Controlled Carbohydrate Nutrition is committed to providing accurate and concise information regarding the benefits and uses of a controlled carbohydrate lifestyle based on the Atkins Nutritional Approach.

Information is geared to the consumer and healthcare provider for weight loss, weight maintenance, and prevention or treatment of the many conditions influenced by diet and lifestyle.

By assisting people to understand the value of controlling both the quality and quantity of carbohydrate foods, our goal is to positively impact the lives and health of people of all ages.

  Dr. Atkins vision continues...

Are You On The Road To Diabetes?

July 2014 A meta-analysis done by scientists in England revealed that people with diabetes, atherosclerosis and heart failure can improve endothelial function by taking at least 500 mg of Vitamin C. The endothelium (cells lining the inside walls of blood vessels) functions by keeping the lining of those vessels supple and helping to regulate the immune system by regulating white blood cells.

When loss of suppleness of the lining occurs one is prone to high blood pressure and ongoing inflammation in blood vessel walls. Inflammation is a leading cause of atheroscerosis.

July 2014 A recent study identified a mechanism involved in insulin resistance, obesity, type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Free radical production in the liver activates an enzyme pathway that promotes fatty liver disease that can lead to obesity and type 2 diabetes.

July 2014 A recent epidemiological study from Australia found that women with PCOS (polycystic ovary syndrome) have vastly higher risks of developing type 2 diabetes early in life regardless of BMI. PCOS is an insulin resistance syndrome that responds well to carbohydrate restriction.



We Can Do Something to Lower Healthcare Costs

I was just reading an article about increased healthcare costs and decreased productivity because of obesity. Healthcare costs are 42% higher for obese workers. They are also at increased risk for job related injuries and have an increased rate of absenteeism. The statistics we usually hear are the numbers of those of us who are overweight or obese but think of it another way- that only about 32 percent of Americans are at a healthy weight!

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