Tail end of the Atkins diet idiocy?

A new study in JAMA (Low-Fat Dietary Pattern and Weight Change Over 7 Years) concludes that low fat diets rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains don’t cause weight gain. What a surprise! As the Wall Street Journal reports (Carbs May Not Weigh You Down):

The lead study author, Barbara V. Howard, president of the MedStar Research Institute in Washington, said some advocates of the Atkins diet and other low-carbohydrate diets had suggested that low-fat diets advocated by cancer and heart-disease prevention groups might be part of the reason behind the growing number of overweight Americans.

Maybe bacon isn’t a miracle food after all.

January 4, 2006

One thought on “Tail end of the Atkins diet idiocy?”

  1. But perhaps for those of us not wanting only a 2 pounds over 2 years average weight loss, the Atkins Diet may still a miracle diet. I know I much rather have my two hundred pounds than only two pounds off. Bacon might not be a miracle food, but it eaten in collaboration of 65% fat, 30% protein, and 5% carbs Caloric ration certainly worked wonders in me.

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