Letters: Nov. 22, 1999

THE LOW-CARB-DIET CRAZE

As a nutrition professional, I would like to thank you for your well-written article on low-carb diets [HEALTH, Nov. 1]. You presented the many sides of this complex issue very well. There have been hundreds of diets in the past, and there are bound to be hundreds more in the future, each promising the reward of thinness and health as long as one stays on "the diet" forever, an almost certain impossibility. For this reason diet truly is a four-letter word. There is not one sole miracle cure, book or meal plan for proper nutrition and health; there...

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