Atkins Diet

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Resources for This Diet

Dr. Atkins’ books on the Atkins Diet include

Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution. Thorndike, ME: G.K. Hall, 2000.

Dr. Atkins’ Age-Defying Diet Revolution. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000.

Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Cookbook. New York: M. Evans and Company, 1997.

Dr. Atkins’ New Carbohydrate Gram Counter: More than 1200 Brand-name and Generic Foods Listed with Carbohydrate, Protein, and Fat Contents. New York: M. Evans and Company, 1996.

Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature’s Answer To Drugs. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1999.

The American Dietetics Association Web site provides information on eating healthy


Atkins, RC. Dr. Atkins’ New Diet Revolution (revised and updated). New York: Avon Books, 1999.

Bravata DM, Sanders L, Huang J, et al. Efficacy and safety of low-carbohydrate diets: a systematic review. JAMA 2003;289:1837-50 [review].

Brehm BJ, Seeley RJ, Daniels SR, D'Alessio DA. A randomized trial comparing a very low carbohydrate diet and a calorie-restricted low fat diet on body weight and cardiovascular risk factors in healthy women. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2003;88:1617-23.

Fleming RM, Boyd LB. The effect of high-protein diets on coronary blood flow. Angiology 2000;51:817–26.

Foster GD, Wyatt HR, Hill JO, et al. A randomized trial of a low-carbohydrate diet for obesity. N Engl J Med 2003 22;348:2082–90.

Gould KL, Ornish D, Scherwitz L, et al. Changes in myocardial perfusion abnormalities by positron emission tomography after long-term, intense risk factor modification. JAMA 1995;274:894–901.

Nordmann AJ, Nordmann A, Briel M,et al. Effects of low-carbohydrate vs low-fat diets on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Arch Intern Med 2006;166:285–93.

Raykowski LK. Popular diets: what practitioners should know. Nurse Pract 2006;31:55–7.

Reddy ST, Wang CY, Sakhaee K, et al. Effect of low-carbohydrate  high-protein diets on acid-base balance, stone-forming propensity, and calcium metabolism. Am J Kidney Dis 2002;40:265–74.

Samaha FF, Iqbal N, Seshadri P, et al. A low-carbohydrate as compared with a low-fat diet in severe obesity. N Engl J Med 2003;348:2074–81.

Sondike SB, Copperman N, Jacobson MS. Effects of a low-carbohydrate diet on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factor in overweight adolescents. J Pedriatr 2003;142:25–8.

Stein, Karen. High-protein, low-carbohydrate diets: Do they work? J Am Diet Assoc 2000;100:760–1.

Volek JS. Personal communication. (Source of the figure of 2.2% bone loss)

Volek JS, Sharman MJ, Gomez AL, et al. An isoenergetic very low carbohydrate diet improves serum HDL cholesterol and triacylglycerol concentrations, the total cholesterol to HDL cholesterol ratio and postprandial pipemic responses compared with a low fat diet in normal weight, normolipidemic women. J Nutr 2003;133:2756–61.

Volek JS, Sharman MJ, Love DM, et al. Body composition and hormonal responses to a carbohydrate-restricted diet. Metabolism 2002;51:864–70.

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