Low-carbohydrate Diets: Are They Safe And Effective?
Mayo Clinic Low-Carbohydrate Diets: Are They Safe and Effective? Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research Mayo Clinic is a charitable, not-for-profit organization based in Rochester, Minn. comprising of an integrated multi-specialty clinic and two hospitals, staffed by more than 1,500 physicians. Americans spend billions of dollars yearly on weight-loss programs and products, looking for the magic cure to help them shed pounds quickly and painlessly. Anyone who has tried to lose weight knows how challenging it can be. This is why many people turn to fad diets. Fad diets have been around for decades. New ones surface regularly, and some older ones fall in and out of favor. One of the more popular diets today is a low-carbohydrate, high-protein diet. Researchers have reported some successful short-term results from restricting carbohydrate intake, findings that have sparked further debate in the medical community about the effectiveness and safety of such diet programs. Low-carbohydrate diets â€” such as the Atkins diet, the Zone and the South Beach Diet â€” have received a lot of attention. With book sales in the millions and pervasive marketing campaigns, many p Continue reading >>