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Dr. Atkins Did Not Suffer A Heart Attack  April, 2002 NEW YORK, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- On Thursday April 18, Dr. Robert C. Atkins, the well-known nutrition expert and best selling author, did, in fact, experience cardiac arrest during breakfast. He was quickly revived by an associate and taken to the hospital. As this was not a heart attack (or myocardial infarction), but a ....

Study Will Examine Popular Diets  September 14, 2000. Study Will Examine Popular DietsParticipants Needed In NEMC Study The search for the perfect diet has almost become a national pastime, but, with so many fad diets on the market, the question remains: Do any these popular diets really work?

America's Lost Sweet Tooth  September 8 2000, UTICA, N.Y. (Reuters/Zogby) - If forced to give up a food group, most would choose sweets, according to a recent Zogby America survey.

Send Kids Back to School with Good Nutrition American Dietetic Association Offers Tips CHICAGO, Aug. 11 2000 /PRNewswire"A balanced breakfast, consisting of foods containing carbohydrate, sugar , protein and fat, gives a constant release of energy, delaying symptoms of hunger for several hours. ``Breakfast should be included as part of an overall healthy eating plan,'' says Zanecosky.

Congress Seeks to Kill Federal Sugar Advice If the House of Representatives has its way, the federal government will no longer advise consumers about how much refined sugar to consume.  That dietary advice is critically important in a nation where sugar consumption is higher than ever and obesity rates are soaring.  The report for the House Agriculture Appropriations bill calls on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to eliminate the advice on sugar in its Food Guide Pyramid.  Critics are charging that the food industry snuck that language into the report.

Sugar Consumption ‘Off The Charts’ Say Health ExpertsHHS/USDA Urged to Commission Review of Sugar’s Health Impact WASHINGTON - Citing Americans’ sharp increase in sugar consumption, a broad array of health and nutrition experts have asked the federal government to commission a National Academy of Sciences (NAS) study on the health consequences of sugar consumption. In a letter to the Secretaries of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the experts cited medical evidence indicating that diets high in sugar can promote obesity, kidney stones, osteoporosis, heart disease, and dental caries.

Food makers betting Americans like fat May 8, 2000 CHICAGO (AP) - Craving some fat? Sara Lee Corp. is betting you'll like its new Calzone Creations microwavable sandwiches with as much as 12 grams of artery-clogging saturated fat, 60% of the recommended daily intake for an average person

Heart group revising fat guidelines March 15, 2000 By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY: After sticking to the same advice for decades, the American Heart Association is reconsidering its guidelines on how much fat we should eat

New diet guidelines seek healthier eating Feb. 4, 2000 Research by the food industry indicates consumers are put off by the term low-fat and see a moderate-fat diet as easier to follow, even if the fat content is the same. The recommended maximum fat intake is still 30% of total calories, or 65 grams a day in a 2,000 calorie diet.

Dietitians warn of low-carbo diet dangers NEW YORK, Oct 19 , 1999(Reuters Health) - Individuals who stick to the high-fat, high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets such as the popular 'Atkins Diet' may risk long-term health problems, according to the American Dietetic Association (ADA). The ADA is a professional organization representing the nation's licensed nutritionists and dietitians.

Nutrition Experts and Diet-book Authors Urge Government to Test Weight-loss Plans WASHINGTON - A coalition of prominent academic researchers and authors of best-selling diet books today said that “Americans are lurching from one diet plan to another.” They called on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to sponsor research to evaluate popular diet plans and provide the best possible advice for overweight consumers.

Chewing the fat over Atkins' 'Revolution' 01/06/99 The advice in the book runs contrary to that of most health organizations, including the National Cancer Institute and American Heart Association, which recommend a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and whole grains

Survey Many opt for high-protein, low-carb diets - March 4, 1999   WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Although dieters say a balanced diet is best, many choose to follow popular high-protein, low carbohydrate diets instead, according to a Gallup survey released Thursday

Protein Power A scathing review of PP by the Wheat Food Council

Separating Fact from Fiction in SUGAR BUSTERS By the Sugar Association

Sugar Myths -- A Trick or Treat? Another Pro-Sugar article

Fad Diets versus Dietary Guidelines From the American Institute For Cancer Research, review of several low-carb diets

Taking aim at obesity, govt to test popular diets May 31, 2000

Perspectives on Obesity From: The 1999 North American Association for the Study of Obesity (NAASO) Annual Scientific Meeting

Protein diet vs. low-fat: USDA hosts nutrition debate From CNN February 25, 2000

 

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