New Atkins switches red meat, plant proteins

June 8, 2009 5:23:56 PM PDT
A new form of the Atkins diet is proving to be healthier overall.

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The modified version replaces the diet's reliance on red meat with plant based proteins such as nuts, soy, fruits and vegetables.

University of Toronto researchers found after one month, dieters on the new Atkins diet not only lost almost nine pounds, but they also had lower LDL, bad cholesterol levels. Those on the meat version of the diet did not achieve the same positive cholesterol results.

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