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Where are you getting your diet advice?

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There’s no doubt that getting advice on how to lose weight from advice columns  has become a regular occurrence with pages dedicated to diet  in most magazines. However it seems people are now beginning to put their trust in “ask the expert” sections for more serious issues. Questionable advice from “experts” advising people they’ve never met to cut out entire food groups which can do more good than harm, especially in children. A survey about food intolerance which was done last week found that 12 million people in Britain say they are intolerant to at least one food with  wheat, sugar, yeast and dairy product being blamed most often. However most of the people who took part in the survey had not being formally diagnosed and studies done prior to the survey found the number of sufferers to be at about  2 per cent of the population.

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