Macrobiotic diet

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The macrobiotic diet is a dietary intervention that may have potential health benefits.[1][2]

The macrobiotic diet food pyramid was described by Inglis at al. as restricting "fruits, seeds, nuts and fish to once a week or less, while other animal products such as red meat or dairy products are almost completely omitted (117, 118). Processed or refined carbohydrates and sugary foods are also heavily restricted"[1]


The macrobiotic diet may have potential for cancer-related fatigue, although more research is needed.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Inglis, Julia E.; Lin, Po-Ju; Kerns, Sarah L.; Kleckner, Ian R.; Kleckner, Amber S.; Castillo, Daniel A.; Mustian, Karen M.; Peppone, Luke J. (2019). "Nutritional interventions for treating cancer-related fatigue: a qualitative review". Nutrition and cancer. 71 (1): 21–40. doi:10.1080/01635581.2018.1513046. ISSN 0163-5581. PMC 6456409. PMID 30688088.
  2. Lerman, Robert H. (December 2010). "The macrobiotic diet in chronic disease". Nutrition in Clinical Practice: Official Publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition. 25 (6): 621–626. doi:10.1177/0884533610385704. ISSN 1941-2452. PMID 21139126.