Robert Pritikin, the son of Nathan Pritikin (creator of the groundbreaking Pritikin Program), discusses diet as both the cause and the cure for many widespread diseases of modern times, primarily heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The Pritikin family introduced America to a low-fat, high-carbohydrate diet that not only supported health, but was also palatable and easy to follow. “Nathan and Robert Pritikin will go down in history as people who have made more of a difference in the health of Americans than anyone else in this country,” says Dr. McDougall. In this 1992 interview, Robert Pritikin makes the point that because a high-fat diet creates so many risk factors, a low cholesterol number may not indicate that you’re risk-free. “Just taking a drug to lower your cholesterol number does not give you safety,” says Pritikin.
Note: This taped interview from “Your Good Health,” hosted by Dr. McDougall has been edited. Any contact information provided during the interviews should be confirmed first since it may have changed since the original taping.
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