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Atkins facts.

The high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins diet has become the fashionable way to lose weight among stars like Geri Halliwell, Minnie Driver, Renee Zellwegger and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The diet encourages people to eat eggs, bacon, meat and cheese and frowns on bread, pasta, fruit and vegetables.

It can help people shed the pounds in the short-term but poses long-term health problems.

But Susan Jebb, head of nutrition at the government-funded medical research council, said: "Nobody is evaluating what is happening out there to millions of people who are following it."

Dr Robert Atkins' diet was revived after years out of fashion. He believed carbohydrates overstimulated production of insulin, provoking hunger, more eating and therefore leading to weight gain.
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Publication:Evening Gazette (Middlesbrough, England)
Date:Aug 14, 2003
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