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Funny Health Claims in Reader’s Digest

“How to Shape Up” Reader’s Digest Publication It’s hard to imagine in 2013—when sugar added to processed foods shoulders much of the blame for America’s obesity epidemic—that this May 1964 ad depicted sugar as a diet aid. “Sugar … takes the edge off pretty girls’ appetites so that they don’t need or want heavier, fattening foods. Sugar is the sensible ...

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