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  • Copper is key in burning fat

    06/08/2016 6:24:29 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 43 replies ^ | Monday, June 6, 2016 | Sarah Yang, Berkeley Lab
    A new study is further burnishing copper’s reputation as an essential nutrient for human physiology. A research team led by a scientist at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and at UC Berkeley has found that copper plays a key role in metabolizing fat. Long prized as a malleable, conductive metal used in cookware, electronics, jewelry and plumbing, copper has been gaining increasing attention over the past decade for its role in certain biological functions. It has been known that copper is needed to form red blood cells, absorb iron, develop connective tissue and support the...
  • Editorial: The heretical Minnesota heart study: When science stops asking questions

    04/30/2016 4:16:08 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 30 apr 2016
    In the second half of the 20th century, conventional wisdom in the medical community held that overconsumption of saturated fats — the kind found in milk, cheese, meats and butter — was dangerous. And so, between 1968 and 1973, a well-planned, well-executed study involving more than 9,000 patients was performed to test this widely accepted relationship between diet and heart disease. The results of the Minnesota Coronary Experiment were notable for two reasons. First, the findings contradicted much of what was believed at the time: The study demonstrated that people who ate a diet rich in saturated fats did not...
  • Why Is A Low Carb Diet Good for You?

    11/08/2015 4:55:19 PM PST · by WhiskeyX · 86 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 10, 2014 | OhioStateExperts
    Jeff Volek, professor of human sciences at The Ohio State University, talks about why a diet that is low in carbohydrates and low in calories is good for you. He also talks about why saturated fats are not necessarily bad.
  • A Call for a Low-Carb Diet

    09/02/2014 4:58:30 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Sept 2, 2014 | A O'Connor
    People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows. The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health. The notion that dietary fat is harmful, particularly saturated fat, arose decades ago from comparisons of disease rates among large national populations. But more recent clinical studies in which...
  • Low-carb ketogenic diet takes on low-fat diet for diabetes: Undisputed winner

    04/24/2014 4:28:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 54 replies
    Examiner ^ | April 23, 2014 | Samantha Chang
    Low-carb, high-fat diets outperformed low-fat diets for managing and even reversing type 2 diabetes, reported. According to an eight-year study conducted by the Second University of Naples, men and women who followed the low-carb, higher-fat Mediterranean diet were able to come off their diabetes drugs and reverse their diabetes symptoms more readily than people who followed a low-fat diet.In the study, two groups of diabetic men and women were instructed to either follow a low-fat diet or a low-carb, high-fat Mediterranean diet that was comprised of at least 30% fat.The results showed that the higher-fat, low-carb dieters were able...
  • World Health Organisation advises halving sugar intake

    03/06/2014 12:11:41 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | March 5, 2014 | Edward Malnick
    The daily allowance for a person's sugar intake should be halved to six teaspoons, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said. Draft guidance published by the international body advises a dramatic reduction in sugar consumption to help avoid mounting health problems including obesity and tooth decay. The WHO is proposing to retain its current formal recommendation that no more than 10 per cent of an individual's calories should come from sugar – the equivalent of 12 "level" teaspoons a day for the average adult. However, its draft guidelines state that a further reduction to 5 per cent "would have additional...
  • Fat Head VS. Super size me

    01/25/2014 10:13:27 PM PST · by restornu · 15 replies
    Gravitas Ventures ^ | 2012 | Tom Naughton,
    Fat Head VS Super size me Subtitulado 1-10 2004 Sorry this one you will have to follow the links it is in English
  • Toxic Sugar: Fantastic Video on the Obesity Epidemic!

