Stina Ramne is a registered dietitian and holds a MSc in Clinical Nutrition from University of Gothenburg (2017). In 2017, Stina began her PhD studies in the Nutritional Epidemiology group. Her projects study the link between consumption of added sugars and risk of cardiometabolic disease through various potential pathways, including inflammatory pathways and the gut microbiota.
In 2019, Stina was appointed as president of the Southern Swedish Nutrition Society (Swedish: Sydsvensk Förening för Nutrition (SFN)), a post that she still holds to this day.
Stina’s main interest has always been in the prevention of obesity and diabetes, and related diseases. Stina’s most recent interest is in the discovery of objective measurements of sugar intake in the form of nutritional biomarkers, such as urinary sucrose and fructose.
- Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Close Proximity to the <em>Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF21)</em> Gene Found to Be Associated with Sugar Intake in a Swedish PopulationHereditary mechanisms are partially responsible for individual differences in sensitivity to and the preference for sweet taste. The primary aim of this study was to examine the associations between 10 genetic variants and the intake of total sugar, added sugar, and sugars with sweet taste (i.e., monosaccharides and sucrose) in a middle-aged Swedish population. Two […]
- Effect of AMY1 copy number variation and various doses of starch intake on glucose homeostasis: data from a cross-sectional observational study and a crossover meal studyCONCLUSIONS: Starch intake modified the observed association between AMY1 CNV and fasting glucose and BMI. Furthermore, depending on the starch dose, a higher postprandial glucose and insulin response was observed in individuals with high AMY1 CN than in those with low AMY1 CN.
- CONCLUSIONS: We developed a new dietary index to investigate adherence to the EAT-Lancet diet. The findings indicate a 25% lower risk of mortality among those with the highest adherence to the EAT-Lancet diet, as defined using our index, which adds to the evidence base for the development of sustainable dietary guidelines.
- Leisure-time physical activities and the risk of cardiovascular mortality in the Malmö diet and Cancer studyCONCLUSIONS: Moderate- and high-intensity leisure-time physical activities reduced the risk of cardiovascular mortality. With regard to total leisure-time physical activity, the largest risk reduction was observed for 15-25 MET-h/week (equivalent to walking for approximately 5 h/week).
- Evaluation of protein and amino acid intake estimates from the EPIC dietary questionnaires and 24-h dietary recalls using different food composition databasesCONCLUSION: Very high correlations between total energy and protein intake obtained via the USDA matching and those available in ENDB suggest accuracy in the food matching. Individual AA have been included in the extended EPIC Nutrient database that will allow important analyses on AA disease prospective associations in the EPIC study.
- Food biodiversity and total and cause-specific mortality in 9 European countries: An analysis of a prospective cohort studyCONCLUSIONS: In this large Pan-European cohort, higher DSR was inversely associated with total and cause-specific mortality, independent of sociodemographic, lifestyle, and other known dietary risk factors. Our findings support the potential of food (species) biodiversity as a guiding principle of sustainable dietary recommendations and food-based dietary guidelines.
- Consumption of ultra-processed foods associated with weight gain and obesity in adults: A multi-national cohort studyCONCLUSIONS: These results are supportive of public health campaigns to substitute UPF for less processed alternatives for obesity prevention and weight management.
- Association between Sugar Intake and Intima Media Thickness as a Marker for Atherosclerosis: A Cross-Sectional Study in the Malmö Diet and Cancer Study (Sweden)It has been suggested that sugar intake may play a role in the development of atherosclerosis. However, studies on this matter are lacking. Intima media thickness (IMT) is a well-established measurement of subclinical atherosclerosis. This study aimed to investigate the cross-sectional association between sugar intake (i.e., added, free and total sugar and sugar-rich foods and […]
- Dietary Data in the Malmö Offspring Study-Reproducibility, Method Comparison and Validation against Objective BiomarkersIrregular dietary intakes impairs estimations from food records. Biomarkers and method combinations can be used to improve estimates. Our aim was to examine reproducibility from two assessment methods, compare them, and validate intakes against objective biomarkers. We used the Malmö Offspring Study (55% women, 18-71 y) with data from a 4-day food record (4DFR) and […]
- Dietary intake of advanced glycation endproducts and risk of hepatobiliary cancers: A multinational cohort studyAdvanced glycation endproducts (AGEs) may contribute to liver carcinogenesis because of their proinflammatory and prooxidative properties. Diet is a major source of AGEs, but there is sparse human evidence on the role of AGEs intake in liver cancer etiology. We examined the association between dietary AGEs and the risk of hepatobiliary cancers in the European […]