What is the Cambridge Diet?
The Cambridge Diet stems from the early 1960s when Dr Alan Howard, then a research scientist developed an interest in overweight and obesity.
He began to investigate methods of weight reduction, using himself as one of the guinea pigs. Together with Dr Ian McLean-Baird of the West Middlesex Hospital, in 1968 he organised a National Symposium on Obesity, the first ever held in the UK. They went on to a collaborate and develop the perfect diet. Successful trials led to the introduction of the Cambridge Diet.
With Dr McLean-Baird, Alan Howard set up a research project at the West Middlesex Hospital in London. What they wanted was a formula food with: