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The Rowett Research Institute (based in Aberdeen) have announced a huge research project with nearly £1 million funding (from the Scottish Executive Environmental & Rural Affairs Department).

The research hopes to provide detailed insight into high-protein, low-carbohydrate diets such as the Atkins diet.

Volunteers being examined are non-smoking men aged 20-55. One of whom is Cameron Stout, winner of the 4th series of Channel 4’s Big Brother. Cameron will be participating using an ‘Atkins type’ diet.

Dr Alex Johnstone, an expert in the weight loss studies who will be leading the project said:

“We need to increase our understanding o f the underlying mechanisms of high-protein, low-carbohydrate weight loss diets so that we can develop healthier, longer-term weight reduction strategies.”

Volunteers are being asked to spend 9 weeks living in the ‘Human Nutrition Unit’, although they will be able to go to work as usual. The institute will provide all their food for the duration of the study, and their health will be monitored in various ways throughout.

Take a look at the results of the study

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