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Monday, November 15, 2004

The (New) Skinny 

Researchers have found that the ever contentious Atkins diet may be more effective in men than in women. I'm not really buying this result - the n is so small, it's short-term, and it's funded by the Atkins Foundation - but it wouldn't surprise me that there could be a difference of some sort. We shall see.

Speaking of questionable therapy, use of the "supplement" DHEA has long been growing in Americans hoping to avoid aging, etc. for some time. It may not be such a bad idea. A new study (also short term, and the release doesn't mention the sample size) finds that taking DHEA both reduces abdominal fat increase and improves insulin activity in older people. Interesting!

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