Medicine: Crazy About Reducing

U.S. experts on diets and reducing are in a tizzy. For years they had been preaching the gospel that the only way to reduce is to cut down the amount of fuel (expressed as the number of calories) stoked into the body. And to do this they nearly always recommend cutting down most drastically on fats, sugars and starches, allowing an almost unlimited intake of low-fat protein foods such as lean meats, cottage cheese. The current ruckus was started by what seemed like a heretical doctrine coming from, of all places, one of the nation's most tradition-encrusted seats of medical orthodoxy,...

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