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Monday, August 01, 2005

Low-Carb Pioneer Atkins Files Chapter 11

NEW YORK (AP) -- Atkins Nutritionals Inc., the company that promoted low-carb eating into a national diet craze, filed for bankruptcy court protection Sunday, a company spokesman said.

Atkins has been hurt by waning popularity of its namesake diet, which focuses on eliminating carbohydrates such as bread and pasta as a way to shed weight. The diet quickly became one of the most popular in U.S. history, spawning numerous derivatives and a virtual cottage industry of low-carb regimens -- but also drew criticism from many experts for its focus on fatty foods and low fruit and vegetable consumption.


Funny. A year ago it seemed the Atkins people could do no wrong.

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