Dr Nick Wright
Dr Nick Wright grew up on a lifestyle farming block in Auckland. His experiences have fostered a do-it-yourself attitude which serves him today in helping patients find innovative and sustainable solutions to their healthcare concerns.
This year Dr Wright led a Gisborne research team that studied the effects of an all-you-can-eat plant-based diet. The BROAD study published in Nutrition and Diabetes showed participants lost an average 11.5kg at one year – the largest weight loss of any randomised control trial where participants had no restriction on calories and did not have to exercise.