Dr. Christopher D. Still has been studying developments in nutrition, metabolic syndrome, and obesity for nearly three decades. His work has included research into genetic markers for obesity, NASH and diabetes; the metabolic differences among obese, formerly obese, and normal-weight men; surgical options for severely obese persons, and leptin-level determination among elderly obese women. He serves as principal investigator on a rural elderly nutrition and aging study of some 22,000 individuals.
Donna H. Ryan, MD is Professor Emerita at Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge Louisiana. Her research accomplishments include landmark studies of omega 3 fatty acids, and membership on the teams that developed the NIH-sponsored feeding studies, DELTA (Dietary Effects on Lipoproteins and Thrombosis in Atherosclerosis) and DASH (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension). Dr. Ryan was an Investigator on NIH multicenter lifestyle intervention studies DPP (Diabetes Prevention Program) and POUNDS Lost and the Look AHEAD study. Dr.