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The “Eco-Atkins” Diet

The “Eco-Atkins” Diet EDITORIAL New Twist on an Old Tale IGH-PROTEIN, LOW-CARBOHYDRATE DIETS ported, blood pressure was slightly reduced by the higher– are advocated by many, predominantly vegetable protein diet, while measures of glycemia and commercial, weight loss programs. Most insulin sensitivity were similar in both groups. of these diets have been promoted within A variety of diets have been compared for their effects H popular culture and until recently have on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors. Caloric in- been subjected to little scientific scrutiny. Substantial con- take time and again emerges as the primary feature affect- cern has been raised about the potential for adverse ef- ing weight. Although typical meat-based, high-protein diets fects. Meat is commonly consumed as a major source of are often associated with larger weight loss within the first dietary protein. However, meat derived from animal year, caloric intake is usually lower as well. Early-stage suc- muscle also typically contains large amounts of satu- cess at weight loss may be related to greater satiety. While rated fat and cholesterol. Consequently, low-density li- determinants of satiety are incompletely understood, more poprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels may increase, or do fat and protein in the diet might better satisfy http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Internal Medicine American Medical Association

The “Eco-Atkins” Diet

Abstract

EDITORIAL New Twist on an Old Tale IGH-PROTEIN, LOW-CARBOHYDRATE DIETS ported, blood pressure was slightly reduced by the higher– are advocated by many, predominantly vegetable protein diet, while measures of glycemia and commercial, weight loss programs. Most insulin sensitivity were similar in both groups. of these diets have been promoted within A variety of diets have been compared for their effects H popular culture and until recently have on weight loss and cardiovascular risk...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
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Copyright 2009 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
2168-6106
eISSN
2168-6114
DOI
10.1001/archinternmed.2009.149
pmid
19506171
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Abstract

EDITORIAL New Twist on an Old Tale IGH-PROTEIN, LOW-CARBOHYDRATE DIETS ported, blood pressure was slightly reduced by the higher– are advocated by many, predominantly vegetable protein diet, while measures of glycemia and commercial, weight loss programs. Most insulin sensitivity were similar in both groups. of these diets have been promoted within A variety of diets have been compared for their effects H popular culture and until recently have on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors. Caloric in- been subjected to little scientific scrutiny. Substantial con- take time and again emerges as the primary feature affect- cern has been raised about the potential for adverse ef- ing weight. Although typical meat-based, high-protein diets fects. Meat is commonly consumed as a major source of are often associated with larger weight loss within the first dietary protein. However, meat derived from animal year, caloric intake is usually lower as well. Early-stage suc- muscle also typically contains large amounts of satu- cess at weight loss may be related to greater satiety. While rated fat and cholesterol. Consequently, low-density li- determinants of satiety are incompletely understood, more poprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) levels may increase, or do fat and protein in the diet might better satisfy

Journal

JAMA Internal MedicineAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jun 8, 2009

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