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This paper explains that the consensus is that the Atkins diet works over the short- term, but the weight is regained over the long-term. The author points out that it is not more successful than low-fat diets and is a less well-balanced diet. The paper reports that the high fat content is a risky medical proposition and the long-term effects of a high fat diet are currently under investigation.
From the Paper:"Cutting carbohydrates out of the diet completely or cutting down on them very severely does not make sense scientifically and is not necessary to those wishing to lose weight and eat a healthy diet. The Atkins diet is a high protein, high fat diet with very low-carbohydrate intake. It has been shown to work for weight loss over the short-term but there are doubts about its ability to work over the long-term. Two recent studies reported in the "New England Journal of Medicine"..."
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