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Low carb diet trumps low-cal for reducing weight and cancer risk

The Chicago Tribune reported, “Following a low-carb diet, even for only two days a week, was better than following a calorie-restricted diet every day for losing weight and lowering insulin levels, which are both associated with lower risks of breast and … Continue reading

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Does the Dukan Diet Work?

A book touting the latest high-protein, hold-the-carbs regimen from France is due out in the United Statessoon, but critics abound. What’s the truth about the Dukan Diet?

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Low-fat or low-carbohydrate diets may produce similar weight loss

My patients ask me all the time about the differences between the low-fat diets (i.e., South Beach) and the low-carb diets (i.e., Atkins). In the past, I’ve had little data on which to guide them, but my personal preference has leaned … Continue reading

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Low carb, high-fat diet negatively affects mood

There’s a new study out that compares dieters eating food high in carbohydrates and low on fat with those on a low-carb, high-fat regime similar to the Atkins diet. The results may surprise you. Bloomberg News reports that, according to … Continue reading

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