Emily Sonestedt

Researcher, Nutritionst, Docent, 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, foods


I have 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. I have previously been a visiting researcher at Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, CA, USA. My current research interest includes the interaction between genetic and dietary factors for obesity, type 2 diabetes, dyslipidemia and cardiovascular disease. My main focus is to clarify the importance of carbohydrate quality, especially sugar, on human health. I have funding from the Swedish Research Council, Swedish society for medical research (SSMF), Heart and Lung Foundation, Crafoord foundation, Påhlsson foundation and ALF. I am also involved in international collaborations on gene-environment interaction analyzes.

Recent research outputs

Theofylaktopoulou, D. , Midttun, Ø. , Ueland, P. M. , Meyer, K. , Fanidi, A. , Zheng, W. , Shu, X. O. , Xiang, Y. B. , Prentice, R. , Pettinger, M. , Thomson, C. A. , Giles, G. G. , Hodge, A. , Cai, Q. , Blot, W. J. , Wu, J. , Johansson, M. , Hultdin, J. , Grankvist, K. , Stevens, V. L. & 33 others McCullough, M. M., Weinstein, S. J., Albanes, D., Ziegler, R., Freedman, N. D., Langhammer, A., Hveem, K., Næss, M., Sesso, H. D., Gaziano, J. M., Buring, J. E., Lee, I. M., Severi, G., Zhang, X., Stampfer, M. J., Han, J., Smith-Warner, S. A., Zeleniuch-Jacquotte, A., Le Marchand, L., Yuan, J. M., Wang, R., Butler, L. M., Koh, W. P., Gao, Y. T., Rothman, N., Ulrika Ericson, Emily Sonestedt, Visvanathan, K., Jones, M. R., Relton, C., Brennan, P., Johansson, M. & Ulvik, A., 2018 Jun 15, In : International Journal of Cancer. 142, 12, p. 2425-2434 10 p.

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