Evan Pugh University Professor of Nutritional Sciences
110 Chandlee Lab
University Park, PA
Effects of diet on established and emerging risk factors for cardiovascular disease.
Publication TagsAmerican Heart Association Cardiovascular Diseases Diet Health Lipids Healthy Diet Myocardial Infarction Omega 3 Fatty Acids Obesity Adiposity Dyslipidemias Life Style Cardiology Fats Unsaturated Fatty Acids Clinical Trials Population Meals Randomized Controlled Trials Heart Monounsaturated Fatty Acids Carbohydrates Fatty Acids Blood Pressure Guidelines
Most Recent Publications
Peanuts as a nighttime snack enrich butyrate-producing bacteria compared to an isocaloric lower-fat higher-carbohydrate snack in adults with elevated fasting glucose: A randomized crossover trial
Philip A. Sapp, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Elke A. Arnesen, Jeremy R. Chen See, Regina Lamendella, Kristina S. Petersen, 2022, Clinical Nutrition on p. 2169-2177
Preventive Nutrition: Heart Disease and Cancer
Connie J. Rogers, Kristina Petersen, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2022, Medical Clinics of North America on p. 767-784
Effects of Diets Enriched with Conventional or High-Oleic Canola Oils on Vascular Endothelial Function: A Sub-Study of the Canola Oil Multi-Centre Intervention Trial 2 (COMIT-2), a Randomized Crossover Controlled Feeding Study
Kristin M. Davis, Kristina S. Petersen, Kate J. Bowen, Peter J.H. Jones, Carla G. Taylor, Peter Zahradka, Karen Letourneau, Danielle Perera, Angela Wilson, Paul R. Wagner, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Sheila G. West, 2022, Nutrients
Effect of Incorporating 1 Avocado Per Day Versus Habitual Diet on Visceral Adiposity: A Randomized Trial
Alice H. Lichtenstein, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Kristina S. Petersen, Nirupa R. Matthan, Samuel Barnes, Mara Z. Vitolins, Zhaoping Li, Joan Sabaté, Sujatha Rajaram, Shilpy Chowdhury, Kristin M. Davis, Jean Galluccio, Cheryl H. Gilhooly, Richard S. Legro, Jason Li, Laura Lovato, Letitia H. Perdue, Gayle Petty, Anna M. Rasmussen, Gina Segovia-Siapco, Rawiwan Sirirat, April Sun, David M. Reboussin, 2022, Journal of the American Heart Association
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH)-Style Dietary Pattern and 24-Hour Ambulatory Blood Pressure in Elderly Chinese with or without Hypertension
Muzi Na, Yanxiu Wang, Xinyuan Zhang, Christopher Sarpong, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Ming Gao, Aijun Xing, Shouling Wu, Xiang Gao, 2022, Journal of Nutrition on p. 1755-1762
Controversial Dietary Patterns: A High Yield Primer for Clinicians
Monica Aggarwal, Emilio Ros, Kathleen Allen, Geeta Sikand, Anandita Agarwala, Karen Aspry, Penny Kris-Etherton, Stephen Devries, Koushik Reddy, Tamanna Singh, Sheldon E. Litwin, James O’ Keefe, Michael Miller, Bruce Andrus, Ron Blankstein, Columbus Batiste, Danielle Belardo, Christopher Wenger, Travis Batts, Neal D. Barnard, Beth A. White, Dean Ornish, Kim A. Williams, Robert J. Ostfeld, Andrew M. Freeman, 2022, American Journal of Medicine on p. 680-687
Absolute and Relative Agreement between the Current and Modified Brazilian Cardioprotective Nutritional Program Dietary Index (BALANCE DI) and the American Heart Association Healthy Diet Score (AHA-DS) in Post Myocardial Infarction Patients
Camila Weschenfelder, Philip Sapp, Terrence Riley, Kristina Petersen, Jacqueline Tereza da Silva, Angela Cristine Bersch-Ferreira, Rachel Helena Vieira Machado, Erlon Oliveira de Abreu-Silva, Lucas Ribeiro Silva, Bernardete Weber, Alexandre Schaan de Quadros, Penny Kris-Etherton, Aline Marcadenti, 2022, Nutrients
Weighing Evidence of the Role of Saturated and Unsaturated Fats and Human Health
Martha A. Belury, Emilio Ros, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, 2022, Advances in nutrition (Bethesda, Md.) on p. 686-688
The effect of herbs and spices on risk factors for cardiometabolic diseases
Kunal Gupta, Hannah Testa, Tara Greenwood, Megan Kostek, Keally Haushalter, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Kristina S. Petersen, 2022, Nutrition Reviews on p. 400-427
Polymorphisms in the stearoyl-CoA desaturase gene modify blood glucose response to dietary oils varying in MUFA content in adults with obesity
David M. Mutch, Dana E. Lowry, Michael Roth, Jyoti Sihag, Shatha S. Hammad, Carla G. Taylor, Peter Zahradka, Philip W. Connelly, Sheila G. West, Kate Bowen, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Benoît Lamarche, Patrick Couture, Valérie Guay, David J.A. Jenkins, Peter Eck, Peter J.H. Jones, 2022, British Journal of Nutrition on p. 503-512
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
Population approaches to improve diet, physical activity, and smoking habits: A scientific statement from the American heart association
Dariush Mozaffarian, Ashkan Afshin, Neal L. Benowitz, Vera Bittner, Stephen R. Daniels, Harold A. Franch, David R. Jacobs, William E. Kraus, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Debra A. Krummel, Barry M. Popkin, Laurie P. Whitsel, Neil A. Zakai, 2012, Circulation on p. 1514-1563
Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (fish oil) supplementation and the prevention of clinical cardiovascular disease: a science advisory from the American Heart Association
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
Meal timing and frequency: implications for cardiovascular disease prevention: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association
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
Recommended Dietary Pattern to Achieve Adherence to the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology (AHA/ACC) Guidelines
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
Seafood Long-Chain n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association
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
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
Seth J. Baum, Penny M. Kris-Etherton, Walter C. Willett, Alice H. Lichtenstein, Lawrence L. Rudel, Kevin C. Maki, Jay Whelan, Christopher E. Ramsden, Robert C. Block, 2012, Journal of Clinical Lipidology on p. 216-234
News Articles Featuring Penny Kris-Etherton
Jul 25, 2022
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.
Jul 20, 2022
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.
Jul 08, 2022
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.
Jul 05, 2022
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.
Jun 27, 2022
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.
Dec 02, 2021
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.
Nov 09, 2021
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
Nov 08, 2021
Adding herbs and spices to meals may help lower blood pressure
Seasoning your food generously with herbs and spices isn’t just a great way to make your meals tastier — new research found it may have benefits for your heart’s health, as well.
Oct 12, 2021
Is coffee healthy or not? Here's how much you should drink — and how much is too much
Whether it's an iced coffee on a summer morning, a hot cup before work or a warm latte on a snowy day, there is no doubt that Americans love coffee – or at least its caffeine.
Jul 21, 2021
Plot twist: Coffee isn’t actually ‘bad’ for your heart. It might help it, study shows
Coffee has a bad rap when it comes to heart health. While it’s true some people experience unsettling jitters and fluttering pulses, studies show the drink actually offers some health benefits, including reduced risks of cancer, liver disease, diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.