About the Author
Professor Garry Egger AM MPH PhD is the Director of the Centre for Health Promotion and Research in Sydney and Adjunct Professor in Lifestyle Medicine at Southern Cross University in Northern NSW, Australia. He has worked in clinical and public health since 1972 and has been a consultant to the World Health Organization, industry, and several government organisations, as well as being involved in medical and allied health education. He is the author of thirty books, over two hundred peer reviewed scientific articles, over a thousand popular press articles and has made numerous media appearances. Dr Andrew Binns AM BSc MBBS DRCOG DA FACRRM is a general practitioner in Lismore in rural NSW, Australia. He has a special interest in lifestyle medicine and its relevance to primary care. He is Adjunct Professor with the Division of Health and Applied Sciences, Lismore Campus, Southern Cross University. He is also medical editor of GP Speak, a bi-monthly magazine for the Northern Rivers General Practice Network. Professor Stephan Rossner MD PhD was Professor of Health Behavior Research at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and Director of the Obesity Unit at the Karolinska University Hospital. He has worked with international obesity-related matters for more than twenty years and served as the Secretary, Vice-President, and President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity (IASO). He has published more than 500 scientific articles on nutrition and lifestyle-related matters, written more than twenty books for the lay press, appeared repeatedly in media, and promoted health as a stand-up comedian in `science theatre'. Michael Sagner, MD is a medical doctor specializing in sports medicine and preventive medicine. He is also a certified fitness trainer and certified sports nutritionist. He is founding head of several international projects focused on clinical chronic disease and risk factor treatment and prevention. Michael Sagner is actively involved in scientific research in the field of preventive medicine and has developed the `cell to community' approach, which aims at connecting basic research, clinical medicine and public health to address chronic diseases. His research interests are the underlying mechanisms and causes of chronic diseases and interdisciplinary approaches in clinical treatment. His research considers the complex interactions within the human body in light of a patient's lifestyle, genomics and environment.