Dr. Arthur Agatston is the author of The South Beach Diet, the bestselling diet book providing the public with information about the connection between a good diet, safe weight loss and disease prevention.
After graduating N.Y.U. School of Medicine, Dr. Agatston took a position at Mt. Sinai Medical Center and became the director of non-invasive cardiology. As director, he pursued his clinical practice and research in the field of non-invasive cardiac diagnostics.
Dr. Agatston and colleague Warren Janowitz, M.D., a radiologist, did early work on quantifying calcium in the coronary arteries as a measure of arteriosclerosis. Following the publication of reviewed articles on their findings, the "Agatston Score" was born.
For years, cardiologist Arthur Agatston, M.D., urged his patients to lose weight for the sake of their hearts, but every diet was too hard to follow or its restrictions were too harsh. Some were downright dangerous. Nobody seemed to be able to stick with low-fat regimens for any length of time. And a diet is useless if you can't stick with it.
Americans spend $440 billion eating out at restaurants each year, and as the American culture is increasingly on the go, we let diets fall by the wayside as we fuel up on fast food and convenience foods. Now, with "The South Beach Diet Dining Guide, "Arthur Agatston, M.D. will give dieters a trusted resource to keep them on track wherever they go.