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The Cholesterol Myth

Eating fatty foods raises cholesterol to dangerous levels, endangering cardiovascular health, right? Not necessarily. Let's take this step by step: What is cholesterol? Like fats, cholesterol is a lipid, and like them, it's essential for life. How so? Cholesterol, along with fats, is essential for normal cellular function, hormone production,… Read More

Waist Size Predicts Heart Failure (more reasons to reduce your waist size)

The main reason people over 65 wind up in the hospital is heart failure, also known as “congestive heart failure." And the very best predictor of whether or not you're likely to get heart failure might surprise you.It's waist size.A new study published in the journal Circulation(1) tracked data… Read More

The Role of Dietary Fats and Cholesterol in Heart Health

This Quick Study demystifies dietary fats and explains their impact on risk factors for heart disease and other health problems. You'll learn about the various types of fat--as well as some basics about cholesterol, HDL, LDL and triglycerides--then find out how the Atkins Nutritional Approach (ANA )can be a powerful… Read More

Epilepsy: A low-carbohydrate diet may be just what the doctor ordered

We've known for some time that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate (and high-fat) diet is effective in controlling epileptic seizures in children. In fact, the ketogenic diet is used in over a dozen hospitals around the country as an intervention for epilepsy. Now some new research from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine… Read More

Could coffee actually be good for you?

Health-conscious consumers always have considered their daily Java a guilty pleasure. Conventional thinking would suggest that caffeine may raise blood pressure in susceptible individuals, make some feel jittery or anxious, interfere with deep and restful sleep, or raise stress hormones.However, until recently, there has been little talk about coffee's… Read More

What is the Metabolic Syndrome and Do You Have It?

It's estimated that nearly one in four American adults has this dangerous condition but you needn't be one of them. Also known as syndrome X or insulin resistance syndrome, metabolic syndrome triples the risk of developing heart disease and is a precursor of type 2 diabetes. Along with expanding waistlines, Americans… Read More

Saturated Fat, Carbohydrate, and Cardiovascular Disease

The following information is available at Pub Med and was not written by Atkins professionals.American Journal of Clinical NutritionSiri-Tarino, P.W., Sun, Q., Hu, F.B., Krauss, R.M., “Saturated Fat, Carbohydrate, and Cardiovascular Disease,"American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010, Jan 20. [Epub ahead of print].A focus of dietary… Read More

Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Evaluating the Association of Saturated Fat with Cardiovascular Disease

The following information is available at Pub Med and was not written by Atkins professionals.American Journal of Clinical NutritionSiri-Tarino, P.W., Sun, Q., Hu, F.B., Krauss, R.M., “Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Evaluating the Association of Saturated Fat with Cardiovascular Disease,"American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2010, Jan. 13… Read More

Premenopausal Women Following a Low-Carbohydrate/High-Protein Diet Experience Greater Weight Loss and Less Hunger Compared to a High-Carbohydrate/Low-Fat Diet

Summary:The following information was written by Atkins professionals.Premenopausal women were instructed to follow either a low carbohydrate/high protein diet (20 grams of carbohydrate per day) increasing carbohydrate by 5 grams per week, or a high carbohydrate/low fat diet (150 grams of carbohydrate, 30% energy from fat) for six weeks. Both… Read More

Physiogenomic analysis of weight loss induced by dietary carbohydrate restriction

Summary:BackgroundDiets that restrict carbohydrate (CHO) have proven to be a successful dietary treatment of obesity for many people, but the degree of weight loss varies across individuals. The extent to which genetic factors associate with the magnitude of weight loss induced by CHO restriction is unknown. We examined associations… Read More

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