Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss?

@article{Astrup2004AtkinsAO,
  title={Atkins and other low-carbohydrate diets: hoax or an effective tool for weight loss?},
  author={Arne Astrup and Thomas Meinert Larsen and Angela Harper},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2004},
  volume={364},
  pages={897-899}
}
CONTEXT The Atkins diet books have sold more than 45 million copies over 40 years, and in the obesity epidemic this diet and accompanying Atkins food products are popular. The diet claims to be effective at producing weight loss despite ad-libitum consumption of fatty meat, butter, and other high-fat dairy products, restricting only the intake of carbohydrates to under 30 g a day. Low-carbohydrate diets have been regarded as fad diets, but recent research questions this view. STARTING POINT A… Expand
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