Gary Miller, associate professor of health and exercise science at Wake Forest University, holds a Ph.D in nutrition. He is an assistant director for the Translational Science Center, whose primary research interests are in obesity and weight loss and their effects on biochemical changes as well as physical function and the effects of dietary nitrates on various disease states, including hypertension, stroke, peripheral artery disease, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Miller said the WHO council's recommendations "potentially opens the door for greater consumption of fish/seafood and poultry (not processed) to replace the red meat and processed meat consumption."