What's wrong with Atkins?

September 07, 2004

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According to Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, not only are high-protein low-carb diets unlikely to be effective tools for keeping the weight off, but they be harmful to your health. Meat protein-heavy diets such as Atkins have been shown to dramatically increase susceptibility to colon cancer, heart disease, kidney malfunction, and osteoporosis. To top it off, studies show that weight loss under Atkins, even in the short term, is no better than that achieved with with traditional low-fat diets.

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