Pritikin diet


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A diet high—> 90% of calories—in complex carbohydrates (e.g., whole grains, fruits, and vegetables), low in protein, fat, cholesterol, with severely restricted caffeine, salt, and sugar. The Pritikin diet reduces the risk of coronary artery disease and hypertension, and may benefit arthritis, diabetes, gout, stroke, and other Western diseases

Pritikin diet

Nutrition A diet high–> 90% of calories in complex carbohydrates–eg, whole grains, fruits, and vegetables, ↓ in protein, fat, cholesterol, with severely restricted caffeine, salt, and sugar; the PD ↓ the risk of CAD and HTN, and may benefit arthritis, DM, gout, stroke, and other diseases of civilization. See Diet, Ornish regimen.

Pritikin,

Nathan, U.S. physician, d. 1985.
Pritikin diet - stresses consumption of whole grains, vegetables, and small amounts of lean meat and fish coupled with daily aerobic exercise routine.
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The Pritikin diet is one of the most effective ways to turn off the gene expression that increases risk for cardiovascular disease.
We've got to tell Americans to get off their rear ends and exercise," says UCLA researcher James Barnard, who has studied 4,500 people on the Pritikin diet.
Post: Getting back to diet for lowering cholesterol: we have a friend who after triple bypass surgery is trying to stay on the Pritikin diet.
So if you look at our statistics compared to the Pritikin statistics in response to an inresidence program, I will bet our statistics are equally good and in some cases better, yet we don't have that high triglyceride elevation because of that 80 percent complex carbohydrate they use in the basic Pritikin diet.
4 /PRNewswire/ -- In a study released in this month's issue of the journal "Metabolism," UCLA scientists report that the Pritikin diet, low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, augmented with daily exercise, significantly reduced C-reactive protein levels in study participants.
Unfortunately, not until disease of some sort had affected them did they begin to search --as pointed out to me in the case histories documented by Nathan Pritikin in a book, Nathan Pritikin Diet and Exercise.
1 /PRNewswire/ -- Daily exercise and the Pritikin diet, low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, can destroy prostate cancer cells in the lab setting, new research shows.
Our research found that the Pritikin diet and exercise program is almost twice as effective as exercise alone for inducing apoptosis, or cell death, in prostate cancer cells," said James Barnard, PhD, professor of physiological science at UCLA and lead investigator on the study.
5 /PRNewswire/ -- UCLA scientists today reported that 11 days of daily exercise and the Pritikin diet, low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, induce prostate cancer cells to die.
Barash has formerly spearheaded marketing introductions for Weight Watchers and the Pritikin Diet.