Arne Astrup (Kopenhagen, Dänemark)
Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc – Professor, Head of the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, and senior consultant at Clinical Research Unit, Bispebjerg/Frederiksberg University Hospital, Denmark. He is currently Associate Editor of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
Professor Astrup’s principal research is on the physiology and pathophysiology of energy and substrate metabolism and appetite regulation, with special emphasis on the etiology and treatment of obesity treatment by methods that have included the role of diet composition and of specific nutrients, lifestyle modification, very-low-calorie diets, exercise, and medication. He led research that showed that GLP-1 is a satiety hormone in humans, and was instrumental for Denmark being the first country to ban industrial trans-fat in 2014. His current focus is personalized dietary management of obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and the role of the food matrix versus single nutrients.
Arne Astrup has published more than 700 scientific papers (Web-of-Science H-index 84). He has acted as supervisor/co-supervisor for 38 PhD students to date.
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Kimber L. Stanhope (San Francisco, USA)
Dr. Kimber Stanhope is Research Nutritional Biologist in the Department of Molecular Biosciences, University of California Davis, and a nationally/internationally recognized expert on the health effects of added sugar consumption. She is currently conducting her 5th NIH-awarded clinical study, which includes a recently funded investigation comparing the consumption of sucrose-sweetened beverages and naturally-sweetened orange juice on metabolic processes involved in the development of cardiometabolic disease. She has authored/coauthored over 40 research reports and reviews on the topic of sugar consumption. She has made over 50 presentations at state/national/international conferences and summits and has participated in more than 100 interviews, which included appearances on CBS 60 Minutes and CBC 5th Estate.