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Carmen Piernas

PhD in Nutrition, Epidemiology, 2013

Dissertation: Low calorie-­ and caloric-­sweeteners: Diet quality, food intake and purchase patterns of U.S. Household consumers

Advisor: Barry Popkin

Dr. Piernas is currently a researcher and lecturer at Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford. Dr. Piernas is also Associate Editor of Public Health Nutrition (Cambridge University Press). 

GFRP Publications

A dynamic panel model of the associations of sweetened beverage purchases with dietary quality and food-purchasing patterns
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Shu Wen Ng, Michelle A. Mendez, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: American Journal of Epidemiology, 2015 view full text

Caloric beverages were major sources of energy among children and adults in Mexico, 1999-2012
Authors: Dalia Stern, Carmen Piernas, Simon Barquera, Juan A. Rivera, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Journal of Nutrition, June 2014 view full text

Low-calorie-and calorie-sweetened beverages: diet quality, food intake, and purchase patterns of US household consumers
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Michelle A. Mendez, Shu Wen Ng, Penny Gordon-Larsen, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2014 view full text

Trends in purchases and intake of foods and beverages containing caloric and low-calorie sweeteners over the last decade in the United States
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Shu Wen Ng, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Pediatric Obesity, March 25, 2013 view full text

Does diet-beverage intake affect dietary consumption patterns? Results from the Choose Healthy Options Consciously Everyday (CHOICE) randomized clinical trial
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Tate DF, Wang X, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, March 2013 view full text

Increased portion sizes from energy-dense foods affect total energy intake at eating occasions in US children and adolescents: Patterns and trends by age group and sociodemographic characteristics, 1977-2006
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, November 2011 view full text

Beverage patterns and trends among school-aged children in the US, 1989-2008
Authors: Gentry Lasater, Carmen Piernas, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Nutrition Journal, October 2011 view full text

Food portion patterns and trends among U.S. children and the relationship to total eating occasion size, 1977-2006
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: The Journal of Nutrition, June 2011 view full text

Trends in snacking among U.S. children
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: Health Affairs, March 1, 2010 view full text

Snacking increased among U.S. adults between 1977 and 2006
Authors: Carmen Piernas, Barry M. Popkin
Published in: The Journal of Nutrition, December 2, 2009 view full text