Cardiovascular Health

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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 the lead author of the study, Read More

Eat Eggs for Breakfast to Accelerate Weight Loss

One of the central areas of disagreement between Atkins and the conventional dietetic establishment has been over the role of calories in weight loss. Conventional dietetics claims that all calories are created equal, and calories are all that matters when it comes to losing weight. At Atkins we completely agree that calories are important- but 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 and Related Disorders, patients 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 for one Read More

Atkins Heart Health Fact #1: Low-Carb Diets Decrease Fat in your Bloodstream and Increase Good Cholesterol Better than Low-Fat Diets

We have a large number that show that low carb diets improve triglycerides and good cholesterol (HDL) levels better than low-fat diets. In fact, a 2008 study published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that people who followed low-carb diets had more favorable improvements on triglycerides and HDL levels better than low-fat or even Read More

Eat This, Not That! Tasty low-carb alternatives to high-carb classics

Just because you’re following Atkins doesn’t mean you have to say good-bye to pasta, chips, or bread. There are plenty of delicious low-carb alternatives that will satisfy your hunger for these favorites while you still lose weight. Get the recipes below and your waistline will thank you! Lettuce Wrapped Burger This delicious, classic American recipe Read More

Myths vs. Reality: Lowering Cholesterol with a Low Carb Diet

Despite all the research to the contrary, Atkins® low carb diet can be an effective solution to lowering cholesterol. Five hundred years ago, individuals believed the opposite as Atkins allows dieters to consume saturated fats. This mindset belongs to a generation that grew up with the message that eating eggs, meat, and shellfish raises your 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 started early enough in life, exercise might 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 coconut and palm oil. After 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 HDL (“good”) cholesterol are Read More

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