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Rice Diet centre shuts down after 70 years pioneering best foods to fix diabetes, hypertension

[GLOBAL NEWS]

In recent years, the weeks-long program that cost around $5,000 had been drawing fewer patients. (Photo courtesy Global News)

 

DURHAM, N.C. – Before Atkins, South Beach and Paleo, there was the Rice Diet.

Shelley Winters, Lorne Green and Buddy Hackett – all big-name entertainers of their day – made the pilgrimage to take part in the residential weight-loss program that started at Duke University’s medical centre. Built around a regimen of white rice and fruit, the Rice Diet became one of the country’s best-known diet centres in its more than 70 years of operation.

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