CYRIL WC KENDALL
PhD, University of Toronto
Cyril Kendall is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael’s Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan.
He was educated at the University of Toronto, where he obtained his Honors BSc, MSc and PhD. His primary research interest is the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease.
Dr. Kendall has over 180 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. His studies on combining cholesterol lowering food components (dietary portfolio) have been recognized as creating an effective dietary alternative to drug therapy (statins) for many people and were the only dietary approach referenced in the Guidelines of the US National Cholesterol Education Program (ATP III).
He has also conducted much research on the role of healthy diets, including low glycemic index diets, in the control of type 2 diabetes. To make therapeutic diets more accessible, he has worked with the food industry develop products for the supermarket with specific health attributes.
He is a founding member of the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQC), Executive Board Member of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), is on the Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee for Nutrition Therapy of the EASD and is a Director of the Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials foundation.