Diana Mager

Professor (Joint with PEDS), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept

Contact

Professor (Joint with PEDS), Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sci - Ag, Food & Nutri Sci Dept
Email
diana.mager@ualberta.ca
Phone
(780) 492-7687
Address
2-021D Li Ka Shing Centre For Research
11203 - 87 Ave NW
EdmontonAB
T6G 2H5

Overview

About

Degree

PhD, Nutritional Science, University of Toronto

Job/Research Area  

Clinical Nutrition 


Teaching

Major Responsibilities/Research Interests 

Areas of interest include the study of the impact of oxidative stress on nutrient metabolism in chronic liver and gastrointestinal disease in children and adults. Current studies focus on the dietary and metabolic characteristics influencing the pathogenesis of chronic liver disease (eg nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, parenteral nutrition induced liver disease) in these populations. Research focused on treatment strategies (including nutrition support interventions, lifestyle modification), patient outcomes and evidence-based clinical dietetic practice will be examined. Teaching responsibilities relate to advanced clinical nutrition and research focused on nutrition support strategies in clinical dietetic practice. 

Courses

AFNS 568 - Clinical Nutrition

Basic principles of nutrition in clinical situations. The role of diet in the management of various diseases. The laboratory sessions include practical experience in providing individualized nutritional care for clients from various cultural backgrounds. Not to be taken if credit received for NUTR 468. Pre- or corequisite: NUTR 301.

Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022

AFNS 578 - Advanced Clinical Nutrition

The principles of diet therapy in selected areas of current interest. Emphasis on case studies, research and practical problems in clinical dietetics. Not to be taken if credit received for NUTR 476. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Winter Term 2023 Winter Term 2023

NUTR 468 - Clinical Nutrition

Basic principles of nutrition in clinical situations. The role of diet in the management of various diseases. The laboratory sessions include practical experience in providing individualized nutritional care for client from various cultural backgrounds. Prerequisites: NUTR 201 and PHYSL 210. Pre- or corequisites: BIOCH 310 and NUTR 301. May contain alternative delivery sections; refer to the refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Fall Term 2022 Fall Term 2022

NUTR 476 - Advanced Clinical Nutrition

The principles of diet therapy in selected areas of current interest. Emphasis on case studies, research, and practical problems in clinical dietetics. Prerequisites: NU FS 356, NU FS 377, NUTR 302, NUTR 468, NUTR 482, and NUTR 483. May contain alternative delivery sections refer to the Tuition and Fees page in the University Regulations section of the Calendar.

Winter Term 2023 Winter Term 2023

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Publications

Myopenia and Reduced Subcutaneous Adiposity in Children With Liver Disease Are Associated With Adverse Outcomes.

Author(s): Ooi PH, Mazurak VC, Bhargava R, Dunichand-Hoedl A, Gilmour SM, Yap JY, Mager DR.
Publication Date: 7/25/2020
Publication: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020 Jul 25. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1963. Online ahead of print.

Deficits in Muscle Strength and Physical Performance Influence Physical Activity in Sarcopenic Children After Liver Transplantation.

Author(s): Ooi PH, Mazurak VC, Siminoski K, Bhargava R, Yap JYK, Gilmour SM, Mager DR.
Publication Date: 4/26/2020
Publication: Liver Transpl. 2020 Apr;26(4):537-548. doi: 10.1002/lt.25720.
Volume: 26
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 537-548

Pediatric Sarcopenia: A Paradigm in the Overall Definition of Malnutrition in Children?

Author(s): Ooi PH, Thompson-Hodgetts S, Pritchard-Wiart L, Gilmour SM, Mager DR.
Publication Date: 3/1/2020
Publication: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2020 Mar;44(3):407-418. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1681. Epub 2019 Jul 22.
Volume: 44
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 407-419

Sarcopenia in Chronic Liver Disease: Impact on Outcomes.

Author(s): Ooi PH, Hager A, Mazurak VC, Dajani K, Bhargava R, Gilmour SM, Mager DR.
Publication Date: 9/25/2019
Publication: Liver Transpl. 2019 Sep;25(9):1422-1438. doi: 10.1002/lt.25591. Epub 2019 Jul 24.
Volume: 25
Issue: 9
Page Numbers: 1422-1438

A review of nutrition screening tools used to assess the malnutrition-sarcopenia syndrome (MSS) in the older adult.

Author(s): Juby AG, Mager DR.
Publication Date: 8/1/2019
Publication: Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2019 Aug;32:8-15. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.04.003. Epub 2019 Apr 19.

Diet patterns in an ethnically diverse pediatric population with celiac disease and chronic gastrointestinal complaints.

Author(s): Mager DR, Liu A, Marcon M, Harms K, Brill H, Mileski H, Dowhaniuk J, Nasser R, Carroll MW, Persad R, Turner JM.
Publication Date: 4/1/2019
Publication: Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2019 Apr;30:73-80. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2019.02.004. Epub 2019 Mar 6.

