‘Cruel’: Major Hospitals Roll Out Trials of Fasting Diets for Teens

March 14, 2019

(News_com_au) – Children’s hospitals in Sydney and Melbourne are enrolling overweight teenagers in a controversial weight-loss trial that experts have slammed as “cruel”. The Fast Track Trial involves participants aged 13 to 17 not eating on alternate days of the week and enduring severe calorie restrictions. The $1.2 million taxpayer-funded program is aimed at teenagers who “might be above a healthy weight” and includes a month-long “very-low energy” diet.

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