Atkins widow wants to prove husband was right

Filed under: Atkins Diet — Tags: — @ June 21, 2004

veronica-atikins.jpgBusinessWeek has published excerpts from a recent interview with Veronica Atkins, the widow of diet guru Dr. Robert C. Atkins. Atkins says she is funding research in the hopes of validating her late husband’s theories on nutrition.

bq. Dr. Robert C. Atkins was criticized heavily for a scarcity of scientific data to back his theories on the benefits of low-carb diets. Now his widow, Veronica Atkins, is looking to change that. The 66-year-old is devoting the resources of the Robert C. Atkins Foundation, which she heads, toward research into obesity, diabetes, and the benefits of cutting carbohydrates. Skepticism still abounds: Critics question whether research from Dr. Atkins’ eponymous foundation, which was started in 1999 to fund nutrition-related initiatives, will be impartial.

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