Pierre Dukan

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Pierre Dukan
Pierre Dukan presents his book "I don't know how to get slimmer" in Russia.jpg
"I don't know how to get slimmer" in Russia
Born (1941-07-08) July 8, 1941 (age 80)
Occupationdietician, and author

Pierre Dukan is a French former nutritionist, and the creator of the fad diet named after him, the Dukan Diet.


In July 2011 a French court ruled against Dukan in his attempt to sue rival nutritionist Jean-Michel Cohen for libel, after Cohen had criticised Dukan's method in the press.[citation needed]

In January 2012, Dukan suggested that the Baccalaureate exam, taken by 17-year-old children, should include one test which the children could pass simply by staying within appropriate weight limits. He faced a disciplinary hearing in connection with these remarks.[1]

In March 2012 the French Ordre des médecins asserted that Dukan had violated the organization's medical code of practice by practising medicine as a business.[2]

In May 2012, he was removed from the membership of the Ordre des Médecins at his request.[3]

In January 2014, Dukan was struck off the medical register for promoting his diet commercially.[4]


  1. ^ "French diet guru Pierre Dukan faces ethics hearing" BBC News, 26 March 2012
  2. ^ Kim Willsher, "Dukan diet inventor faces censure", The Guardian, 27 March 2012
  3. ^ "Dukan radié de l'ordre des médecins", Le Figaro 16/05/2012
  4. ^ Penketh, Anne (26 January 2014). "Dukan diet creator struck off French medical register". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 January 2014.