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MP speaking a lot of sense.

EQUALITIES Minister Jo Swinson has asked magazines to shed the fad diets and fitness myths in their January editions.

I congratulate her for her observation.

People can make their own decisions but also some are not aware of the psychological implications that constant media coverage of fad diets can do to otherwise sensible people.

A lot of people who jump on the fad diet wagon are people who know they won't work but try them hoping they will.

Even if they do work, the results are unhealthy and not permanent.

I truly detest this time of year because January is now 'obesity season' which means weeks of being bombarded day in day out by diet commercials, weight-loss stories and exploitative reality TV about fat people.

And there's nowhere to hide. Ms Swinson speaks a lot of sense.

BW, Benton.
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Title Annotation:Letters
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 29, 2012
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