Fred Kummerow

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Fred Kummerow
Born(1914-10-04)October 4, 1914
Berlin, Germany[1]
DiedMay 31, 2017(2017-05-31) (aged 102)

Fred Kummerow (October 4, 1914 – May 31, 2017) 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.[1][2]

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.[3]

Selected publications[change | change source]

  • Johnston PV, Johnson OC, Kummerow FA. Occurrence of trans fatty acids in human tissue. Science 126, 698–699 (1957).
  • Kummerow FA. Nutrition imbalance and angiotoxins as dietary risk factors in coronary heart disease. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. 32, 58–83 (1979).
  • Kummerow FA. Interaction between sphingomyelin and oxysterols contributes to atherosclerosis and sudden death. Am. J. Cardiovasc. Dis. 3(1), 17–26 (2013).

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Cary, Joan (September 28, 2014). "No trans fat cake for U. of I. prof about to turn 100". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved June 9, 2015.
  2. Katie Hafner, Fred A. Kummerow, an Early Opponent of Trans Fats, Dies at 102, New York Times (June 1, 2017).
  3. Katie Hafner (June 1, 2017). "Fred A. Kummerow, an Early Opponent of Trans Fats, Dies at 102". The New York Times. Retrieved June 1, 2017.

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