Lynda Frassetto, PhD
Professor Emeritus at UCSF
Lynda is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at UCSF.
She trained as a nephrologist at UCSF and was in private practice in San Francisco before returning to UCSF to start her research career with Drs. Anthony Sebastian and R. Curtis Morris Jr. Over approximately 20 years, the group published papers on regulation of acid-base balance in healthy and aging people and dietary influences on acid-base balance in healthy people and those with diabetes.
In particular, she and her colleagues have explored how the ratios of potassium to sodium, as well as base to chloride, differ in the modern diet versus the ancestral diet, and how these changes may be linked to a greater risk of chronic disease as we get older.