KRIS VERBURGH is a medical doctor, researcher and author. He wrote his first science book when he was 16 years old.
At age 25, he had written 3 science books and created a new food model to slow down aging and reduce the risk of aging-related diseases, The food hourglass.
Because of The food hourglass, he was chosen as one of the 'Persons of the year' in his country. The book became a bestseller, got translated into 9 languages and made the government in The Netherlands and Belgium to revise its nutrition guidelines.
At age 28, he created a new scientific field: 'nutrigerontology'. The article in which he introduced this new discipline was published in the scientific journal 'Aging Cell'.
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. 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