What should Fat Betty do? From the baby formula diet to safflower oil shots, how women kept their weight down in the Sixties

What should Fat Betty do From the baby formula diet to safflower oil shots, how women kept their weight down in the Sixties By Tamara Abraham PUBLISHED: 21:02 GMT, 16 April 2013 | UPDATED: 21:51 GMT, 16 April 2013 Though she may no longer be quite so 'Fat Betty', Mad Men's Mrs Francis is still trying to 'reduce' in the newest episodes.

Sales of slimming products soar as people frantically diet in time for summer

Rise of the Boomerang dieters: Sales of slimming products soar as we all start dieting again in time for summer Sales of diet products up 46%, says online pharmacyLargely driven by people who began dieting in January, but who quickly failed, says Chemist DirectNow frantically trying to slim as summer approaches By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 10:29 GMT, 15 April 2013 | UPDATED: 10:47 GMT, 15 April 2013 Chemist Direct claims that sales of products such as Slimfast and BioBurn have risen by 46 per cent If you are frantically trying to get in shape for the summer after a failed New Year diet, you are not alone.

ADHD and learning disabilities: Are high-fat diets to blame?

Are high-fat diets to blame for ADHD and learning disabilities Effect is so profound that eating lots of fatty food for even a WEEK can cause behavioural changes Thought that too much fat may alter how the body metabolises dopamine, a chemical responsible for mood By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 17:52 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 18:15 GMT, 26 February 2013 A high-fat diet may be linked to the hyperactivity disorder ADHD and learning disabilities, new research suggests.

WeightWatchers "is the best diet plan": NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight

WeightWatchers 'is the best diet plan': NHS study finds slimmers who attend their classes shed the most weight Patients lost an average of almost 12lb after a 12-week course, according to research Company says it does better job of motivating slimmers | UPDATED: 12:58 GMT, 20 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.

WeightWatchers is the best diet plan to follow if you want to shed the pounds, according to NHS research

WeightWatchers really IS the best diet plan to follow if you want to shed the pounds, according to NHS research 80% of patients referred to three popular diet plans lost more than 11lbsSlimmers signed up to WeightWatchers were most likely to lose a significant amount of weight | UPDATED: 15:33 GMT, 19 December 2012 Patsy Kensit was recently unveiled as WeightWatchers Celebrity Ambassador.

It"s true: Chocolate DOES taste better when you"re on a diet

It's true: Chocolate DOES taste better when you're on a dietScientists prove a sneaked treat always tastes betterSubjects who were made to feel guilty before 'naughty food' enjoyed it moreIt is because 'pleasure triggers guilt' and vice versa<br> <p> | <strong>UPDATED:</strong> 12:24 GMT, 23 November 2012 </p> <br><p>There are few pleasures greater than guiltily abandoning the diet and tucking into a naughty slab of chocolate cake, or mountain of chips.

It doesn’t count if… The cunning ways women kid themselves into cheating on their diet

It doesn’t count if… The cunning ways women kid themselves into cheating on their diet. Dieting is an uphill battle and there are countless ways that women trick themselves into believing that a cheeky chocolate treat will go unnoticed.

Mother with rare stomach condition forced to live solely on tea and biscuits

A diet of dunking: Mother with rare stomach condition forced to live solely on tea and biscuits Suzanne Kettle, 28, suffers from gastroparesis, a rare condition that prevents her stomach from contracting to digest food | UPDATED: 12:44 GMT, 13 September 2012 For many people it might sound like the dream diet.

Halving red meat consumption would slash heart disease and bowel cancer… and cut our carbon footprint

Halving red meat consumption would slash heart disease and bowel cancer… and cut our carbon footprint Reducing red and processed meat consumption would prompt a fall in chronic disease incidence of between 3 per cent and 12 per cent in Britain | UPDATED: 10:13 GMT, 11 September 2012 Cutting back on the amount of red meat people eat would reduce the risk of chronic disease and also slash Britain’s carbon footprint, according to a study.

Who ate all the sausages? World’s fattest Dachshund put on drastic diet after weighing in at five and a half stone

Who ate all the sausages World”s fattest Dachshund put on drastic diet after weighing in at five and a half stone Obie, aged five, is double the size of an average sausage dog – normally just a little over two stone. The world”s fattest sausage dog weighing a staggering five and a half stone has been put on a drastic diet to try and get him back into shape.