BSc, MPhil, PhD
NDPH Senior Fellow and Senior Nutritional Epidemiologist
Tammy Tong joined the Cancer Epidemiology Unit in January 2017. Her main research interest is the role of diet in health, with a particular focus on cardiovascular outcomes. Tammy’s research at the Cancer Epidemiology Unit has been on the health effects of vegetarian and vegan diets, including cardiovascular and bone health, using data from EPIC-Oxford and the UK Biobank. She began an NDPH Fellowship in 2021, to lead research in the Dietary Protein and Stroke Consortium.
Prior to joining the Cancer Epidemiology Unit, Tammy received her PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology from the University of Cambridge, for which she examined the applicability of the Mediterranean diet in a UK context and its association with cardio-metabolic diseases. She also holds a BSc in Human Sciences (University College London) and an MPhil in Epidemiology (University of Cambridge).
Physical activity attenuates but does not eliminate coronary heart disease risk amongst adults with risk factors: EPIC-CVD case-cohort study
Fortuin-de Smidt MC. and TONG YIN., (2022), European Journal of Preventive Cardiology
Risk of cancer in regular and low meat-eaters, fish-eaters, and vegetarians: a prospective analysis of UK Biobank participants.
Watling CZ. et al, (2022), BMC Med, 20
Meat intake is associated with a higher risk of ulcerative colitis in a large European prospective cohort study
Dong C. and TONG YNT., (2021), Journal of Crohn’s and Colitis
Meat consumption and risk of 25 common conditions: outcome-wide analyses in 475,000 men and women in the UK Biobank study
Papier K. et al, (2021), BMC Medicine, 19
Dietary Fatty Acids, Macronutrient Substitutions, Food Sources and Incidence of Coronary Heart Disease: Findings From the EPIC-CVD Case-Cohort Study Across Nine European Countries.
Steur M. et al, (2021), J Am Heart Assoc