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Studies: Atkins Results Similar to Other Diets

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Studies: Atkins Results Similar to Other Diets

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Studies: Atkins Results Similar to Other Diets

Studies: Atkins Results Similar to Other Diets

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People on the Atkins diet average the same weight loss after a year as those on other regimens, according to two new studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine. According to researchers' findings, concerns that the Atkins diet raises cholesterol appear to be unfounded — people in the study had about the same cholesterol levels whether they pursued Atkins or the low-fat regimen. NPR's Richard Knox reports.