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What's the Skinny on the Atkins Diet?

Low Carbohydrate versus High Carbohydrate Diet Compositions

A recent article in the May 22nd , 2003 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine highlights the continued debate between low carbohydrate and high carbohydrate diet supporters.  A total of 63 obese (BMI greater than 35) men and women participated in this study, which took place in the eastern United States of America.  They were randomly assigned to eat either a low carbohydrate, high protein and high fat diet (ie. the Atkins diet) or a high carbohydrate, low fat diet for one full year.  The amount of weight lost and the changes in cholesterol, triglycerides and insulin resistance were then measured.

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