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Robert Atkins

Born: Oct 17, 1930

Death: Apr 17, 2003

Birthplace: Columbus

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Robert Atkins

Date of Birth : Oct 17, 1930
Date of Death : Apr 17, 2003
Birth Place : Columbus

Robert Coleman Atkins was an American physician and cardiologist, best known for the "Atkins Nutritional Approach", or "Atkins Diet", a popular but controversial way of eating that requires close control of carbohydrate consumption, emphasizing protein and fat as the primary sources of dietary calories in addition to a controlled number of carbohydrates from vegetables. Although the success of Atkins' diet plan, weightloss books, and lifestyle company, Atkins Nutritionals, led Time to name the doctor one of the ten most influential people in 2002, his critics in the medical and fitness communities continue to criticize Atkins' approach to weight loss.


  • Writer
  • Physician

Also known as

  • Dr. Robert Atkins
  • Robert C. Atkins
  • Robert Coleman Atkins


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