Michael Dansinger, MD
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Michael Dansinger, MD, is a nationally recognized authority on dietary and
lifestyle counseling for weight loss and disease prevention. He is
the nutrition doctor for NBC's hit prime time series The Biggest
Loser, and a contributor to the best-selling book series based on the show.
He has been interviewed about his weight loss experience on the Today
show, CNN, National Public Radio, Oprah magazine, Time magazine,
Consumer Reports, USA Today, the New York Times, and many
other media organizations.
Dansinger holds multiple academic positions. He is the clinical nutrition and
obesity editor for the MedscapeJournal of Medicine, an assistant
professor at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, a scientist with
the USDA Nutrition Research Center, and a member of the division of
endocrinology at Tufts-New England Medical Center.
His research on dietary counseling in well known. He published the research
study "Comparison of the Atkins, Ornish, Weight Watchers and Zone Diets for
Weight Loss and Cardiac Risk Reduction" in The Journal of the American
Medical Association in January 2005. He is currently conducting a
clinical trial to determine the effectiveness of the USDA food pyramid and a
low-starch version of the food pyramid for weight loss and heart disease
reduction. He directs a "Diabetes Reversal Program" where he uses
lifestyle coaching to achieve diabetes remission in over 25% of his