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How the Atkins Diet Fares in Cholesterol

Atkins-Like Diet Worse for Cholesterol Compared to South Beach, Ornish Diets, Study Says

Ornish Weighs In continued...

Nutritionist Alice Lichtenstein, DSc, who is an AHA spokeswoman, says protein should come primarily from low-fat sources like fish, legumes, and lean meat. Dairy foods should be low-fat or nonfat, and, of course, eating plenty of fruits and vegetables is important.

Lichtenstein is a professor of nutrition science and policy. She directs the Cardiovascular Nutrition Laboratory at Tuft's University's Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center in Boston.

“If you follow this pattern, you will end up with a diet that is in line with what AHA recommends,” she says.

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