Study shows Atkins diet is effective for long-term weight loss

Published on June 7, 2013 at 8:56 AM · 1 Comment

A meta-analysis released in the June issue of the British Journal of Nutrition shows that a carbohydrate-managed approach, such as the Atkins Diet, is more effective for long-term weight loss than a conventional low-fat diet.1 The study is the first meta-analysis that asserts that a low-carbohydrate diet performed better than low fat after the one and two-year mark.  Of particular importance given the astronomical rates of obesity, diabetes and other co-morbid health conditions, the study showed that low-carbohydrate diets were both beneficial and safe for the highly insulin resistant, carbohydrate intolerant population, who need to keep carbohydrate consumption low long-term. 

Colette Heimowitz, M.Sc., VP of Nutrition and Education at Atkins comments that, "This latest research adds to the strength of the Atkins Diet™ nutrition principles of adequate protein, healthy fats and suitable fiber from vegetables and low-glycemic fruits.  It highlights the efficacy, safety and longer-term sustainability of the diet that can help health professionals and patients accept the Atkins regimen as a viable solution for reversing obesity and the risk factors associated with heart disease."

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  1. Debi Reese Debi Reese Japan says:

    You teased me by placing a "1" after mentioning the meta-analysis, then not placing it at the bottom of the page.  Please give link?  Thank you!!
    One Research nerd...

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