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Dr. Dalia El Khoury

University of Toronto, Canada


Email: dalia.elkhoury@utoronto.ca



2008 Ph.D., Physiology and Physiopathology, École de Médecine, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, France

2005 M.Sc., Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

2003 Dietetics Internship Program Diploma, American University of Beirut Medical Center, Lebanon

2002 B.Sc., Nutrition, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, American University of Beirut, Lebanon



  1. Sascha Hunschede, Dalia El Khoury, Sophie Antoine-Jonville, Christopher E Smith, Scott G. Thomas, G. Harvey Anderson. 2015. Acute changes in substrate oxidation do not affect short-term food intake in healthy boys and men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 40: 168-177.
  2. Shirin Panahi, Dalia El Khoury, Ruslan Kubant, Tina Akhavan, Bohdan L. Luhovyy, H. Douglas Goff, G. Harvey Anderson. 2014. Mechanism of action of whole milk and its components on glycemic control in healthy young men. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 25: 1124-1131.
  3. Dalia El Khoury, H. Douglas Goff, Shari Berengut, Ruslan Kubant, G. Harvey Anderson. 2014. Effect of sodium alginate addition to chocolate milk on glycemia, insulin, appetite and food intake in healthy adult men. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 68: 613-618.
  4. Dalia El Khoury, G. Harvey Anderson. 2013. Recent advances in dietary proteins and lipid metabolism. Current Opinion in Lipidology (Invited review). 24: 207-213.
  5. Dalia El Khoury, Peter Brown, Gary Smith, Shari Berengut, Shirin Panahi, Ruslan Kubant, G. Harvey Anderson. 2013. Increasing the protein to carbohydrate ratio in yogurts consumed as a snack reduces post-consumption glycemia independent of insulin. Clinical Nutrition. 33: 29-38.
  6. Panahi S, El Khoury D, Luhovyy BL, Goff HD, Anderson GH. 2013. Caloric beverages consumed freely at meal-time add calories to an ad libitum meal. Appetite. 65: 75-82.
  7. Panahi S, Luhovyy BL, Liu TT, Akhavan T, El Khoury D, Goff HD, Anderson GH. 2013. Energy and macronutrient content of familiar beverages interact with pre-meal intervals to determine later food intake, appetite and glycemic response in young adults. Appetite. 60: 154-161.
  8. El Khoury D, Goff HD, Anderson GH. 2013. The role of alginates in regulation of food intake and glycemia: a gastroenterological perspective. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. In Press.
  9. El Khoury D, Antoine-Jonville S. 2012. Intake of nutritional supplements among people exercising in gyms in Beirut city. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012:703490.
  10. El Khoury D, Cuda C, Luhovyy BL, Anderson GH. 2012. Beta glucan: health benefits in obesity and metabolic syndrome. Journal of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2012:851362.
  11. Alireza Jahan-Mihan, Bohdan L. Luhovyy, Dalia El Khoury, G. Harvey Anderson. 2011. Dietary proteins as determinants of metabolic and physiologic functions of the gastrointestinal tract.Nutrients. 3: 574-603.
  12. El Khoury D, Hwalla N. 2010. Metabolic and appetite hormones responses of hyperinsulinemic normoglycemic males to meals with varied macronutrient composition. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism; 57: 59-67.
  13. El Khoury D, El-Rassi R, Azar ST, Hwalla N. 2010. Postprandial ghrelin and PYY responses of male subjects on low carbohydrate meals to varied balancing proportions of proteins and fats.European Journal of Nutrition; 49: 493-500.
  14. El Khoury D, Hwalla N, Frochot V, Lacorte JM, Chabert M, Kalopissis AD. 2010. Postprandial metabolic and hormonal responses of obese dyslipidemic subjects with metabolic syndrome to test meals, rich in carbohydrate, fat or protein. Atherosclerosis; 210: 307-313.
  15. Sibai AM, Obeid O, Batal M, Adra N, El Khoury D, Hwalla N. 2008. Prevalence and correlates of metabolic syndrome in an adult Lebanese population. CVD Prevention and Control; 3: 83-90.
  16. Tannous Dit El Khoury D, Obeid O, Azar ST, Hwalla N. 2006. Variations in postprandial ghrelin status following ingestion of high Carbohydrate, high Fat and high Protein meals in males.Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism; 50: 260-269.