Daan Kromhout, PhD, is Professor of Public Health Research at the University of Wageningen and Vice President of the Netherlands Health Council. In 1974 he graduated in Human Nutrition at the University of Wageningen and obtained his PhD in 1978. He was assistant and associate professor at the Institute of Social Medicine at the University of Leiden from 1977 to 1988. From 1988 to 2005 he held various positions at the National Institute of Public and Environmental Health (RIVM) in the city of Bilthoven. In 2009 he was appointed professor at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences for the period 2010-2014. Dr Daan Kromhout’s research focuses primarily on diet, lifestyle and cardiovascular disease and has made key contributions to nutritional epidemiology and preventive cardiology in highly cited publications.

Interview by: Elisabetta Moro
Video by: Elisabetta Moro. Editing by: Annalisa Rascato
Subtitle by: Roberta Romanelli
Document by: Roberta Romanelli
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MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro
Daan Kromhout

Daan Kromhout

Year: 1950
Profession: Professor of Public Health Research
Languages: English, Dutch

Video table of contents

00:00:23 - the beginning of work in the Seven Countries Study
00:06:19 - the meeting with Alessandro Menotti
00:08:04 - The SCS countries visited
00:10:58 - The birth of the word "Mediterranean Diet"
00:13:13 - The Mediterranean diet in the Netherlands
00:22:32 - Celebration dishes
00:29:47 - "The Big Fat Surprise" story