Penny Kris-Etherton

Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Penny Kris-Etherton

Research Summary

Effects of diet on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease.

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Cardiovascular Diseases Lipoproteins Lipids American Heart Association Cholesterol Triglycerides Dyslipidemias Omega 3 Fatty Acids Diet Fatty Acids Obesity Health Fats Hypercholesterolemia Life Style Healthy Lifestyle Heart Nuts Randomized Controlled Trials Vegetables Cognition Fruit Ldl Cholesterol Hypertriglyceridemia Coronary Artery Disease

Most Recent Publications

Rachel E. Walker, Chesney K. Richter, Ann C. Skulas-Ray, Michael R. Flock, Brian A. Harsch, Carmen E. Annevelink, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Gordon L. Jensen, Gregory C. Shearer, 2023, Journal of Lipid Research

Cesarettin Alasalvar, Sui Kiat Chang, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Valerie K. Sullivan, Kristina S. Petersen, Marta Guasch-Ferré, David J.A. Jenkins, 2023, Nutrients

Marta Guasch-Ferré, Anne Julie Tessier, Kristina Petersen, Philip A. Sapp, Linda C. Tapsell, Jordi Salas-Salvadó, Emilio Ros, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2023, Nutrients


Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Lisa Sanders, Olivia Lawler, Terrence Riley, Kevin Maki, 2023, on p. 361-379

Chesney K. Richter, Ann C. Skulas-Ray, Trent L. Gaugler, Stacey Meily, Kristina S. Petersen, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2023, Journal of the American Nutrition Association on p. 148-158

Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Philip A. Sapp, Terrance M. Riley, Kristin M. Davis, Tricia Hart, Olivia Lawler, 2022, Current Atherosclerosis Reports on p. 969-980

Kristina Petersen, Samantha Anderson, Jeremy R. Chen See, Jillian Leister, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Regina Lamendella, 2022, Journal of Nutrition on p. 2461-2470

Dietary management of dyslipidemia and the impact of dietary patterns on lipid disorders

Anandita Agarwala, Kristina S. Petersen, Fatemeh Jafari, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2022, Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases on p. 49-58

A Sala-Vila, Jennifer Fleming, Penny Kris-Etherton, E Ros, 2022, Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.) on p. 1584-1602

Most-Cited Papers

Frank Sacks, Alice Lichtenstein, Jason Wu, Lawrence Appel, Mark Creager, Penny Kris-Etherton, Michael Miller, Eric Rimm, Lawrence Rudel, Jennifer Robinson, Neil Stone, Linda Van Horn, 2017, Circulation on p. E1-E23

David S. Siscovick, Thomas A. Barringer, Amanda M. Fretts, Jason H.Y. Wu, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Rebecca B. Costello, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Terry A. Jacobson, Mary B. Engler, Heather M. Alger, Lawrence J. Appel, Dariush Mozaffarian, 2017, Circulation on p. e867-e884

Marie-Pierre St-Onge, Jamy Ard, Monica Baskin, Stephanie Chiuve, Heather Johnson, Penny Kris-Etherton, Krista Varady, 2017, Circulation on p. E96-E121

Terry A. Jacobson, Kevin C. Maki, Carl E. Orringer, Peter H. Jones, Penny Kris-Etherton, Geeta Sikand, Ralph La Forge, Stephen R. Daniels, Don P. Wilson, Pamela B. Morris, Robert A. Wild, Scott M. Grundy, Martha Daviglus, Keith C. Ferdinand, Krishnaswami Vijayaraghavan, Prakash C. Deedwania, Judith A. Aberg, Katherine P. Liao, James M. McKenney, Joyce L. Ross, Lynne T. Braun, Matthew K. Ito, Harold E. Bays, W. Virgil Brown, 2015, Journal of Clinical Lipidology on p. S1-S122.e1

Harold E. Bays, Peter P. Toth, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Nicola Abate, Louis J. Aronne, W. Virgil Brown, J. Michael Gonzalez-Campoy, Steven R. Jones, Rekha Kumar, Ralph La Forge, Varman T. Samuel, 2013, Journal of Clinical Lipidology on p. 304-383

