Fat Boy Atkins

Discussion in 'Health and medical' started by Anth, Feb 10, 2004.

  1. Anth

    Anth Guest

    http://www.cnn.com/2004/HEALTH/02/10/atkins.widow.ap/index.html 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's body-mass index calculator.

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

    Stuart Trager, chairman of the Atkins Physicians Council in New York, told the Journal that Atkins'
    heart disease stemmed from cardiomyopathy, a condition thought to result from a viral infection.

    Atkins' weight was due to bloating associated with his condition, and he had been much slimmer
    during most of his life, Trager said.


    (Maybe he should have taken more (L)ascorbate/lysine)