This is the american heart associations official stand on the atkins diet The American Heart Association (AHA) does not recommend high-protein diets for weight loss. They argue that the Atkins diet has not been proven effective for long term weight loss. They are critical of the Atkins diet’s focus on a high-protein diet that emphasises foods like meat and eggs that are rich in protein and/or saturated fats. The diet is not recommended because it restricts healthy foods that provide essential nutrients. They also criticise the Atkins plan for its high cholesterol, fat and protein content and its low-fibre intake. The AHA asserts that most people already eat more protein and fat than their bodies need, and eating a high-protein, high-fat diet raises the risk of many types of disease. The most serious claim against the Atkins plan is that it’s linked to a number of potential health risks such as osteoporosis, stroke, coronary heart disease, a propensity to form kidney stones, liver disorders and diabetes. Hmm could it be that eating a butt load of cholestorol and no fibre or anything that helps clear it out could be bad for your heart? It just seems like people are getting dumber and dumber, theres so many problems in the world because of meat and they are getting worse, water shortages are hapening in more regions, cows spreading diseases is becoming more comon and heart disease and colon cancer are increasing, yet for some reason the fad is a diet with more meat. Its just as backward as people buying more large vehicles in these times, but thats another topic...its just, do people even realise that they are part of the world, that its real? that the things they do really will efect it? i know im not perfect by any means but some people dont even try, they even seem to make a point of not trying, or doing the oposite of what they should be doing.