Parts: (1) Noakes
| (2) Rossouw | (3) Question
Dr Jacques Rossouw, MB.ChB., F.C.P. (S.A.), M.D. shares his
views during the "The Great Centenary Debate" at the
University of Cape Town's Faculty of Health Sciences. The debate
was a showdown between Noakes and Dr Jacques Rossouw on the topic
"Cholesterol is an important factor for heart disease and
current dietary recommendations are warranted". Download
Dr Rossouw's Power Point Presentation.
Dr. Rossouw is the chief of the Women's Health Initiative,
established in 1991 by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
at the National Institutes of Health to address the most common
causes of death, disability and impaired quality of life in postmenopausal
The WHI is comprised of a set of clinical trials and observational
studies involving over 161,000 post-menopausal women investigating
risk factors and testing prevention strategies for heart disease,
cancers of the breast and the large bowel, and fractures due
to osteoporosis in women. The WHI is one of the largest U.S.
prevention studies of its kind.
Prior to joining the NHLBI in 1989, Dr. Rossouw served as
the director of the National Research Institute for Nutritional
Diseases of the South African Medical Research Council, where
he was responsible for launching the Coronary Risk Factor Study
(CORIS), a community prevention trial.
Dr. Rossouw graduated from the University of Cape Town in
South Africa, where he studied internal medicine and hepatology.
He is the author or coauthor of more than 150 articles and book
chapters on a variety of topics, including postmenopausal hormone
therapy and cardiovascular disease, lipids, nutrition, and community
intervention studies. Areas of expertise: examination of epidemiologic
and clinical trial data on postmenopausal hormone therapy, lipids
and other biomarkers, and coronary heart disease