Expert warns that K-E feeding-tube diet could be dangerous

04/17/2012 | United Press International

The 800-calorie-per-day K-E diet that uses a feeding tube to deliver nutrition could be dangerous and less effective than liquid-starvation plans, says Suzy Weems, a Baylor University professor and former American Dietetic Association official. The diet, used as a quick weight-loss plan for brides, "seems very extreme because of its potential for infections and irritation," Weems said, especially since most brides have time before their wedding to lose weight safely.

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