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A Florida man is suing Atkins Nutritionals for $28,000, saying that a two-year stint on the diet, while it helped him lose weight, also increased his cholesterol to the point where an artery was completely blocked and an angioplasty was required to clear it.

In addition to financial damages, the man also wants the Atkins company to label their products warning of the potential dangers of the diet, which favors meats, cheeses and other high-fat proteins.

"I'm seeking an injunction to prevent them from selling their products, books, or having their website without a warning, because they know one-third of the people on the diet will have what Atkins referred to as 'less favorable cholesterol,’” said Jody Gorran. "The whole thing is based on getting the word out. Even if the suit never gets anywhere, we'll be out there and people will start to think."
KC's View:
The suit is being backed by Physicians for Responsible Medicine, which has been described to us as a radical pro-vegetarian organization.

Somehow, we have a feeling that this is more about the publicity than the 28 grand.