The development of the Cambridge Diet

  • John Marks
  • Alan Howard


The development of the Cambridge Diet stems from the early 1960s when one of us (ANH) found that at the age of 30 he was not only becoming fat and unhealthy but, like so many others, could not easily take off the extra weight. Five to ten pounds (2–4.5 kg) weight could be lost easily by judicious feeding habits but minimal relaxation rapidly led to a return to the original weight again. He therefore decided to investigate methods of weight reduction using himself as one of the guinea pigs. This coincided with a period of interest in dieting procedures such that background information on methods and results was readily available.


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© MTP Press Limited 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • John Marks
    • 1
  • Alan Howard
    • 2
  1. 1.Medical StudiesGirton CollegeCambridgeUK
  2. 2.Department of MedicineUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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