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Joan Sabaté, MD & DrPH
Professor, School of Public Health
School of Public Health
Professor, Medicine
School of Medicine
Member, Epidemiology & Biostats, SPH, Faculty of Graduate Studies
Publications    Scholarly Journals--Published
  • Pribis P, Bailey R, Russell A, Kilsby M, Hernandez M, Craig W, Grajales T, Shavlik D, Sabaté J. Effects of walnut consumption on cognitive performance in young adults. Br J Nutr 2012:1071393-1401. ( 5/2012 - 0/2011 )
  • Tantamango Y, Knutsen S, Beeson WL, Fraser G; Sabate J. Food and Food Groups Associated With the Incidence of Colorectal Polyps: The Adventist Health Study. Nutr Cancer 2011;63:565-572. ( 0/2011 )
  • Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fan J, Sabaté J, Knutsen SF, Haddad E, Beeson WL, Herring RP, ButlerTL, Bennett H, FraserGE. Race-specific validation of food intake obtained from a comprehensive FFQ: the Adventist Health Study-2. Pub Health Nutr 2011;14:1988-1997. ( 0/2011 )
  • Ndiku M, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Singh P, Sabaté J. Gender inequality in food intake and nutritional status of children under five years old in rural Eastern Kenya. Eur J Clin Nutr 2011;65:26-31. ( 0/2011 )
  • Hudthagosol C, Hasso Haddad E, McCarthy K, Wang P, Oda K, Sabaté J. Pecans acutely increase plasma postprandial antioxidant capacity and catechins and decrease LDL oxidation in humans. J Nutr 2011;141:56-62. ( 0/2011 )
  • Bes-Rastrollo M, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser GE. Validation of self-reported anthropometrics in the Adventist Health Study 2. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:213, http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/11/213. ( 0/2011 )
  • Jaceldo-Siegl K, Batech M, Sabaté J. Influence of Body Mass Index and Serum Lipids on the Cholesterol-Lowering Effects of Almonds in Free-Living Individuals. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 2011;21:S7-S13. ( 0/2011 )
  • Tantamango Y, Knutsen S, Beeson WL, Fraser G; Sabate J. Association between dietary fiber and incident cases of colon polyps. The Adventist Health Study. Gastrointest Cancer Res (in press). ( 0/2011 )
  • Rizzo N, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fraser G. Vegetarian dietary patterns are associated with a lower risk of metabolic syndrome: The Adventists Health Study-2. Diabetes Cares 2011;34:1225–1227. ( 0/2011 )
  • Rajaram S, Connell KM, Sabaté J. Effect of almond-enriched high monounsaturated fat diet on selected markers of inflammation: a randomized, controlled, crossover study. Br J Nutr 2010;103:907-912. ( 0/2010 )
  • Jaceldo-Siegl K, Knutsen SF, Sabaté J, Beeson WL, Chan J, Herring RP, Butler TL, Haddad E, Bennett H, Montgomery S, Sharma SS, Oda K, Fraser GE. Validation of nutrient intake using a food-frequency questionnaire and repeated 24 h recalls in Black and White subjects of the Adventist Health Study-2 (AHS-2). Public Health Nutr 2010;13:812-819. ( 0/2010 )
  • Burns-Whitmore BL, Haddad EH, Sabaté J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Tanzman J, Rajaram S. N-3 fatty acid enriched eggs and organic eggs increase serum lutein in free-living lacto-ovo vegetarians. Eur J Clin Nutr 2010;64:1332-1337. ( 0/2010 )
  • Wien M, Rajaram S, Oda K, Sabaté J. Decreasing the Linoleic Acid to α-Linolenic Acid Diet Ratio Increases Eicosapentaenoic Acid in Red Blood Cell Membranes in Healthy Adults. Lipid 2010;45:683-692. ( 0/2010 )
  • Ros E, Tapsell LC, Sabaté J. Nuts and berries for heart health. Curr Athero Rept 2010;12:397-406. ( 0/2010 )
  • Sabaté J, Wien M, Vegetarian diets and childhood obesity prevention. Am J Clin Nutr 2009 2010;91:1525S-1529S. ( 0/2010 )
  • Ndiku M, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Sabaté J. Dietary patterns of children < 5 years old in Mwingi and Makueni districts of Ukambani region, eastern Kenya. Af J Food Ag Nutr Dev 2010;37:2804-2817. ( 0/2010 )
