Diane L. McKay, Ph.D.

Scientist III
Antioxidants Research Laboratory
Phone: (781) 608-7183
Fax: (617) 556-3344
E-mail: diane.mckay@tufts.edu
Additional Website: Friedman Online Graduate Certificate Program



Ph.D., Human Nutrition, Tufts University School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Research Focus
Human intervention studies of phytochemicals and antioxidant-rich foods, beverages, and formulas on nutritional status and clinical outcomes

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University
Director, Graduate Certificate Program, and Assistant Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy

Selected Professional Affiliations
American Society of Nutrition
American College of Nutrition (Fellow)

Select Publications
McKay DL, Chen C-Y, Zampariello CA, Blumberg JB. Flavonoids and Phenolic Acids from Cranberry Juice are Bioavailable and Bioactive in Healthy Older Adults. Food Chem 2015; 168:233-40.

Maki KC, Gibson GR, Dickmann RS, Kendall CWC, Chen C-YO, Costabile A, Comelli EM, McKay DL, Almeida NG, Jenkins D, Zello GA, Blumberg JB. Digestive and Physiological Effects of a Wheat Bran Extract, Arabino-Xylan-Oligosaccharide, in Breakfast Cereal. Nutrition 2012;11:36.

McKay DL, Chen C-Y, Yeum K-J, Matthan NR, Lichtenstein AH, Blumberg JB.  Chronic and acute effects of walnuts on antioxidant capacity and nutritional status in humans: a randomized, cross-over pilot study. Nutr J 2010;9:21.

McKay DL, Saltzman E, Chen C-Y, Blumberg JB.  Hibiscus sabdariffa L. tea (tisane) lowers blood pressure in prehypertensive and mildly hypertensive adults.  J Nutr 2010;140(2):298-303.

McKay DL, Perrone G, Rasmussen H, Dallal G, Blumberg JB. Multivitamin/mineral supplementation improves plasma B-vitamin status and homocysteine concentration in healthy older adults consuming a folate-fortified diet. J Nutr 2000;130:3090-6.

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