Belgian clinical nutritionist who determined that too much alcohol consumption can cause cirrhosis of the liver despite a healthy diet.
He went to college in Belgium after World War II and after being diagnosed with an ulcer while at the University of Brussels, he decided to investigate its causes.
He was a professor at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1968.
He was married twice and had three daughters and two sons.
He studied research by Dr. Charles Best about the effects of alcohol on rats.