how is the Peak program different than the Pritikin Program?
In several studies published since 1975, scientists at UCLA and other research institutions have found the Pritikin Program effective in preventing the major diseases that afflict modern society, such as heart disease, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and obesity. The Pritikin Program has been documented to improve cholesterol profiles better than cholesterol-lowering drugs like statins, and has also been found to lower blood sugars, normalize blood pressure, and shed excess weight.
Im not trying to bash anything, I'm simply trying to be a consumer and wonder how they are different. aka like Consumer Reports
Well, I don't have a "dietary program". I usually encourage guys to choose either a Mediterranean Diet, Vegetarian or Low Fat Diet, depending on their likes/dislikes, beliefs about meat, and endothelial status, because there is a lot of great research backing these three. The DASH Diet is a relative newcomer but will probably do well also.
Pritikin's Diet is basically a Low Fat Diet. He personally added in a little meat from what I have read, which is different from Ornish and Esselstyn, but he's squarely in the Low Fat category. So it's basically just a slightly modified version of Low Fat compared to what you may have read about elsewhere.