SNP19: AMA – Alan Flanagan, PhD

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“Ask Me Anything” Host

Dr. Alan Flanagan has a PhD in nutrition from the University of Surrey, where his doctoral research focused on circadian rhythms, feeding, and chrononutrition.

Dr. Flanagan is a regular co-host of Sigma Nutrition Radio. He also produces written content for Sigma Nutrition, as part of his role as Research Communication Officer.

Questions Answered

  1. [00:01:12] “What specifically is a “causal” risk factor? How does it differ from other nutritional risk factors?”
  2. [00:24:52] “What are your thoughts on Lp(a) as an independent risk factor for CVD/CVD related events?”
  3. [00:33:35] “Can you describe the pathophysiology and phenotypes of PCOS, and what diet strategies might be useful?”
  4. [00:52:38] “Is insulin resistance and resulting type 2 diabetes caused by intracellular lipid accumulation in the liver and the muscle?”
  5. [01:02:42] “Some in-vitro studies suggest emulsifiers, commonly found in processed foods, may be harmful. What is the latest evidence on their effects on health?”
  6. [01:08:16] “1) Are there any things that you’ve changed your mind about or had your position shift significantly on in the last year or two? 2) Do you have any predictions about things you might change your mind about in the next year or two?”
  7. [01:17:34] “What are recommended dietary interventions for patients with NAFLD or elevated transaminases?”
  8. [01:23:02] “Can drinking alcohol lead to compromised blood glucose management in the long term? Does alcohol affect beta cell function and/or insulin sensitivity?”
  9. [01:27:20] “Are there are any nutrients or supplements with strong evidence for improving joint health?”
  10. [01:29:07] “Is there any good research surrounding diets/supplements for autoimmune diseases such as sjorgrens, RA, lupus?”
  11. [01:32:34] “Do you have any opinions on the literature of diet interventions for ADHD?”

Epidsode Transcript

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