Dr. Dalia El Khoury

University of Guelph

Dr. El Khoury is an associate professor in the department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition (FRAN). Her research interests have primarily focused on the role of functional ingredients/foods in the regulation of appetite, food intake, glycemia and metabolism in healthy individuals and individuals with nutrition-related disorders including overweight/obesity, hyperinsulinemia and the metabolic syndrome. Dr. El Khoury has also worked in the fields of sports nutrition and infant nutrition through experiences in both academia and private industry. At the University of Guelph, Dr. El Khoury is working on two lines of research: 1) exploring novel biomarkers for the metabolic syndrome, and their modulation by functional foods and/or physical activity, both in pediatric and adult populations; and 2) investigating the prevalence and psychosocial determinants of dietary supplement use among university athlete and non-athlete students, gym exercisers and other populations at risk, and designing nutrition education programs to improve knowledge, attitude and awareness on dietary supplements in these populations. It is worth noting that Dr. El Khoury is a registered dietitian in Canada.

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