta meaning to live normally. However, nowadays it mostly refers to restricting food to help weight loss rather than a way to enjoy food and health.

Throughout history diets have come and gone. Celebrity diets are popular and often bizarre, but are not a new thing. The Daniel Fast, which resembles a vegan diet, and which…The Conversation


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