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ⓘ Fred Kummerow was an American emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois and a centenarian. He continued to do research even af ..




                                     

ⓘ Fred Kummerow

Fred Kummerow was an American emeritus professor of comparative biosciences at the University of Illinois and a centenarian. He continued to do research even after he was one hundred years old.

Kummerow was known for his works to prove the health issues that trans fat caused to people.

Kummerow died on May 31, 2017 at his home in Urbana, Illinois at the age of 102.

                                     

1. Selected publications

  • Kummerow FA. Nutrition imbalance and angiotoxins as dietary risk factors in coronary heart disease. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 32, 58–83 1979.
  • Johnston PV, Johnson OC, Kummerow FA. Occurrence of trans fatty acids in human tissue. Science 126, 698–699 1957.
  • Kummerow FA. Interaction between sphingomyelin and oxysterols contributes to atherosclerosis and sudden death. Am. J. Cardiovasc. Dis. 31, 17–26 2013.