Xiao Tong Teong

Xiao Tong Teong

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


With a strong commitment to promoting healthy living, Xiao Tong Teong is pursuing a PhD degree at The University of Adelaide within the Adelaide Medical School. She is based within the Obesity and Metabolism group as part of the Lifelong Health Theme at the South Australian Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). Her background is as a clinical dietitian with expertise in diet counselling and health coaching. She is particularly enthusiastic in providing evidence-based, effective and tailored behavioural approaches, focusing on nutrition, metabolism and psychology.

Xiao Tong Teong is primarily focused on lifestyle interventions in the human population that improve quality of life and reduce risk of chronic diseases. She is conducting a 18-month randomized controlled trial comparing the long term effectiveness of various diet approaches (in particular intermittent fasting versus calorie restriction) in individuals at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.


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