After years of dismissing the high-fat, low-carbohydrate Atkins diet, the medical establishment is at last putting it to a careful test and finding it might not be the nutritional folly they long assumed. A small study released Monday found that contrary to expectations, dieters' cholesterol levels do not shoot through the roof, and they take off more weight at least in the short term than do people on a standard low-fat regimen. My parents went on this diet almost when it first came out, many years ago. My dad just came out from a heart attack and they wanted to change their whole regime, not just diet but exercise, meditation, etc... I thought they were both nuts and that dad would go by the silvery moon sooner than meant. Well, I am a donkey's ass, ain't I? Full story HERE.