New Science behind Atkins


In The New Atkins for a New You, you will discover how scientific diet and weight loss research has transformed the image of the Atkins Diet from “fad” to a medically validated, safe and effective treatment. The book is far more than a typical diet how-to book. Dr. Stephen D. Phinney, Dr. Jeff S. Volek and Dr. Eric C. Westman have summarized hundreds of diet research studies published in top medical journals. In many of these articles, one of the book’s authors was also the lead author. In more than 150 articles, these three international experts on the use of low-carbohydrate diets to combat obesity, high cholesterol and Type 2 diabetes have led the way in repeatedly proving how a low-carbohydrate approach is superior to low-fat diets

The principles upon which the Atkins Diet is grounded have been supported by weight loss research for decades. However, in the last few years, a new body of diet research on restricted carbohydrate intake has made an even stronger argument. Among these studies are several, which followed participants from between six months to a full two years, comparing the Atkins Diet to other common weight loss strategies. In terms of total weight loss, in each case, individuals on Atkins did at least as well—and usually better than—those on other diets.

Improved Health

Most of the recent studies referenced in The New Atkins for a New You focus not just on weight loss and weight maintenance but also on risk factors such as high blood triglycerides, low HDL (“good”) cholesterol levels, and elevated blood pressure. All these health indicators have consistently shown improvement with a low-carb diet. Whether studies lasted for months or years, these risk factors were as good as, and in most cases better, with the Atkins Diet. These impressive research results are explained in simple language in The New Atkins for a New You.

The book ends with two chapters designed to share with your health care professional, which focus on the role a low-carb diet can play in addressing metabolic syndrome, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, dispelling any concerns about the healthfulness of the Atkins Diet.

Disclaimer: Nothing contained on this Site is intended to provide health care advice. Should you have any health care-related questions, please call or see your physician or other health care provider. Consult your physician or health care provider before beginning the Atkins Diet as you would any other weight loss or weight maintenance program. The weight loss phases of the Atkins Diet should not be used by persons on dialysis or by pregnant or nursing women.