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Pritikin diet


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A dietary regimen rich in complex carbohydrates, such as whole grains, fruit, and vegetables, with restricted fat, protein, salt, sugar, and coffee, devised by the American scientist Nathan Pritikin (1917–1985) in 1958 to treat his own coronary heart disease by reducing cholesterol intake. Its efficacy is uncertain as few systematic evaluations have been conducted.

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