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Wednesday, March 01, 2006

More Bad News for Dr. Atkins 

Science has not been kind to Dr. Atkins' diet, or to its heir South Beach. This month, a University of South Carolina study throws doubt on the centerpiece of these diets, the Glycemic Index (GI). The study followed 1000 volunteers over five years, tracking those who followed low versus high GI diets, and found that the GI of the diet was not related to blood glucose levels, as the diet sellers' claims would suggest.

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