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    Polynomstapler is offline New Member
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    Apr 2002
    Switzerland / Europe ;)

    Arrow Died from Atkinson!?

    I've heard that a 16yo had died due to Atkinson's diet in the US. Does anybody have additional information?

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    hybrid is offline Member
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    Mar 2003
    Here is a quote from the newspaper that published the story. Just do a search on google or something to find more info. It was pretty easy.

    On August 17th 2003 The Sunday Times reported the death of a 16 year old teenager in the USA on day 8 of an Atkins diet. Her death was attributed to an abnormal heart rhythm brought about by low levels of potassium and calcium in her blood. An American doctor also suffered severe chest pain and heart dysrythmia while on an Atkin diet. Potassium and calcium levels are vital for normal conductivity of electrical impulses which keep the heart beating.

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