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Old November 11th, 2003, 05:27 PM
Diarmid Logan
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High saturated fat, starch avoidance weight loss diet offers good
preliminary results

ROCHESTER, Minn. -- In the quest for an effective weight loss diet
that also is nutritionally complete, researchers in the November issue
of Mayo Clinic Proceedings report preliminary weight loss results of a
regimen that is similar to the Atkins diet that are encouraging, but
merit further, broader study.

Researchers from Cardiology Research at Christiana Care Health
Services, Inc., in Newark, Del., report patients on a high saturated
fat and avoidance of starch diet similar to the Atkins diet
experienced 5 percent weight loss after six weeks without adverse
effects. The Atkins diet is noted for its high-fat and carbohydrate
restrictions, which have been shown to result in weight loss.

James Hays, M.D., of the Christiana Care Health Services, Inc. the
primary investigator, said the study came about after researchers
noted that patients with atherosclerosis or diabetes were also
experiencing weight loss with a diet they were prescribing for
treatment of the chronic disease.

"For the last eight years, we have been concentrating on dietary
treatment of the chronic diseases diabetes and atherosclerosis and
have ended up prescribing to patients a diet high in saturated fat
much like what Dr. Atkins has advocated for weight loss," Dr. Hays
says. "A consistent calorie intake is helpful in treatment of
diabetes, so we have prescribed a consistent intake of certain fruits
and vegetables rather than Dr. Atkins' step-wise approach and this may
have resulted in some other differences."

Although further studies remain to be done, it might be possible to
find an optimum diet that results in weight loss, promotes longevity
and contains a lot of saturated fat, Dr. Hays said. The Atkins diet
relies on ketosis, the decrease in appetite related to the caloric
intake. However no long-term studies have determined whether there is
a risk of cardiovascular disease.

Others who contributed to the study include Angela DiSabatino; Robert
Gorman, Ph.D.; Simi Vincent, Ph.D., M.D.; and Michael Stillabower,
M.D., all of Christiana Care Health Services.

The observational study looked at 17 men and six women who
self-reported food intake and each lost 5 percent of their body weight
in six weeks, Dr. Hays said. The diet prescribed for patients by the
physicians was to consume one half of all calories as saturated fat,
primarily as red meat and cheese. Eggs and other low-fat forms of
protein were allowed, regardless of cholesterol content. Fresh fruit
and non-starchy vegetables were prescribed in restricted amounts at
each meal. Starch was forbidden.

In an editorial in the same issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Gerald
Gau, M.D., of Mayo Clinic's Division of Cardiovascular Diseases and
Internal Medicine, writes that researchers should keep an open mind
about the Atkins diet and continue to study its metabolic effects.

With this published study, Dr. Gau notes that long-term follow-up and
larger numbers of patients are needed for more definitive information.
Dr. Gau writes that other diets that restrict calories should also be
studied for their risks and benefits.


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High saturated fat, starch avoidance weight loss diet offers good
preliminary results



The full text is available online:

http://www.mayo.edu/proceedings/2003/nov/7811a1.pdf


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