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Mary Pegington, MSc RD


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Breast Cancer Research Dietitian in the Prevent Breast Cancer Research Unit, The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital, Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Ong KR, Sims AH, Harvie M, Chapman M, Dunn WB, et al.

Biomarkers of dietary energy restriction in women at increased risk of breast cancer. Cancer Prev Res 2009; 2(8): 720-731.


Howell A, Chapman M, Harvie M. 

Energy restriction for breast cancer prevention.

Recent Results Cancer Res. 2009; 181:97-111. Review.


Harvie M, Pegington M , Mattson MP , Frystyk J , Dillon B , Evans G, Cuzick J, Jebb S, Martin B, Cutler RG, Son TG, Maudsley S, Carlson OD, Egan JM, Flyvbjerg  A and Howell  A.  

The effect of intermittent vs. continuous energy restriction on weight loss and disease risk markers.

International Journal of Obesity (Lond). 2011 May 35(5):714-27


Harvie M, Wright C, Pegington M, McMullan D, Mitchell E, Martin B, Cutler RG, Evans G, Whiteside S, Maudsley S, Camandola S, Wang R, Carlson OD, Egan JM, Mattson MP, Howell A

The effect of intermittent energy and carbohydrate restriction v. daily energy restriction on weight loss and metabolic disease risk markers in overweight women.

Br J Nutr. 2013 Oct;110(8):1534-47.


Armitage CJ, Wright CL, Parfitt G, Pegington M, Donnelly LS, Harvie MN.

Self-efficacy for temptations is a better predictor of weight loss than motivation and global self-efficacy: Evidence from two prospective studies among overweight/obese women at high risk of breast cancer.

Patient Educ Couns. 2014 Feb 3.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Leeds Metropolitan University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2007

Post Graduate Diploma in Dietetics and Nutrition, Leeds Metropolitan University

Award Date: 1 Jul 2004

Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, University of Nottingham

Award Date: 1 Jul 2001

Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms

  • Christabel Pankhurst Institute
  • Manchester Cancer Research Centre


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