” ‘Dr. Robert Coleman Atkins’ ” (October 17, 1930 April 17, 2003) was an American physician and cardiologist, best known for the “Atkins Diet”, a diet that requires close control of carbohydrate consumption, emphasizing protein and fat as primary sources of dietary calories in addition to a controlled number of carbohydrates from vegetables. The commercial success of Atkins’ diet plan led to the most influential people in 2002.
Atkins was born in 1930 in Columbus, Ohio, the sound of Eugene and Norma (Tuckerman) Atkins. At the age of twelve, his family moved to Dayton, Ohio, where his father owned several restaurants. As a young teen, Atkins held various jobs, including a position selling shoes at the age of 14 and a later gig on a local radio show. He attended Fairview High School in Dayton and, in 1947, finished second among 8,500 seniors on a statewide general scholarship test. Upon graduating from the University of Michigan in 1951, Atkins had thoughts of becoming a comedian and a summer waiter and entertainer at various resorts in the Adirondacks. He graduated from Cornell University Medical College in 1955. After completing an internship at Strong Hospital in Rochester, New York University of the Attorney General, University of Atkins specialized in cardiology and complementary medicine, and at the University of New York City in 1959. Atkins medical practice did it has become depressed; he did research and decided to pursue a low-carbohydrate approach published by Alfred W. Pennington, based on research Pennington did during World War II at DuPont. He began using this approach in his practice, and began writing books about low carb diets that became known as the Atkins diet, publishing his first book in 1972 and a few years later opening a complementary medicine center. He married his wife Veronica when he was 56. The most influential people in the world, the most influential people in 2002. In that same year, he had a heart attack consumption of high levels of saturated fat with Atkins diet. In numerous interviews, however, Atkins stated that his cardiac arrest was not the result of poor diet, but was caused by a chronic infection. Atkins died on April 17, 2003, at the age of 72. Nine days ahead to his death, Atkins fell and hit his head on New York pavement. At New York ‘s Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he was admitted on April 8, he underwent surgery to remove a blood from his brain and went into a coma and died from complications. He spent nine days in intensive care before dying on April 17, 2003. A medical report issued by the New York medical examination at the end of the life of the patient. Atkins had a history of heart attack, congestive heart failure and hypertension. His widow refused to allow an autopsy.
The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet promoted by Atkins. His success was inspired by others to generate low carb diets, and many other low-carb diets and low-carb foods. After the death of Atkins’ diet waned, with the other low-carb diets eroding its market share, and questions being raised about its safety. In 2005, Atkins Nutritionals filed for bankruptcy. It’s been purchased by North Castle Partners in 2007 and switched its focus to low-carb snacks. In 2010, the company was acquired by Roark Capital Group.