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It is generally agreed that, in spite of all our good-intentioned efforts to do something about it, there are nearly 80 million Americans who are several pounds overweight as of this moment. That represents a lot of megatons of food which could probably have best been distributed elsewhere. What is less well known, however, presumably because nobody writes jokes about them, is that some 13% of all Americans don't weigh enough. In Diet and Live, Joseph I. Goodman, MD, an internist from Cleveland, tries for a wide audience by directing his remarks to both groups of sinners—those who sin by omission and those who prefer to follow the more pleasurable commission way. A Guide to Corrective Eating is what he calls it, a somewhat unpalatable subtitle.
The book is neatly balanced: five chapters on underweight, five chapters on overweight, and one each on children and teenagers, diabetes, and cholesterol. Calorie-counted
SOUTHGATE MT. Diet and Live: A Guide to Corrective Eating. JAMA. 1966;197(3):227. doi:10.1001/jama.1966.03110030121055
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