Cyril Kendall


Dr. Kendall is a Senior Research Associate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, and the Clinical Nutrition and Risk Factor Modification Center, St. Michael’s Hospital and an Adjunct Professor in the Division of Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the University of Saskatchewan. He was educated at the University of Toronto, where he obtained his Honors BSc, MSc and PhD. His primary research interest is the role of diet in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Dr. Kendall has over 180 publications in peer-reviewed medical journals. His research on the Portfolio Diet, which combines cholesterol-lowering food components, has been included in the US National Cholesterol Education Program (ATP III) and the Canadian Cardiovascular Society guidelines as an effective dietary strategy for cholesterol reduction. He has also conducted much research on the role of healthy diets, including low glycemic index diets, in the control of type 2 diabetes. Dr. Kendall has worked extensively with the food industry to develop healthy foods. He is a founding member of the International Carbohydrate Quality Consortium (ICQC), Executive Board Member of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group (DNSG) of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), is on the Clinical Practice Guidelines Expert Committee for Nutrition Therapy of the EASD and is a Director of the Toronto 3D Knowledge Synthesis and Clinical Trials foundation.