The Case for Low Carbs

For the past 20 years, anything other than a low-fat diet--which usually includes a lot of carbohydrates--has been considered unscientific and dangerous. So it is quite ironic that as researchers are finally studying the benefits of the Atkins Nutritional Approach (ANA), which controls carbohydrates, the scientific underpinnings for the low-fat approach are being challenged.

Research on controlled-carbohydrate programs demonstrates that subjects find them easy to follow and effective in helping them lose weight. In addition, controlling carbohydrates lowers glucose and insulin levels in the blood--risk factors associated with heart disease, diabetes and other metabolic syndromes.

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