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The Atkins Diet has had a reputation for being a quick way to lose weight for over 40 years. Cardiologist Robert Atkins, the diet's founder, published his first book, "The Atkins Diet Revolution," in 1972. The success of this book led to others supporting the diet.


Dr. Robert C. Atkins, originator of the popular Atkins diet, died in 2003 of cardiac arrest after spending two weeks in intensive care for a fall he sustained. Reports circulated after his death to the effect that Atkins' diet had been a complicating factor, but this was not the case.


The New Atkins diet is an updated version of the original Atkins diet. The Atkins diet is a low-carbohydrate diet that recommends the intake of less than 20 grams of carbohydrates per day.


The Atkins diet is a diet that restricts carbohydrates, particularly sugar, to cause the dieter's body to burn fat instead of carbohydrates. There are multiple versions of the diet, each with different carbohydrate restrictions. The diet also provides dieters with a list of acceptable foods.


Cardiologist Dr. Robert C. Atkins devised the Atkins diet in 1963. He based much of it on work done by nutritionist Dr. Alfred Pennington in the late 1950s, according to the British Medical Journal. After losing weight on the diet himself, Atkins began prescribing it to patients around 1964.


Dr. Robert Atkins, creator of the high-protein, low-carbohydrate Atkins Diet, published “Dr. Atkins’ Diet Revolution” in 1972. His popularity increased and reached its height in 1992 when he published "Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution."


Cardiologist Robert C. Atkins created the Atkins Diet in 1972, according to the Mayo Clinic. It is a diet that calls for an increase in the consumption of protein and fats and a decrease in carbohydrates.


The best place to locate information about the Atkins diet is on the official Atkins site, at atkins.com. Here is where interested parties can locate information about books and other products for sale, and learn about the program overall.


According to U.S. News & World Report, the Atkins diet has been studied more than most other diets and has been found to be moderately successful in the first few weeks it is followed. A low carbohydrate diet, it shows promise in short-term weight loss but not much else.


The Atkins site describes the first phase of the diet as the Induction phase that kick-starts the weight loss. During this phase, the dieter creates a personal carb balance, which gives him the maximum number of grams of carbohydrates that he may consume while continuing to lose weight, keeping his