The Atkins Diet

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The Atkins diet has changed and improved over the years to promote a variety of foods including lean protein, vegetables, fruits, nuts, legumes, and in some cases, whole grains and healthy fats.

WebMD Medical Reference


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The Center for Complementary Medicine, New York.

Barbara Rolls, PhD, the Guthrie Chair in Nutrition, Penn State University.

Gail Frank, PhD, professor of nutrition, California State University, Long Beach.

Gary D. Foster, PhD, clinical director, weight and eating disorders program, University of Pennsylvania.

Robert H. Eckel, MD, director, general clinical research center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver.

Reviewed by Kathleen M. Zelman, MPH, RD, LD on February 01, 2012

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