Friday, March 05, 2004

The result of the Atkins craze? People are still fat, and now their cholesterol is higher too.

A new set of studies released by the Mayo Clinic and the American Heart Association show that the low-carb craze has caused Americans to eat more fat and cholesterol without appreciably reducing their overall obesity.

The summary: Americans eat too much, eat too much fat, and don't eat enough fruit, vegetables, and fiber.

Get this through your heads people, the way to lose weight is to--stop the presses--eat less, eat better, and exercise more. Alas, as long as people can make a buck by selling the "eat whatever you want and lose weight" diet, Americans will be lardasses.

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