Sylvia Ley

Visiting Scientist

Department of Nutrition

665 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115


  • Dietary and lifestyle 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, Li, Y, Tobias, DK, Manson, JE, Rosner, B, Hu, FB, Rexrode, KM. Duration of reproductive life span, age at menarche, and age at menopause are associated With risk of cardiovascular disease in women. J Am Heart Assoc 6(11): pii: e006713, 2017

Ley, SH, Pan, A, Li, Y, Manson, JE, Willett, WC, Sun, Q, Hu, FB. Changes in overall diet quality and subsequent type 2 diabetes risk: Three U.S. prospective cohorts. Diabetes Care 39(11):2011-2018, 2016

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, 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

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