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, 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, 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, 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