November 2002 Issue
Macrobiotic Diets Can Be Healthful, But Not a Cancer Cure
Q. I hear macrobiotic diets are back in vogue. What exactly is the diet and are there any proven health advantages? A. With Gwyneth Paltrow and Madonna both on the macrobiotic bandwagon, the diet—popularized worldwide in the 1970’s by Michio Kushi—still has followers. Planned properly, macrobiotic diets can be healthful and as with any healthful way of eating may help prevent chronic diseases of aging, said Lawrence Kushi, Sc.D., an epidemiologist with Kaiser
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