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Atkins Situation Not Looking Good

Diet Doctor Atkins in Coma in NY Hospital

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Diet doctor and best-selling author Robert Atkins was in a coma and on life support almost a week after slipping on an icy sidewalk in New York and hitting his head, his spokesman said on Monday.

Atkins, 72, advocate of a popular but controversial high-protein, low carbohydrate diet who has sold millions of books, was taken to the hospital last Tuesday morning after falling near the Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine in Manhattan.

Spokesman Richard Rothstein said Atkins was “in a coma and on life support” at the Weill Cornell Medical Center. He said “every measure possible is being considered to save his life.”

Say what you want about the man, but Atkins is the only person my Dad has ever listened to when it comes to food and dieting. He’s dropped from 300 to about 250 in the past year.