Soundings

Princely visit

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7049.119 (Published 13 July 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:119
  1. George Dunea

    In June Princess Diana took Chicago by storm, as huge crowds turned out to see her during her three day visit. She came to Cook County Hospital, where she kissed sick babies and picked them up, then went to the trauma unit and spoke with victims of inner city gun battles. During her tour she bumped accidentally into a corpulent local politician and exclaimed “My, what a stomach!”—he now reports being on a diet.

    Others try to lose weight by using various mechanical or torture devices. Among these, according to a recent study, treadmills may be best for burning off calories …

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