Ian Givens

DIGivens - Bio PicProfessor of Food Chain Nutrition, Director of the Food Production and Quality Division

Institution: Faculty of Life Sciences, University of Reading

Professor Ian Givens

  • Research focuses on food chain nutrition with emphasis on the relationship between consumption of animal-derived foods, nutrient supply and chronic disease.
  • Research targeted on cardiometabolic disease and the role of prospective and randomised controlled studies, meta-analysis and development of valid markers of chronic disease risk.
  • Current studies on vitamin D, iodine, fatty acids and proteins in milk and dairy products and their influence on cardiometabolic disease.
  • Includes the value of animal nutrition to modify the composition of these foods
  • Winner of the BBSRC 2015 Social and Overall ‘Innovator of the Year’ awards.

Selected publications

Givens, D. I. (2015). Manipulation of lipids in animal-derived foods: Can it contribute to public health nutrition? European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology, 117: 1306-1316

Markey, O., Hobbs, D. A. and Givens, D. I. (2015). Public health implications of milk fats: the current evidence base and future directions. Clinical Lipidology, 10: 5–8.

Payling, L. M, Juniper, D. T., Drake, C., Rymer, C. and Givens, D. I. (2015). Effect of milk type and processing on iodine concentration of organic and conventional winter milk at retail: implications for nutrition. Food Chemistry, 178: 327–330.

Fekete, Á. A., Givens, D. I. and Lovegrove, J. A. (2015). Casein-derived lactotripeptides reduce systolic and diastolic blood pressure in a meta-analysis of randomised clinical trials. Nutrients, 7: 659-681

Givens, D. I. (2015). Dairy products: good or bad for cardio-metabolic disease? American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 101:695-696

Livingstone, K. M., Givens, D. I., Jackson, K.G. and Lovegrove, J. A. (2014). Comparative effect of dairy fatty acids on cell adhesion molecules, nitric oxide and relative gene expression in healthy and diabetic human aortic endothelial cells. Atherosclerosis, 234: 65-72.

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