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Dietitian Warns Of Dangers Of Feeding Tube Diet Fad

April 16, 2012: 12:00 AM EST
A Baylor University dietitian warns that the crash weight-loss fad known as the feeding tube diet is more harmful than liquid “starvation diets”. The diet, which has been promoted by some doctors as a quick way for women to shed pounds before their wedding day, involves the feeding of protein, fat and water through a nasal feeding tube. According to Suzy Weems, Ph.D., the technique can cause infections and irritation and should not be used as a substitute for healthy exercise and calorie control.
Suzy Weems, Ph.D., "Diet Fad of Eating Through the Nose Could Be a Nightmare, Nutrition Expert Says", News release, Baylor University, April 16, 2012, © Baylor University
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