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"Can fenofibrate affects weight loss on the Atkins diet? "
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Fenofibrate is a medication used to decrease triglyceride levels in your body, as well as to lower bad cholesterol levels and raise good cholesterol. I would advise seeing your doctor whenever you start a new medication to review all of the potential benefits and risks of taking that medication. As mentioned above, fenofibrate has the most powerful effect on triglyceride levels, and it has even been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease in patients with diabetes. However, to answer your question, it has not been shown to aid in weight loss in any study performed to date. On the other hand, it has not been shown to cause any weight gain either. The good news is, there are no dietary restrictions when taking fenofibrate, so it is not any more unsafe to be taking fenofibrate while on the Atkins diet than it would be if you were not taking this medication. In terms of the Atkins diet itself, it can be helpful for some people in encouraging weight loss. However, it does restrict certain essential food groups, such as those containing carbohydrates. The healthiest way to lose weight is to maintain a balanced diet, with plenty of fruit and vegetables and to engage in regular exercise. You should speak with your doctor about healthy ways to lose weight while maintaining a healthy nutritional status.
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