    ABSTRACT A cross -sectional study was conducted in the Ukambani region of Eastern Kenya to describe dietary patterns of infants and preschool children. The purpose of the studywas to provide region specific data on dietary patterns of children living in Mwingi(MW) a region that mainly grows pearl millet and Makueni (MA), a region that growsmaize. A modified rapid, knowledge, practice and coverage (KPC) questionnaire anda 24-hr dietary recall were used to collect the data. A total of 403 households (201 –MW, 202 – MA) were surveyed from four randomly selected divisions of MW andMA districts. This yielded 629 surrogate 24-hr dietary recalls with 314 children fromMW district and 315 children from MA district (49% boys and 51% girls). Intake ofnutrients and food groups were compared between the two districts using average, grains contributed 62-68 percent of total energy intake in both districts. Mean daily energy intake (mean ±SD) for all the children was 1056 ± 553 Kcal. Daily energy intake (1130 ± 595 Kcal) in MW children was 15% higher compared to MA children (983 ± 499 Kcal, p = 0.002). Boys had a 12% higher daily energy intake than girls (p = 0.005). The contribution to total energy from grains was 27% higher in MW children (p = 0.0001) and breast milk contribution to total energy intake was 50% less in MW children (p < 0.001). Consumption of fruits and vegetables was significantly lower in MW children (p<0.0001). Intakes of carbohydrate, protein and iron were higher in MW children and vitamin A intake was lower. Fat intake was the same in both districts for these children. Gender and geographical differences were observed in diets of children in Ukambani region, with the most prominent being the type and amount of cereal intake.
  • Torabian S, Haddad E, Cordero-MacIntyre Z, Tanzman J, Fernandez ML, Sabaté J. Long term walnut supplementation without dietary advice induces favorable serum lipid changes in free-living individuals. Eur J Clin Nutr 2010;64:274-279 ( 0/2010 )
  • Sabaté J, Oda K, Ros E. Nut Consumption and Blood Lipids: A Pooled Analysis of 25 Intervention Trials. Arch Int Med 2010:170;821-827. ( 0/2010 )
  • Torabian S, Haddad E, Rajaram S, Banta Jim, Sabaté J. Acute effect of nut consumption on plasma total polyphenols, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation in healthy volunteers. J Hum Nutr Diet 2009, 22:64-71. ( 0/2009 )
  • Rajaram S, Sabaté J. Preface to the Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Vegetarian Nutrition. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1541S-1542S. ( 0/2009 )
  • Sabaté J, Ang Y. Nuts and health outcomes: new epidemiologic evidence. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1643S-1648S. ( 0/2009 )
    This article reviews recent epidemiologic evidence on nut intake and health outcomes. It focuses on studies in which nut consumption is directly assessed or when nuts are included in a dietary score or pattern. Epidemiologic studies have been remarkably consistent in showing an association between nut consumption and a reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Some evidence has emerged recently to suggest health-protective benefits of nuts other than CHD. Frequent nut intake probably reduces risk of diabetes mellitus among women, but its effects on men are unknown. Evidence on the anticarcinogenic effects of nuts is somewhat limited because studies in the past 2 decades have examined only 3 tumor sites, and the benefits appear to be manifested only in women. However, the protective benefits of frequent nut consumption on gallstone diseases are observed in both sexes. Long-term nut consumption is linked with lower body weight and lower risk of obesity and weight gain. A dietary pattern or score that includes nuts is consistently related with beneficial health outcomes, and this provides an indirect evidence of the salutary benefits of nut consumption. More longitudinal studies are needed to clarify the possible effects of nuts on diseases other than CHD.
