Dr. Jean-Michel Cohen has made these contentious claims about the Dukan diet after Carole Middleton spoke out about how the diet helped her lose weight. Both of her her daughters Kate and Pippa were reported to have used it too, for a short ime in the months leading up to the royal wedding last April.
The Royal Wedding connection with the diet made “The Dukan Diet” a hugely popular book. It sold 600,000 copies worldwide and several Hollywood stars have become great fans of the weight loss program.
But as with everything popular, there are also critics. Dr. Cohen, also a Paris-based weight-loss expert, is the most vocal. He claims that the diet “leads to serious health problems in some patients such as a strong rise in cholesterol, cardiovascular problems and breast cancer.”
That is why Dukan has hauled him into court.
But Cohen’s lawyer has called the libel action “ridiculous.” He is adamant that experts are “unanimous in believing that the Dukan diet carries grave risks.”
The Dukan diet libel case is expected to last all week in a Paris courtroom. So far the Middleton ladies have not commented on the controversy and they are not expected to do so. But what about your comments? Have you tried the diet? What do you think about how it worked for the Middletons?