Yiqing Song, M.D.
|Title||Assistant Professor of Medicine|
|Institution||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
|Address||Brigham and Women's Hospital|
Preventive Medicine Division - 3rd Fl
900 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02215
Dr. Song's research focuses on the epidemiologic study of the etiology and prevention of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. His current research activities include: 1) assessment of nutritional determinants of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease, with particular emphasis on trace elements and antioxidants (e.g. magnesium, beta-carotene, vitamins C, D, and E, and flavonoids); 2) design and conduct of randomized clinical trials testing dietary or lifestyle interventions; 3) novel genetic and biochemical biomarkers as predictors of type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease; and 4) design, methodology, and conduct of systematic review and meta-analysis for synthesizing evidence from observational data and randomized trials.
Dr. Song has led many nutritional and genetic epidemiologic studies in several large prospective cohorts such as the Women’s Health Study (WHS), the Women's Antioxidant Cardiovascular Study (WACS), the Physicians’ Health Study (PHS), and the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study (WHI-OS). Currently, Dr. Song is the Principal Investigator of a NIDDK-funded research project for diabetes prevention in the VITamin D and OmegA-3 TriaL (VITAL), which will evaluate the balance of benefits and risks of vitamin D3 (2,000 IU/day) and marine omega-3 fatty acid (eicosapentaenoic acid [EPA] + docosahexaenoic acid [DHA], 1g/day) supplements for primary prevention of chronic diseases among 20,000 U.S. men and women.
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