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I've never really given much credence to nutritional fads, ever since I saw the 1973 Woody Allen movie "Sleeper," in which a health-food devotee Miles Monroe awakens after two centuries, in a world in which scientists have discovered that red meat, foods fried in deep fat and hot fudge are actually vital to one's well-being.

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