Sylvia Ley

Research Fellow

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, Sun, Q, Jimenez, MC, Rexrode, KM, Manson, JE, Jensen MK, Rimm, EB, Hu, FB. Association between alcohol consumption and plasma fetuin-A and its contribution to incident type 2 diabetes in women. Diabetologia 57(1):93-101, 2014

Ley, SH, Hanley, AJ, Sermer, M, Zinman, B, O’Connor, DL. Lower dietary vitamin E intake during the second trimester is associated with insulin resistance and hyperglycemia later in pregnancy. Eur J Clin Nutr 67(11):1154-1156, 2013

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, Harris, SB, Connelly, PW, Mamakeesick, M, Gittelsohn, J, Wolever, TM, Hegele, RA, Zinman, B, Hanley, AJ. Utility of non-high density lipoprotein cholesterol in assessing type 2 diabetes risk. Diabetes Obes Metab 14(9):821-825, 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