|Alma mater||Yale University (AB, 1956)|
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (MD, 1961)
|Known for||Forks Over Knives|
|Children||Rip, Jane, Zeb, and Ted|
|Awards||Gold Medal, 1956 Olympic Games - 8-oared rowing event|
|Representing the United States|
|1956 Melbourne||Men's eights|
Esselstyn is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (2007). It argues for a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet that avoids all animal products, as well as reducing or avoiding soybeans, nuts, avocados and oils. The diet has been used by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.