The material on these pages was prepared by Professor Tom Sanders, DSc, PhD, BSc, RNutr, Emeritus Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics at King’s College London.

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Tom Sanders

Tom Sanders, DSc, PhD, BSc, R.Nutr.
Tom Sanders is emeritus Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics at King’s College London. He was appointed Professor of Nutrition & Dietetics in 1994 at King’s College London and was Head of the Division of Diabetes and Nutritional Sciences when he retired in 2014. He has published over 300 scientific papers, authored several books and continues to contribute chapters in leading nutrition textbooks. His research career focused on the effects of dietary fat in relation to cardiovascular health. He has served on scientific advisory committees for the UK government and for the Malaysian Palm Oil board, and was a panel member of the World Health Organization/Food and Agricultural Organization Joint Expert Consultations on the role of fatty acid in human nutrition in 1993 and in 2008. He continues to play an active role in communicating nutritional science via the press and broadcast media.

Professor Sanders can be contacted at:
Department of Nutritional Sciences
King’s College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London SE1 9NH