] WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) -- A businessman sued the
] promoters of the Atkins Diet and the estate of founder
] Dr. Robert Atkins, alleging that the low-carb, high-fat
] meal plan clogged his arteries and threatened his health.
] The suit by Jody Gorran, filed Wednesday in Palm Beach
] County Circuit Court, seeks $15,000.
] Gorran, 53, said Thursday he started the diet in May 2001
] because his weight had risen from 140 to 148 pounds. In
] two months, he said, his cholesterol rose from a normal
] 146 to an unhealthy 230, and by October 2003, he needed
] heart angioplasty to clear his arteries.
How much of an ignoramus do you have to be to think that the Atkins diet somehow negates the effects of eating too much meat? These are probably the same people that think, "Well, if one glass of wine a day is good for me, think how great 4 will be!"
I. Hate. Stupid. People.
CNN.com - Man sues Atkins over heart problems - May 27, 2004