Carlos A. Aguilar Salinas, MD is Deputy Head of the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Medicas y Nutricion, Mexico City. A specialist in internal medicine and endocrinology, he completed a research fellowship at the Washington University School of Medicine (St. Louis, MO) in lipoprotein metabolism. His main research line is in the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and treatment of dyslipidemia, diabetes, and components of the metabolic syndrome. He has published 220 articles in indexed journals and is the author or editor of 8 books. He is a member of the Mexican Academy of Medicine and was President of the Mexican Society of Nutrition and Endocrinology during 2009.