David W.L. Ma

David W.L. Ma PhD
Assistant Professor — Status Only
Department of Nutritional Sciences
Contact Info
T: (519) 824-4120 x52272
University of Guelph
Department of Human Health and Nutritional Sciences
Animal Science / Nutrition Building, Room 342
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
Appointment Status Cross-Appointed
Not accepting new students
Research Interests
Examining how dietary fats influence health and disease throughout life with an emphasis on the prevention of chronic disease.

Publications and Awards

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Recent Publications

Leslie MA, Cohen DJ, Liddle DM, Robinson LE, Ma DW. A review of the effect of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids on blood triacylglycerol levels in normolipidemic and borderline hyperlipidemic individuals. Lipids Health Dis. 2015 Jun 6;14(1):53. PMID: 26048287.

Abdelmagid SA, Clarke SE, Roke K, Nielsen DE, Badawi A, El-Sohemy A, Mutch DM, Ma DW. Ethnicity, sex, FADS genetic variation, and hormonal contraceptive use influence delta-5- and delta-6-desaturase indices and plasma docosahexaenoic acid concentration in young Canadian adults: a cross-sectional study. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2015 Apr 21;12:14. doi: 10.1186/s12986-015-0010-9. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25914723.

Monk JM, Liddle DM, De Boer AA, Brown MJ, Power KA, Ma DW, Robinson LE. Fish-oil-derived n-3 PUFAs reduce inflammatory and chemotactic adipokine-mediated cross-talk between co-cultured murine splenic CD8+ cells and adipocytes. J Nutr. 2015 Apr;145(4):829-38. doi: 10.3945/jn.114.205443. Epub 2015 Feb 4. PMID: 25833786.

Abdelmagid SA, Clarke SE, Nielsen DE, Badawi A, El-Sohemy A, Mutch DM, Ma DW. Comprehensive profiling of plasma fatty acid concentrations in young healthy Canadian adults. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 12;10(2):e0116195. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0116195. eCollection 2015. PMID: 25675440.

Arendt BM, Comelli EM, Ma DW, Lou W, Teterina A, Kim T, Fung SK, Wong DK, McGilvray I, Fischer SE, Allard JP. Altered hepatic gene expression in nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is associated with lower hepatic n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids. Hepatology. 2015 May;61(5):1565-78. doi: 10.1002/hep.27695. Epub 2015 Feb 27. PMID 25581263.

Parrot MD, Winocur G, Bazinet RP, Ma DW, Greenwood CE. Whole-food diet worsened cognitive dysfunction in an Alzheimer's disease mouse model. Neurobiol Aging. 2015 Jan;36(1):90-9. doi: 10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2014.08.013. Epub 2014 Aug 16. PMID: 25212462.