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  • Study: Individualized eating program helps dieters lose weight, keep it off

    Photo of Mani Nakamura and his co-authors professor emeritus John Erdman, alumna Catherine Applegate and graduate student Mindy Lee

    iDip, an individualized diet program developed by nutritionists at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, uses a visual tool that plots protein and fiber intake to help dieters choose foods that limit their calorie intake while consuming recommended amounts of protein and fiber. The team, from left, included alumna Catherine Applegate; John Erdman, a professor emeritus of food science; graduate student Mindy H. Lee; and nutrition professor Manabu T. Nakamura.

    Photo by Michelle Hassel


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  • Editor’s notes:  To reach Mindy H. Lee, email

    To reach Manabu (Mani) T. Nakamura, call 217-333-1267; email

    The paper “A feasibility study to test a novel approach to dietary weight loss with a focus on assisting informed decision making in food selection” is available from online or from the News Bureau

    DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0267876