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scientific advisory board

The Weight Watchers weight-loss plan is developed by credentialed scientists with proficiency in weight management. In addition, Weight Watchers consults regularly with renowned experts to ensure that its weight-loss plan reflects the latest scientific thinking.

Claude Bouchard, Ph.D.
Executive Director, Pennington Biomedical Research Center,
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Walmir Coutinho, M.D.
Professor of Endocrinology
Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Mario Foz, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Autonomous, University of Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

Hans Hauner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Else-Kroner-Fresenius Center for Nutritional Medicine, Technical University
Munich, Germany
Michael Lowe, Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Psychology
Drexel University
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

William D. McArdle, Ph.D., FACSM
Professor Emeritus, Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Science
Queens College of the City University of New York
Flushing, New York

Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H.
Chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition; Co-Director of the New York Obesity Research Center
St. Luke's/Roosevelt Hospital
New York, New York

Aila Rissanen, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine, Obesity Research Unit, Biomedicum
Helsinki University Hospital
Helsinki, Finland

Judith Stern, Sc.D., R.D.
Professor of Nutrition and Internal Medicine
University of California at Davis
Davis, California

Luc Van Gaal, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Dept. of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Clinical Nutrition-Faculty of Medicine
University Hospital
Antwerp, Belgium

Yang Yuexin, PhD
Professor of Nutrition
National Institute for Nutrition and Food Safety, China Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Beijing, China

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