    08/26/2013 6:20:13 PM PDT · by Signalman · 39 replies ^ | 8/22/2013 | Diet Doctor
    Is sugar toxic and the cause of the obesity epidemic? Here’s a great new video called Toxic Sugar. It’s a recent segment from the major Australian science program Catalyst, on ABC. It’s arguably the best 18-minute introduction ever made on the true causes of the obesity epidemic. The program features the #1 enemy of the sugar industry: professor Robert Lustig. Also appearing: science writer Gary Taubes and obesity expert professor Michael Crowley. See it and then tell your friends. This needs to be seen by a lot of people
  • Fat Good, Carbs Bad

    12/29/2012 12:25:29 PM PST · by virgil283 · 72 replies
    maggiesfarm ^ | Gary Taubes
    "I've been preaching this since long before Gary Taubes' books came out. That's because I have a colleague who studies the physiology of insulin. From what I know, Taubes is right. A quote re Dietary Incorrectness at Powerline:...Taubes disputes the connection between dietary fat and high cholesterol. He challenges the thesis that dietary fat is detrimental to our health. He rejects a balanced diet. He advocates a high-fat diet. He opposes dieting. He doesn’t object to exercise, but he asserts that it makes you hungry. It’s almost funny. He is the dietary equivalent of politically incorrect.
  • One Minute Muffin w/almond flour (Keto-Low-Carb)

    11/16/2012 6:33:21 PM PST · by virgil283 · 39 replies
    On That Keto Diet and You really Want Something Sweet Like Cake??....Here's How ..
  • Lies About Fat, Supreme Semantics & MOOchelle's Interactive Food Mosaic!

    07/02/2012 9:16:46 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 7-2-2012 | MOTUS
    Oh oh! Lady M just read What Really Makes Us Fat in the NYT: From this perspective, the trial suggests that among the bad decisions we can make to maintain our weight is exactly what the government and medical organizations like the American Heart Association have been telling us to do: eat low-fat, carbohydrate-rich diets, even if those diets include whole grains and fruits and vegetables. Wow! This is huge: if it’s right it means that Lady M’s signature No Child’s Fat Behind program is on the wrong side of medical history... ...Anyway, on another front, have you heard our...
  • A reversal on carbs

    02/23/2011 10:38:03 AM PST · by Immerito · 114 replies
    LA Times ^ | December 20, 2010 | Marni Jameson
    A reversal on carbs Fat was once the devil. Now more nutritionists are pointing accusingly at sugar and refined grains. Most people can count calories. Many have a clue about where fat lurks in their diets. However, fewer give carbohydrates much thought, or know why they should. But a growing number of top nutritional scientists blame excessive carbohydrates — not fat — for America's ills. They say cutting carbohydrates is the key to reversing obesity, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
  • High-fat, low-carb diet may reverse kidney failure: study (diabetes related)

    04/20/2011 4:03:02 PM PDT · by decimon · 34 replies
    AFP ^ | April 20, 2011 | Unknown
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – Kidney failure is a main complication of diabetes, but a lab study on mice showed that a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet could reverse that in eight weeks, US researchers said Wednesday. The extreme food plan is known as a ketogenic diet and is often used to treat children with drug-resistant epilepsy. It starves the body of carbs and sugars, thereby tricking the body into burning fat for fuel instead of glucose. The diet is so restrictive it must be devised with an expert's help. Meal options may include scrambled eggs with cream, a bacon and butter omelet, or...
  • Atkins-Like Diet May Treat Epilepsy, Researchers Say

    01/26/2011 9:25:56 PM PST · by Immerito · 28 replies
    Better Health Research ^ | January 24, 2011 | Better Health Research News Desk
    A study published in the journal Epilepsia has determined that individuals with a specific form of epilepsy may benefit the most from a meat-rich diet. Researchers found that the majority of children with myoclonic-astatic epilepsy who switched from a modified Atkins diet to a ketogenic diet reduced their seizures by at least 10 percent. The ketogenic diet is similar to the Atkins regimen. Both consist primarily of protein-heavy meals, eaten with little or no carbohydrates. The ketogenic diet simply has more restrictions on the types of fats, proteins and fluids that an individual may consume. The study's authors concluded that...
  • Low-carb diets may have the edge in some heart disease risk factors

    08/02/2010 4:35:00 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 63 replies · 31+ views
    LAT ^ | Aug 2, 2010 | Jeannine Stein
    The fascination with low-carb versus low-fat diet continues; the latest news comes from a study in the Annals of Internal Medicine released today that found that people on both diets lost about the same amount of weight over two years. However, the low-carb group had an edge in raising HDL (good) cholesterol and lowering diastolic blood pressure The study looked at 153 people who were randomly assigned to a low-carb diet, and 154 to a low-fat diet. The low-carb group limited carbohydrate intake to 20 grams per day for the first 12 weeks, then gradually increased fruits, vegetables, whole grains...
  • Carbs against Cardio: More Evidence that Refined Carbohydrates, not Fats, Threaten the Heart

