The academician and prestigious nutritionist Lluís Serra Majem has been named Adoptive Son of the island

Dr. Lluís Serra Majem

Dr. Lluís Serra Majem

Lluís Serra Majem, full academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has been named Adopted Son of Gran Canaria, the island where he has forged a career that has become an international benchmark in the field of nutrition.

Doctor in Medicine and Surgery, Serra Majem is professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the University of Las Palmas of Gran Canaria. He is founder and president of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition and Food Sciences, the Foundation for Nutritional Research and the NGO Nutrition Without Borders. He also chairs the board of the European Hydration Institute and the scientific committee of the Mediterranean Diet Foundation.

Throughout his long career he has written or edited more than 70 books on nutrition, preventive medicine and public health and is the author of more than 800 articles on the subject, where he synthesizes his studies. In his entry into the RAED presented the work “Dieta mediterránea: una visión global” (Mediterranean diet: a global vision), where after defining the benefits of a varied and balanced diet that have shared various civilizations of the Mediterranean arc and is now internationally recognized, urges the health authorities of all the world to set itself the challenge of making it reach the most disadvantaged sectors of their societies.

“The Mediterranean diet is considered the best food model in the world and now the challenge is to take it to the most vulnerable sectors -said the academician during his admission, which was held in Barcelona on July 12 last year-. It’s useless to preach about its benefits if we aren’t able to take it to all social strata when other models of much less healthy food have been able to prevail in all corners of the world”.


Dr. Lluis Serra Majem nombrado "Hijo adoptivo de Gran Canaria"