The above article discusses the dangers of going on the fad diet, Atkins. Like most fad diets, Atkins tries to help people lose weight without having to diet or exercise as hard as necessary. The Atkins diet does this by having people eat high amounts of protein and low amounts of carbohydrates. This diet plan has led to a distinct pattern of heart disease. Diets high in fat have been linked to increase risk of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. High cholesterol, low carbohydrate diets have been found to be linked with ketosis. Ketosis symptoms include thirst, headache, and weakness. While there have so far only been distinct patterns, and no scientific studies to show the dangers of being on the Atkins diet, there have also been know studies showing its effect on long term health. Users should beware the patterns of heart disease that Atkins creates, along with the complications from other fad diets and stick to the only method of weight loss that has worked traditionally: diet and exercise. Looking for the quick fix rarely works. In the case of Atkins, sure you might lose weight in the short run, but in the long run you can get heart disease.
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