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From Michael Greger, M.D.

The Atkins’ Diet downfall is also its one saving grace—people may not be able to tolerate it for long enough to suffer the long-term consequences. The American Heart Association states: "Individuals who follow these diets are therefore at risk for compromised vitamin and mineral intake, as well as potential cardiac, renal [kidney], bone, and liver abnormalities overall."[255]

In Europe, hospitals have already started banning the Atkins Diet[256,257] after the British government’s Medical Research Council, backed up by the British Nutrition Foundation and the British Dietetic Association,[258] condemned the Atkins Diet as "negligent"[259] "nonsense and pseudo-science"[260] posing a "massive health risk."[261]

An article out of the Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine entitled "Physician’s Guide to Popular Low Carbohydrate Weight-Loss Diets" noted that the Atkins Diet "can jeopardize health in a variety of ways."[262] Let us count the ways.

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