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Our Chef in the News: Karen Barnaby on Low-Carbing  April, 2002 Anyone who knows Vancouver chef Karen Barnaby can attest that her generous laugh was once matched by her proportions. She's not a tall woman, but three years ago she tipped the scales at 235 pounds. Today, she weighs 165, and joins a growing list of celebrities -- including Jennifer Aniston -- who credit low-carb eating for the dramatic change. ....

Omni Hotels goes Low-Carb Tuesday May 1, 2001 Unlike other healthy menus that offer only low-calorie choices, the Ideal Nourishment selections are designed to appeal to a variety of dietary needs. The menu includes entrees in several categories for guests to select from, including heart-healthy, high-protein/low-carbohydrate, low-sodium and vegetarian, as well as sugar-free desserts.

The Trick to Counting CarbsThursday November 09By Paul Wolf, From Bob Haber had done the dieting thing always with the same so-so results. But earlier this year the 43-year-old television station director lost an impressive 23 pounds.

Why Low Carbohydrate Diets are Correct and theUSDA Food Guide Pyramid is Wrong  GUAYNABO, Puerto Rico--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 18, 2000--Whilecontroversy continues between low carb diet advocates and nutritionexperts, one physician claims to have found the answers we seek.

Excess blood sugar may boost free-radical production  NEW YORK, Aug 25 2000 (Reuters Health) - Excess sugar in the blood appears to increase the production of free radicals--byproducts of normal metabolism that have been linked to aging and heart disease, US researchers report.

Low-Fat Diet Good For Kids? WEDNESDAY, Aug. 23 2000 (HealthSCOUT) -- Infants on a low-fat, low-cholesterol diet may have less heart disease when they grow up, a new Finnish study suggests." BUT "A low-fat diet could damage nerve and brain development, says Jeff Hampl, a professor of nutrition at Arizona State University and a spokesman for the American Dietetic Association. "The basic understanding is that our central nervous systems and our brains have quite a bit of fat in them. Up to the age of 2, the nervous system continues to grow, and to ensure good brain growth we want to make sure that kids are getting enough fat."

The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine Holds its First CME Program on Scientific Research and Clinical Application of Low-Carbohydrate Diets NEW YORK, July 31 2000 /PRNewswire/ -- The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine and the University of South Florida College of Medicine will jointly sponsor a CME Program, ``Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Scientific Research and Clinical Application,'' at the New York Marriott Marquis on Saturday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 10.

High-fat Diet Better for Female Athletes Sunday July 30 2000, High-fat Diet Better for Female Athlete. By Janice Billingsley HealthSCOUT Reporter  Forget weight watching. A new study shows that a high-fat diet can help female athletes literally go that extra mile.

For diet results, moderate-fat beats low-fat June 6, 2000 They divided the participants into two groups. Half of the people followed a diet with 35% of calories from fat that was mostly monounsaturated (olive oil, canola oil, peanut butter, avocado, nuts) and some polyunsaturated fats (corn oil, soybean oil). They limited saturated fat (fatty meats, whole dairy products) to about 5% of their intake. It was based on a Mediterranean-style diet. The other half were instructed to limit their diet to no more than 20% of calories from fat.

Epilepsy Foundation Cites Dramatic Increase in Use And Scientific Understanding of Epilepsy Diet; Movement Was Launched by TV Movie Set for July 3 Rebroadcast WASHINGTON, June 28  2000 /PRNewswire

The Effect of Fat vs Carbohydrates on the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes60th Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association  Day 1 - June 10, 2000 The Effect of Fat vs Carbohydrates on the Etiology of Type 2 Diabetes, by James Lenhard, MD

Atkins diet -- high-protein, low-carb diets by Allan Spreen, M.D. "No diet is right for everyone, but I have a lot of respect for this one. I have seen amazing weight loss from a plan that at first I thought was nuts...."

Put Protein in Perspective April 28, 2000  "Let me be perfectly clear: I'm not a fan of The Zone, Carbohydrate Addict's, Atkins or any other low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. But with all the buzz they've created, I've been forced to take another look at the way I eat -- which is probably similar to the way you do."

