Could Fad Diets Lead to a Long, Healthy Life?

EVERY GENERATION has its fashionable eating programs. Think of fad diets like Atkins, Master Cleanse—even cabbage soup. Extreme diets have believers, but they are mostly dismissed by the medical establishment, which generally prefers sensible eating and exercise. But a trio of contemporary diets is garnering interest from doctors and researchers: ketogenic, which focuses on fats […] Tons of quirky diets promise to help you shed pounds and gain years. But what if some are actually legit? A new book argues that a long, healthy life may come down to forgoing protein or skipping a few meals….

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