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villager Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-10-04 09:55 AM
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Report: Diet Doctor Atkins Was Obese
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Edited on Tue Feb-10-04 09:56 AM by villager
Report: Diet Doctor Atkins Was Obese

NEW YORK - Dr. Robert Atkins, whose popular diet stresses protein-rich meat and cheese over carbohydrates, weighed 258 pounds at his death and had a history of heart disease, a newspaper reported Tuesday.

Atkins died last April at age 72 after being injured in a fall on an icy street.


Before his death, he had suffered a heart attack, congestive heart failure and hypertension, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a report by the city medical examiner.


At 258 pounds, the 6-foot-tall Atkins would have qualified as obese, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (news - web sites)'s body-mass index calculator.


Diet is one potential factor in heart disease, but infections also can contribute to it.


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http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040...
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