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Diets and obesity

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 22 January 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:234
  1. Vittal Katikireddi, final year medical student (
  1. University of Edinburgh, and BMJ Clegg scholar

    The BBC Horizon programme reviewed in this week's BMJ again raised questions about the ever popular Atkins diet. Does it work? If so, how does it work? And what are the risks?

    The website of Atkins Nutritionals ( offers an overview of the science behind the diet—with summaries of articles from peer reviewed journals taken from PubMed—as well as providing many controlled carb …

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