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Dalia El Khoury
Assistant Professor, AHN
Macdonald Insititute, Room 235
Description of Research
Dr. Dalia El Khoury’s research interests focused on the role of functional ingredients/foods in the regulation of appetite, food intake, glycemia and metabolism in healthy individuals and individuals at risk of or with nutrition-related disorders including obesity and 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. Dr. El Khoury is still interested in exploring additional biomarkers with respect to the metabolic syndrome, and how to manage them through dietary interventions. Also, she is interested in investigating the use of nutritional and sports supplements among athletes and exercising individuals.
PhD (Physiology and Physiopathology) - University of Pierre et Marie Curie, France (2008)
MSc (Nutrition) – American University of Beirut, Lebanon (2005)
BSc (Nutrition and Dietetics) – American University of Beirut, Lebanon (2002)
Dietetic Internship – American University of Beirut Medical Center (2003)
Licensed Dietitian by the Lebanese Ministry of Health for Dietetic Practice (2006)
NUTR*4010 Nutritional Assessment
NUTR*3090 Clinical Nutrition I
NUTR*2050*DE Nutrition in the Community
Dalia El Khoury, Shirin Panahi, Bohdan L. Luhovyy, H. Douglas Goff, G. Harvey Anderson. 2015. Interaction of mealtime ad libitum beverage and food intake with meal advancement in healthy young men and women. Physiology and Behavior. 143: 39-44.
Dalia El Khoury, H. Douglas Goff, Shari Berengut, Ruslan Kubant, G. Harvey Anderson. 2014. Effect of sodium alginate addition to chocolate milk on glycemia, insulin, appetite and food intake in healthy adult men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 68: 613-618.
Dalia El Khoury, Peter Brown, Gary Smith, Shari Berengut, Shirin Panahi, Ruslan Kubant, G. Harvey Anderson. 2014. Increasing the protein to carbohydrate ratio in yogurts consumed as a snack reduces post-consumption glycemia independent of insulin. Clinical Nutrition. 33: 29-38.
Dalia El Khoury, G. Harvey Anderson. 2013. Recent advances in dietary proteins and lipid metabolism. Current Opinion in Lipidology (Invited review). 24: 207-213.
El Khoury D, Antoine-Jonville S. 2012. Intake of nutritional supplements among people exercising in gyms in Beirut city. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012:703490.
1. Identification of novel biomarkers for metabolic syndrome and related disorders in children and adults.
2. Dietary intakes and prevalence of use of nutritional supplements among university athletes and exercisers.
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