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Charles R. Attwood

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– Biography:
– Born near New Edinburg, Arkansas
– Received Bachelor of Arts from Hendrix College in 1953
– Qualified MD from University of Arkansas School of Medicine in 1958
– Served in US Army as a pediatrician at Fort McClellan, Alabama
– Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics

– Diet:
– Recommended low-fat vegetarian diet
– Excluded processed foods and vegetable oils
– Emphasized consumption of vegetables, fruit, legumes, and whole grains
– Optional addition of egg whites and non-fat dairy products
– Advocated diet to reduce risk of certain cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and stroke

– Personal life:
– Married to publicist, Judy B. Calmes Attwood
– Children: Paul Attwood, Katheryn Attwood, Mary Attwood, and Laura Dupuis of Atlanta
– Step-children: Amy Vanderwuff and James Drayton Calmes IV
– Died at home in Greenville, South Carolina at age 66
– Buried in Springwood Cemetery in Greenville

– Selected publications:
– “Dr. Attwood’s Low-Fat Prescription for Kids” (1995)
– “A Vegetarian Doctor Speaks Out” (1998)

– References:
– Margaret Puskar-Pasewicz, “Cultural Encyclopedia of Vegetarianism” (2010)
– Paul Chappius and Patricia Bragg, “Healthy Heart: Keep Your Cardiovascular System Healthy & Fit at Any Age” (2001)
– Center for Science in the Public Interest, “Consumer Group Accuses Gerber Baby Foods of Pervasive Misleading Advertising”
– Leagle, “FUTCH v. ATTWOOD”
Charles R. Attwood, “A Vegetarian Doctor Speaks Out” (1998)

Charles R. Attwood (Wikipedia)

Charles Raymond Attwood (1932 – 8 September 1998) was an American board-certified paediatrician and vegetarianism activist who promoted a low-fat diet.

Charles R. Attwood
Died8 September 1998
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