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.

Publication Tags

American 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.