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Atkins works better for guys

Posted - Nov. 17, 2004 at 9:20 a.m.



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Low-carb eating plans like the Atkins Diet are more effective for men than women, a new study reveals.

A third of 15 men who consumed fewer carbohydrates over a period of 50 days lost more than 10 pounds with one participant dropping 25 pounds, researchers at the University of Connecticut said.

But the weight loss among the 13 women who followed the same diet was not as dramatic, they reported in the journal Nutrition and Metabolism.

The study, which was partly funded by the Atkins company, also revealed that a low-carbohydrate diet was up to three times more effective at trimming fat from dieters' mid-sections than a low-fat one. Bill Hoffmann

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