Interview Highlights

– Speaks about a recent study he helped lead that found people who drink moderate amounts of coffee (3-5 cups a day) are less likely to die from a variety of diseases including diabetes and heart disease.

About Professor Frank Hu

Professor Frank Hu, or Hu Bingchang, is a nutrition and diabetes researcher. He is a Professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Hu is also the Director, Harvard Transdisciplinary Research in Energetics and Cancer Center; Director, Boston Obesity Nutrition Research Center Epidemiology and Genetics Core; and Co-Director, Program in Obesity Epidemiology and Prevention at the Harvard School of Public Health. Professor Hu is a native of Hubei Province, China, Hu received his M.D. from Tongji Medical University (now medical school of Huazhong University of Science and Technology) in Wuhan in 1988, and his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1996. Hu is a prolific researcher and he has published 800 original papers and reviews, with more than 100,000 citations. He is the principal author of the textbook on Obesity Epidemiology (Oxford University Press, 2008).

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