NATHAN PRITIKIN AND THE PRITIKIN DIET
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PRITIKIN (Mostly Vegetarian)
Since the 1950’s, more than 90 studies have shown the advantages of the Pritikin diet plan and approach (mostly low-fat, whole grains, fruits and vegetables). Animal products are restricted to one serving a day or less, with fish preferable to poultry. Red meat is limited to once a month or not at all. An analysis of almost 4,600 patients showed an average 23% drop in LDL levels within 3 weeks and an average 33% drop in triglycerides. New England Journal of Medicine, 323: 1921, 1990; Archives of Internal Medicine, 151:1389, 1991. For a list of 14 more studies either confirming the above or showing the effects against high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer prevention, and metabolic diseases see: https://www.pritikin.com/eperspective/specialissues/pritikinatkins/results.htm and http://yourtotalhealth.ivillage.com/diet-fitness/pritikin.html
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Brief Bio of Nathan Pritikin from Wikipedia.com
Nathan Pritikin (1915 – 1985) was an American nutritionist and longevity research pioneer. Diagnosed with heart disease in the 1950s, he engaged in a low-fat diet that was high in unrefined carbohydrates along with a moderate aerobic exercise regime.   His dietary and exercise regime became known as the "Pritikin Program for diet and exercise."
When his own disease improved substantially, he established the Pritikin Longevity Center in 1976 and served as its director. Now called the Pritikin Longevity Center & Spa, it offers controlled diet, counseling in lifestyle change and exercise in a resort/spa-type setting. Pritikin also served as chairman of the Pritikin Research Foundation.