Dr. Barry Sears is the New York Times bestselling author of The Zone. He is an internationally recognized research scientist and expert in the field of dietary control.Dr. Sears' research on the Zone Diet is based on the 1982 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of how hormones play in the development of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, autoimmune disease and cancer.
His books have sold more than four million copies and have been translated into 22 languages in 40 countries. As the creator of the Zone Diet, Dr. Sears has appeared on 20/20, Today,CNN, Good Morning America, Regis and Kelly, MSNBC, 700 Club and numerous other national and local TV programs. Dr. Sears is the president of Zonelabs, a biotechnology firm. He has spent more than 25 years studying the inflammatory role of lipids in chronic diseases. He continues his research on heart disease and Type 2 diabetes. He also serves as the President of the nonprofit Inflammation Research Foundation in Marblehead, Massachusetts.