D. Mark Hegsted, national force in science of human nutrition, dies

Saturday, June 20, 2009 - 19:49 in Health & Medicine

D. Mark Hegsted, who was instrumental in the development of the federal "Dietary Guidelines for Americans," died Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at the age of 95 at a nursing center in Westwood, Mass. Hegsted was a founding member of the Department of Nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH), among the first such departments in a medical or public health school in the world.read more

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