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Medical Term:

rice diet


a diet of rice, fruit, and sugar, plus vitamin and iron supplements, devised by Kempner to treat hypertension. In 2,000 calories, the diet contains 5 g or less of fat, about 20 g of protein, and not more than 150 mg of sodium.

Synonym(s): Kempner diet

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