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What is Dr Michael Mosley’s 800 diet and why is it controversial?


Dr Michael Mosley

Dr Michael Mosley devised the controversial diet (Picture: Brook Mitchell/Getty Images)

On Sunday June 9, it was announced that a body had been found in the search for Dr Michael Mosley, after he went missing in Greece while on holiday.

A search has been conducted for the doctor for the past few days in Symi, after his wife Dr Clare Bailey raised the alarm that her husband had disappeared, when he didn’t return from a walk.

One element of his work that Dr Mosley has become best-known for is a diet known as the Fast 800.

From keto to intermittent fasting, diets have long held a tricky place in society: some people swear by them, whereas others worry about the risk of fads and experiments.

Mosley has said of his diet: ‘Whether you have a lot of weight to lose rapidly, or your health goals are to lose a little, get fitter and supercharge your health, The Fast 800 is flexible enough to suit most people.’

But just what is the fast 800 diet, and how does it work?

What is the fast 800 diet?

Developed by Dr Mosley, the Fast 800 diet makes some bold claims, including supposedly cutting your risk of type 2 diabetes, heart disease and cancer and, because the first stage is a very low-calorie diet (VLCD), possibly reverse type 2 diabetes.

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Source:: Metro

      

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