Wednesday, November 09, 2005

It Seems Dr. Atkins Was Right After All

Dr. Atkins' low-carb principles are being proven right in study after study

This Food Navigator story about a new study released by French researchers today that explains why low-carb, high-protein diets work gives validation and vindication to the lifetime of work that the late Dr. Robert C. Atkins invested in this miraculous way of eating.

Especially over the past year, Dr. Atkins New Diet Revolution book has come under vicious scrutiny by those who think it is an unhealthy and dangerous way to lose weight and keep it off.

But with success stories like mine (read about it in my new book "Livin' La Vida Low-Carb"), Dr. Atkins and his work lives on. But now scientific research out of France has found that low-carb, high-protein plans increase satiety and, thus, require less food to feel nourished.

The details of the study appear in the latest issue of the scientific journal Cell Metabolism.

Amazed by the study results, the researchers said the rats used in the study were less likely to overeat when fed a low-carb, high-protein diet because they stayed full longer.

"Intestinal gluconeogenesis (ie de novo synthesis of glucose) is induced during the postabsorptive time (following food digestion) in rats specifically fed on protein-enriched diet," write the researchers.

My friend Connie Bennett from the SUGAR SHOCK! blog wrote about this today stating the obvious.

"Well, clearly, the proponents of low-carb, protein-rich diets will have a field day with these discoveries, showing that new research backs their claims!"

You can say that again, Connie! All of these people who proclaim that the Atkins diet has no merit because it is not backed by solid nutritional research have just had that excuse taken away from them. Now what are they gonna say? Oh, they'll make up something if you give them enough time.

As more and more research comes out about low-carb in the coming years, though, people will see that Dr. Atkins was right about livin' la vida low-carb after all.


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