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Caldwell Esselstyn
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Born December 12, 1933 (1933-12-12) (age 87)
Nationality American
Alma mater Yale University (AB, 1956)
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (MD, 1961)
Known for Forks Over Knives
Spouse(s) Ann
Children Rip, Jane, Zeb, and Ted
Awards Gold Medal, 1956 Olympic Games - 8-oared rowing event
Scientific career
Fields Cardiology
Plant-based diet
Institutions Cleveland Clinic
Caldwell Esselstyn
Medal record
Men's rowing
Competitor for the  United States
Olympic Games
Gold 1956 Melbourne Men's eights

Caldwell Blakeman Esselstyn Jr. (born December 12, 1933) is an American physician, author and former Olympic rowing champion.

Esselstyn is the author of Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease (2007). It argues for a low-fat, whole foods, plant-based diet that avoids all animal products, as well as reducing or avoiding soybeans, nuts, avocados and oils. The diet has been used by former U.S. President Bill Clinton.

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