What Happened to the Atkins' Diet?

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Dr. Robert Atkins was a cardiologist who determined that low-fat foods with high carbohydrates led to obesity. By experimenting on himself and his patients, he found they could lose weight by cutting carbohydrates and getting protein from meat and other foods full of fat. Atkins' Diet Revolution sold 20 million copies in more than 20 languages, spawning an industry based on low-carb foods, but the craze has suddenly declined, so much that Atkins Nutritionals has declared bankruptcy. Why has confidence faded so fast in a regime that seemed to encourage indulgence rather than abstinence? Was the low-carb doctrine over-sold or misrepresented? What fad will be next in America, where there's big money in the promise of weight reduction that's quick and easy? We speak with nutritionists, journalists and the food industry.
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Al Jazeera on al new Qaeda threats against US and Britain

Atkins Nutritionals

Atkins' Diet Revolution

USDA's -Steps to a Healthier You'

Buncombe's article on the Atkins' diet

US Supreme Court nominee John Roberts

Los Angeles Times article on Roberts' donating help to gay rights case

Romer v Evans, US Supreme Court on (1996)



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