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Dr Jose Lara Gallegos

Senior Lecturer

Department: Applied Sciences

Jose Lara Cropped 250Born in the city of Xalapa, capital city of the state of Veracruz in the southeast of Mexico.

Dr Jose Lara Gallegos is currently a senior Lecturer in Human Nutrition at Northumbria University.



My primary training is on Human Nutrition and Dietetics. In 1990 I obtained a BSc first degree from the Universidad Veracruzana in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico.

In 2001 I obtained an MSc in Human Nutrition, with specialization in public health, from the University of Glasgow, UK, where later, in 2005, I also obtained a PhD, both supervised by Professor Michael Lean.

Previous appointments:

Before joining Northumbria, I was appointed as a Senior research associate at Newcastle University working at the Human Nutrition Research Centre with Professor John Mathers and Dr Mario Siervo from 2010 to 2015.

Between 2006 and 2009 I was appointed as a research fellow in Nottingham University working with Professor Ian Macdonald on the effects of whey protein on appetite and the effect of meal frequency on health.

In 2005 I was a research associate at the University of Glasgow.

Between 1990 and 1999 I received training in the obesity clinic and then worked as part of department of Dietetics and the Clinical Nutrition support team, and the Physiology of Nutrition department at the National Institute of Medical Sciences and Nutrition "Salvador Zubiran" in Mexico City, Mexico.

Campus Address

Ellison Building, Room A324


Science PhD February 29 2016

Key Publications

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  • Sociodemographic patterns of urine sodium excretion and its association with hypertension in Chile, Petermann-Rocha, F., Sillars, A., Brown, R., Sweeney, L., Troncoso, C., García-Hermoso, A., Leiva, A., Martínez, M., Diaz-Martínez, X., Poblete-Valderrama, F., Garrido-Mendez, A., Cataldo, X., Gonzalez, J., Salas, C., Lara, J., Gray, S., Celis-Morales, C. 1 Aug 2019, In: Public Health Nutrition
  • Sarcopenic obesity and overall mortality, Van Aller, C., Lara, J., Stephan, B., Donini, L., Heymsfield, S., Katzmarzyk, P., Wells, J., Prado, C., Siervo, M. 1 Feb 2019, In: Clinical Nutrition
  • Lycopene and Tomato and risk of cardiovascular diseases, Cheng, H., Koutsidis, G., Lodge, J., Ammar, A., Siervo, M., Lara Gallegos, J. 2 Jan 2019, In: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Effects of dietary interventions on DNA methylation in adult humans: systematic review and meta-analysis, Elgendy, K., Malcomson, F., Lara, J., Bradburn, D., Mathers, J. 14 Nov 2018, In: British Journal of Nutrition
  • Consumption of fish and vascular risk factors: A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies, Alhassan, A., Young, J., Lean, M., Lara Gallegos, J. 1 Nov 2017, In: Atherosclerosis
  • Medium-term effects of dietary nitrate supplementation on systolic and diastolic blood pressure in adults, Ashor, A., Lara, J., Siervo, M. 1 Jul 2017, In: Journal of Hypertension
  • Tomato and lycopene supplementation and cardiovascular risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Cheng, H., Koutsidis, G., Lodge, J., Ashor, A., Siervo, M., Lara, J. 13 Jan 2017, In: Atherosclerosis
  • Interventions to support healthy eating in later life, Lara, J., Celis-Morales, C., Livingstone, K., Mathers, J. 1 Dec 2016, Food for the Ageing Population (2nd Ed.), London, Elsevier
  • Association between ratio indexes of body composition phenotypes and metabolic risk in Italian adults, Powell, M., Lara, J., Mocciaro, G., Prado, C., Battezzati, A., Leone, A., Tagliabue, A., de Amicis, R., Vignati, L., Bertoli, S., Siervo, M. Dec 2016, In: Clinical obesity
  • Clustering of adherence to personalised dietary recommendations and changes in healthy eating index within the Food4Me study, Livingstone, K., Celis-Morales, C., Lara, J., Woolhead, C., O’Donovan, C., Forster, H., Marsaux, C., Macready, A., Fallaize, R., Navas-Carretero, S., San-Cristobal, R., Kolossa, S., Tsirigoti, L., Lambrinou, C., Moschonis, G., Surwiłło, A., Drevon, C., Manios, Y., Traczyk, I., Gibney, E., Brennan, L., Walsh, M., Lovegrove, J., Martinez, J., Saris, W., Daniel, H., Gibney, M., Mathers, J. Dec 2016, In: Public Health Nutrition

PGR Supervision

  • Ho Ming Cheng Tomato consumption and health: its association with cardiovascular diseases and effects on traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors Start: 06/12/2016
  • Louise Francis The feasibility and acceptability of the Mediterranean diet and intermittent fasting in the management of obesity in the UK Start: 01/10/2016
  • Fan Liang . Start: 01/03/2017


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