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Isabelle Hininger-Favier, MCU


Assistant Professor , UFR Health
Educational Manager of University Degree in Nutrition for health professionals

Short Biography
  • Her research focus on nutrition and redox biology. She has published more than 80 articles submitted to review committees. She investigates oxidative stress and redox biology induced by ageing, iron, western-diet on insulin-resistance and on brain and the possible amelioration of these effects with proper nutrients. She has developed oxidative stress methods like the comet assay to assess DNA damage on blood. She analyzed oxidative stress during ageing and under other oxidative stress/inflammatory conditions (high glucose), in conjunction with changes in cellular function and signal transduction on brain. Notably, she has shown that a high iron status increase hyperglycemia and DNA damage during early pregnancy both on experimental model and clinical study. She has shown that phenolic compounds (i.e cinnamon, green tea and blueberries extracts) have beneficial effects on glucose tolerance, including enhanced glucose and redox signaling and prevent oxidative and inflammatory damage on brain. Her research has been done on cells, animals and she conducted and collaborated to several clinical nutrient studies on healthy populations (adult, elderly and pregnant women).
  • She collaborates with international team at the Human Nutrition Research Center on Ageing (Boston, USA); Medical University of Colorado (Aurora, USA).
  • Member of the American Society of Nutrition (ASN)
  • President of SFERETE (French-speaking society for research on trace elements) (2006-2013)
Key research objectives
  • Determine the mechanisms by which selected nutrients influence redox-signaling.
  • Determine the relationships between specific foods, nutrients, and other bioactive dietary components and healthy ageing, such as cognitive function

Ph.D., Physiology and pathology in human nutrition, Paris 7 University
Post-doctoral fellow at Lab oxidative stress (Pr.A. Favier). UJF-Grenoble, Fr

Current Research Projects

Nutrition, Brain, and Ageing

Bibliography (available on Hininger I and Hininger-Favier I)

Number of citations: 4463
Index-H: 36

Last 4 years released articles :

Chapter of book in English

Hininger-Favier I., J-M Moulis, J-M Ayoubi. Iron and Oxidative stress in gestational diabetes. In Nutrition and diet in maternal diabetes : an evidence-based approach.2018. Edts Rajendram R, Preedy V.R., Patel V.B. Nutrition and Health. Humana Press. Internal Medicine. London UK. Series editors Adrianne Bendich. Connie W. Bales. ISBN 978-3-319-56438-8.


Isabelle Hininger-Favier, MCU

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Phone number: +33630366156 / +33476635395
Office number: 209

Submitted on February 3, 2022

Updated on February 3, 2022