Dr. Tran Tien, Chanh, is an award-winning graduate of the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. Dr. Tran Tien started his career as a general practitioner and sports physician, but quickly became interested in nutrition and obesity related issues. At the time, the only options were low-calorie, “balanced” diets.
Without renouncing the notion of energy balance, Dr. Tran Tien highlighted the key roles played by insulin and pancreatic dysfunction in relation to obesity related issues. Twenty years ago no one spoke of Syndrome X or Polymetabolic Syndrome. However, Dr. Tran Tien understood that numerous pathologies were strongly associated with being overweight. He concluded that weight loss is essential for treating such illnesses as Type II Diabetes, Hypertension, Dyslipidemia (cholesterol and triglycerides), Sleep Apnea, Acid Reflux, and more. The World Health Organization concurs with Dr. Tran Tien’s conclusions stating, “Overweight and obesity are a leading risk for global deaths. At least 2.8 million adults die each year as a result of being overweight or obese. In addition, 44% of the diabetes burden, 23% of the ischemic heart disease burden and between 7% and 41% of certain cancer burdens are attributable to overweight and obesity”.*
Referencing 1970’s era protein diet studies by Dr. Blackburn from the Harvard Medical School and utilizing the latest research on protein diets, Dr. Tran Tien developed a new protocol that he felt was safer and easier for his patients.
In addition to this very rigorous scientific approach, Dr. Tran Tien also emphasized the psychological aspect and human dimension of weight issues. Focusing on poor eating choices and lifestyle habits as both causes of weight gain and hindrances to weight loss, Dr. Tran Tien has written three books on dieting and weight issues. He now spends his time consulting with patients at his clinic in Paris and regularly gives lectures throughout the world, particularly in North America.