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From Michael Greger, M.D.

"Nobody wants to hear this," groaned Dr. James W. Anderson in an interview. Anderson is a Professor of Medicine and Clinical Nutrition at the University of Kentucky School of Medicine. "People lose weight, at least in the short term. I am not arguing with that. But this is absolutely the worst diet you could imagine for long-term obesity, heart disease, and some forms of cancer. If you wanted to find one diet to ruin your health, you couldn't find one worse than Atkins'."[486]

Thankfully, the low carb mania may have peaked. According to the June 14, 2004 issue of Fortune magazine, data show that the number of Americans on a low carb diet has fallen 25% since January. As one Wall Street analyst explained, "Have you ever tried low carb bread?"[487]

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