Can we advise our obese patients to follow the Atkins diet?

  title={Can we advise our obese patients to follow the Atkins diet?},
  author={Angela Harper and Arne Astrup},
  journal={Obesity Reviews},
The Role of Diet in Patients with Metabolic Syndrome.
The importance of the high prevalence of metabolic syndrome and obesity, and the role of lifestyle modification focusing on dietary fat intake in the management of MS are addressed.
A review of one-to-one dietetic obesity management in adults.
  • C. Grace
  • Medicine
    Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the official journal of the British Dietetic Association
  • 2011
The evidence and proposed professional consensus on one-to-one dietetic weight management for UK adults are outlined and the ability to express empathy is a key skill, which is particularly important given the widespread weight bias in healthcare.
How Much are Health Websites Influenced by Culture? Content Analysis of Online Diet Programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Korea
This study investigates the content of diet websites in the United States (US), United Kingdom (UK), and Korea from a cross-cultural perspective using two cultural typologies: Hofstede's
Eating when empty is good for your health.
Bean Amylase Inhibitor and Other Carbohydrate Absorption Blockers: Effects on Diabesity and General Health
  • H. Preuss
  • Medicine
    Journal of the American College of Nutrition
  • 2009
Many aspects of diabesity and the use of “carb blockers” to prevent and ameliorate the situation are reviewed, and in many respects, carb blockers mimic the beneficial effects of fibers.
Cross-cultural comparison of interactivity and advertising appeals on antismoking web sites in the United States and South Korea
The South Korean antismoking web sites presented significantly higher levels of interactivity than their USA counterparts, and there is hardly any differentiation between the two countries in the amount of advertising appeals used on the health web sites.
Inhibition by Natural Dietary Substances of Gastrointestinal Absorption of Starch and Sucrose in Rats and Pigs: 1. Acute Studies
The hypothesis that the enzyme inhibitors examined here at reasonable doses can safely lower the glycemic loads starch and sucrose can be supported.
How to maintain a healthy body weight.
  • A. Astrup
  • Medicine
    International journal for vitamin and nutrition research. Internationale Zeitschrift fur Vitamin- und Ernahrungsforschung. Journal international de vitaminologie et de nutrition
  • 2006
Whereas increasing daily physical activity and regular exercise does not significantly effect the rate of weight loss in the induction phase, it plays an important role in the weight maintenance phase due to an impact on daily energy expenditure and also to a direct enhancement of insulin sensitivity.


A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity☆
A low-carbohydrate as compared with a low-fat diet in severe obesity.
Severely obese subjects with a high prevalence of diabetes or the metabolic syndrome lost more weight during six months on a carbohydrate- restricted diet than on a calorie- and fat-restricted diet, with a relative improvement in insulin sensitivity and triglyceride levels, even after adjustment for the amount of weight lost.
Effect of 6-month adherence to a very low carbohydrate diet program.
Protein turnover and thermogenesis in response to high-protein and high-carbohydrate feeding in men.
The rates of energy expenditure and wholebody protein turnover were determined during a 9-h period in a group of seven men while they received hourly isocaloric meals of high-protein (HP) or
High-protein weight-loss diets: are they safe and do they work? A review of the experimental and epidemiologic data.
The effects of dietary protein on satiety, energy intake, thermogenesis, and weight loss, as well as its effect on a variety of health outcomes in adults, are summarized.
A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity.
The low-carbohydrate diet produced a greater weight loss than did the conventional diet for the first six months, but the differences were not significant at one year and the low- carbohydrate diet was associated with a greater improvement in some risk factors for coronary heart disease.
Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a systematic review.
There is insufficient evidence to make recommendations for or against the use of low-carbohydrate diets, particularly among participants older than age 50 years, for use longer than 90 days, or for diets of 20 g/d or less of carbohydrates.
Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution
Atkins' new diet program, dieters no longer crave high-carbohydrate foods, and can eat as much as they want and not feel hungry.
Randomized trial on protein vs carbohydrate in ad libitum fat reduced diet for the treatment of obesity
Replacement of some dietary carbohydrate by protein in an ad libitum fat-reduced diet, improves weight loss and increases the proportion of subjects achieving a clinically relevant weight loss.