David Ludwig (physician)

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David Samuel Ludwig
Born (1957-12-24) December 24, 1957 (age 63)
Alma materStanford University
Known forObesity-related research, particularly with regard to soft drinks and milk
Scientific career
InstitutionsBoston Children's Hospital
ThesisChemical, immunochemical and crystallographic studies of cholera toxin and its receptor binding domain (1986)

David Ludwig (born 24 December 1957) is an American physician in Boston, Massachusetts.


Ludwig received a PhD and an MD from Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and residency in pediatrics and a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at Boston Children's Hospital.[citation needed]


Ludwig is a professor of pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School[1] and a professor of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health.[2] Ludwig is also the Director of the New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center Boston Children's Hospital.[3] He has published several studies about the causes of obesity in children and adults, and attracted attention for his recommendation that severely obese children be removed from the custody of their parents.[4]

Ludwig is the author of several consumer books about nutrition, diet, and health including Always Hungry?, Retrain Your Fat Cells, and Lose Weight Permanently.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "HMS Staff & Faculty Search".
  2. ^ "Faculty and Researcher Directory".
  3. ^ New Balance Foundation Obesity Prevention Center
  4. ^ "Childhood Obesity: A Call for Parents to Lose Custody". ABC News. July 14, 2011.
  5. ^ "Always Hungry?".

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