The Mediterranean diet Guru, Harvard Prof. of Epidemiology Demetris Trichopoulos passed away


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It is a grave loss in the Greek mind and soul, of the first and top mind of contemporary Greek science, that gave to Greece and the world so much.

Dimitris Trichopoulos a brilliant Academic and researcher of epidemiology science, shook the minds of the world in the past 20 years by establishing the MUST of Mediterranean diet in the Western world’s plate.

Demetris Trichopoulos, Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and Member of the Supreme Academy of Arts and Sciences in Athens passed away early Monday, December 1, 2014.

The University of Athens, announced the loss of one of its most distinguished members, an excellent university teacher with a rich body of work in research, authorship and teaching, with brilliant and acknowledged worldwide recognition

Demetris Trichopoulos was a Professor of Epidemiology at Harvard School of Public Health and Member of the Supreme Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Education Minister Andreas Loverdos said the loss of Prof. Trichopoulos was a “sad event for the academic and research community worldwide and for all Greek society.”
“With his life and work he broadened the horizons of science, which he served, constantly promoting scientific knowledge and offering a great social service through the results of his research,” Loverdos added, noting that Trichopoulos’ career had shown the potential of Greek scientists and helped establish their good reputation.

Dimitris Trichopoulos has authored or co-authored over 650 publications (mainly research papers but also books, monographs, reports, reviews, commentaries, etc). His research work has contributed to the discovery of the role of passive smoking in the causation of lung cancer and chronic obstructive lung disease, the elucidation of the aetiology of hepatocellular carcimona, the quantification of the association between psychological stress and coronary heart disease and the identification of several dietary and other important risk factors in the aetiology of the number of cancers and other diseases.

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