Dr. Chris Knobbe is a physician, researcher, ophthalmologist, public health advocate, and Associate Clinical Professor Emeritus, formerly of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. He is known primarily for his research, publications, and presentations connecting Westernised diets and highly polyunsaturated vegetable oils to numerous chronic diseases, including coronary heart disease, hypertension, stroke, cancers, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, obesity, Alzheimer’s disease, autoimmune diseases, and age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Dr. Knobbe’s research has focused greatly on the “vegetable oil hypothesis” as the primary driver of overweight and chronic disease. In 2016 he formally introduced the hypothesis that processed foods and vegetable oils are the primary drivers of AMD, which is the leading cause of irreversible vision loss and blindness in people over the age of 50, worldwide. Dr. Knobbe has presented his research on ancestral dietary strategy and macular degeneration at various conferences and has also authored a book titled 'The Ancestral Diet Revolution: How Vegetable Oils and Processed Foods are Destroying Your Health'. His research suggests that macular degeneration can be prevented and treated through an ancestral dietary strategy and “sacred” foods.
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