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    The Atkins diet - Possible Health Risk - Is really this diet safe?

    Is really this diet safe ?

    People which are following Atkins diet eat large amounts of protein and fat.

    Doctors from New York University wrote in The Lancet journal of a 40-year-old woman who developed a dangerous condition called ketoacidosis, a dangerous buildup of acids called ketones in the blood which can lead to patients falling into a coma.

    Ketones are produced in the liver when insulin levels fall due to starvation or diabetes.

    "Our patient had an underlying ketosis caused by the Atkins diet ..."

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    Last edited by Paul Stagg; 03-19-2006 at 03:58 PM.

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