Linda Van Horn, Jo Ann S. Carson, Lawrence J. Appel, Lora E. Burke, Christina Economos, Wahida Karmally, Kristie Lancaster, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Rachel K. Johnson, Randal J. Thomas, Miriam Vos, Judith Wylie-Rosett, Penny Kris-Etherton, 2016, Circulation on p. e505-e529

Eric B. Rimm, Lawrence J. Appel, Stephanie E. Chiuve, Luc Djoussé, Mary B. Engler, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Dariush Mozaffarian, David S. Siscovick, Alice H. Lichtenstein, 2018, Circulation on p. e35-e47

Ann C. Skulas-Ray, Peter W.F. Wilson, William S. Harris, Eliot A. Brinton, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Chesney K. Richter, Terry A. Jacobson, Mary B. Engler, Michael Miller, Jennifer G. Robinson, Conrad B. Blum, Delfin Rodriguez-Leyva, Sarah D. De Ferranti, Francine K. Welty, 2019, Circulation on p. e673-e691

Jeffrey B. Blumberg, Terri A. Camesano, Aedin Cassidy, Penny Kris-Etherton, Amy Howell, Claudine Manach, Luisa M. Ostertag, Helmut Sies, Ann Skulas-Ray, Joseph A. Vita, 2013, Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.) on p. 618-632

Michelle A Briggs, Kristina S Petersen, Penny M Kris-Etherton, 2017, Healthcare (Switzerland)

News Articles Featuring Penny Kris-Etherton

23 Heart-Healthy Foods and Nutrients Every Woman Should Add to Her Diet

The average heart beats 2.5 billion times over its lifetime, according to Harvard Medical School, and it’s so important to make sure that your heart is able to healthily complete each one of those beats.

2022 Top 10 Most Popular Microbiome Center News Articles

The stories that made the year in 2022 for the Penn State Microbiome Center

Peanuts and herbs and spices may positively impact gut microbiome

Adding a daily ounce of peanuts or about a teaspoon of herbs and spices to your diet may affect the composition of gut bacteria, an indicator of overall health, according to new research from Penn State.

Can An Avocado A Day Really Help You Lose Weight?

There’s no doubt that avocados are high in fat and calories. A medium-sized avocado contains about 322 calories and 25 to 30 grams of fat.

An avocado a day doesn’t shrink belly fat, but helps with cholesterol

Avocados are a rich source of fiber and healthy fat, but eating one a day for 6 months did not shrink waist size or belly fat, according to the findings of a new study.

An Avocado A Day Helps Keep Bad Cholesterol At Bay

Researchers from Penn State have found that eating an avocado daily for six months decreased unhealthy cholesterol levels. The “healthy” fats in avocados also had no negative effect on a person’s belly fat or waist circumference, though it didn’t lead to any weight loss either.

Daily avocados improve diet quality, help lower cholesterol levels

Eating one avocado a day for six months was found to have no effect on belly fat, liver fat or waist circumference in people with overweight or obesity, according to a new study. However, it did lead to a slight decrease in unhealthy cholesterol levels.

5 Steps for a Heart-Healthy Grilling Season

For many families, backyard barbecues are a staple of summer dining. But often the foods people associate with summer grilling – including ribs, sausages, hot dogs and hamburgers – are processed or high in saturated fat and sodium, which contribute to heart health risks. And studies show cooking meat at high temperatures can cause harmful chemical reactions that raise the risk for heart disease, diabetes and cancer.

Foraging for food connects you to nature – but do your homework before you eat

Interest in foraging has been on the rise, with some professional foragers reporting vastly increased interest in their services since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Even before the lockdowns, foraging was becoming something of a trend for upscale foodies and survivalists alike.

Spice it up! Adding an extra teaspoon of herbs and spices to your food lowers blood pressure

Spice it up! Adding an extra teaspoon of herbs and spices to your food lowers blood pressure