Jeremiah Stamler was born in New York, on October 1919. In 1943 he graduated as Medical Doctor. In 1948 he specialized in cardiovascular field. He made very important works, which brought him to the publication of the monography “Experimental Atherosclerosis”, published in 1953. He met Ancel Keys in 1962, when he went to Mexico City to partecipate to an edition of the “World Congress of Cardiology”, where he had to present his epidemiological studies on plasma cholesterol levels on white and black men and women. He joined a Research Commitee of “World Heart Federation”, in cooperation with Professor Keys. In New Delhi four years later, during the works for the next edition of the “World Congress of Cardiology”, he had to create, along with Ancel Keys, a council about epidemiology and prevention. 

Interview by: Elisabetta Moro
Video by: Elisabetta Moro. Editing by: Davide Mancini
Subtitle by: Davide Mancini
Document by: Dario Cerbone and Giulia Origlia
MedEatResarch – Center of Social Research on the Mediterranean Diet of the University of Naples Suor Orsola Benincasa, head by Marino Niola and Elisabetta Moro

Realized: 30-01-2014

Jeremiah Stamler

Jeremiah Stamler

Date of birth: 27-10-1919
City: New York
Profession: Cardiology and Professor Emeritus of preventive medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago
Language: English

Video table of contents

- 00:08 The encounter between Keys and Stamler
- 02:21 The connection between food and heart
- 03:19 Salt as risk factor
- 03:58 The enemies of the research
- 04:38 Italy in the Sixties
- 05:34 The Modern Mediterranean Diet
- 08:55 The true ingredients of the Mediterranean Diet
- 09:51 The Mediterranean Diet in the USA
- 10:55 The pleasure of food in a healthy diet
- 12:14 The speech at the UNESCO in 2009
- 13:02 Michelle Obama's contribuition
- 13:18 The "Stamler vs Willis" case
- 15:51 The importance of the Public Health
- 16:46 Both emotions and intelligence in the research

Geographic information

Country: IT
Region: Campania
City: Pollica
District: SA
Suburb: Pioppi
Altitude: 10m s.l.m.

Links and attachements

Moro Elisabetta (10 Aprile 2014), La Dieta Mediterranea, il Mulino