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February 2003 Issue

Atkins Diet Gains Some Credibility, But Long-Term Safety Still a Concern

Could Dr. Atkins have been right all along? Can his low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet not only cause significant weight loss but also improve blood lipids? That was the much ballyhooed conclusion drawn after a Duke University study was presented at the annual American Heart Association meeting last November. But there’s still plenty to question before becoming an Atkins convert. Controversial Research. The much- heralded, but still unpublished, study (funded by the Robert C. Atkins

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