"I Want to Prove Dr. Atkins Was Right"

The low-carb diet guru's widow, Veronica, says she's funding research in the hopes of validating his theories on nutrition

Deceased diet guru Dr. Robert C. Atkins was criticized heavily for a scarcity of scientific data to back his theories on the benefits of low-carb diets. Now his widow, Veronica Atkins, is looking to change that. The 66-year-old is devoting the resources of the Robert C. Atkins Foundation, which she heads, toward research into obesity, diabetes, and the benefits of cutting carbohydrates. Skepticism still abounds: Critics question whether research from Dr. Atkins' eponymous foundation, which was started in 1999 to fund nutrition-related initiatives, will be impartial.

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