In a message dated 11/28/99 9:39:58 AM Pacific Standard Time, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>> That's in the textbooks, actually. So Atkins is still posing as "persecuted"
>> when his ideas get wide acceptance *provided there is data*. Interesting. >> Sounds like he's trying to sucker in conspiracy theorists.
When you refer to the "establishment" I assume you're referring to the
and medical establishments, which have authority (kinda) to get things done. Newspapers and such do say some goofy things but I don't think the LA Times is the source of Atkins' or your complaints.
My point is that the knowledgeable people and the decision-makers are aware
of the data supporting (or not) Atkins' claims and make reasonable
Where Atkins' claims have data, they agree. If ketotic diets were good and safe,
and if Atkins (or somebody else) were to do studies demonstrating this, ketotic
diets would become a standard part of the weight-loss arsenal (or anything else it's useful for).