So when we uncovered a link showing that Das and Sinclair served together on the scientific committee of the “first international scientific conference of Resveratrol and Health” in Denmark in 2010, we figured we’d ask Sinclair whether he had misspoken. He responded:720 WHAT? For selling people resveratrol? Oh my, oh my, and these hypocrites complained that Atkins made money selling his book.
I apologize. I did not expect my off-the-cuff comments to be printed. I will be more careful.We appreciate Sinclair’s candor, although we feel obligated to note that he is hardly media-naive, having been quoted in countless articles about resveratrol over the years. He co-founded Sirtris, later sold to GlaxoSmithKline for $720 million, based on his early work on resveratrol
But yes, compared with hundreds (!) of millions, that guy Dipak Das was small fish.