Another One Bites The Dust

Atkins diet company files for bankruptcy. 01/08/2005. ABC News Online: "Atkins diet company files for bankruptcy

The American company that promoted low-carbohydrate diets, Atkins Nutritionals, has filed for bankruptcy.

The company has been hurt by the waning popularity of its diet, which focuses on eliminating carbohydrates such as bread and pasta as a way to shed weight.

The diet quickly became one of the most popular in American history, spawning numerous derivatives and a virtual cottage industry of low-carb regimens.

But it also Bug criticism from many experts for its focus on fatty foods and low fruit and vegetable consumption."