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Studies Suggest Atkins' Low-Carb Diet Works

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Studies Suggest Atkins' Low-Carb Diet Works

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Studies Suggest Atkins' Low-Carb Diet Works

Studies Suggest Atkins' Low-Carb Diet Works

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Two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest people who follow the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet advocated by Dr. Robert Atkins can indeed lose more weight than those on conventional low-fat diets. But some researchers say the results do not account for the long-term health effects of a high-fat diet. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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