The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart Health
The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart Health It’s time to demystify dietary fats and explain their impact on risk factors for heart disease and other health problems. You’ll learn about the various types of fat–as well as some basics about cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides–then find out how the Atkins can be Read More
Dukan Diet, Where Is The Science
Where is the Science? Atkins Nutritionals is aware of no science nor clinical research that supports the claims made for the Dukan Diet. Absolutely no research has been done on the diet to substantiate its claims. In fact, the British Dietetic Association branded the Dukan Diet one of the five worst diets of 2011. Contrast Read More
Dealing with Gallbladder Disorders
The message that your gallbladder is sending could very well be this: Beware the effects of bad nutrition. In recent years surgeons have been increasingly removing gallbladders, presumably in an attempt to treat gallstones and related disorders. But the gallbladder is fundamental to your well-being. Among other functions, it stores bile, a powerful fat-emulsifying substance Read More
Epilepsy: A low-carbohydrate diet may be just what the doctor ordered
We’ve known for some time that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate (and high-fat) diet is effective in controlling epileptic seizures in children. In fact, the ketogenic diet is used in over a dozen hospitals around the country as an intervention for epilepsy. Now some new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine suggests the diet may be Read More
Could coffee actually be good for you?
Health-conscious consumers always have considered their daily Java a guilty pleasure. Conventional thinking would suggest that caffeine may raise blood pressure in susceptible individuals, make some feel jittery or anxious, interfere with deep and restful sleep, or raise stress hormones. However, until recently, there has been little talk about coffee’s brighter side. Consider this: Coffee Read More
American Diabetes Association Reverses Itself on Low-Carb Diets
The American Diabetes Association, an organization whose mission statement is “to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by (it)”, clearly has it’s heart in the right place. Trouble is, in our opinion, they’ve traditionally been behind the curve of cutting edge science and research when it comes to Read More
What is the Metabolic Syndrome and Do You Have It?
It’s estimated that nearly one in four American adults has this dangerous condition but you needn’t be one of them. Also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome, metabolic syndrome triples the risk of developing heart disease and is a precursor of type 2 diabetes. Along with expanding waistlines, Americans are experiencing an epidemic Read More
Saturated Fat, Carbohydrate, and Cardiovascular Disease
The following information is available at Pub Med and was not written by Atkins professionals. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Siri-Tarino, P.W., Sun, Q., Hu, F.B., Krauss, R.M., “Saturated Fat, Carbohydrate, and Cardiovascular Disease,”American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010, Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print]. A focus of dietary recommendations for cardiovascular disease (CVD) prevention Read More
Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Evaluating the Association of Saturated Fat with Cardiovascular Disease
The following information is available at Pub Med and was not written by Atkins professionals. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition Siri-Tarino, P.W., Sun, Q., Hu, F.B., Krauss, R.M., “Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Evaluating the Association of Saturated Fat with Cardiovascular Disease,”American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010, Jan. 13. BACKGROUND: A reduction in dietary saturated Read More
How Much Protein Should I Eat?
Learn How Much Protein You Should Be Eating The question “How much protein do I need?” is one which really has no simple answer. But emerging evidence is suggesting that we may need more than was previously believed. Conventional wisdom has always been that the “average” person needs about .8 grams of protein per kilogram Read More