Who Developed the Atkins Diet?


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According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information, the Atkins Diet was developed by Dr. Robert Atkins, who published "Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution" in 1972. The Atkins Diet is a high-protein and high-fat diet that advocates restricting carbohydrates.

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According to Wikipedia, the Atkins Diet is based on the concept that by restricting carbohydrates, the body switches from burning glucose to burning fat in order to obtain energy. While Dr. Atkins initially resisted scientific study of his diet, studies presented by Duke University in 2002 showed that patients not only lost weight following the Atkins Diet, they also lowered their lipid levels, according to the National Center for Biotechnology Information.

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