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome A Little-Known Complaint Affecting Many Women. David Edelberg, M.D., Chief Medical Advisor,

Low-carbohydrate diet helps diabetics NEW YORK, Jan 04 2000 (Reuters Health) -- A low-carbohydrate, calorie-restricted diet can help people with type 2 diabetes get their blood sugar under control when standard dietary changes and drug treatment have failed, according to California researchers. At least in the short run, the diet may help patients avoid having to take insulin to control their disease.

Those with PCOS can benefit from Lo Carb Diet At the University of Chicago Hospitals, we have found that 1 in 3 women with PCOS will have an abnormal glucose tolerance test and that 1 in 10 will be diabetic by age 40. It is important to note that women with PCOS who have a family history of diabetes appear to be at highest risk for abnormalities in glucose tolerance. 

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

High-protein diets gaining support Sept. 21, 1999By Nanci Hellmich, USA TODAY: For a while, low-fat diets and high-carbohydrate diets were all the rage. But the latest hot trend is low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets - despite vehement opposition from nutrition experts who say they aren't healthful.

HARVARD HEART DISEASE STUDY SUPPORTS PROTEIN The study's objective was to examine the relation between protein intake and risk of IHD. The primary endpoint was nonfatal myocardial infarction or fatal ischemic heart disease occurring between 1980 and 1994. Compared with the lowest protein-intake group, women with the highest protein intake were 26% less likely to develop IHD over the study period.

Studies suggest Atkins diet is safe  NEW YORK, Feb 18 2000 (Reuters Health) - The extremely carbohydrate-restricted Atkins diet is a safe, effective way to lose weight, according to studies presented at the Southern Society of General Internal Medicine in New Orleans.

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

Diabetics Improve Health With Very High-Fat, Low Carb Diet  By Cameron Johnston Special to DG News SAN DIEGO, CA -- June 15, 1999 -- A very high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet has been shown to have astounding effects in helping type 2 diabetics lose weight and improve their blood lipid profiles.

A high-carbohydrate diet increases the risk of heart disease June 13, 2000 Excerpts from the Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Scroll to the middle of the page under Diet).

Movie First Do No Harm Boosts Popularity of Diet for Epileptic Children July 6, 2000High-Fat Diet Works for Some Kids, but It's Hard to Maintain

What is The Atkins Diet? Answering The Critics, from

How I Became a Low-Carb Believer  Time Magazine, NOVEMBER 1, 1999 VOL. 154 NO. 18. After seeing results in his patients, a once skeptical doctor is now a convert BY WOODSON C. MERRELL, M.D.

Overview of "Zone Diet" A breif review of the Zone, from

Are high-protein diets healthy? Dr. Bob Arnot reports on the latest diet fad. [While the article appears negative, the Dr. ends with a shy recommendation.]

Wrestling with the low carb diet 07/11/00- Regimen keeps WCW star Marcus Bagwell "buff"

Checking in to steaks 04/25/00- Hotel chefs jump on high-protein bandwagon

"Low-Fat Lies": Antifad, Pro-Mediterranean Diet. May.2000

Study shows high fat, low carb diet helps epileptic children December 8, 1998 From CNN

Lose the Bun, Not the Burger (and Heavy on the Mayo) From New York Times.

Crazy for Carbs Dec. 6, 2000: Scientists Debate Connection between Carbs and Obesity [Also talks about Syndrome X]

Pork Rinds Have Some Dieters in Hog Heaven By: MARLA DICKERSON.

Choose Your Carbs Carefully June 1, 2000  (HealthSCOUT) --Wrong ones could raise risk of heart disease

Don't Fret the Fat June 18, 2000: It's a key part of a balanced diet for athletes. The State University of New York at Buffalo leads the way in the research, with several studies concluding that low-fat diets can be dangerous.

Meet 'Age-Defying' Dr. Atkins Learn what he eats for lunch

Where's the Pork? Pork rind pushing popcorn as top snack

U.S. sweetener group in battle over sugar-obesity link

Diet for a Healthier America May 27, 2000: Highlights of dietary guidlines, and interesting politics ove sugar. Check "Pressure on Sugar Intake."

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