Meet the Authors
The physicians and nutritionists who collaborated to write this book are uniquely qualified to carry on the groundbreaking work of Dr. Robert C. Atkins. As clinician-scientists, they have made significant contributions to the practice of nutritional medicine and the increasingly robust body of scientific research on low-carbohydrate diets and human metabolism.
Dr. Stephen D. Phinneyhas spent 30 years studying diet, exercise, essential fatty acids and inflammation. He has held positions at the University of Vermont, the University of Minnesota and the University of California at Davis. Following his tenure at U.C. Davis as professor of medicine, he has worked at the university's leadership level and as a consultant in nutrition biotechnology. Dr. Phinney has published more than 70 papers in the peer-reviewed literature and holds several patents. His medical degree was earned at Stanford University and he holds a Ph.D. in nutritional biochemistry from MIT. He also received postgraduate training at the University of Vermont and Harvard University. Dr. Phinney is the chairperson of the Atkins Science Advisory Board.
is an associate professor and exercise and nutrition researcher in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut. In the last decade, he has published more than 200 peer-reviewed studies, including seminal work on low-carbohydrate diets that points to the Atkins Diet as a powerful tool for losing weight and improving metabolic health. He has provided some of the most convincing evidence to support the idea that dietary fat, even saturated fat, can be healthy when consumed in the context of a lower-carbohydrate diet. Dr. Volek is a member of the Atkins Science Advisory Board.
Dr. Jeff S. Volek