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The Seattle Times reports on a federally funded study concluding that a low-carbohydrate diet is just as effective as a low-fat diet and in fact may be better for the heart. The study also found that while low-carb diets - popularized by the Atkins Diet - allow people to consume more fat, there was no conclusive evidence that they had a greater risk of heart disease.

There were 307 adults involved in the study, two-thirds of them women.
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