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Old 03-09-2007, 12:51 PM   #31
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" NEW YORK (CNN) -- Dr. Robert Atkins, creator of the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet, died Thursday after an accidental fall on April 8 left him comatose.
Atkins, 72, was rushed to New York Weill Cornell Medical Center by his colleague, Dr. Keith Berkowitz, where surgeons removed a blood clot to relieve pressure in his brain on April 9.


Atkins slipped on an icy sidewalk outside his New York office.
"We are hoping for a miracle," Richard Rothstein, a spokesman for Atkins told CNN April 11, "but the chances for a meaningful recovery are slim.
Thursday, April 17, 2003 Posted: 1:48 PM EDT (1748 GMT)"


Thanks for posting that; I knew Atkins didn't die of a heart attack but a lot of people seem to believe he did, for some reason. I think maybe it was a rumor started to discredit his diet.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:09 PM   #32
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Exactly why I posted it!
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:17 PM   #33
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He had a heart attack in 2002.
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:24 PM   #34
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Do most people know, Poutine? I think a surprising amount don't know. I have seen evidence on this very site people struggling to manage their diets with health conditions that could be significantly aided or perhaps even eliminated with correct dietary choices!
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:52 PM   #35
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Heart attacks are not strictly a result of bad diet and the heart attack did not kill him.

It's really a matter of people educating themselves about their own bodies and health. I can tell, by how I feel, when I'm not eating right.

People need to take more control over what they eat. I cannot tell you how many friends I have, or had, with diabetes who ignored what they were supposed to eat. Two dear friends have passed on because they refused to give up the stuff they weren't supposed to eat or to adapt their diet. We have one friend who's diabetes got amazingly better when he was eating at our house frequently while we were doing the Atkins lifestyle.

We need to read labels and make our own food - from raw ingredients. It's about shopping the perimeter of the store, and avoiding the boxes of prepared stuff. It's just not that hard. And it's not a matter of Atkins, Ornish, Zone, or any other diet program, it's a matter of eating properly.
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Thanks for posting that; I knew Atkins didn't die of a heart attack but a lot of people seem to believe he did, for some reason. I think maybe it was a rumor started to discredit his diet.


Snoop is right. He certainly DID hav a heart attack from which he died. At the time, it was widely spread all over the news.
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Old 03-09-2007, 03:07 PM   #37
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Snoop is right. He certainly DID hav a heart attack from which he died. At the time, it was widely spread all over the news.
No Corey. This is not correct. He did NOT die from his heart attack. Yes he did have a heart attack, but the is not what killed him.

He slipped on ice and suffered major head injuries that put him in a coma. He never recovered from the coma. That is what he died from, not the heart attack.
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Thank you GB! If the heart attack in 2002 killed him, no wonder he slipped on the ice and fell in 2003! The first thing to go when you pass on is your sense of balance! Only kidding to lighten the mood here! Talk about a polarizing subject!
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If the heart attack in 2002 killed him, no wonder he slipped on the ice and fell in 2003! The first thing to go when you pass on is your sense of balance!
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