Xiao Tong Teong

Xiao Tong Teong

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

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 South Australian Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI). She has a background of clinical dietitian and expertise in diet counselling/health coaching. She is particularly enthusiasm in providing evidence-based, effective and tailored behavioural approaches, which covering nutrition, metabolism and psychology aspects.

Xiao Tong Teong is primarily focused on lifestyle interventions to reduce risk of chronic diseases and improve quality of life in human population. She is conducting a 18-month randomized controlled trial that is 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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  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Teong, X. T., Liu, K., Hutchison, A. T., Liu, B., Feinle-Bisset, C., Wittert, G. A., . . . Heilbronn, L. K. (2021). An update to the study protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing daily calorie restriction versus intermittent fasting to improve glycaemia in individuals at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.. Obesity research & clinical practice, 15(3), 306.
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    2021 Teong, X. T., Hutchison, A. T., Liu, B., Wittert, G. A., Lange, K., Banks, S., & Heilbronn, L. K. (2021). Eight weeks of intermittent fasting versus calorie restriction does not alter eating behaviors, mood, sleep quality, quality of life and cognitive performance in women with overweight. Nutrition Research, 92, 32-39.
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    2021 Zhao, L., Teong, X. T., Liu, K., Liu, B., Melaku, Y. A., Vincent, A. D., . . . Heilbronn, L. K. (2021). Eating architecture in adults at increased risk of type 2 diabetes: Associations with body fat and glycaemic control. British Journal of Nutrition, 1-28.
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    2021 Teong, X. T., & Heilbronn, L. K. (2021). Evidence gaps and potential roles of intermittent fasting in the prevention of chronic diseases. Experimental Gerontology, 153, 1-7.
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    2020 Teong, X. T., Liu, K., Hutchison, A. T., Liu, B., Feinle-Bisset, C., Wittert, G. A., . . . Heilbronn, L. K. (2020). Rationale and protocol for a randomized controlled trial comparing daily calorie restriction versus intermittent fasting to improve glycaemia in individuals at increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes. Obesity Research and Clinical Practice, 14(2), 176-183.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2
    2020 Bensalem, J., Hattersley, K. J., Hein, L. K., Teong, X. T., Carosi, J. M., Hassiotis, S., . . . Sargeant, T. J. (2020). Measurement of autophagic flux in humans: an optimized method for blood samples. Autophagy, 18 pages.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC1
    2018 Huang, C. H., Lai, Y. -C., Lee, Y. C., Teong, X. T., Kuzuya, M., & Kuo, K. -M. (2018). Impact of Health Literacy on Frailty among Community-Dwelling Seniors. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE, 7(12), 10 pages.
    DOI WoS9 Europe PMC5
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  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member American Society for Nutrition United States
    2021 - ongoing Member Australian Diabetes Society Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Malaysian Dietitians' Association Malaysia
    2021 - ongoing Member Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society Australia
    2021 - ongoing Member Nutrition Society of Malaysia Malaysia

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