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  Peter Clifton has co-authored The Total Wellbeing Diet Book, which is bestseller, with CSIRO colleague Dr Manny Noakes. The book is the result of many years research into and trials of the effectiveness of high protein diets for weight loss.

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Dr Peter Clifton (MBBS BMedSci FRACP PhD) is the Director of CSIRO’s Nutrition Clinic, which was established in the mid 1980s to carry out human volunteer trials in a range of food and diet-related areas. Dr Clifton manages a specialised support team of research dietitians, registered nurses and clinical trial managers.

In recent years it has become clear that Australia and most of the world’s affluent countries are facing growing burdens imposed by obesity – particularly in the young. Along with obesity we are seeing dramatic increases in the incidence of Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and some cancers.

The urgent need for action on obesity is reflected in CSIRO’s research. Dr Clifton leads the CSIRO Preventative Health Flagship Obesity theme which has a particular focus in South Australia on dietary and lifestyle strategies for the control of obesity and obesity-related conditions.

The Total Wellbeing Diet Book, which Dr Clifton co-authored with CSIRO colleague Dr Manny Noakes, is the result of many years research into and trials of the effectiveness of high protein diets for weight loss. The book, published by Penguin, has been a best seller.

Dr Clifton has qualifications as a specialist physician from Australia and the UK and his research interests are fuelled by first-hand evidence and experience as a practising endocrinologist in Adelaide, South Australia at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and the Flinders Medical Centre.

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