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Dr. Catherine J. Andersen

Assistant Professor of Biology
o: Bannow Science Center Rm 217
p: x2266


Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Calle MC and Andersen CJ. Assessment of Dietary Patterns Represents a Potential, Yet Variable, Measure of Inflammatory Status: A Review and Update. Disease Markers, 2019, Article ID 3102870: 1-13. 

Bartos S, Gordon M, Andersen CJ, and Hunter K. Benefits and Success of an Interdisciplinary Wellness Interest Group (iWIG) at a Modern Jesuit University. Building Healthy Academic Communities Journal, 2018; 2(2): 12-20. 

Andersen CJ. High BMI: A New Determinant of Impaired Rubella Immunity During Pregnancy? Obesity, 2018; 25(9): 1390.

Andersen CJ. Impact of Dietary Cholesterol on the Pathophysiology of Infectious and Autoimmune Disease. Nutrients, 2018; 10(6): 764.

Missimer A, DiMarco DM, Andersen CJ, Murillo AG, Vergara-Jimenez M, and Fernandez ML. Consuming Two Eggs per Day, as Compared to an Oatmeal Breakfast, Decreases Plasma Ghrelin while Maintaining the LDL/HDL Ratio. Nutrients, 2017; 9, 89.

Andersen CJ, Murphy KE*, and Fernandez ML. Impact of Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome on Immunity. Advances in Nutrition, 2016; 7(1): 66-75.  

Ebron K, Andersen CJ, Aguilar D, Blesso CN, Barona J, Dugan CE, Jones JL, Al-Sarraj T, and Fernandez ML. A Larger Body Mass Index is Associated with Increased Atherogenic Dyslipidemia, Insulin Resistance, and Low-Grade Inflammation in Individuals with Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome and Related Disorders, 2015; 13(10): 458-464.

Andersen CJ. Bioactive Egg Components and Inflammation. Nutrients, 2015; 7(9): 7889-7913. 

Vergara-Jimenez M, Missimer A, DiMarco D, Andersen CJ, Murillo AG, and Fernandez ML. Evaluation of Family History, Antioxidant Intake and Activity Level as Indicators for Chronic Disease in a Healthy Young Population. EC Nutrition, 2015; 1.4: 164-173. 

Ballesteros MN, Valenzula F, Robles AE, Artalejo E, Aguilar J, Aguilar D, Andersen CJ, Valdez H, and Fernandez ML. One egg a day improves inflammation compared to an oatmeal-based breakfast without increasing the risk for heart disease in diabetic patients. Nutrients, 2015; 7: 3449-3463.

Fernandez ML and Andersen CJ. Effects of Dietary Cholesterol in Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease. Clinical Lipidology, 2014; 9(6): 607-616.

Andersen CJ, Lee J-Y, Blesso CN, Carr TP, and Fernandez ML. Egg intake during carbohydrate restriction alters peripheral blood mononuclear cell inflammation and cholesterol homeostasis in metabolic syndrome. Nutrients, 2014; 6: 2650-2667.  

Andersen CJ and Fernandez ML. Dietary strategies to reduce metabolic syndrome. Reviews in Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, 2013; 14: 241-254.

Andersen CJ and Fernandez ML. Dietary approaches to improving atheroprotective HDL function. Food & Function, 2013; 4: 1304-1313.

Andersen CJ, Blesso CN, Young J, Barona J, Shah D, Thomas MJ, and Fernandez ML. Egg consumption during carbohydrate restriction modulates HDL lipid composition and increases the cholesterol-accepting capacity of serum in metabolic syndrome. Lipids, 2013; 48(6): 557-567.

Blesso CN, Andersen CJ, Barona J, Volk B, Volek JS, and Fernandez ML. Effects of Carbohydrate Restriction and Dietary Cholesterol Provided by Eggs on Clinical Risk Factors in Metabolic Syndrome. The Journal of Clinical Lipidology, 2013; 7: 463-471.

Blesso CN, Andersen CJ, Barona J, Volk B, Volek JS and Fernandez ML. Whole egg consumption improves lipoprotein profiles and insulin sensitivity to a greater extent than yolk-free egg substitute in individuals with metabolic syndrome. Metabolism, 2013; 62: 400-410.

Blesso CN, Andersen CJ, Bolling BW and Fernandez ML. Egg intake increases plasma concentrations of carotenoids and determines their distribution in LDL and HDL in men and women with metabolic syndrome. Food & Function, 2013; 4:213-221.

Barona J, Blesso CN, Andersen CJ, Park Y, Lee, J, and Fernandez ML. Grape Consumption Increases Anti-Inflammatory Markers and Upregulates Peripheral Nitric Oxide Synthase in the Absence of Dyslipidemias in Men with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrients, 2012; 4(12): 1945-1957. 

Barona J, Jones JL, Kopek R, Comperatore M, Andersen C, Schwartz S, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML. A Mediterranean-style low glycemic load diet increases plasma carotenoids and decreases LDL oxidation in women with metabolic syndrome. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 2012; 23(6): 609-615.

Jones JL, Comperatore M, Barona J, Calle MC, Andersen C, McIntosh M, Najm W, Lerman RH, Fernandez ML. A Mediterranean-style, low-glycemic-load diet decreases atherogenic lipoproteins and reduces lipoprotein (a) and oxidized low-density lipoprotein in women with metabolic syndrome. Metabolism, 2011; 61(3): 366-372.  

Jones JL, Ackermann D, Barona J, Calle M, Andersen C, Kim JE, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Najm W, Lerman RH, and Fernandez ML. A Mediterranean Low-Glycemic-Load Diet alone or in Combination with a Medical Food Improves Insulin Sensitivity and Reduces Inflammation in Women with Metabolic Syndrome. The British Journal of Medicine & Medical Research, 2011; 1(4): 356-370.  

Fernandez ML, Jones JL, Ackerman D, Barona J, Calle M, Comperatore MV, Kim, J-E, Andersen C, Leite JO, Volek JS, McIntosh M, Kalynych C, Najm W, and Lerman RH. Low HDL cholesterol is associated with increased atherogenic lipoproteins and insulin resistance in women classified with metabolic syndrome. Nutrition Research and Practice, 2010; 4(6): 492-498.    

*Fairfield University student author


Book Chapters: 

Andersen C.J., Doerr A.*, Murphy K.E.*, and McNeely T.*. (2016). The relationship between cholesterol metabolism and inflammation in chronic disease, In Watson R.R. and De Meester F. (Eds.), Handbook of Cholesterol: Biology, function and role in health and disease, Human Health Handbooks, Vol. 11 (297-316). Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

Fernandez M.L. and Andersen C.J. (2016). Eggs: Composition and Health Effects. In Caballero B., Finglas P., and Toldra F. (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Food and Health, Vol. 2 (470-475). Oxford: Academic Press. 

Blesso C.N., Andersen C.J., and Fernandez M.L. (2016). Eggs Effects on HDL-C Metabolism, Inflammation, and Insulin Resistance. In Dichi I. and Colado Simao A. (Eds.), Nutritional Intervention in Metabolic Syndrome (313-326). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. 

Fernandez M.L. and Andersen C.J. (2015). The Good Egg, the Forgotten Benefits. In Watson R.R. and De Meester F. (Eds.), Handbook of Eggs in Human FunctionHuman Health Handbooks, Vol. 9 (15-34). Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers.

*Fairfield University student authors

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