David Katz Healthcare Expert

David L. Katz, MD, MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM, is the Founding Director (1998) of Yale University’s Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, and former President of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. He has published roughly 200 scientific articles and textbook chapters, and 15 books to date, including multiple editions of leading textbooks in both preventive medicine, and nutrition. He has made important contributions in the areas of lifestyle interventions for health promotion; nutrient profiling; behavior modification; holistic care; and evidence-based medicine. David earned his BA degree from Dartmouth College (1984); his MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1988); and his MPH from the Yale University School of Public Health (1993). He completed sequential residency training in Internal Medicine, and Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He is a two-time diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and a board-certified specialist in Preventive Medicine/Public Health. He has received two Honorary Doctorates.


What If Exercise Were More Like Healthy Eating?

If exercise were more like healthy eating - none of us would be doing it.


Diet: Guidance Veers from Variety

The holidays are coming in hot (figuratively, and courtesy of climate change, literally as well), with Thanksgiving now under two weeks away. So, of course, all thoughts turn to…weight control.


Selling Diets, or Telling Truths

The True Health Initiative was created because, and only because, there is one clear wayof eating and living that massively promotes the longevity, vitality, and overall health of human beings, and well-being of the planet - and a global coalition of experts, influencers, and thought leaders believes you deserve to know what it is.


The Health Care System: What’s In A Name?

The trail that led me to a career in health promotion is relatively more or less selfish, depending on where we begin it.


Does Eating Organic Prevent Cancer?

For years I have been writing - most recently in a dedicated entry in The Truth about Food* - that despite my general enthusiasm for organic food, and the environmental benefits of organic farming, direct evidence of human health benefit from organic food is very scarce and quite elusive. That’s all still true this week, but with a noteworthy addendum. A study just published in JAMA Internal Medicine associates routine consumption of organic food with reduced cancer risk. We will return to that provocative suggestion shortly.

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