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Comparison of the Atkins, Zone, Ornish, and LEARN Diets… Christopher Gardner, PhD

Conclusions In this study, premenopausal overweight and obese women assigned to follow the Atkins diet, which had the lowest carbohydrate intake, lost more weight and experienced more favorable overall metabolic effects at 12 months than women assigned to follow the Zone, Ornish, or LEARN diets...

This an excellent testament to the effectiveness of the low carb diet.  Christopher Gardner, Stanford University, conducted a professional clinical trial to compare several diets, including the low carb diet as developed by Dr. Atkins.   Even though he was a vegetarian, he concluded  that the low carb diet performed best in weight reduction and health improvement.  At the time this was done, the low carb diet was criticized as a trend diet so he carefully worded his JAMA conclusions to posture that the low carb diet should take it’s place among the more established diets as an effective alternative.  He reported the results in this informative video.

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