Rosedale diet

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The Rosedale diet is a low-carbohydrate fad diet based on the ideas of Ron Rosedale about how leptin affects the human body. The diet is marketed with questionable claims about how it can treat a large number of human health conditions.[1]

The Rosedale diet is not based on sound science, and there is no evidence it is safe or effective.[1]


The Rosedale diet was devised by physician Ron Rosedale.[1]

The diet falls into two parts, both of which have lists of restricted and permitted foods. A number of health supplements are recommended, as are 16 unconventional annual health checks.[1] Generally, the diet severely restricts carbohydrate intake.[2]


Harriet Hall has written that the book describing the diet is a "puerile effort" in comparison to Gary Taube's book Good Calories, Bad Calories which at least attempted to have a scientific basis.[1]

The diet has been recommended by Joseph Mercola. Hall writes that "neither Mercola nor Rosedale can be recommended to anyone who is interested in science-based medicine".[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f Harriet Hall (2 June 2015). "The Rosedale Diet: Here We Go Again". Science-Based Medicine.
  2. ^ Kristin Key, ed. (2013). "Rosedale Diet". The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets (2nd ed.). Cengage Gale. ISBN 978-1-41-449887-4.

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