Death of Dr. Atkins?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created December 05, 2011 at 4:43 AM

I've been following paleo way of living for a little while now and believe it's absolutely the way to go. Just like any new beginner though, I'm guessing, I just want to ensure this is the way to go. I understand Dr. Atkins died from hitting his head after slipping, but after reading this I want to know if there was any truth to what is said about his state of health, and if so, why?

"Following this, a Nebraska doctor known to be anti-Atkins, and associated with the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, requested Dr. Atkins' medical records, which should not have been released, but which mistakenly were sent. The Medical Examiner's report had a hand-written note that Atkins had a history of myocardial infarction (heart attack), congestive heart failure, and hypertension (written "h/o MI, CHF, HTN"). "

Curious what your thoughts are.



on December 05, 2011
at 05:26 AM

The fact that it isn't a "Former Doctor" says to me it's bull. Violating HIPPA isn't a small deal.

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on December 05, 2011
at 06:15 AM



on December 05, 2011
at 05:52 AM

I would be more concerned if they uncovered a journal indicating that he did not live or believe in the diet that carries his name.

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