Interesting comparison on weight loss:
Atkins beat all others hands down. Interesting point from the study:
"Many concerns have been expressed that low-carbohydrate weight-loss diets, high in total and saturated fat, will adversely affect blood lipid levels and cardiovascular risk. These concerns have not been substantiated in recent weight-loss diet trials. The recent trials, like the current study, have consistently reported that triglycerides, HDL-C, blood pressure, and measures of insulin resistance either were not significantly different or were more favorable for the very-low-carbohydrate groups"
So, LOW CARB HIGH FAT diet has got no issues wrt CVD/CHD. It's a MYTH that's often propagated against LCHF. Dietary fat is not to be confused with fat from Lipogenesis. We eat fat to burn fat and cut down on LIPOGENESIS. In fact, even as per above, we are at an advantage on LCHF diet.
Also, Adnan Sami lost his bulk on Atkins type of diet. No, he did not go for surgery as he said in his own words in an interview.