‘I only eat lettuce and drink water, doc’

In my small regional town, there is an epidemic of horrific proportions. I believe I have discovered the Holy Grail of medicine — a pathology cluster.

A recent insidious trend has taken over my town and is likely on its way to yours. And, my friends, I wish to forewarn you of the coming tempest.

Let me explain. I have a large group of obese patients. These patients often come to see me for dietary advice and I have noticed an increasing trend. 

When reviewing their dietary diaries, my patients all have one thing in common; they consume only