Category Archives: Atkins Diet

Misconceptions about the Atkins Diet

Atkins Diet Misconceptions: Low Carb Diets and Gout

In a response to a TV episode on the show Royal Pains, I analyze the claims that a high fat diet will necessarily lead to the pain associated with gout and gout attacks. The conventional wisdom seems often analogous to popular, but wrong cholesterol theorem that dietary cholesterol leads to increased cholesterol in the blood. Is the popular theory right?