jdreyer wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 03:23:
Orogogus wrote on Dec 29, 2016, 02:21:You may have heard of this doctor before that encouraged people to eat as much bacon as they liked: Doctor Robert Atkins.
I believe they don't have to do any encouraging, and if they did it would backfire almost immediately. How many times do they have to suggest to (real) doctors to encourage patients to eat more bacon before one of them outs it on the Internet?
He wasn't the voice of the medical establishment, at all. Your family practitioner isn't going to tell you to go on the Atkins diet; that's by and large something people bring up on their own. And I don't think you're going to find any evidence that he was motivated by payouts from the drug industry.