faddism


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fad

 (făd)
n.
A fashion that is taken up with great enthusiasm for a brief period of time; a craze.

[Possibly from fidfad, fussy person, fussy, from fiddle-faddle.]

fad′dism n.
fad′dist n.
fad′dy adj.

FAD

abbr.
flavin adenine dinucleotide

faddism

an inclination for adopting fads. — faddishness, faddist, n. — faddish, adj.
See also: Fads
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We are overweight and unhealthy despite five decades of low-fat and no-fat health advice and faddism.
Prior to 1975, the text, Introductory Nutrition placed vegetarian nutrition in a chapter titled Food Faddism and Quackery.
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Many of us have had enough of food faddism, food fetishism, food fear-mongering.
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There's often something more than shallow faddism at play.
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We bought our first box of Lego at the aforementioned visit and ever since our daughter has been hooked like a fish reeled in by pester power and attendant character trait, faddism.
Many pregnant teens are at risk of nutritional deficiencies from poor eating habits common in adolescence, including attempts to lose weight through dieting, skipping meals, food faddism, snacking, and consumption of fast food.
Quasi- and pseudo-scientific faddism flourished; quackery and the scientific method, equally divided, were tenacious opponents.
Although at times very fun, the sub genre has almost become a byword for faddism and style over substance.