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Department of Nutrition
and Food Sciences,
College of the Environment
andLife Sciences,
University of Rhode Island,
Kingston, RI 02881.
Phone: (401) 874-2253
Fax: (401) 874-2974
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Ingrid Lofgren
Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator

Office:

Telephone:

Email:

302 Ranger Hall

(401) 874-5706

ingridlofgren@uri.edu

Education

  • PhD, 2004, University of Connecticut
  • MPH, 2000, University of Massachusetts
  • BS, 1995, University of Connecticut

Teaching

  • Lipoprotein Metabolism in Health and Disease
  • Food Systems, Sustainability, and Health
  • Human Nutrition Metabolism

Research Areas

Lipid and lipoprotein metabolism, obesity, cardiovascular disease

Selected Publications

  • Lofgren IE, Herron KL, Zern TL, West KL, Patalay M, Shachter NS, Koo SI, Fernandez ML. 2004. Waist circumference is a better predictor than body mass index of coronary heart disease risk in overweight, premenopausal women. Journal of Nutrition. 134:1071-1076.
  • Herron KL, Lofgren IE, Sharman MJ, Volek JS, Fernandez ML. 2004. High intake of cholesterol results in less atherogenic LDL particles in men and women independent of response classification. Metabolism. 53(6):823-830.
  • Patalay M, Lofgren IE, Freake HC, Koo SI, Fernandez ML. 2005. The lowering of plasma lipids following a weight reduction program is related to increased expression of the LDL receptor and lipoprotein lipase. Journal of Nutrition. 135:735-739.
  • Lofgren IE, Herron KL, Zern TL, West KL, Patalay M, Koo SI, Fernandez ML. 2005. Carbohydrate intake is correlated with biomarkers for coronary heart disease in a population of overweight, premenopausal women. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 16(4):245-250.
  • Lofgren IE, Zern T, Herron K, West K, Sharman MJ, Volek JS, Shachter NS, Koo SI, Fernandez ML. 2005. Weight loss associated with reduced intake of carbohydrate reduces the atherogenicity of LDL in premenopausal women. Metabolism. 54(9):1133-1141.
  • Lofgren IE, Herron KL, West KL, Zern TL, Brwonbill RA, Ilich JZ, Koo SI, Fernandez ML. 2005. Weight loss favorably modifies anthropometrics and reverses the metabolic syndrome in premenopausal women. Journal of American College of Nutrition. 24(6):486-493.
  • Herron KL, Lofgren IE, Adiconis X, Ordovas JM, Fernandez ML. 2006. Associations between plasma lipid parameters and APOC3 and APOC4 genotypes in a healthy population are independent of dietary cholesterol intake. Atheroschlerosis. 184(1):113-120.
  • Herron KL, McGrane MM, Waters D, Lofgren IE, Clark RM, Ordovas JM, Fernandez ML. 2006. ABCG5 Polymorphism contributes to the individual response to dietary cholesterol and to carotenoids present in eggs. Journal of Nutrition. 136(5):1161-1165.
  • Vislocky LM, Pikosky MA, Herron Rubin KL, Vega-Lopez S, Gaine PC, Martin WF, Zern TL, Lofgren IE, Rodriquez NR. (In press) Habitual consumption of eggs does not alter the beneficial effects of endurance training on plasma lipids and lipoprotein metabolism in untrained men and women. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry.
  • Pasiakos SM, Mettel JB, West K, Lofgren IE, Fernandez ML, Koo SI, Rodriguez NR. 2008. Maintenance of resting energy expenditure after weight loss in premenopausal women: potential benefits of a high-protein, reduced-calorie diet. Metabolism. 57(4):458-464.
 
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