Business 2.0 reports that Atkins was skinny just before he died. Except that in fact, it reports that he was skinny 2 months before he died – plenty of time to pile on the pounds. But more important isn’t whether Atkins was skinny or not, it’s the condition of his heart. And here – because the family objected to an autopsy – we can never be sure. However, according to the external examination that was performed by the medical examiner, he had heart disease and hypertension which may have been caused by clogged arteries – or by another cause. The question is: Who has the most to gain by Atkins NOT having been unhealthy?
[via Boing Boing Blog]