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Zhila Semnani-Azad, Ph.D.

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University of Toronto, CanadaPhD08/2021
2018 - 2021
Canada Graduate Scholarships - Doctoral Award

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  1. Lai KZH, Semnani-Azad Z, Retnakaran R, Harris SB, Hanley AJ. Changes in adiposity mediate the associations of diet quality with insulin sensitivity and beta-cell function. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2021 Jul 30. PMID: 34518089.
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  2. Semnani-Azad Z, Connelly PW, Bazinet RP, Retnakaran R, Jenkins DJA, Harris SB, Zinman B, Hanley AJ. Adipose Tissue Insulin Resistance Is Longitudinally Associated With Adipose Tissue Dysfunction, Circulating Lipids, and Dysglycemia: The PROMISE Cohort. Diabetes Care. 2021 May 17. PMID: 34001534.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    
  3. Semnani-Azad Z, Blanco Mejia S, Connelly PW, Bazinet RP, Retnakaran R, Jenkins DJA, Harris SB, Hanley AJ. The association of soluble CD163, a novel biomarker of macrophage activation, with type 2 diabetes mellitus and its underlying physiological disorders: A systematic review. Obes Rev. 2021 09; 22(9):e13257. PMID: 33913230.
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  4. Semnani-Azad Z, Khan TA, Blanco Mejia S, de Souza RJ, Leiter LA, Kendall CWC, Hanley AJ, Sievenpiper JL. Association of Major Food Sources of Fructose-Containing Sugars With Incident Metabolic Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e209993. PMID: 32644139.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  5. Semnani-Azad Z, Connelly PW, Johnston LW, Retnakaran R, Harris SB, Zinman B, Hanley AJ. The Macrophage Activation Marker Soluble CD163 is Longitudinally Associated With Insulin Sensitivity and ß-cell Function. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2020 03 01; 105(3). PMID: 31677389.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:HumansCells
  6. Semnani-Azad Z, Johnston LW, Lee C, Retnakaran R, Connelly PW, Harris SB, Zinman B, Hanley AJ. Determinants of longitudinal change in insulin clearance: the Prospective Metabolism and Islet Cell Evaluation cohort. BMJ Open Diabetes Res Care. 2019; 7(1):e000825. PMID: 31803485.
    Citations: 4     Translation:Humans
  7. Jefferson K, Semnani-Azad Z, Wong C, L'Abbé MR, Arcand J. Changing Sodium Knowledge, Attitudes and Intended Behaviours Using Web-Based Dietary Assessment Tools: A Proof-Of-Concept Study. Nutrients. 2019 Sep 11; 11(9). PMID: 31514387.
    Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
  8. Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L'Abbé MR. Added sugars in kids' meals from chain restaurants. Prev Med Rep. 2016 Jun; 3:391-3. PMID: 27419004.
    Citations: 3     
  9. Scourboutakos MJ, Semnani-Azad Z, L'Abbe MR. Restaurant meals: almost a full day's worth of calories, fats, and sodium. JAMA Intern Med. 2013 Jul 22; 173(14):1373-4. PMID: 23699985.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
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