AtkinsFacts.org Claim Regarding Teen’s Death “Without Support”
A number of objectionable statements appear on the AtkinsFacts.org website regarding Atkins…
- Your claim at page 27 of the site that the ANA [Atkins Diet] is responsible for the death of Rachel Huskey is inflammatory and without support.
Addressing Rachel’s tragic death, adolescent medicine specialist Paul Robinson, M.D., said: “Our findings are consistent with what we understand is the body’s potential response to the Atkins Diet.” “Obviously it doesn’t happen very often,” he continued, “and not in everybody. But I am very, very concerned about it. There are certainly lots of evidence that it may have been the diet.”
For further documentation, see the section on Rachel. The report of her death and her diet was even published in a peer reviewed medical journal by Professor Joseph Tobias, a world-renowned child health specialist, that supports Dr. Robinson’s assertions. It’s reprinted in full at Sudden Death of an Adolescent During [Atkins] Dieting.