Emily Sonestedt

Research group leader, Associate professor, Senior Lecturer, MSc in nutrition, PhD

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I have a MSc in nutrition from Stockholm University (2003), a PhD in public health and nutritional epidemiology from Lund University (2009), and is associate professor (docent) in nutritional epidemiology. I am group leader and our 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, Heart and Lung Foundation, Crafoord foundation, Påhlsson foundation and ALF. We are also involved in international collaborations on gene-environment interaction analyzes.

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


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