Gary Taubes in his blog post titled, Science, Pseudoscience, Nutritional Epidemiology, and Meat writes:
"They're the trials that compare Atkins-like diets to other more conventional weight loss diets. These conventional weight loss diets tend to restrict meat consumption to different extents because they restrict fat and/or saturated fat consumption and meat has a lot of fat and saturated fat in it. Ornish's diet is the extreme example.
And when these experiments have been done, the meat-rich, bacon-rich Atkins diet almost invariably comes out ahead, not just in weight loss but also in heart disease and diabetes risk factors... The Stanford A TO Z Study is a good example of these experimentsviii. Over the course of the experiment — two years in this case — the subjects randomized to the Atkins-like meat- and bacon-heavy diet were healthier. That's what we want to know."
MARIOS DIMOPOULOS' NOTE: Follow a low carb, high protein and fat Atkins diet but avoid processed meat like bakon and sausage. If it is possible, buy grass fed meats or organic meats. The so called healthy diets like Mediterranean diet or vegetarian diets are unhealthy because they contain high amounts of milk or milk products and their basis are grains (bread, pasta). Grains, and especially grains with gluten and cow milk are dangerous for your health.