[extropy-chat] DIET: Atkins smear a PETA scam
mlorrey at yahoo.com
Tue Feb 10 19:49:46 UTC 2004
Atkins-Blasting 'Physicians' Committee is a Front Group for PETA
WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- The late Dr. Robert Atkins is
being smeared for his alleged obesity at the time of his death, by a
phony doctors organization that has been exposed as a front group for
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and has been
censured by the American Medical Association (AMA). The Physicians
Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) has taken in over $1 million
from PETA and the animal rights movement. PCRM and PETA also share
office space, board members, and staff.
The AMA has formally censured PCRM in the past, calling its
recommendations "irresponsible" and "potentially dangerous to the
health and welfare of Americans." The AMA has also called PCRM a
"fringe organization" that uses "unethical tactics" and is
"interested in perverting medical science."
PCRM's attacks on diets including meat, fish and dairy foods, and
its constant demands for a vegetarian America are rooted in an
The facts on the late Dr. Robert Atkins:
1) Dr. Stuart Trager MD, chairman of the Atkins Physicians Council,
the Wall Street Journal that Atkins' heart disease stemmed from
cardiomyopathy, a condition that was thought to result from a viral
infection. Atkins' weight was due to bloating and water-retention
associated with his condition, and the time he spent in a coma after
his head injury.
2) Trager's own release this morning reads in part: "Due to water
retention ..[Atkins] had a weight that varied between 180 and 195.
During his coma as he deteriorated and his major organs failed,
retention and bloating dramatically distorted his body and left him
at 258 pounds at the time of his death, a documented weight gain
of over 60 pounds."
In the case of Dr. Atkins, PCRM filched the autopsy report on Dr.
Atkins from the medical examiners office and delivered it to the Wall
Street Journal. This gross breach of medical ethics exposes the
extremism of the PCRM.
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