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Compare Weight Loss Programs: Why Atkins Wins

There are plenty of diets out there to choose from, and you may have tried quite a few during your quest to lose weight. Here's how Atkins compares to other popular weight loss programs, plus more reasons why you should choose Atkins: AtkinsHow it works:When you control your carbohydrate… Read More

New Research Study Supports Low-Carb Over Low-Fat Diet for Weight Loss

It's no question that the US has been facing an ongoing epidemic—obesity. The Food Research and Action Center reports that more than two-thirds of US adults are obese or overweight (Ogden et al., 2014). This month, Trust for America's Health Organization disclosed that adult obesity rates have remained high nationwide… Read More

Low-Carb More Effective in Lowering Blood Pressure than Low-Fat and Orlistat

A study recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine has demonstrated that a low-carb diet is more effective at lowering blood pressure than the weight–loss drug orlistat in concert with a low-fat diet. William S. Yancy, Jr., an associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center and… Read More

Atkins Heart Health Fact #3: Low-Carb beats low-fat when it comes to cutting your risk of metabolic syndrome

In four studies, authors specifically recommend that low-carb diets may help treat metabolic syndrome (risk factors associated with heart disease, stroke and type-2 diabetes) even better than low-fat diets. Here are the facts:In a study of 122 patients in an outpatient weight and metabolism management program published in Metabolic Syndrome… Read More

Atkins Heart Health Fact #2: You can lose more weight on low-carb than low-fat, and meanwhile cut your risk of heart disease

In a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) a group of obese and overweight women were assigned to one of four diets—Atkins (low-carb), Zone (30% protein, 40% carbs, 30% fat), Ornish (low-fat) or LEARN (55-60% carbs, less than 10% from saturated fat). Each group followed their assigned diet… Read More

Why Doing Atkins Can Lower Your Cholesterol

Despite all the research to the contrary, you probably still run into people who, when the topic of Atkins comes up in conversation, say: "I could never do Atkins because it allows saturated fat. I already have high cholesterol." This mindset belongs to a generation that grew up with the… Read More

What is good for your brain and your heart?

According to Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, exercise actually helps the regeneration of damaged brain circuits. And according to new research from Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, a sustained exercise program may also help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. If… Read More

The Saturated Fat Paradox

Even Atkins advocates who totally get it that the fear of fat is unfounded on a low-carb diet might still have some concerns about eating saturated fat. As a reminder, saturated fat is any fat that remains solid at room temperature, including butter and most animal fats, as well as… Read More

The Role of Carbohydrate Restriction in Reducing Cardiac Risk Factors

One in five adults has some form of cardiovascular disease (1). A recent flood of clinical research suggests that the time for re-evaluating nutritional recommendations for bringing heart disease under control may be well overdue. It is a known fact that carbohydrates increase triglyceride levels. Triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") and… Read More

Reduce Carbs, Cut Heart Disease

Over the years, the long-term Harvard Nurses' Health Study has provided results that support some of the premises upon which Dr. Atkins has based his philosophy. Now research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows the significance of differentiating between carbs based upon their rating on the glycemic index… Read More

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