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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.

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