Nicola McKeown, Ph.D.

Scientist I
Nutritional Epidemiology Program
Phone: (617) 556-3008
Fax: (617) 556-3344

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Ph.D., Nutritional Epidemiology, Cambridge University, UK

Research Focus
Health benefits of dietary fiber and whole grains; application of biomarkers of whole-grain intake in epidemiological studies; role of sugar sweetened beverages on cardiometabolic risk factors; diet-gene interactions and diabetes risk

Academic Appointments
Associate Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Selected Professional Affiliations
Editorial Board member of Tufts University Health and Nutrition Letter and Nutrition Today.
Fellow of the American College of Nutrition (FACN); Fellow of the Obesity Society (FTOS)

Select Publications
Ma J, Sloan M, Fox CS, Hoffmann U, Jacques PF, McKeown NM. Sugar-sweetened beverage consumption is associated with adverse abdominal fat distribution in the Framingham Heart Study.  Journal of Nutrition, 2014; 144 (8):1283-1290.  PMCID: PMC4093984.

Livingston K ,  Chung Mi, Sawicki C , Lyle B,  Wang D, Roberts SB, McKeown NM. Development of a Publicly Available, Comprehensive Database of Fiber and Health Outcomes: Rationale and Methods. PloS One 2016/6/27.

J Ma, PF Jacques, JB Meigs, CS Fox, GT Rogers, CE Smith, A Hruby, E. Saltzman, N McKeown. Sugar-Sweetened Beverage but Not Diet Soda Consumption Is Positively Associated with Progression of Insulin Resistance and Prediabetes. The Journal of Nutrition 146 (12), 2544-2550.

Ma J, Karlsen MC, Chung M ,Jacques PF, Saltzman E, Smith CE, Fox CS, McKeown NM. Potential link between excess added sugar intake and ectopic fat: a systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Nutr Rev. 2016 Jan;74(1):18-32.

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