Tuesday, June 15, 2004

Weight loss Guru Atkins estate sued over diet, is this a free speech or a junk food issue?

Millions of Americans claim their slim figure was product of the Atkins diet. The estate and company of Dr. Atkins was sued by Jody Gorran,a 53 year old man who claims that the diet raised his cholesterol so much that his arteries became clogged and required a medical procedure to open them (see my May 27 post). While at first glance the Atkins lawsuit looks like a knock-off of the lawsuits against McDonalds, does it really have more to do with free speech than junk food? ... more>>