Emily Sonestedt

Researcher, Nutritionst, Docent, Degree of Doctor, Higher Education Diploma, Docent, PhD, MSc

Research areas and keywords

UKÄ subject classification

  • Nutrition and Dietetics
  • Public Health, Global Health, Social Medicine and Epidemiology
  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


  • nutrition, epidemiology, gene-diet-interactions, obesity, sugar, carbohydrates


Emily Sonestedt has a MSc in nutrition from Stockholm University, a PhD (2009) in public health and nutritional epidemiology from Lund University, and is associate professor (docent) in nutritional epidemiology. Emily has previously been a visiting researcher at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, CA, USA,  and has been main supervisor for one PhD student. Her current research interest includes the interaction between genetic and dietary factors for obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. Emily´s main focus is to clarify the importance of carbohydrate quality, especially sugar, on human health. She has funding from the Swedish Research Council, Swedish society for medical research (SSMF), Heart and Lung Foundation, Crafoord foundation, Påhlsson foundation, ALF, and creative environment (MedFak). Emily is also involved in international collaborations on gene-environment interaction analyzes.

Highlighted research outputs

Lachat, C., Hawwash, D., Ocké, M. C., Berg, C., Forsum, E., Hörnell, A., Larsson, C. L., E. Sonestedt, E. Wirfält, A. Åkesson, Kolsteren, P., Byrnes, G., De Keyzer, W., Van Camp, J., Cade, J. E., Slimani, N., Cevallos, M., Egger, M. & Huybrechts, I. 2016 Sep 1 In : Food and Nutrition Bulletin. 41, 3, p. 240-251 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nettleton, J. A. , Follis, J. L. , Ngwa, J. S. , Smith, C. E. , Ahmad, S. , Tanaka, T. , Wojczynski, M. K. , Voortman, T. , Lemaitre, R. N. , Kristiansson, K. , Nuotio, M-L. , Houston, D. K. , Perälä, M-M. , Qi, Q. , Sonestedt, E. , Manichaikul, A. , Kanoni, S. , Ganna, A. , Mikkilä, V. , North, K. E. & 51 others Siscovick, D. S., Harald, K., McKeown, N. M., Johansson, I., Rissanen, H., Liu, Y., Lahti, J., Hu, F. B., Bandinelli, S., Rukh, G., Rich, S., Booij, L., Dmitriou, M., Ax, E., Raitakari, O., Mukamal, K., Männistö, S., Hallmans, G., Jula, A., Ulrika Ericson, Jacobs, D. R., van Rooij, F. J. A., Deloukas, P., Sjögren, P., Kähönen, M., Djousse, L., Perola, M., Barroso, I., Hofman, A., Stirrups, K., Viikari, J., Uitterlinden, A. G., Kalafati, I. P., Franco, O. H., Mozaffarian, D., Salomaa, V., Borecki, I. B., Knekt, P., Kritchevsky, S. B., Eriksson, J. G., Dedoussis, G. V., Qi, L., Ferrucci, L., Marju Orho-Melander, Zillikens, M. C., Ingelsson, E., Lehtimäki, T., Frida Renström, Cupples, L. A., Loos, R. & Paul Franks 2015 In : Human Molecular Genetics. 24, 16, p. 4728-4738

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Emily Sonestedt, Overby, N. C., Laaksonen, D. E. & Birgisdottir, B. E. 2012 In : Food & Nutrition Research. 56, 19104

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

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