After dealing with difficult health issues, I had struggled to lose weight for quite some time. I tried many diets and had been to multiple doctors for advice, I also worked with trainers and I was on a very healthy eating plan; but the more I exercised, the more restrictive my diet, the more weight I gained. Nothing made sense, nothing worked for long, until The Age-Defying Diet. I remember going out to lunch with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in a long time. She took one look at me and said, “I can’t believe the difference.”

— Nikki Roth, lost 50 pounds

About Caroline Apovian, M.D.

For over twenty-five years, Dr. Apovian has held a position at the forefront of the weight-management and nutrition field. One of the world’s premier weight-loss experts, she has distinguished herself as a leading researcher, treatment provider, teacher, and New York Times bestselling author.

Dr. Apovian serves as:

  • Director of the Nutrition and Weight Management Center, Boston Medical Center
  • Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine
  • Vice President of The Obesity Society

Her federal government positions include:

  • Nutrition consultant to NASA
  • Appointed member of the federal government’s panel on the evaluation and treatment of overweight adults

She is also the recipient of major grants, ranging from the National Institutes of Health to the Atkins Foundation and has received awards including:

  • The Physician Nutrition Specialist Award for her work with advancing nutrition education among doctors and medical students

Dr. Apovian has published papers, reviews and book chapters on nutrition, obesity and nutrition support and serves as a manuscript reviewer for:

  • New England Journal of Medicine
  • Journal of Women’s health
  • International Journal of Obesity
  • Obesity Research
  • Digestive and Liver Disease
  • Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Dr. Apovian’s unparalleled accomplishments and tireless efforts in helping her patients have earned her well-justified recognition in the field of dieting, health and nutrition.


For more information visit Boston University School of Medicine or read Dr. Apovian’s philosophy.  She is now featured as an expert on SheSource and ShareCare.