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The Dukan Diet: A French Diet Secret is Revealed to the U.S.

Dr. Pierre Dukan, a 69-year-old neurologist responsible for creating the Dukan Diet, has already sold millions of copies of his book that has been translated into 14 languages. The best part about it: he stumbled upon this diet by accident four decades ago.
 The Dukan Diet is brought to the U.S.
 
 

Dr. Pierre Dukan, a 69-year-old neurologist responsible for creating the Dukan Diet, has already sold millions of copies of his book that has been translated into 14 languages. The best part about it: he stumbled upon this diet by accident four decades ago.

Now Dukan has plans to spread the influence of his amazing diet throughout the United States.

"My dear friends, today I am reaching out to you with the certainty that I can help you put an end to the inevitability of weight problems in North America," he wrote in the preface of the American edition, the New York Times reported.

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This is good news considering up to one third of Americans are overweight or obese and type-2 diabetes is on the rise. Helping the U.S. drop a few pounds would be a welcome piece of European inspiration.

However, critics are calling Dukan's plan either an Atkins retread or an unhealthy fad.

"This is just another one of those diets invented by a charismatic individual who makes a lot of promises and has loads of testimonials but is not based on any scientific data whatsoever," Frank Sacks, professor of cardiovascular disease prevention at Harvard, told the Times.

The basics of the diet consist of high-protein, low-fat, lots of water, lots of oat-bran, lots of veggies, no fruit, and a few wine and dessert days to make it all tolerable.

The exercise requirement consists of 20 minutes of walking and no elevators, with the exception of those working on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building.

The Dukan Diet doesn’t sound real groundbreaking to me, but if this diet is what is takes to tip the American scales back to a healthy weight, then one common sense solution is better than none.



 



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