Press Room

More than a best seller — and more than a diet — the South Beach Diet is a weight-healthy lifestyle. After ten years in print and online, we can proudly say it's not a fad, but a way of life.

In this press room, you'll find information about Dr. Agatston and the South Beach Diet brand and brand extensions, images provided for editorial use, and articles that have appeared in the media.

Please note that courtesy trials of are available to members of the media upon request.

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Media Coverage

Dr. Agatston Shares His Weight-Loss Secrets on the Dr. Oz Show
Dr. Agatston, creator of the South Beach Diet, discusses his latest book The South Beach Diet Gluten Solution and how to shop for healthy and delicious snack options and sweet treats. Watch the clip!

Dr. Agatston Gives Tips on How to Lead a Gluten-Aware Lifestyle on The 700 Club
Dr. Agatston discusses the common symptoms of gluten sensitivity, shares his expert advice on how to make healthy gluten-aware food choices, and addresses why not all gluten-free foods are created equal. Watch the clip!

Dr. Arthur Agastston and Dr. Sanjay Gupta on The Truth About Gluten — CNN
Is gluten a friend or foe? Find out what might be affecting a majority of Americans today.
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Dr. Agatston on The Benefits of Going Gluten-Free — TODAY
Dr. Agatston explains why eliminating gluten can be beneficial to your diet and shares a few delicious gluten-free treats.
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South Beach Diet Doc Takes Aim at "Toxic" Lifestyles — St. Louis Jewish Light
Dr. Agatston discusses the unhealthy habits of many Americans and shares how he stays healthy in a recent interview with St. Louis Jewish Light.
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South Beach Diet doc: Why America is getting fatter — The Early Show
Dr. Agatston discusses his latest book The South Beach Wake-Up Call and offers tips on how to develop and stick to a healthy lifestyle in an interview on The Early Show.
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Dr. Agatston On Why America is Still Fat and Sick and What To Do About It — The Huffington Post
Dr. Arthur Agatston weighs in on our nation’s current health crisis. He provides 4 reasons why Americans are fatter and sicker than ever before and what we can do about it.
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Updated South Beach Diet Book Says We're Heading Toward 'Sickest Generation' — Blisstree
Elizabeth Nolan Brown talks about Dr. Arthur Agatston’s latest book The South Beach Wake-Up Call and why our fast-food, sedentary, screen-obsessed lifestyle has given rise to “Generation S” — the sickest generation of adults between 30 and 45 years old.
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Slowing Down School Lunch — The New York Times
Health researchers typically focus on improving the quality of foods served in school cafeterias. But what about improving a child's whole dining experience?
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Best Diet Websites — Good Housekeeping was rated the Overall Best Diet Website by the Good Housekeeping Research Institute in its February '09 evaluation.
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Study Links Healthy Lunches to Academic Performance — Everyday Health
When leading preventive cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston and his Miami-based team began monitoring elementary students participating in an obesity-prevention program, their goal was simple. "We wanted to show that good food was good for kids," Agatston says. "And that they would eat it."
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Keeping That Diet Resolution — The New York Times
One of the most common New Year's resolutions is to lose weight or at least eat more healthfully. Several Web sites offer tips and tools for getting there.
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Dr. Arthur Agatston on Type 2 Diabetes and Your Heart — Everyday Health
Recently, Dr. Agatston sat down for a one-on-one chat with Everyday Health about type 2 diabetes, especially the surprising new study that highlights the link between diabetes and coronary heart disease and what these findings mean for people with type 2 diabetes.
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Does Eating a Good School Lunch Make You Smarter? — U.S. News & World Report
Does eating right make schoolchildren perform better? A team led by Arthur Agatston, a cardiologist and creator of the popular South Beach Diet, presented findings at an Obesity Society Meeting over the weekend showing that improving the nutritional quality of school meals bolstered the academic performance of students over a two-year period, in addition to lowering their weight and blood pressure.
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The South Beach Diet Doctor Is Back — TIME
"With 23 million South Beach diet books sold, Dr. Arthur Agatston, its creator, has entered the pantheon of famous American diet docs. His new book, The South Beach Diet Supercharged: Faster Weight Loss and Better Health for Life, has already jumped on the bestsellers list."
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From 500 Pounds to a New and Rewarding Life — CNN
"The feeling of accomplishment is unlike anything I have ever felt. The reactions I get from friends, family, and co-workers when I recount my journey are indescribable."
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Fighting the 'Wrong Plaque' — Newsweek
"The author of the South Beach Diet® books is urging the public and doctors to rethink treatment for heart disease — focusing more on prevention than stents."
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What's a Pound of Prevention Really Worth? — The New York Times
"We now know an enormous amount about how to prevent heart attacks, with powerful drugs like statins, smoking cessation, exercise, and diet. With the right preventive care, people can cut their risk of a heart attack by up to 80 percent, cardiologists estimate."
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Have a Healthier Heart — Right Now!Today
"Imagine a world in which heart attacks are rare, and heart disease is detected early and accurately so few people will ever need angioplasty or coronary bypass surgery. This is the world Dr. Arthur Agatston believes we can live in."
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The School-Lunch Test — The New York Times Magazine
"Having tackled the eating habits of obese adults, Agatston has turned his attention to children."
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South Beach Heart Program — The Early Show
"The latest effort from author/cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston outlines his four-step plan to keep people heart-healthy. He discussed it on The Early Show. Eating right and exercising are only the beginning."
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Dining Out on South Beach Diet® — The Early Show
"It's hard enough to stick to a diet from home, and even harder to do it while eating at restaurants. But the creator of the South Beach Diet® says it's not impossible. He explains how on The Early Show."
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Darker Is Better — The Early Show
"Dr. Arthur Agatston, author of The South Beach Diet®, explains why chocolate does have healthful benefits, and darker is better."
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South Beach Diet® Goes to School — The Early Show
"The man behind The South Beach Diet® is trying to teach elementary school kids to follow his dietary guidelines. The Early Show correspondent Tracy Smith went to class to see if they're buying in — or think he's out to lunch."
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