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- Website: Patient.co.uk
- Resource type: Article
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The Atkins diet is a popular weight loss plan that focuses on a low-carbohydrate and high-fat diet. This diet seems to help people lose weight, but may have negative effects on different systems in the body. More research is needed about this diet.
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Rated on: 11/26/2018 9:32:10 PM
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