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Losing Weight Is Big Business Around Durham


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Once known as the capital of the tobacco industry, Durham is now the capital of the country's diet industry. Each year approximately 3,000 people come to lose excess pounds at five nationally recognized weight-reduction programs. Dieters range from celebrities to housewives to CEOs of major corporations. Besides losing weight, dieters spend million for programs, accommodations, and services. Estimates place the amount spent at $60 million annually.
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Business North Carolina (NoCar HF 5001 B8x), Vol. 6 Issue 4, Apr 1986, p30-32, 34, 36-37, il, por  (Periodical website)
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14890