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Nutrition & Metabolism 2008, 5:10doi:10.1186/1743-7075-5-10

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Received: 29 March 2008
Accepted: 9 April 2008
Published: 9 April 2008

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Competing interests

ECW has received unrestricted research grant funding from the Robert C. Atkins Foundation. MCV has written a book about the treatment of diabetes with carbohydrate-restriction.