Encyclopedia of Diet Fads: Understanding Science and Society, 2nd Edition

This updated encyclopedia examines the basics of nutrition and dieting, presenting the important people, concepts, and criticisms involved and examining the pros and cons of different plans. • Offers a gateway to further study through helpful appendixes, expanded bibliography, and a listing of web resources• Includes a helpful chronology that traces the history of dieting in the United States • Introduces a wide variety of weight loss methods• Contains information on particular diets, support groups, and weight-loss services

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