About Dr. Pierre Dukan – Dukan Diet

Dr. Dukan


About Dr Pierre Dukan

About Dr Pierre Dukan

Dr. Pierre Dukan is a French medical doctor with 40 years of experience in clinical nutrition.  While he began his medical career specializing in neurology, Dr. Dukan discovered and refined his successful weight loss method while working with over 40,000 of his patients in his General Practice.  Since then he has spent his career helping people lose weight and keep it off forever.


My American Dream

My life has been that of a happy man. I found my calling early in life. In following my chosen path and in all my efforts, I was greeted with support and appreciation.


Yet, I am not content. As a doctor, I am painfully aware of the fact that modern medicine is failing to adequately address weight-related issues. My life’s work and the unexpected success I have achieved have all led up to my current mission: Taking the first serious step toward reversing the obesity epidemic that is threatening our society today.


The fact that weight-related problems are the leading killer in the Western world is far too easily overlooked. The media frequently addresses cancer and heart related deaths, but in all reality, weight-related health problems are responsible for more deaths than both of the above combined. We just don’t hear about weight-related deaths because no one dies from an “excess-weight attack” but rather from health problems caused by excess weight like diabetes, coronary heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, and breast and prostate cancers.


My father named my brother Franklin after the great American president, Franklin Roosevelt, because of the crucial role he played in liberating Europe. Throughout his life, my father always had a special place in his heart for America. He would always say, “Never forget that the Americans saved us. We are indebted to them. If one day you find yourself in a situation where you can show them our gratitude, do so with all your heart.”


In bringing my diet to the U.S., I can't help but think of my father and feel that I am carrying out his wishes. Now I come to America to help fight the obesity epidemic where its impact is greater than anywhere else in the world. I have no doubt that Americans want to lose weight. However, I realize that a great many have given up on the idea because, having tried so many diets before in vain, they no longer believe they can find a real solution.


It pains me to see this great nation become complacent with such terrible affliction! But I know in my heart of hearts that I have the means and a method that can put an end to the inevitability of weight problems in America.By adopting my diet method yourself, you can show the world how to reverse the current trends of excess weight and obesity! Let this mutual journey begin!


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