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Walter C. Willett, M.D.

Walter C. Willett, M.D., is chairman of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health and a professor of medicine at the Harvard Medical School. A world-renowned researcher, he is one of the leaders of the famous Nurses' Health study and Halth Professionals Follow-up Study. Dr. Willett has won many honors, including the Mott Prize, the prestigious award of the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation.


Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy

Drawing on the latest nutrition research, Dr. Willett has written Eat, Drink, and Be Healthy as an alternative - and antidote - to the flawed new USDA Pyramid. Willett cogently explains how proper nutrition contributes to better health and longer life. The book describes exciting new work on the cardiovascular benefits of n-3 fatty acids, which are found in nuts and some oils; on the cancer-fighting substance lycopene, found in tomatoes; on the potential hazards of consuming too much calcium; and on the value of a daily multivitamin. In addition, it features a full range of recipes by dietitian and food writer Maureen Callahan.