Serge Renaud

The Cretan Diet An Amazing Guardian of Health Publication date : February 20, 2004

Despite the abundance of slimming diets that are nutritionally unbalanced and dangerous, Serge Renaud argues here that healthy dieting is possible.
His “health diet” was inspired by the traditional cuisine of Crete, which year after year has produced the same amazing results: Cretans have the longest life expectancy in the world and have a very low incidence of cardiovascular diseases, one of the major killers in industrialised nations.
Following Hippocrates' dictum that food is the best medicine, Renaud shows the inhabitants of industrialised countries how they too can live a long and healthy life, thanks to proper nutrition.

It was Serge Renaud who discovered that wine played a key role in what has become known as the “French paradox”. After spending part of his career in the United States, he directed a research unit at France's Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), for twenty years.