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Studies Suggest Atkins' Low-Carb Diet Works

Two new studies in the New England Journal of Medicine suggest people who follow the low-carbohydrate, high-fat diet advocated by Dr. Robert Atkins can indeed lose more weight than those on conventional low-fat diets. But some researchers say the results do not account for the long-term health effects of a high-fat diet. NPR's Richard Knox reports.

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Since he joined NPR in 2000, Knox has covered a broad range of issues and events in public health, medicine, and science. His reports can be heard on NPR's Morning Edition, All Things Considered, Weekend Edition, Talk of the Nation, and newscasts.