We've always said it: science is the basis for our nutritional approach. That’s why Atkins created a multidisciplinary Science Advisory Board (SAB). Its purpose is to educate people about the growing body of emerging research that highlightsing the health benefits associated with the principles upon which the Atkins Diet is based. These same principles govern, as well as the development of new Atkins products. The SAB members include nationally known experts in the fields of nutrition, metabolism, physiology and food science.
The board advises Atkins on the latest scientific studies that investigate the safety, efficacy and nutritional value of the Atkins Diet and its products. Each member of the board provides ongoing expert counsel to Atkins as we continue to help people achieve their weight loss and weight management goals.
As part of its work, the board monitors the growing body of research, now totaling more than 50 studies, which highlight the positive weight loss results and other health benefits associated with following the Atkins Diet. These benefits include weight loss; improvement in risk factors for heart disease, hypertension and diabetes; reduced levels of inflammation; treatment of epilepsy; and reduced incidence of child and adolescent obesity.
Stephen D. Phinney, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Emeritus, University of
California, Davis School of Medicine
Jeff S. Volek, PhD., RD., F.A.C.N.
Assistant Professor Human Performance Laboratory
Department of Kinesiology University of Connecticut
Eric H. Kossoff, M.D.
Associate Professor, Neurology and Pediatrics
Johns Hopkins, Medical Institutions
Medical Director, Ketogenic Diet Program
Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program
James R. Bailes, Jr., M.D.
Associate Professor Department of Pediatrics
Marshall University School of Medicine
Elizabeth J. Parks, Ph.D.
Associate Professor Clinical Nutrition and
Internal Medicine Southwestern Medical School
Joanne L. Slavin, PhD, RD
Professor, Department of Food Science and Nutrition University of Minnesota
Dallas G. Hoover, PhD
Professor Food Microbiology, Department of Animal & Food Sciences University of Delaware
Dr. Jay Wortman
Dr. Jay Wortman, Assistant Clinical Professor
Dept. of Health Care and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia, Canada
Holly Wyatt, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
David W. Haslam, GP MB BS
Physician in Obesity Management, Luton & Dunstable Hospital Visiting Professor Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen Visiting Professor