Jo Swinson MP
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Minister criticises magazines for promoting 'fad diets'

27 December 2012 Last updated at 10:44 GMT

The minister for women and equalities has written to magazine editors to ask them not to promote post-Christmas "miracle" diets because they pose a "health risk".

Jo Swinson said the promotion of fad diets "perpetuates self-hate" and wants magazines to promote a more positive body image message.