    04/29/2010 3:05:37 AM PDT · by Future Useless Eater · 68 replies · 2,170+ views
    Scientific American Magazine ^ | May 2010 | Melinda Wenner Moyer
    Eat less saturated fat: that has been the take-home message from the U.S. government for the past 30 years. But while Americans have dutifully reduced the percentage of daily calories from saturated fat since 1970, the obesity rate during that time has more than doubled, diabetes has tripled, and heart disease is still the country’s biggest killer. Now a spate of new research, including a meta-analysis of nearly two dozen studies, suggests a reason why: investigators may have picked the wrong culprit. Processed carbohydrates, which many Americans eat today in place of fat, may increase the risk of obesity, diabetes...
  • Fat Head the movie

    02/03/2009 4:41:11 PM PST · by MetaThought · 14 replies · 809+ views
    Have you seen the news stories about the obesity epidemic? Did you see Super Size Me? Then guess what? ... You've been fed a load of bologna. Comedian (and former health writer) Tom Naughton replies to the blame-McDonald's crowd by losing weight on a fat-laden fast-food diet while demonstrating that nearly everything we've been told about obesity and healthy eating is wrong. Along with some delicious parody of Super Size Me Naughton serves up plenty of no-bologna facts that will stun most viewers, such as: The obesity "epidemic" has been wildly exaggerated by the CDC. People the government classifies as...
  • Slashing carbs cuts medication use, improves or reverses type 2 diabetes, study says

    01/12/2009 3:11:19 PM PST · by truthandlife · 73 replies · 2,109+ views
    Durham, NC - A Duke researcher says that despite the lack of a "gold-standard" clinical trial proving the benefits of a low-carb approach, he has seen enough in his own patients to know that, at least for some, a very low-carb approach can essentially reverse diabetes, without adversely affecting lipid profiles [1]. In his latest published research, Dr Eric C Westman (Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC) and colleagues report that obese patients with type 2 diabetes randomized to a low-carbohydrate diet rather than a low-glycemic, reduced-calorie diet were more likely to experience improvements in glycemic control and, in some...
  • "Atkins Hormone" Discovered

    06/08/2007 8:07:29 PM PDT · by Paradox · 28 replies · 833+ views
    Chemistry World ^ | 05 June 2007
    'Atkins hormone' discovered 05 June 2007 They are loved and endorsed by celebrities and dismissed as an unhealthy diet craze by critics. But 'low carb', high protein and high fat diets have proven their metabolic worth: scientists in the US have discovered a fat-burning role for a specific hormone stimulated by these eating regimes. The work has also raised the intriguing question of whether the Atkins diet could make you live longer. A group of researchers led by Steven Kliewer at Southwestern University in Dallas, Texas found that a growth hormone called fibroblast growth factor 21 (FGF21) stimulates fat metabolism in...
  • Atkins Beats Other Diet Plans in Study

    03/06/2007 5:26:53 PM PST · by decimon · 45 replies · 1,346+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2007 | LINDSEY TANNER
    CHICAGO - The low-carb, high-fat Atkins diet gets high marks in one of the biggest, longest head-to-head studies of popular weight-loss plans, beating the Zone, the Ornish diet and even U.S. guidelines. Even so, critics say the results show how hard it is to lose weight and keep it off. Overweight women on the Atkins plan lost more weight over a year than those on the low-carb Zone diet. And they had slightly better blood pressure and cholesterol readings than those on the Zone; the very low-fat, high-carb Ornish diet, and a low-fat, high-carb diet similar to U.S. government guidelines....
  • Thailand puts panda on low-carb sex diet

