Osama HamdyMSc, MD, PhD, FACE
Osama Hamdy, MD, PhD, interests include diabetes and obesity, metabolic syndrome and obesity and cardiovascular disease. His work focuses on understanding metabolic and cardiovascular benefits of lifestyle changes and weight loss. He studies the cardiovascular benefits of short- and long-term weight reduction in obese individuals with and without type 2 diabetes. Dr. Hamdy and colleagues’ research led to the discovery that obese adults who lost just 7 percent of their initial weight the equivalent of 16 pounds in a 225-pound woman had significant improvement of their vascular endothelial function. This improvement may eventually prevent progression of atherosclerosis, coronary artery disease and the subsequent risk of heart attack and stroke.
Dr. Hamdy chaired the task force that developed Joslin’s new Clinical Nutrition Guidelines and is a member of the Nutrition Guidelines Committee of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists that created the AACE Nutrition Guidelines for Americans 2006.