Cyril Kendall

Cyril is a Research Associate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael’s Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where he obtained his Honors BS and graduate degrees, MS and PhD. During his post-doctoral studies he conducted research and received training at Purdue University and the Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati. His primary research interest is the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease (cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and obesity) and the development of functional foods and nutraceuticals to control these disease states. Cyril has over 120 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals and has been invited to present at numerous international conferences. His studies on combining cholesterol lowering food components (dietary portfolio) have been recognized as creating an effective dietary alternative to drug therapy (statins) for many people and were the only dietary approach referenced in the Current Guidelines of the US National Cholesterol Education Program (ATP III). He has also conducted much research on the role of healthy diets, including low glycemic index diets, in the control of type 2 diabetes. To make therapeutic diets more accessible, he has worked with the food industry to develop products for the supermarket with specific health attributes.