Dr. Peter Attia, Nutrition Science Initiative, Opens Plenary Session at 2014 Milken Institute Global Conference

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President and co-founder of NuSI tapped as panelist for discussion about health, wellness and prevention issues.

Dr. Peter Attia, president and co-founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative, was a member of an elite panel of five experts assembled to discuss Prevention and Wellness: The Keys to a Healthier, More Prosperous Society at the 17th annual Milken Institute Global Conference.    

The prestigious four-day event began April 27 in Beverly Hills, California and attracted thousands of leaders in business, government, science, education, and philanthropy--along with many global decision-makers to address the most pressing challenges facing the world--from healthcare and the economy to energy and education. The conference brought together a distinguished variety of some of the world's most powerful and influential people including former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, past U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta, along with creative forces such as global music artist will.i.am and actor Matt Damon.

Dr. Attia shared his expertise and insight during Monday's opening plenary discussion titled Prevention and Wellness: The Keys to a Healthier, More Prosperous Society. Moderated by Michael Milken, Attia kicked off a discussion with an all-star panel of national experts that included Troyen Brennan, Executive Vice President of CVS Caremark, Thomas Frieden, Director, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lynn Goldman, Dean, Michael and Lori Milken School of Public Health, George Washington University,and Dean Ornish, President and Founder, Preventive Medicine Research Institute; Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF. The group explored the challenges and possible solutions to deal with many critical issues confronting our society, such as the epidemic in obesity and diabetes, the range of conflicting or unsubstantiated scientific information and methodology for treatment of the associated chronic diseases, as well as the mounting cost in healthcare spending.

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About Nutrition Science Initiative
Founded in September 2012, the mission of Nutrition Science Initiative is to reduce the individual, social, and economic toll of obesity and its related diseases by improving the quality of science in nutrition research. By applying first-of-its-kind rigorous scientific experimentation on nutrition NuSI seeks to communicate its findings to the public and decision-makers alike in an effort to significantly advance the quality of nutritional guidance, dietary recommendations, and policies. NuSI is supported by funding from private citizens and like-minded organizations.

About the Milken Institute
A nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank, the Milken Institute believes in the power of capital markets to solve urgent social and economic challenges. Its mission is to improve lives around the world by advancing innovative economic and policy solutions that create jobs, widen access to capital and enhance health.

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