Blog: Fatkins rumours

Catherine Sleep | 11 February 2004

So was Dr Atkins obese when he died or not? Was he the worst ever advocate for the popular diet that bears his name? Did he really die simply because he slipped on an icy pavement? Medical records have been brought into the public domain which appear to indicate that by the time of his death he had joined the ranks of the obese his diet was designed to help.

The late Dr Atkin's wife Veronica has denied claims that his health problems late in life were in any way related to his or any other diet.

Read her statement by following the link below. The interest in her late husband's alleged obesity is understandable, but it's a timely reminder that at the centre of all this is a grieving widow.

Statement from Veronica Atkins


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