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'Eco-Atkins' Diet May Improve Cholesterol Levels: study

Doctor and researcher at St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. David A Jenkins, has shown that diet can help control diabetes and factors that can contribute to heart disease.

Toronto, June 9, 2009

Eco-Atkins diet (Jina Lee/Wikimedia)

Doctor and researcher at St. Michael's Hospital, Dr. David A Jenkins, has shown that diet can help control diabetes and factors that can contribute to heart disease.

In his third study released this year, Dr Jenkins and colleagues compared eating a plant-based protein/low carbohydrate diet with a dairy-based, low fat/high carbohydrate diet. The results show both eating plans help reduce weight, but the plant-based-protein diet decreased bad cholesterol levels (LDL-C), which could have cardiovascular benefits.

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