A diet that encourages you to eat lots of meat, eggs and butter has been linked to cardio-vascular disease, by increasing blood cholesterol. This may not sound surprising to those of us who were brought up with the conventional wisdom that saturated fats and red meat are bad for you, specifically bad for your heart. However, being brought up under conventional popular ideas of nutrition does not an expert make. Neither does following faddish diets that let you eat these somewhat taboo foods at the expense of other, more conventional dishes. The Atkins diet, popularized in the 1990s, paints carbohydrates…
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