Well oil be...a won­der cure

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

While The Sun­day Post was du­ti­fully re­port­ing the go­ings on from the front­line, it was also keen to feed its read­ers with the lat­est fads.

And this story, on page four of the November 10 1918 edi­tion, puts paid to the idea that obe­sity is a mod­ern cri­sis.

“In­door life makes fat,” reads the head­line, on an ar­ti­cle about the dan­gers of not get­ting enough fresh air.

“Peo­ple who are con­fined within doors must take pre­cau­tion to guard against over-stout­ness,” it adds rather diplo­mat­i­cally. The cure, it as­sures read­ers, is oil of ori­lene, and the pa­per read­ily sup­plies an ad­dress from which cap­sules of the oil can be ac­quired.

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