PICKING UP THE SLACK

As low-carbohydrate diets gain momentum with overweight Americans, nutritional deficiencies and the eternal search for the "magic pill" are driving sales of related supplements and vitamins.In a little more than a year, the low-carb diet movement started by the late Dr. Robert Atkins in 1972 has gone from medical pariah to mainstream acceptance with the release of credible research and subsequent

As low-carbohydrate diets gain momentum with overweight Americans, nutritional deficiencies and the eternal search for the "magic pill" are driving sales of related supplements and vitamins.

In a little more than a year, the low-carb diet movement started by the late Dr. Robert Atkins in 1972 has gone from medical pariah to mainstream acceptance with the release of credible research and subsequent media attention.

Most experts contacted by SN emphasized that the low-carb diets

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