Guide to Alternative Medicine and the Digestive System

Anil Minocha, MD FACP FACG

Chapter 66: Weight Loss Diet That Reduces Mortality Risk, Too! (continued)

The war over body weight control consumes billions of dollars with numerous books and pundits promoting their own versions of anti-obesity and weight loss. The Atkins low-carbohydrate diet has been one of the most popular diet fads to hit the market in recent years. CONCERN Questions have been raised about the benefits versus the risks of a low-carbohydrate diet (ie, is the weight loss being achieved at the risk to overall health?). The concerns became heightened when Dr. Atkins himself died, due in part to heart-related illness. AN AUTHORITATIVE ANSWER The report of a study funded by the…