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Atkins Diet Can Raise Weight, Cut Lifespan

A new study by researchers at Spain’s Rovira i Virgili University has concluded that persons who are considered to be at high risk for developing heart disease, especially those who are also overweight, should avoid Atkins-style diets that emphasize heavy protein intake and low consumption of carbohydrates. An analysis of data that tracked the health of high-risk individuals for nearly five years found that those who ate lots of protein and few carbs were not only twice as likely to gain weight -- more than ten percent of their initial body weight, on average -- than those on a balanced diet, but were also 59 percent more likely to die during the study period. And high-protein-low-carb dieters who also limited their intake of fats were 66 percent more likely to die.

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Tags: Atkins Diet, Diet and Heart Health, Atkins Diet and Heart Disease, Healthy Heart Diets, Best Diets for Your Heart

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