Dr Mincu, a nutritionist, became notorious near the end of Ceausescu's 25-year rule as mastermind of the "rational nutrition programme" which denied meat to the country's 23 million people. Reuters - Bucharest
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Romania's Health Ministry pensioned off Iulian Mincu, dictator Nicolae Ceausescu's personal physician who told Romanians meat was bad for them during severe shortages of the 1980s.