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.
While not entirely vegetarian, the Pritikin diet includes primarily vegetables, fruits and whole grains and contains no more than 10 percent fat.
He developed the Pritikin Diet Program based on cases he treated at the first Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976.
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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.
Robert Pritikin, author of The Pritikin Diet, was the featured speaker at the Third European Club Leaders Conference in Heidelberg, Germany last August .
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.
The Pritikin diet is a 10% fat diet, with a high carbohydrate content from grain, beans and vegetables and limited protein.
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.