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Is it possible to lose weight fast? - Hei Man Chan

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In the wealthiest circles of Victorian England, dieters would swallow an unhatched tapeworm and let it grow inside them by consuming undigested meals. And while modern fad diets aren’t usually this extreme, they do promise similar results; specifically, losing weight fast. So, are there any fast diets that do work? And are any of them actually healthy for you? Hei Man Chan investigates.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Hei Man Chan
  • Director Avi Ofer
  • Narrator Pen-Pen Chen
  • Music Salil Bhayani, Suola Zhu, cAMP Studio
  • Sound Designer Spencer Ward, cAMP Studio
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Senior Producer Anna Bechtol
  • Associate Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler

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