Diet http://wunc.org en Durham-Based Rice Diet Center Closes Its Doors http://wunc.org/post/durham-based-rice-diet-center-closes-its-doors <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A Triangle live-in diet program once endorsed by celebrities and others seeking weight-loss results appears to be permanently closed.&nbsp;&nbsp; The Rice Diet Center was once affiliated with Duke University before striking out on its own 11 years ago.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Hollywood stars have been among those who traveled to Durham to embrace eating meals of mainly white rice and fruit in an effort to slim down. As more diet plans gained recognition, the Rice Diet lost favor and followers.&nbsp; The center's current owner, Dr. Robert </span>Rosati<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, was forced to close the program after 70 years.</span><br> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:27:30 +0000 Gurnal Scott 22264 at http://wunc.org High Fiber Diets May Not Prevent Diverticulosis http://wunc.org/post/high-fiber-diets-may-not-prevent-diverticulosis <p>Contrary to what doctors have believed for decades, a high-fiber diet may not stave off one intestinal disease. That's the conclusion of a study from UNC-Chapel Hill. It found no correlation between a lack of fiber and a higher incidence of diverticulosis. Anne Peery is the study's lead researcher.<br><br><strong>Anne Peery: </strong>It's too early to tell patients what to do differently, but these results are really exciting for researchers. It gives us the opportunity to look at a disease process in new ways and to really rethink why people develop asymptomatic diverticulosis.</p> Tue, 24 Jan 2012 17:45:00 +0000 Isaac-Davy Aronson 3382 at http://wunc.org