Story: Body shape and dieting

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This 1896 advertisement for Phytolacca extolled its many health benefits aside from helping people to lose weight. While it included an endorsement from an American doctor, later advertisements featured testimonials from New Zealanders who had used the remedy with success.

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National Library of New Zealand, Papers Past
Reference: Mataura Ensign, 1 October 1896, p. 6

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Caroline Daley, 'Body shape and dieting - Changing attitudes to diet', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 January 2022)

Story by Caroline Daley, published 5 Sep 2013