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MS Faculty Activity

Marie-Pierre St. Onge, Ph.D.

Current Publications

Salinardi TC, Rubin KH, Black RM, St-Onge MP. Coffee mannooligosaccharides, consumed as part of a free-living, weight maintaining diet, increases the proportional reduction in body volume in overweight men. J Nutr 2010;140:1943-8. 

St-Onge MP. Are normal weight Americans over-fat? Obesity 2010;18:2067-8.

St-Onge MP, Gallagher D. Body composition changes with aging: the cause or result of alterations in metabolic rate and macronutrient oxidation? Nutrition 2010;26:152-5.

St-Onge MP, Perumean-Chaney S, Desmond R, Lewis CE, Yan LL, Person SD, Allison DB. Gender differences in the association between sleep duration and body composition: The Cardia Study. Int J Endocrinol 2010;2010:1-8.

Invited lectures

American Oil Chemist Society Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, May 17, 2010
Title: Medium Chain Triglyceride Consumption and the Metabolic Syndrome: Past, Present, and Future

The Obesity Society (M-P St-Onge, Ph.D, PI) Covidien Pilot Award
01/02/10 – 01/31/12
Impact of breakfast, as part of a weight loss intervention, on body mass index in obese, elementary school children.
The purpose of this study is to determine if a weight loss program that emphasizes breakfast consumption would lead to greater improvements in weight status and dietary intakes compared to a similar weight loss program without emphasis on breakfast consumption.




Sharon R. Akabas, Ph.D.


2010 - IHN Faculty Member Receives Presidential Teaching Award


Invited lectures 

Science Day 2011

The Society for Liaison Psychiatry, New York Regional Organization of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Presents:

The Burden of Weight
Friday, April 8, 2011
Bellevue Hospital Center
Saul Farber Auditorium
Title: "Dietary Approaches to Weight Loss and Maintenance"


Childhood Obesity Symposium
The Institute for Continuing Education of the 1199SEIU League Training and Ugprading Fund:
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons Center for Continuing Medical Education;
1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East Professional and Technical Department present:
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Title: “Activity as Medicine: Exercise Management”
Sharon R. Akabas, PhD - Director of M.S. Program in Nutrition for Health Professionals; Associate Director of Educational Initiatives, Institute of Human Nutrition (IHN); Associate Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, Columbia University, New York, NY.


Invited lectures

May 14, 2011: National Association of Orthopedic Nurses meeting - Baltimore MD.
Title: "Nutrition and Complementary Therapies"

May 18-21, 2011
9th International Symposium on Osteoporosis
Translating Research into Clinical Practice in Las Vegas, Nevada,
"Impact of Foods and Nutraceuticals on Bone Health and Its Practical Application"










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