Rationing in the United Kingdom during WWII actually increased life expectancy in the country, and decreased infant mortality. This was because all people were required to consume a varied diet. The only negative results being the increased time needed for meals to consume the necessary calories from bread and potatoes, and what they described as a “remarkable” increase in flatulence from the high amount of starch in the diet. The scientists also noted that their faeces had increased by 250% in volume.
In 2012, then 17 year old, Stacey Irvine, was rushed to the hospital with difficulty breathing, anemia, and severe vitamin deficiencies. This was caused by her diet of only chicken nuggets and French fries.
The prune industry asked the FDA to relabel prunes as “dried plums” because “prunes” weren’t selling. It worked.
A 27-year-old male patient fasted under supervision for 382 days and went from 456 to 180 lbs.
A man has survived on pizza alone for 25 years. Beyond the fact that his diet is completely horrifying, he also has diabetes and frequently gets low blood sugar.
The cigarette diet was a 1920s fad diet that some in the medical community espoused as a way to lose weight.
In the 1920s flappers would intentionally ingest tape worm eggs as a way to diet as the slender figure was all the rage.
A vegan couple’s newborn died after they only fed it soy milk and apple juice. They are currently serving life in prison.