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The Grapefruit diet is a fad diet that seems to have originated in the mid-1970s as a bit of Xeroxlore. It is occasionally attributed (erroneously) to the Mayo Clinic, which has expressed a decidedly negative opinion of the diet, considering it unbalanced and possibly dangerous. However, a 2004 study led by Dr. Ken Fujioka at the Nutrition and Metabolic Research Center at Scripps Clinic found in a 12-week pilot study that on average, participants who ate half a grapefruit with each meal lost 3.6 pounds and those who Grapefruit Diet
Grapefruit Diet

drank a serving of grapefruit juice three times a day lost 3.3 pounds.

Additionally, many patients in the study lost more than 10 pounds.

The Scripps study indicates the weight loss is due to a link between grapefruit and insulin.

Another theory is that the fruit's low glycemic index is able to help the body's metabolism burn fat.

The comedy singer "Weird Al" Yankovic has recorded a song called "Grapefruit Diet" on his album Running With Scissors.  



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