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South Beach Diet and Heart Disease

this is from a blog post written by Bill Bestermann on one of the best new medical blogs out there. Interesting when a leading doctor comments positively about a popular diet....

"Almost as soon as the South Beach diet came out, I was impressed that it was a more sensible approach to weight loss. The very low fat diet that was popular at that time naturally emphasized carbohydrates and produced triglyceride elevations. The very low carbohydrate diet allowed the intake of large amounts of saturated fat and that made no sense for patients with high cholesterol and vascular disease. The South Beach diet called for a reduction in carbohydrate—especially processed carbohydrate and sugar. It also called for reduction in fat—especially animal fat. This seemed much more balanced. The South Beach diet has been very effective in my patients and has helped hundreds lose weight, lower their triglycerides, lower their LDL, and control their blood sugar. I knew early on that Arthur Agatson is a physician, but I really did not know that he is a preventive cardiologist."


Tue. Nov 20, 10:24pm

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