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Isabel Drake, post-doctoral researcher

Academic degree

BSc in Medical Sciences, Lund University, 2007

MSC in Molecular Biology, Lund University, 2008

Master of Public Health, Lund University, 2014

PhD, Lund University, 2014. Thesis: Diabetes mellitus and the risk of prostate cancer: A focus on shared risk factors and survivor bias.

Research interests

Prediction and prevention of cardio-metabolic diseases and common cancers; epidemiological methods.

Ongoing projects

Genetics, lifestyle and proteomic profiling in early prediction and prevention of obesity-related cancers.

Type 2 diabetes and cardio-metabolic traits in relation to cancer morbidity and mortality.

Reproducctive history and maternal risk of cardio-metabolic diseases.

Selected articles

Khera AV, Emdin CA, Drake I, Natarajan P, Bick AG, Cook NR, Chasman DI, Baber U, Mehran R, Rader DJ, Fuster V, Boerwinkle E, Melander O, Orho-Melander M, Ridker PM, Kathiresan S (2016) Genetic Risk, Adherence to a Healthy Lifestyle, and Coronary Disease. NEJM. Epub ahead of print.

Klingberg S, Brekke HK, Winkvist A, Engström G, Hedblad B, Drake I. (2016) Parity, weight change, and maternal risk of cardiovascular events. Am J Obstet Gynecol. Epub ahead of print.

Drake I, Wallström P, Hindy G, Ericson U, Gullberg B, Bjartell A, Sonestedt E, Orho-Melander M, Wirfält E (2014) TCF7L2 type 2 diabetes risk variant, lifestyle factors, and incidence of prostate cancer. Prostate 74(12): 1161-70.

Drake I, Sonestedt E, Gullberg B, Bjartell A, Olsson H, Adlercreutz H, Tikkanen MJ, Wirfält E, Wallström P (2014) Plasma alkylresorcinol metabolites as biomarkers for whole-grain intake and their association with prostate cancer: a Swedish nested case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 23(1):73-83.

Hlebowicz J, Drake I, Gullberg B, Sonestedt E, Wallström P, Persson M, Nilsson J, Hedblad H, Wirfält E (2013) A high diet quality is associated with lower incidence of cardiovascular events in the Malmö diet and cancer cohort. PLoS One 8(8):e71095.

Drake I, Sonestedt E, Gullberg B, Ahlgren G, Bjartell A, Wallström P, Wirfält E (2012) Dietary intakes of carbohydrates in relation to prostate cancer risk: a prospective study in the Malmo Diet and Cancer cohort. Am J Clin Nutr 96(6):1409-18.

Drake I, Gullberg B, Sonestedt E, Wallström P, Persson M, Hlebowicz J, Nilsson J, Hedblad B, Wirfält E (2012) Scoring models of a diet quality index and the predictive capability of mortality in a population-based cohort of Swedish men and women. Public Health Nutr 29:1-11.


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database



Retrieved from Lund University's publications database


Retrieved from Lund University's publications database

Isabel Drake
E-mail: isabel [dot] drake [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Lund University Diabetes Centre, CRC, SUS Malmö, Jan Waldenströms gata 35, House 91:12. SE-214 28 Malmö. Telephone: +46 40 39 10 00