KRIS VERBURGH wrote his first science book when he was 16 years old.
At age 25, he had published 3 science books and created a new food model for his patients to slow down aging and reduce the risk of aging-related diseases. For this he was chosen as one of the 'Persons of the year' in his country.
At age 28, he created a new scientific field: 'nutrigerontology'. The article in which he introduced this new discipline appeared in the scientific journal 'Aging Cell'.
His latest book 'The food hourglass' became a best seller and has been translated into 9 languages.
As a medical doctor and researcher, he has a profound interest in aging, preventive medicine and the future of medicine and biotechnology.
He gives talks and lectures on these subjects.
"Ageing research is clearly gaining momentum … bringing hope that at some time in the future we will be able to keep age-related diseases at bay by suppressing ageing itself."
- Marie-Thérèse Heemels, editor Nature
"Aging is a very complex process. We know that the rate of aging is influenced by our genes and our environment and more specifically by how and what we eat. Powerful interventions that slow down the aging process will come to see light in the coming decades. For now, the most potent tool at our disposal to impact the rate of aging is our diet.”
- Kris Verburgh, MD