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    Mayo Clinic Minute: Figuring Out Fad Diets

a measuring tape wrapped around food such as fruit and vegetables representing dietFor many people, losing weight is not easy. Some try fad diets in hopes of dropping pounds quickly. Mayo Clinic family medicine expert Dr. Summer Allen says fad diets definitely are not the best way to lose weight. She recommends focusing on long-term results instead of quick fixes.

In this Mayo Clinic Minute, reporter Vivien Williams talks to Dr. Allen about fad diets and how other weight-loss options may be better for success.

Watch the Mayo Clinic Minute.

Journalists: Broadcast-quality video (:59) is in the downloads. Read the script.

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