Emily Sonestedt

Research group leader, Associate professor, Associate senior lecturer, 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 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.

Recent research outputs

NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC) NCD Risk Factor Collaboration (NCD-RisC), M.L.C. Iurilli, Aleksander Giwercman, Emily Sonestedt, Tanja Stocks & Sarah L. Filippi, 2021, In: eLife. 10, e60060.

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