Frailty, Health-Related Quality of Life, Cognition, Depression, Vitamin D and Health-Care Utilization in an Ambulatory Adult Population With Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Chronic Kidney Disease: A Cross-Sectional Analysis.

Author(s): Adame Perez SI, Senior PA, Field CJ, Jindal K, Mager DR.
Publication Date: 3/1/2019
Publication: Can J Diabetes. 2019 Mar;43(2):90-97. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjd.2018.06.001. Epub 2018 Jun 20.
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 90-97

Persistence of Sarcopenia After Pediatric Liver Transplantation Is Associated With Poorer Growth and Recurrent Hospital Admissions.

Author(s): Mager DR, Hager A, Ooi PH, Siminoski K, Gilmour SM, Yap JYK.
Publication Date: 2/1/2019
Publication: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2019 Feb;43(2):271-280. doi: 10.1002/jpen.1414. Epub 2018 Jul 23.
Volume: 43
Issue: 2
Page Numbers: 271-80

Effects of branched chain amino acid supplementation on patient care outcomes in adults and children with liver cirrhosis: A systematic review

Author(s): Ooi PH, Gilmour SM, Yap J, Mager DR
Publication Date: 12/28/2018
Publication: Clin Nutr ESPEN
Volume: 28
Page Numbers: 41-55
External Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/30390892/

The effect of a low fructose and low glycemic index/load (FRAGILE) dietary intervention on indices of liver function, cardiometabolic risk factors, and body composition in children and adolescents with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD)

Author(s): Mager DR, Inguinez Rivera I, Gilmour SM, Yap J.
Publication Date: 2015
Publication: JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr . 2015 Jan;39(1):73-84
Volume: 39
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 73-84
External Link: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/23976771/

Diagnostic challenges of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in children of normal weight

Author(s): Yap, J, O’Connor C, Mager DR, Taylor G, Roberts, EA
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Clinics and Research in Hepatology and Gastroenterology. 2011:
Volume: 35
Issue: 6-7
Page Numbers: 500-505

Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth in School: Awareness and Use

Author(s): Downs S, Farmer A, Quintanilha M, Berry T, Mager DR, Willows N, McCargar L
Publication Date: 2011
Publication: Canadian J Diet Prac & Res
Volume: 72
Page Numbers: 137-140

Dietary and physical activity patterns in children with fatty liver

Author(s): Mager DR, Patterson C, So S, Rogenstein C, Wykes LJ, Roberts EA
Publication Date: 2010
Publication: Eur J Clin Nutr
Volume: 64
Page Numbers: 628-635

Total branched chain amino acid needs in children with mild to moderate chronic cholestatic liver disease

Author(s): Mager, D.R., L.J. Wykes, E.A. Roberts, R.O. Ball, and P.B. Pencharz
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: J Nutr.
Volume: 136
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 133-139

Prevalence of vitamin K deficiency in children with mild to moderate chronic liver disease

Author(s): Mager, D.R., P. McGee, K.N. Furuya, and E.A. Roberts
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: J Pediatr Gastro Nutr.
Volume: 42
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 72-76

Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease in children

Author(s): Mager, D.R. and E.A. Roberts
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Clin Liver Dis.
Volume: 10
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 109-131

Mild to moderate chronic cholestatic liver disease increases leucine oxidation in children

Author(s): Mager, D.R., L.J. Wykes, E.A. Roberts, R.O. Ball, and P.B. Pencharz
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: J Nutr.
Volume: 136
Issue: 4
Page Numbers: 965-970

Effect of orthotopic liver transplantation on total branched chain amino acid requirement

Author(s): Mager, D.R., L.J. Wykes, E.A. Roberts, R.O. Ball, and P.B. Pencharz
Publication Date: 2006
Publication: Ped Res.
Volume: 59
Issue: 6
Page Numbers: 829-834

Resting energy expenditure in the parenterally fed pediatric population with Crohn’s Disease

Author(s): Cormier, K., D. Mager, L. Bannister, M. Fortin, H. Richards, C. Jackson, and P.B. Pencharz
Publication Date: 2005
Publication: J Parenter Ent Nutr.
Volume: 29
Page Numbers: 102-107

Total branched chain amino acid requirements in healthy school aged children as determined by indicator amino acid oxidation

Author(s): Mager, D., L.J. Wykes, R.O. Ball, and P.B. Pencharz
Publication Date: 2003

Vitamin D and K status influences bone mineral density and bone accrual in children and adolescents with Celiac Disease

Author(s): Mager DR, Qiao J, Turner JM
Publication: Eur J Clin Nutr
Page Numbers: 1-8
External Link: http://www.nature.com/ejcn/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/ejcn2011176a.html