Losing weight is a challenge for many of us, and dietary advice is often contradictory. Which diet will work best? Would it be a low-fat vegetarian diet like the one Dr. Dean Ornish promotes? Or might it be a low-carb diet similar to the one espoused by the late Dr. Robert Atkins? Many fear that a diet low in carbohydrates and therefore heavier on protein and fat will push cholesterol to unhealthy levels. New data on the low-carb approach don’t support that concern, though. We’ll get the low-down on the science behind the NEW Atkins diet.
Guest: Eric Westman, MD, MHS, is an associate professor of medicine at the Duke University Health System and director of the Duke Lifestyle Medicine Clinic. He is the author of The New Atkins for a New You, with Dr. Jeff Volek and Dr. Stephen Phinney. To purchase the book online, go to www.atkins.com or www.amazon.com
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