Surgeon Peter Attia has focused his medical career on investigating
the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. Dr
Attia developed metabolic syndrome himself despite being an avid
exerciser and nutrition buff. Realizing that our understanding
of these important health issues may not be correct, he co-founded
the Nutrition Science Initiative, a nonprofit organization that
uses vigorous scientific inquiry to test current dogma and alternative
hypotheses. Attia also writes Eating Academy, a blog documenting
his own adventures in nutrition, which examine scientific evidence
surrounding food, weight loss and disease risk.
Dr. Attia received his medical degree from Stanford University
and holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mathematics
from Queens University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He
performed his surgical training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital
in Baltimore, Maryland and his fellowship in surgical oncology
at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland.
Also see Dr Attia's other lecture: The
Limits of Scientific Evidence and the Ethics of Dietary Guidelines.