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Artemis P. Simopoulos

Born  1933

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American physician, born in Greece 1933.

Biography of Artemis P. Simopoulos

Artemis P. Simopoulos is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University, with a major in Chemistry, and a graduate of the Boston University School of Medicine. She is the founder and President of The Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health, Washington, D.C. She is on the editorial board of the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (Basel, S. Karger), International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, and Food Reviews International.

Her research has been in nutritional, endocrine, and genetic aspects of growth and development in children and later on throughout the life cycle. Since 1984, her research has focus on the evolutionary aspects of diet and the omega-6/omega-3 balance. Besides publishing more than 250 scientific papers, she has edited numerous books and journal supplements. Dr. Simopoulos is the recipient of numerous honors and awards.

We thank Patrick Jucker-Kupper, Switzerland, for information submitted.


  • Claudio Galli, Artemis P. Simopoulos, editors:
    Dietary W3 and W6 Fatty Acids : Biological Effects and Nutritional Essentiality.
    NATO Asi Series. Series A, Life Sciences, Volume 171. Hardcover, August 1989.
  • Theodore B. Van Itallie and A. P. Simopoulos, editors:
    Obesity : New Directions in Assessment and Management.
  • Artemis P. Simopoulos, Victor Herbert, Beverly Jacobson (Contributor), Artemis P. Simopoulos:
    The Healing Diet.
  • G. H. Anderson, Krasnegor, G.D. Miller, and A.P. Simopoulos, editors:
    Diet and Behavior: Multidisciplinary Approaches.
    New York, Springer-Verlag, 1990.
  • A.P. Simopoulos, editor:
    Health Effects of W3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Seafoods.
    World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics, Volume 66. Hardcover, March 1991.
  • Artemis P. Simopoulos, Jo Robinson:
    The Omega Diet: The Lifesaving Nutritional Program Based on the Diet of the Island of Crete. First edition as The Omega Plan.

  • P. Simopoulos, R. R. Kifer, R. E. Martin, and S. M. Barlow, editors:
    Proceedings of the Second International Conference on the Health Effects of Omega 3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in Seafoods, Washington, DC, March, 1990.
    World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics 66:383-390, 1991.
  • A.P. Simopoulos, editor:
    Nutrition and fitness in health and disease.
    World Review of Nutrition and Dietetics. Basel, Karger, 1993.
  • Artemis P. Simopoulos, J.E. Dutra de Oliveira, I.D. Desai:
    Behavioral and metabolic aspects of breastfeeding : international trends.
    Basel : Karger, 1995. Series: World review of nutrition and dietetics.
  • P. Simopoulos, editor:
    Plants in Human Nutrition. Basel, Karger, 1995.
  • A.P. Simopoulos & P.J. Nestel, editors:
    Genetic Variation & Dietry Response. Basel, S. Karger AG, 1997.

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