Health & Fitness: Frenzy Of Flabnost

From far corners of the land, the fat and the flabby are flocking to the Moscow Weight Loss Clinic, the first ever in the Soviet Union. Since it opened earlier this year, the center has treated some 4,800 clients ($15 for the first visit) with a regimen of strict diet and exercise, and boasts a waiting list of 35,000. Founder Dr. Vasili Vorobyev, author of the best-selling diet book Good Health, estimates that 20% to 50% of Soviets are overweight. "People exercise too little and eat too much," he says. Vorobyev has already opened two more clinics and has plans for...

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