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Extraordinary claims need extraordinary evidence: Can you tell what diets are good for you and what's good for a laugh?

Diets: a very good way to eat what’s good for you, and lose weight, but the decent ones are drowning in the reams of conflicting advice, dodgy nutrition claims and self-styled gurus in newspapers, lifestyle magazines and all over your Facebook wall.

So, to make more of a public fuss about the stream of silly diets, our Voice of Young Science network has completely made up five daft ones of their own and we’ve mixed them up with five ‘real’ diets that have been doing the rounds. Can you pull out the spoofs from those lacking in proof?

Document type: VoYS

Published: 25 July 2014

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