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The Atkins diet, officially called the Atkins Nutritional Approach, is a low-carbohydrate diet created by Robert Atkins from a research paper he read in the Journal of the American Medical Association published by Gordon Azar and Walter Lyons Bloom. Atkins stated that he used the study to resolve his own overweight condition. He later popularized it in a series of books, starting with Dr. Atkins' Diet Revolution in 1972. In his second book, Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, he modified parts of the diet but did not alter the original concepts.

  • 1984 – expanded and renamed his private practice to The Atkins Center for Complementary Medicine.

  • 1985 – received the National Health Federation Man of the Year Award.

  • 1987 – co-founded the Foundation for the Advancement of Innovative Medicine.

  • 1989 – established Complementary Formulations, Inc., a mail-order distributor of food and vitamin products, renamed in 1998 to Atkins Nutritionals, Inc.

  • 1990 – received the World Organization of Alternative Medicine Recognition of Achievement Award.

  • 1998 – published “Dr. Atkins’ Vita-Nutrient Solution: Nature’s Answer to Drugs”.

  • 1999 – established the Dr. Robert C. Atkins Foundation.

  • 1999 – named one of “People” magazine’s 25 Most-Intriguing People.

  • 1999 – featured in “Time” magazine cover story on controlled carbohydrate nutrition.

  • 2001 – received Doctor of Humane Letters from Fairleigh Dickinson University for lifetime achievement in integrating alternative and conventional therapies.

  • 2002 – is chosen as one of the “People Who Mattered 2002” in “Time” magazine.

  • 2003 – released “Atkins for Life”, designed to help people who didn’t necessarily want to lose weight, to live a healthy lifestyle.

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