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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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Effects of chronic consumption of specific fruit (berries, citrus and cherries) on CVD risk factors: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials., Wang, Y., Lara Gallegos, J., Haskell, C., Lodge, J. 1 Mar 2021, In: European Journal of Nutrition
  • The effects of moderate alterations in adrenergic activity on acute appetite regulation in obese women: A randomised crossover trial, Tsofliou, F., Pitsiladis, Y., Lara, J., Hadjicharalambous, M., Macdonald, I., Wallace, M., Lean, M. 1 Dec 2020, In: Nutrition and Health
  • Lycopene and Tomato and risk of cardiovascular diseases: A systematic review and meta-analysis of epidemiological evidence, Cheng, H., Koutsidis, G., Lodge, J., Ammar, A., Siervo, M., Lara Gallegos, J. 2 Jan 2019, In: Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Sarcopenic obesity and overall mortality: Results from the application of novel models of body composition phenotypes to the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999–2004, 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
  • Sociodemographic patterns of urine sodium excretion and its association with hypertension in Chile: A cross-sectional analysis, 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
  • 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
  • Aging and anti-aging, Lara, J., Sherratt, M., Rees, M. Nov 2016, In: Maturitas

PGR Supervision

  • Fan Liang Olive oil and nuts among two ethnic groups: an evaluation of their acceptability, a survey and systematic review of previous interventional evidence of their effects on cardiovascular health, and results from an RCT intervention study Start Date: 01/03/2017 End Date: 19/11/2021
  • Ho Ming Cheng Tomato consumption and health: its association with cardiovascular diseases and effects on traditional and novel cardiovascular risk factors Start Date: 06/12/2016 End Date: 11/06/2019
  • Louise Francis The use of the Mediterranean diet and intermittent fasting in the management of obesity in the UK Start Date: 01/10/2016 End Date: 18/03/2020


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