|Dr Atkins Dead?|
Dr Atkins Dead?
Jul. 12th, 2005 @ 11:12 am
I heard that Dr Atkins died in a fall, morbidly obease?
He's been dead for awhile. I can't remember how though.
He was hit by a car that slid on ice or some shit
He was overweight at the time of the accident. After his stay in the hospital which eventually resulted in his death he was classified obesse according to his BMI.
He also had heart disease.
The pro-Atkins people say he experienced post-mortem swelling, and so he wasn't "obese" when he was dead. But opinions by medical experts indicate that even discounting bloating after death, he was at least 20-30 lbs. overweight, if not grossly obese, at the time of death.
He slipped on some ice and got brain damage and died. He might've been slightly overweight, but he was old ya know? Not morbidly obese though.
That's pretty sad. It seems like he tried so hard in life only to fall over and die one day....
He slipped on ice and hit his head. He lay in a coma for two weeks, during which his body did bloat from retained fluids. Hospital records showed he weighed 195 pounds when he was checked into the hospital, which is a little overweight for someone 6 feet tall.
He made no secret of the fact that he spent much of his life struggling with weight and heart disease before adopting the low-carb diet, but if you look at pictures of him, he looked fairly average. I'm impressed that, at 72, he was still playing tennis regularly (which he did the week before he died).
But I doubt anyone here would think it's appropriate to judge the success of a diet by one individual's experience. If so, then the weight I've lost (and the significant imrpovements in my cholesterol profile) over the time I've been a member of this community would carry some, well, weight.
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