    01/14/2007 4:12:36 AM PST · by martin_fierro · 14 replies · 428+ views
    AFP/Yahoo ^ | Sun Jan 14, 1:07 AM ET
    Thailand puts panda on low-carb sex diet Sun Jan 14, 1:07 AM ET BANGKOK (AFP) - A male panda in Thailand has been put on a low-carb diet because he is too heavy to mate with his partner, his caretakers have said. Chuang Chuang weighs 150 kilos (330 pounds), while his partner Lin Hui is a lithe 115 kilos (253 pounds), said Kannika Nimtragol, a veterinarian at the Chiang Mai zoo in northern Thailand. "We think Chuang Chuang should not weigh over 140 kilogrammes. Otherwise Lin Hui will carry too much weight while mating," she told AFP. To help Chuang...
  • Low-carb pioneer Atkins files Chapter 11

    07/31/2005 5:35:50 PM PDT · by SmithL · 107 replies · 2,711+ views
    AP ^ | 7/31/5 | ELIZABETH LeSURE
    NEW YORK - Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the company that promoted low-carb eating into a national diet craze, filed for bankruptcy court protection Sunday, a company spokesman said. Atkins has been hurt by waning popularity of its namesake diet, which focuses on eliminating carbohydrates such as bread and pasta as a way to shed weight. The diet quickly became one of the most popular in U.S. history, spawning numerous derivatives and a virtual cottage industry of low-carb regimens - but also drew criticism from many experts for its focus on fatty foods and low fruit and vegetable consumption. A hearing on...
  • Soda, sweet drinks main source of calories in U.S.

    06/14/2005 6:52:33 PM PDT · by Nov3 · 72 replies · 1,269+ views
    Science Blog ^ | 2005-05-27 15:37.
    Tufts researchers recently reported that while the leading source of calories in the average American diet used to be from white bread, that may have changed. Now, according to preliminary research conducted by scientists at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Americans are drinking these calories instead. The research was presented in abstract form at the Experimental Biology Conference in April of this year and a more comprehensive paper is being developed.Odilia Bermudez, PhD, MPH, studied the reported diets of a large nationwide sample of American adults. Among respondents to the 1999-2000 National...
  • Low-glycemic may be better than low-fat diet

    06/07/2005 7:22:51 AM PDT · by Nov3 · 147 replies · 4,723+ views
    Reuters ^ | Jun 6, 2:46 PM ET | Alison McCook
    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Foods with a low-glycemic index, which are digested relatively slowly and cause smaller increases in blood sugar, may protect the heart and blood vessels better than low-fat fare, according to the findings of a small study. Researchers in Boston found that when obese people consumed as many carbohydrates with a low-glycemic index as they wanted, they lost just as much weight in 12 months as people who stuck with a conventional, calorie-restricted low-fat diet.Carbohydrates with a low-glycemic index include foods such as nonstarchy vegetables, fruit, legumes, nuts and diary products, according to the report in...
  • (Vanity) Bridget Jones: Get a Life

    04/24/2005 8:22:33 PM PDT · by InHisService · 68 replies · 2,304+ views
    Pittsburgh Diet Diaries Blogspot ^ | 4/22/05 | InHisService
    I wasted $3.99 last night renting "Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason." Well, I hated it. First of all, it is quite annoying to me that everyone treats this girl like she is so unbelievably fat, what with all the references and snide comments about her weight. What does she weigh, like 135-140? Hello, I haven't weighed that since... 9th grade. Give me a freakin' break. I have news for you fat-phobes out there, I am well over 200 pounds and I don't have as much of a problem with my weight as this gal, who is maybe 10 lbs....
  • Caveman Diet to Stay Healthy

    03/02/2005 9:44:56 PM PST · by Coleus · 20 replies · 2,400+ views
    AJCN ^ | February 2005
    Diet-related chronic diseases represent the single largest cause of death and sickness in the United States and most Western countries. Yet while these diseases are epidemic in contemporary Westernized populations and typically afflict two-thirds of the adult population, they are rare or nonexistent in hunter-gatherers and other less Westernized cultures.Why? There is an increasing awareness that the profound environmental changes, such as diet and other lifestyle conditions that began with the introduction of agriculture and animal husbandry (the care and breeding of domestic animals), occurred too recently for the human genome to adapt to.Thus, universal characteristics of preagricultural human diets...
  • Information About Carbohydrate Counts And Moderate Drinking Wrong In Most Low-Carb Diet Books

