Thomas N SeyfriedProf. Thomas N. Seyfried

(Professor Seyfried, who in 2012 published the groundbreaking work entitled Cancer as a Metabolic Disease : On the Origin, Management, and Prevention of Cancer, (Wiley : 2012),  holds a PhD from the University of Illinois (1976), has a long and distinguished research record in areas such as Gene-Environmental Interactions, Lipid Biochemistry, Neurodegeneration, Ganglioside Storage Diseases, Epilepsy, Cancer, Metabolism, Brain Tumours, Autism, Ketogenic Diets, Dietary Energy Restriction, and currently serves as Professor of Biology at Boston College. In addition to having received numerous lifetime achievement awards for his work, he is also on the boards of several journals in the areas of his expertise.)

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Items mentioned in / relevant to the interview

  • Thomas N. Seyfried papers: see drop-down menu on Prof Seyfried's faculty page for a list of selected publications.

  • Thomas N. Seyfried, Cancer as a Metabolic Disease : On the Origin, Management and Prevention of Cancer, Wiley (2012)

  • Thomas N. Seyfried, "Cancer: A Metabolic Disease With Metabolic Solutions", presentation (

  • Otto Warburg (Wikipedia entry:

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  • David S Wishart,  "Is Cancer a Genetic Disease or a Metabolic Disease?", The Lancet (28 May 2015)



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