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08/26/2010

French diet guru Michel Montignac dies at 66

August 26, 2010 | 10:14 am

Michel French diet guru Michel Montignac, whose "glycemic-index" weight-loss books sold millions of copies, has died. He was 66.

A town-hall official in Annemasse, France, said Montignac died on Sunday at a clinic there. No cause of death was given.

Montignac, who had long struggled with his weight, devised his own diet and, after following it for four months, shed 28 pounds.

Starting in the 1980s, Montignac wrote several books explaining his method. According to his website, his books were translated into 25 languages and published in 42 countries.

-- Associated Press

Photo: Michel Montignac

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