NHS boss says celebrities peddle 'quick fix' fad diets should have their ...

NHS boss says celebrities who cash in by peddling 'quick fix' fad diets to their millions of social media followers are putting youngsters' health at risk and should have their accounts shut down NHS director Prof Stephen Powis said celebrities are peddling harmful products Stars such as and Katie Price are paid to promote diet fads Unproven products may have ingredients that cause stomach pains and diarrhea

By Sophie Law For Mailonline

Published: 14:18 GMT, 2 February 2019 | Updated: 17:22 GMT, 2 February 2019

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Celebrities cashing in by peddling fad diets to young people on social media should have their accounts 'stamped out', warns country's top doctor.

Social media giants should stop dodgy endorsements that could put young people's health at risk. 

Among products were detox teas, skinny coffee and appetite suppressant sweets - many of which contain ingredients that cause stomach pains, diarrhea and nausea. 

Kim Kardashian was paid to promote weightloss lollipops that may be harmful on her Instagram 

was paid to promote weightloss lollipops that may be harmful on her Instagram 

Katie Price promotes health supplement products. Social media giants should stop dodgy endorsements that could put young people's health at risk

Katie Price promotes health supplement products. Social media giants should stop dodgy endorsements that could put young people's health at risk

Sites such as Instagram are profiting from stars using these 'quick fix' treatments, says NHS medical director Professor Stephen Powis.

Professor Stephen Powis, the National Medical Director of NHS England told the Daily Telegraph: 'Where celebrities and the platforms which promote them exploit this vulnerability by pushing products like laxative teas, diet pills

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