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Practice Variety, Not Restriction, For A Healthy Diet Says University Of Arkansas Researcher

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July 1, 2002
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Fad diets that restrict the types of food we eat may actually jeopardize our overall health. Such weight loss schemes are based on the erroneous notion that eating only a few specific foods can lead to better health. On the contrary, says University of Arkansas anthropologist Peter Ungar -- humans evolved to consume the widest possible range of foods, and limiting that variety can lead to serious health risks.

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Fad diets that restrict the types of food we eat may actually jeopardize our overall health. Such weight loss schemes are based on the erroneous notion that eating only a few specific foods can lead to better health. On the contrary, says University of Arkansas anthropologist Peter Ungar -- humans evolved to consume the widest possible range of foods, and limiting that variety can lead to serious health risks.


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