Emily Sonestedt

Associate professor, Research group leader, Researcher, MSc in nutrition, PhD, 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

Obón-Santacana, M., Luján-Barroso, L., Freisling, H., Naudin, S., Boutron-Ruault, M. C., Mancini, F. R., Rebours, V., Kühn, T., Katzke, V., Boeing, H., Tjønneland, A., Olsen, A., Overvad, K., Lasheras, C., Rodríguez-Barranco, M., Amiano, P., Santiuste, C., Ardanaz, E., Khaw, K. T., Wareham, N. J. & 19 othersSchmidt, J. A., Aune, D., Trichopoulou, A., Thriskos, P., Peppa, E., Masala, G., Grioni, S., Tumino, R., Panico, S., Bueno-de-Mesquita, B., Sciannameo, V., Vermeulen, R., Emily Sonestedt, Sund, M., Weiderpass, E., Skeie, G., González, C. A., Riboli, E. & Duell, E. J., 2019 May 20, In : International Journal of Cancer.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Bixby, H., Aleksander Giwercman, Emily Sonestedt, Tanja Stocks, Ezzati, M. & NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), 2019 May 9, In : Nature. 569, 7755, p. 260-264 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetter

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