Melbourne: Copying excessive exercise and dieting depicted on popular reality TV programs could prove to be deadly, a medical expert has warned.According to Brian Morton from the NSW Australian Medical Association, while this may look like a fast track to fitness, dieters are risking heart attacks by trying to copy extreme weight-loss measures portrayed on ‘The Biggest Loser’ and ‘Excess Baggage’.“If participants are really high-risk -- if they’re overweight, they’ve been a smoker or their family history isn``t really good - then they’re sitting ducks for a heart attack,” the Daily Telegraph quoted Morton as saying.Karen Inge, a dietician, said that participants on the shows were monitored but those trying to replicate their feats at home were risking their lives.“You can die from being overweight, but also there are risks in very overweight people doing very strenuous exercise without actually being monitored,” Inge said.“Dehydration is obviously very life-threatening, but so is having a lot of water without appropriate salt replacement,” she said.Cronulla personal trainer Dan Adair, who appeared in three ‘Biggest Loser’ DVDs alongside the show’s trainers Michelle Bridges and Shannan Ponton, said the shows pushed people to their limits in the name of entertainment.
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