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Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss?

Lancet 2004 Jun;364(9437):897-9.
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CONTEXT: The Atkins diet books have sold more than 45 million copies over 40 years, and in the obesity epidemic this diet and accompanying Atkins food products are popular. The diet claims t...ing the low-carbohydrate diet, and to assess fasting and postprandial cardiovascular risk factors and adverse effects. Without that information, low-carbohydrate diets cannot be recommended.

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