    12/29/2004 8:20:00 AM PST · by toddlintown · 5 replies · 860+ views
    ArriveNet ^ | 12-29-04 | Distribution Source : PRWeb
    PRWEB) December 29, 2004 -- Bob Skilnik, author of the recently-released The Low Carb Bartender: Carb Counts of Beer, Wine, Mixed Drinks and More (ISBN 1593372531, Adams Media, $9.95), argues that the information about alcoholic beverages found in many popular low-carb diet books and websites is usually misleading or incorrect. His book dispels many of the myths associated with low-carb diets and alcohol and also contains the carbohydrate counts of over 1000 beers, 400 wines, 60 liqueurs, and more than 200 low-carb mixed drink recipes. "One popular low-carb website is particularly confusing," says Skilnik. "Although I'm happy to see that...
  • Starch sales signal end of low-carb fad

    11/11/2004 2:12:01 PM PST · by Nachum · 41 replies · 1,316+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 11-11-04 | Marguerite Higgins
    The low-carb craze has passed its prime, as companies report a pickup in the sales of starch-heavy food. General Mills Inc., which makes cereals such as Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties and Trix, said sales climbed almost 3 percent in the third quarter, to $2.58 billion from $2.51 billion a year ago.
  • Low-carb diet may cut heart risks in severely obese

    10/19/2004 10:05:06 PM PDT · by SupplySider · 6 replies · 707+ views
    Reuters Health ^ | 10/12/04
    Last Updated: 2004-10-12 15:41:07 -0400 (Reuters Health) NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - A low-carbohydrate diet can help severely obese people improve their cholesterol levels, and it may curb markers of inflammation better than a reduced-fat diet, preliminary research suggests. In obesity, the body tends to be in a state of chronic inflammation, and this inflammation is believed to conspire with others factors -- including high cholesterol -- to promote the hardened, narrowed arteries that can lead to heart attack and stroke. Low-carb diets have been shown to cut excess pounds, but whether they reduce inflammation in the body has been...
  • Low-carb Leader Will Get My Vote (Dave Barry) LOL

    09/12/2004 2:14:48 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 5 replies · 632+ views
    Miami Herald ^ | Sept. 12, 2004 | Dave Barry
    Low-carb Leader Will Get My Vote Dave Barry/Miami Herald Sept. 12, 2004 Pretty soon you, the American voter, will enter the sacred sanctity of the voting booth and cast your ballot for the next U.S. president. Or, not. It's also possible that your ballot will go back in time and participate in the election of 1848, or wind up in a distant galaxy, helping to elect an alien being with 73 eyeballs (slogan: ``A Being of Vision''). The truth is, you don't know WHAT will happen to your ballot, because you might be using one of the new electronic voting...
  • Low-Carb Food Craze May Have Missed Atkins Wave

    08/23/2004 12:55:32 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 102 replies · 1,775+ views
    Reuters via Yahoo ^ | 8.23.2004 | Brad Dorfman
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Food manufacturers who have stocked store shelves with low-carbohydrate versions of everything from spaghetti sauce to ice cream may find they are eating the costs themselves, as the low-carb fad peaks, analysts and industry observers said. Yahoo! Health Have questions about your health?Find answers here.   "It's typical that one rushes into the party just when the party is breaking up," said William Leach, food industry analyst at Neuberger Berman. Sales of low-carb branded foods surged $815 million, to $1.13 billion, in the 12 months ended June 13, according to market research firm Information Resources Inc. That...
  • A New and Innovative Approach to the Food Pyramid

    02/12/2004 8:30:52 PM PST · by restornu · 6 replies · 605+ views
    ATKINS ^ | February 2004 | By Stuart Lawrence Trager, M.D., Chairperson, Atkins Physicians Council
    The Atkins Physicians Council introduces the Atkins Lifestyle Food Guide Pyramid to government officials. Earlier this week, I was privileged to brief federal officials and members of the Bush administration, along with Mary C. Vernon, M.D. and Stephen B. Sondike, M.D., my two fellow members of the Atkins Physicians Council (APC). Our mission in going to Washington, D.C., was to deliver a proposal for a new and innovative food guide pyramid that supports a controlled-carbohydrate lifestyle. This way of eating could serve the needs of many of the more than 100 million Americans who are losing the battle against obesity....
  • Americans Abandoning Low-Carb Diets -Survey

