July 19, 2007

Numbers Game: Answer

According to market research company Marketdata Enterprises, the diet industry (with its books, supplements, and diet aids) is expected to take in $ 58 billion this year.

That's double the gross domestic product of Bolivia, and ten times more than Mongolia's!

Although there are some great nutrition books out on the market, the ones that appear to get the most media attention and sales are those which promote ideas and theories based on erroneous facts by people who have never taken a single nutrition course or need to take their own advice before telling others how to lose weight.

1 comment:

katieo said...

I've read Dr. Phil's book. Regardless of his own physical state, it's got some really smart infortmation that has really helped me. I don't even particularily LIKE the guy.