The diet industry is chock full of past scientific research which has led to all sorts of fad diets. Perhaps you have heard of The Grapefruit Diet, The Raw Food Diet, The Volumetrics Diet, The Macrobiotic Diet, The Alkaline Diet, The Blood Type Diet, The Werewolf Diet, Cookie Diets, The Five-Bite Diet, the Master Cleanse/Lemonade Diet, The Baby Food Diet, The Cabbage Soup Diet, The Sleeping Beauty Diet, The HGC Diet, The Tapeworm Diet, The Cotton Ball Diet, etc.
How about more well known programs like The South Beach Diet, The Mediterranean Diet, The Zone Diet, The Atkins Diet, The Paleo Diet, and not to be outdone, Weight Watchers, NutriSystem and Jenny Craig.
The diet industry is all about the money too! They have hit the weight loss problem from every money-making angle imaginable. Yet our political leaders and environmentalist would have us all believe that carbon taxes is the one and only long term climate change myth to stop global warming from killing our planet. What happened to more scientific research and new innovative technologies?