  • Rajaram S, Hasso Haddad E, Mejia A, Sabaté J. Walnuts and fatty fish influence different serum lipid fractions in normal to mildly hyperlipidemic individuals: a randomized controlled study. Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1657S-1663S. ( 0/2009 )
  • Marlow HJ, Hayes WK, Soret S, Carter RL, Schwab ER, Sabaté J. Diet and the environment: does what you eat matter? Am J Clin Nutr 2009;89:1699S-1703S. ( 0/2009 )
  • Singh P, Clark R, Sabaté J, Shavlik D, Fraser G. Obesity and life expectancy among long lived black adults. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014;69:63–72. doi:10.1093/gerona/glt049 ( 0/2014 - Present )
  • Jaceldo-Siegl K, Haddad E, Oda K, Fraser GE, Sabaté J. Tree nuts are inversely associated with metabolic syndrome and obesity: The Adventist Health Study-2. PLOS One, 2014 9 e85133. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0085133. ( 0/2014 - Present )
  • Haddad EH, Gaban-Chong N, Oda K, Sabaté J. Effect of a walnut meal on postprandial oxidative stress and antioxidants in healthy individuals. Nutr J. 2014;13:4. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-4 ( 0/2014 - Present )
  • Wien M, Oda K, Sabaté J. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the effect of incorporating peanuts into an American Diabetes Association meal plan on the nutrient profile of the total diet and cardiometabolic parameters of adults with type 2 diabetes. Nutr J 2014; 13:10. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-10 ( 0/2014 - Present )
  • Orlich MJ, Singh P, Sabate J, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Fan J, Knutsen S, et al. Dietary Patterns and Mortality in Adventist Health Study 2. . JAMA Intern Med 2013;173(13):1230-1238. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.6473 ( 0/2013 - Present )
  • Sabaté J, Wien M. Consumption of nuts in the prevention of cardiovascular disease. Curr Nutr Rep 2013;258-266. DOI 10.1007/s13668-013-0059-x ( 0/2013 - Present )
  • Dyett PA, Sabaté J, Haddad E, Rajaram S, Shavlik D. Vegan lifestyle behaviors. An explortion of congruence with health-related belief and assessed health indices. Appetite 2013;67:119–124. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2013.03.015 ( 0/2013 - Present )
  • Rizzo NS, Jaceldo-Siegl K, Sabate J, Fraser GE. Nutrient profiles of vegetarian and nonvegetarian dietary patterns. J Acad Nutr and Diet 2013;113:1610-1619. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jand.2013.06.349. ( 0/2013 - Present )
  • Wien M, Haddad E, Oda K, Sabaté J. A randomized 3x3 crossover study to evaluate the effect of Hass avocado intake on post-ingestive satiety, glucose and insulin levels, and subsequent energy intake in overweight adults. Nutr J. 2013;12:155. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-12-155. ( 0/2013 - Present )
  • Chiang YL, Haddad E, Rajaram S, Shavlik D, Sabaté J. The effect of dietary walnuts compared to fatty fish on eicosanoids, cytokines, soluble endothelial adhesion molecules and lymphocyte subsets: a randomized, controlled crossover trial. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2012 Oct;87(4-5):111-7. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2012.07.007 ( 10/2012 - Present )
  • Sabaté J, Hawkins I. Defining “sustainable” and “healthy” diets in an era of great environmental concern and increased prevalence of chronic diseases. Letter to the editor in response to Macdiarmid JI, et al. Am J Clin Nutr 2012;96:632–9. Am J Clin Nutr 2013;97:1151. ( 5/2012 - Present )
  Books and Chapters
  • Salas-Salvado J, Ros Rahola E, Sabaté Casellas J, Ed.. Frutos Secos, Salud y Culturas Mediterraneas (code 1) 337 pages ISBN 84-7429-253-0 (code 1). Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Glosa, 2006. ( 1/2006 )
  • Joan Sabaté. Nutrición Vegetariana (code 1) 556 pages, ISBN 84-7208-119-2. Madrid, Spain: Editorial Safeliz, 2005. ( 7/2005 )
  • Sabaté J, Ed. Vegetarian Nutrition. CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL, 2001, 551 pages, ISBN 0-8493-8508-3 ( 0/2001 )
  Non-Scholarly Journals
  • Hilton J, Sabaté J. Nut consumption and health. Food Engineering and Ingredients. 2010; 35:30-32. ( 0/2010 )