    07/14/2004 4:23:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 87 replies · 2,453+ views
    AP ^ | July 14, 2004 | Reuters
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - So much for the low-carbohydrate lifestyle. More than half of all U.S. consumers that have tried following diets that eschew carbs such as bread and sugar have given up, a survey released on Wednesday found, and interest in the popular regimens appears to have plateaued. According to research firm InsightExpress, which conducted the survey online, fewer than 10 percent of Americans are currently on popular low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins, South Beach and The Zone. In contrast, a survey conducted in December of last year by Opinion Dynamics Corporation found that, at the time, 11...
  • Dr. Atkins Killed Me, Suit Says

    07/04/2004 6:02:54 AM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 24 replies · 989+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 7.4.2004 | Helen Peterson and Don Singleton
    From beyond the grave, a woman who died of breast cancer is suing the late diet guru Dr. Robert Atkins for giving her the advice that she says ended up costing her life. The suit, seeking unspecified damages, was filed in Manhattan Supreme Court by the estate of Carol Rubick, a woman who died of breast cancer on Jan. 18, 2003, after receiving five years of oncological treatments at the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine. The plaintiff, Linda Lou Poag, executrix of Rubick's estate, claims that Atkins and two other doctors at the Atkins Center were negligent in treating Rubick's...
  • Atkins diet makes women infertile, interferes with genetic imprinting

    06/29/2004 5:00:37 AM PDT · by Walkin Man · 81 replies · 1,852+ views
    Atkins diet makes women infertile, interferes with genetic imprinting 29 Jun 2004 If you are a woman and you are on the Atkins diet, you may have a problem if you want to start a family, say scientists. A high protein diet could be make it more difficult for a women to conceive. Scientists at the Colorado Center for Reproductive Medicine, Englewood, USA, have come to this tentative conclusion after carrying out a study on mice. Dr. David Garner, lead researcher, said "Although our investigations were conducted in mice, our data may have implications for diet and reproduction in humans."...

    06/23/2004 11:43:36 PM PDT · by kattracks · 41 replies · 345+ views
    New York Post ^ | 6/24/04 | PAUL THARP
    [snip]American Italian Pasta is just the latest victim of the low-carb craze. Doughnut giant Krispy Kreme blamed low-carb diets for disappointing first-quarter sales, but the explanation didn't stop angry shareholders from suing Krispy Kreme last week for failing to see the low-carb craze coming, among other issues. Potato chip maker Jays Foods was pushed into bankruptcy court three months ago after the Atkins diet eroded sales by more than 10 percent, officials said. [snip] More than 24 million American adults are following low-carb diets like those pioneered by the late Dr. Robert Atkins and his rival, Dr. Arthur Agatston, whose...
  • Atkins charity to bankroll diet research

    06/23/2004 4:50:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies · 689+ views
    The Boston GLobe ^ | June 23, 2004 | Raja Mishra
    A charity founded by the late diet doctor Robert C. Atkins stands to inherit his vast fortune and plans to bankroll a barrage of studies championing his popular low-carbohydrate diet, positioning it to dominate diet research at a time when an unprecedented number of Americans are seeking weight-loss guidance. With Atkins's estate worth an estimated $600 million, the Robert C. Atkins Foundation will eventually become the largest private supporter of dieting research in the United States. Its budget could rival what the federal government now spends on studying diets.
  • Low-Carb, Grainless Cereal Hits Market

    06/10/2004 4:53:15 AM PDT · by Jack Bull · 6 replies · 106+ views
    Captain RibMan ^ | 6/10/04 | Sprengelmeyer and Davis
    The first low-carb, grainless cereal has hit grocery store shelves. Atkins approved, consumers can enjoy and watch the pounds melt away.

