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The University of Edinburgh Enlightenment Lecture - The Optimal Diet for 21st Century Living

June 12 2008


George Square Lecture Theatre, The University of Edinburgh, George Square, EH8 9LK

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Organised by:

ESRC Innogen Centre and the ESRC Genomics Policy and Research Forum

Professor Walt Willett is a leading expert on nutrition and diet, based at the Harvard School of Public Health. His research has been fundamental in linking diet and lifestyle to health and he has pioneered discoveries about which nutritional factors link to chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and obesity. Professor Willet will be giving a lecture on the optimal diet based on his research findings.

Second most cited researcher in clinical medicine 2007

Author of two bestsellers:

Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy: The Harvard Medical School Guide to Healthy Eating (Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group August 14, 2001)

Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less: A Flexible and Delicious Way to Shrink Your Waist Without Going Hungry (Hyperion April 10, 2007) co-authored with Mollie Katzen

Web links

Harvard University Staff Profile Page

Wikipedia Page

Podcast of Prof Willet's lecture,2829,en.t4.html