Sylvia Ley

Research Associate

Department of Nutrition


  • Dietary approaches to prevent and manage type 2 diabetes
  • Pregnancy and reproductive risk factors of diabetes and cardiovascular disease over the lifecourse

Selected Publications

Ley, SH, Hamdy, O, Mohan, V, Hu, FB. Prevention and management of type 2 diabetes: Dietary components and nutritional strategies. Lancet 383(9933):1999-2007, 2014

Ley, SH, Sun, Q, Willett, WC, Eliassen, AH, Wu, K, Pan, A, Grodstein, F, Hu FB. Associations between red meat intake and biomarkers of inflammation and glucose metabolism in women. Am J Clin Nutr 99(2):352-360, 2014

Ley, SH, Hanley, AJ, Sermer, M, Zinman, B, O’Connor, DL. Associations of prenatal metabolic abnormalities with insulin and adiponectin concentrations in human milk. Am J Clin Nutr 95(4):867-874, 2012

Ley, SH, Hanley, AJ, Retnakaran, R, Sermer, M, Zinman, B, O’Connor, DL. Effect of macronutrient intake during the second trimester on glucose metabolism later in pregnancy. Am J Clin Nutr 94(5):1232-1240, 2011

Ley, SH, Harris, SB, Mamakeesick, M, Noon, T, Fiddler, E, Gittelsohn, J, Wolever, TM, Connelly, PW, Hegele, RA, Zinman, B, Hanley, AJ.  Metabolic syndrome and its components as predictors of incident type 2 diabetes mellitus in an Aboriginal community. CMAJ 180(6):617-624, 2009

Ley, SH, Harris, SB, Connelly, PW, Mamakeesick, M, Gittelsohn, J, Hegele, RA, Retnakaran, R, Zinman, B, Hanley, AJ.  Adipokines and incident type 2 diabetes in an Aboriginal Canadian population: the Sandy Lake Health and Diabetes Project. Diabetes Care 31(7):1410-1415, 2008