    05/16/2004 5:50:18 AM PDT · by Pharmboy · 210 replies · 1,127+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 16, 2004 | STEPHANIE O'BRIEN
    <p>May 16, 2004 -- Dr. Atkins' disciples are eating major food companies alive. The low-carb diet trend is turning the stomachs of the makers of traditional staples like bread and pasta, who are blaming their shrinking profits on shrinking waistlines.</p>
  • "Big News" (Atkins diet seems to work...)

    05/20/2004 4:06:54 PM PDT · by pcx99 · 23 replies · 282+ views
    The Economist ^ | 5/20/2004 | The Economist
    Big news May 20th 2004 From The Economist print edition The Atkins diet seems to work, and may bring other health benefits, too AP FOR decades, the Atkins diet has been dismissed and disparaged by dieticians, doctors and nutritionists as faddy or dangerous or both. When Dr Atkins himself died in 2003, after slipping on an icy pavement, he had only just started to see the diet he invented considered seriously. This week, though, two papers in the Annals of Internal Medicine confirm earlier studies showing that the diet works, and demonstrate that it brings benefits to those with heart...
  • Longest scientific study yet backs Atkins diet

    05/19/2004 9:50:39 AM PDT · by BJClinton · 77 replies · 502+ views
    New ^ | 05/18/2004 | Andy Coghlan
    Longest scientific study yet backs Atkins diet 12:21 18 May 04 The claimed benefits of the controversial low-carbohydrate Atkins diet have been reaffirmed in two new studies, one of which is the longest study to date. "I think it's good news for Atkins dieters," says Linda Stern, who led the first study of 132 obese patients at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Philadelphia, US. The diet was devised by the late US doctor Robert Atkins. To lose weight, devotees avoid carbohydrates and consume more protein and fat instead. Both new studies found that subjects on the Atkins diet shed...
  • Low-Carb Diets Work Better in Short Term - Reports

    05/17/2004 5:26:16 PM PDT · by NYC GOP Chick · 24 replies · 301+ views
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Low-carbohydrate diets help people lose weight in the short term but work no better than other diets after a year, researchers reported on Monday. Two studies of the popular diets that limit sugar and processed starches show they can work faster than some low-fat diets. Both studies published in the Annals of Internal Medicine showed that after six months, the low-carb dieters lost more weight than the low-fat group. And one study showed that after 12 months, both groups had lost about the same amount of weight. In one study, a team at the Veterans Affairs Medical...
  • Is the glaze off Krispy Kreme's doughnut?

    05/12/2004 2:42:12 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 117 replies · 1,378+ views
    The Ledger Independent ^ | 5/12/2004 | PAUL NOWELL, AP Writer
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- In the land where Krispy Kreme doughnuts are an institution, Matt Hollowell walked out of a new Dunkin' Donuts store with a large coffee in one hand and a sack of doughnuts in the other. If Hollowell felt like a traitor to the cult of the 'Hot Now' doughnut, he showed no guilt. 'I'm from Charlotte, so I've eaten plenty of Krispy Kremes,' the 33-year-old construction worker said when asked why he had abandoned the local favorite. 'They made a big mistake when they stopped pushing powdered sugar and cake doughnuts. What they want to sell you...
  • No-Carb Eating Couple Booted From Buffet for Eating Too Much Beef (Chuck-A-Rama incident)

    04/23/2004 8:08:56 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 133 replies · 1,272+ views
    AP ^ | april 23,2004
    No-Carb Eating Couple Booted From Buffet for Eating Too Much Beef Apr 23, 2004 The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A couple on a low-carb diet were kicked out of a buffet restaurant after the manager said they'd eaten too much roast beef. Sui Amaama, who along with his wife have been on the Atkins Diet for two weeks, was "It's so embarrassing actually," said Isabelle Leota, Amaama's wife. "We went in to have dinner, we were under the impression Chuck-A-Rama was an all-you-can-eat establishment." Not so, said Jack Johanson, the restaurant chain's district manager. "We've never claimed...
  • Fructose Sweetener Linked to Obesity Rise

