Atkins diet causes "heart disease risk" after linked to surge in cholesterol levels

Atkins diet 'raises risk of heart disease ' because of a surge in cholesterol levels Low carbohydrate/high fat diets may help short-term weight loss but don't work long term, say researchersControversial diet also found to increase blood cholesterol | UPDATED: 08:32 GMT, 11 June 2012 The popular Atkins diet could be putting people at increased risk of heart disease, according to a 25-year study.