‘Zone Diet’ Doctor to Speak at WVU

Dr. Barry Sears Leads HSC Grand Rounds Aug. 30


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Consider changing your lunch plans for next Wednesday. And perhaps changing your life.

Dr. Barry Sears -- the creator of the "Zone Diet" will speak at noon Wednesday, Aug. 30, in the Health Sciences Auditorium at West Virginia University. 

Dr. Sears is one of America's best known physicians. His diet advice has helped millions of people around the world get healthier. His presentation, "The Wellness Zone: Anti-inflammatory Diets and Their Role in Your Health," is a part of WVU’s Health Sciences Grand Rounds series and is free and open to the public.

Dr. Sears is a leader in the field of dietary control of hormonal response. A former research scientist at the Boston University School of Medicine and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Sears has spent over 25 years studying lipids and their inflammatory role in the development of chronic disease.

He holds 13 U.S. patents in the areas of intravenous drug delivery systems and hormonal regulation for the treatment of cardiovascular disease, and has written 11 books, including the number one New York Times best seller The Zone. Dr. Sears' Zone Diet books, which have been translated into 22 languages in 40 countries, have sold more than 4 million copies.

Dr. Sears established the non-profit Inflammation Research Foundation to provide resources and funds for education and medical research projects on the use of nutritional approaches for the treatment of chronic diseases associated with inflammation. Recently, the Foundation provided the WVU School of Medicine with a $30,000 grant to support Dr. Julian Bailes' research into the potential role of essential fatty acids in the repair of traumatized brain tissue.


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For more information:
Steve Bovino, HSC News Service, (304) 293-7087

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