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Diet Doctor Having Heart Problems

Doctor Robert Atkins has been having some heart problems, but he says it's not related to diet. Atkins is the promoter of a high-fat, low-carbohydrate diet.

He says he's recovering from cardiac arrest caused by a heart infection he's been suffering from for years. Doctors say Atkins did not suffer a heart attack.

Atkins, 71, says his heart stopped beating during breakfast at his home in New York last week. He was revived by an associate and taken to a hospital. Atkins was released Wednesday.

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