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Diets High in Fructose Inhibits the Appetite Hormone

A new animal study from the University of Florida, published August 2008 in the American Journal of Physiology -- Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology, found that rats became leptin-resistant after being fed a high-fructose diet for six months. Leptin is the appetite-controlling hormone and leptin resistance has long been linked to… Read More

Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies

In a Meta-analysis recently published in the British Journal of Medicine (January 2013), the authors reviewed over 30 published trials & 38 published cohort studies related to sugar intake. Their goal was to identify trends across these 68 publications related to sugar consumption and effect on body weight. In their evaluation, they concluded there… Read More

Children and Sugar: Are They At Risk?

Two alarming new studies indicate that children with higher sugar consumption (in drinks and food) may be at a higher risk for diabetes, heart disease and cancer later in life. In one study, conducted at Penn State’s Center for Childhood Obesity Research, researchers looked for symptoms of heart disease… Read More

Atkins Is a Low-Glycemic Approach

You may have heard the term "low glycemic" in the media and in discussions about weight loss, but Dr. Atkins was on to it many decades ago. With Atkins, it's easy to know which foods have the lowest glycemic impact. It's All About Sugar "Glycemic" simply means "relating to sugar."… Read More

Athletes benefit from Low-glycemic meals

If you're a baby boomer or even if you aren't, you've probably heard that the best way to get ready for exercise, particularly exercise of long duration—such as a 10-mile run—is by loading up on carbohydrates. Even today, many dietitians continue to recommend eating pasta before an event… Read More

Ask the Nutritionist: The Scoop on Sugar Alcohols

Q: What are sugar alcohols and how do they impact Net Carb count? A: Many low-carb products are sweetened with a form of sugar called sugar alcohols. Sugar alcohols come in the form of ingredients such as glycerin, mannitol, sorbitol, xylitol, erythritol, isomalt, lactitol and maltitol. Sugar alcohols provide a… Read More

AC Nielsen reports big trends in health for 2006 - Low-Sugar Products

The second trend noticed by Nielsen has to do with glycemic control, long a key concept of the Atkins Advantage program. As readers of this website know, the glycemic index measures how quickly certain foods release carbohydrates into the body, raising levels of both blood sugar and insulin. The control… Read More

10 Reasons Why Sugar Is Bad for Your Health

The cornerstone of the Atkins lifestyle is limiting carbs—the compounds that make up the sugars in foods. But why is that sugar bad for you? We’re letting you in on some of the secrets behind the effects of sugar on the body. 1. Sugar causes glucose levels to… Read More

5 Low Carb Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Don't miss out on your favorite holiday classics like pumpkin pie just because you're on a low carb diet. Atkins offers a variety of Thanksgiving dessert recipes that will allow you to join in on the fun without worrying about the carbs. Browse our five favorite traditional dessert recipes for… Read More

4 Low Carb Ground Turkey Recipes

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving. Ground turkey recipes make for delicious and low carb meals year-round. That’s because ground turkey is an incredibly versatile ingredient that’s easy to cook with, whether you’re making a breakfast hash or tasty burger. If sticking to a healthy diet is… Read More

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