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 nutrtion 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.