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.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

UKÄ subject classification

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

Free keywords

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


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