    03/25/2004 4:31:31 PM PST · by BJClinton · 54 replies · 556+ views
    AP ^ | 03/25/2004 | STEVE HARTSOE
    RALEIGH, N.C. - Researchers say they've found more evidence of a link between a rapid rise in obesity and a corn product used to sweeten soft drinks and food since the 1970s. The researchers examined consumption records from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for 1967-2000 and combined it with previous research and their own analyses. The data showed an increase in the use of high-fructose corn sweeteners in the late 1970s and 1980s "coincidental with the epidemic of obesity," said one of the researchers, Dr. George A. Bray, a longtime obesity scientist with Louisiana State University System's Pennington Biomedical Research...
  • A change of diet - health experts now endorsing low-carb

    03/24/2004 2:51:27 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 67 replies · 457+ views
    LA Times ^ | March 24, 2004 | Valerie Reitman
    ………….Many nutritionists and health experts have been saying for years that Americans have been consuming far too many carbohydrates, particularly "high-glycemic" processed products containing an abundance of refined sugars, corn syrup and flours that cause an insulin rush and trigger hunger. But now a number of forces have joined the low-carb movement, pushing the low-fat emphasis aside. Many experts think it's more than just a fad. By endorsing the South Beach diet, the Center for Science in the Public Interest itself seems to be shifting direction, after long advocating that low-fat diets were the way to go. "It's a cumulative...
  • Americans Eating More Fat, Risking Health (but people do not seem to be losing weight !)

    03/06/2004 6:43:27 AM PST · by traumer · 61 replies · 652+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | Mar 5, 2004
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Americans are eating more fat and cholesterol as "low-carb" diets grow in popularity, but people do not seem to be losing weight and they are putting their health at risk, U.S. researchers said on Friday. If the trend continues toward more fat and fewer vegetables and grains, Americans could suffer more heart disease, already the No. 1 killer in the country, they warned. "It is pretty clear from marketing data ... that over the past two years there have been specific trends toward more fat intake in the diet. If that is true, that would then suggest...
  • Atkins 'can put you in bad mood'

    03/01/2004 8:04:35 PM PST · by traumer · 71 replies · 376+ views
    BBC ^ | 1 March, 20041 March, 2004
    The Atkins diet - and others that limit carbohydrates - are likely to put you in a bad mood, research has found. A team from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has found carbohydrates help to stimulate production of a key brain chemical called serotonin. It controls our emotions, and a shortage can lead to mood swings and depression. The Atkins diet has become hugely popular despite concerns over its effect on health. Some experts are concerned about whether it might trigger diabetes and kidney damage in the long term. Researcher Dr Judith Wurtman said: "When serotonin is made and becomes...
  • Low-Carb Boom Isn't Just for Dieters Anymore

    02/18/2004 10:22:47 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies · 195+ views
    The New York Times ^ | February 19, 2004 | KATE ZERNIKE and MARIAN BURROS
    LOS ANGELES — Marc and Connie Foreman are not on the Atkins, South Beach, Zone, Lindora or any other low-carbohydrate diet. Yet here they were, waiting for a table at T.G.I. Friday's, a restaurant they have only driven past for 25 years, because Mr. Foreman had seen a commercial earlier in the day advertising one of its Atkins-approved menu items, a New York strip steak with blue cheese (broccoli, no fries). "I won't cut out carbs completely," said Ms. Foreman, a teacher, "but when you think about your diet — the bread, the potatoes, the pasta — it makes sense...
  • Bird flu-scared Cambodians turn to eating rats **New FAST FOOD ATKINS LowCarb**

    02/18/2004 7:14:19 AM PST · by carlo3b · 66 replies · 417+ views
    The Straits Times ^ | Feb 17 2004
    FEB 17, 2004 Bird flu-scared Cambodians turn to eating rats PHNOM PENH (Cambodia) - Fear of catching bird flu from eating chicken has prompted some people in north-west Cambodia to resort to eating rats, a newspaper reported on Tuesday. Rats have been fetching good prices in Battambang province during the last two weeks, according to newspaper Rasmei Kampuchea, or the Light of Cambodia. The newspaper said villagers catch the rodents in nearby rice fields and sell them for up to 1,400 riel (35 US cents) each to market vendors, who resell the meat for about 1,800 riel per kilogram....