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Why Doing Atkins Can Lower Your Cholesterol

Despite all the research to the contrary, you probably still run into people who, when the topic of Atkins comes up in conversation, say: "I could never do Atkins because it allows saturated fat. I already have high cholesterol." This mindset belongs to a generation that grew up with the… Read More

What is good for your brain and your heart?

According to Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, PhD, of the University of California, Los Angeles, exercise actually helps the regeneration of damaged brain circuits. And according to new research from Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, a sustained exercise program may also help slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. If… Read More

The Saturated Fat Paradox

Even Atkins advocates who totally get it that the fear of fat is unfounded on a low-carb diet might still have some concerns about eating saturated fat. As a reminder, saturated fat is any fat that remains solid at room temperature, including butter and most animal fats, as well as… Read More

The Role of Carbohydrate Restriction in Reducing Cardiac Risk Factors

One in five adults has some form of cardiovascular disease (1). A recent flood of clinical research suggests that the time for re-evaluating nutritional recommendations for bringing heart disease under control may be well overdue. It is a known fact that carbohydrates increase triglyceride levels. Triglycerides, total cholesterol, LDL ("bad") and… Read More

Reduce Carbs, Cut Heart Disease

Over the years, the long-term Harvard Nurses' Health Study has provided results that support some of the premises upon which Dr. Atkins has based his philosophy. Now research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows the significance of differentiating between carbs based upon their rating on the glycemic index… Read More

Low Carbohydrate Diets Improve Atherogenic Dyslipidemia Even in the absence of weight loss

The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at:http://www.nutritionandmetabolism.com/content/3/1/24… Read More

Just in time for Valentine’s Day: 7 heart-healthy tips

The month of February is not just about flowers and chocolate (preferably a chocolate Atkins bar or shake). February is also American Heart Month. Take some time to be good to your heart, and share these heart-healthy tips with your friends and family. 1. Measure your middle: Waist size forecasts… Read More

Healthy Hearts: Five Atkins-friendly tips for a healthy heart

February is American Heart Month and for good reason. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. One in every three deaths is from heart disease and stroke, which is equal to 2,200 deaths per day. There are many factors that play a role in the development… Read More

High Carb Link to Heart Attacks

A landmark research study by Dr. Michael Shechter of Tel Aviv University's Sackler School of Medicine and the Heart Institute of Sheba Medical Center, with collaboration of the Endocrinology Institute, shows exactly how high carbohydrate foods increase the risk for heart problems.Researchers looked at four groups of volunteers. One… Read More

Do You Have Metabolic Syndrome?

As waistlines expand, so does the epidemic of metabolic syndrome. It’s estimated that nearly one of every four American adults has this condition(1). If you’re one of them, it puts you on the track to developing type 2 diabetes and triples your risk for heart disease down the road.… Read More

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