The New York Times, in the June 1st Sunday Review, had a report on one of the latest contraptions promising a svelte future. The subject of that article was the LiLa Strawberry Laser.
Its purveyors claim that it takes two inches or more off the waistline in 20 minutes or less. The device, featured on the Rachel Ray Show no less, uses low level laser diode panels belted on the stomach area. Sceptics, including medical experts, have raised eyebrows: they point out that this device emits about as much energy as a hand held laser pointer.