David Heber

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"Dr. Heber has been on the faculty of the UCLA School of Medicine since 1978 and is the founding Chief of the Division of Clinical Nutrition in the Department of Medicine as well as the founding Director of the UCLA Center for Human Nutrition at UCLA. Dr. Heber is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism by the American Board of Internal Medicine and in Clinical Nutrition by the American Board of Nutrition. He also directs the NIH Nutrition and Obesity Training Grants at UCLA. Dr. Heber is a Director of the American Board of Nutrition and past chair of the Education Committee of the American Society of Clinical Nutrition. He has written over 70 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 25 book chapters, and two professional texts: Dietary Fat, Lipids, Hormones and Tumorigenesis and Nutritional Oncology, a 50-chapter text published by Academic Press in 1999. Dr. Heber’s primary areas of interest are in nutrition, botanical dietary supplements and the role of phytochemicals and botanical dietary supplements in the prevention and treatment of common forms of cancer and cardiovascular disease. He has written reviews and articles on dietary supplements in cancer and cardiovascular disease. In particular, he has published research on the use of botanical supplements in lowering cholesterol for heart disease prevention through the recently funded CDSRB and has collaborated on studies of the botanical dietary supplement PC-SPES in prostate cancer. Dr. Heber is included in the 2000 listing of “The Best Doctors in America,” based on a survey of over 35,000 doctors throughout the nation, and is listed in Who’s Who in America for 2001. He has written three books for the public: Natural Remedies for a Healthy Heart (Avery Publishing Group 1998), The Resolution Diet (Avery Publishing Group 1999), and What Color is Your Diet? (Harper Collins/Regan Books 2001)."[1]


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  1. ccim.med.ucla David Heber, organizational web page, accessed July 16, 2013.