23 March 2007

The hazards of dieting

I have always been suspicious of all kinds of diets and other restrictions on my intake of food, drinks and drugs (of course, not classified as controlled substances - as if somebody, not being a deity, can claim control of substance). Now my suspicion is confirmed firmly and finally.

Researchers at Sweden's Karolinska University Hospital were approached by a 59-year old non-drinker after he registered positive for alcohol when blowing into an in-car ignition interlocking device that would not allow him to drive. As a glider pilot who supervised private aviation, the man had been surprised and upset about the positive result, which occurred while he was undergoing a weight loss program involving a very low calorie diet.

to Charles.