Fan Liang

Fan Liang
Northumbria University · Department of Health and Life Sciences

Postgraduate Research Degree
Senior Research Consultant


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Citations since 2016
2 Research Items
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My PhD project aiming to test the efficacy of 30-35ml of liquid extra virgin olive oil consumption on traditional and novel cardiovascular (CV) risk factors in two ethnicities in a comprehensive study has not been sufficiently evaluated. The novelty of this research is originating from the interest to evaluate the impact of extra virgin olive oil on CV risk factors of individuals from East Asians and Caucasians living in Northeast of England currently. As the primary prevention of CV health age
Additional affiliations
October 2018 - May 2019
Northumbria University
  • Research And Teaching Assistant
  • I performed an role in developing teaching materials, preparing examinations, and grading examinations or papers. Other works include scheduled and maintained regular office hours to meet with students to instruct they how to perform nutritional clinical trials, basic lab works, Micro-Diet, SPSS, systematic review and meta-analysis. Responsibility to delegate works on a daily basis. Oversee efficient collection of clinical research data relating to participants, maintenance of files/databases pe
March 2017 - October 2020
Northumbria University
  • PGR student
March 2017 - September 2017
Northumbria University
  • Research Assistant
  • Clinical assistant experience with the trial named "Tomato Varieties on Cardiovascular Function in Young and Older Adults" from talented senior workmate, I gained clinical experience regarding participants recruitment, operation of pulse wave velocity (PWV) and aortic pulse wave analysis (PWA), BP measurement, 24-hour ambulatory blood pressure (ABP), body composition assessment, handgrip strength assessment, peripheral microvascular vasodilation – Laser Doppler Imaging (LDI), endothelial-depende
March 2017 - October 2021
Northumbria University
Field of study
  • Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences University Services > Graduate School > Doctor of Philosophy


Publications (2)
Among the physiological and metabolic changes occurring with ageing, the ageing of heart function is a key determinant of health. The death number from CVDs is expected to reach over 23.6 million by 2030. An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2019 in the UK, representing 32% of all global deaths. Evidence suggested that the Mediterra...
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Efficacy of nutritional interventions supplementing nuts on cardiovascular risk factors among adults individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies - Volume 77 Issue OCE4 - F Liang, J Young, J Lara



Projects (2)
In order to understand and investigate whether or not there is a positive impact of Food for Life on obesity outcomes, current obesogenic environments for primary school children in areas with long-term Food for Life commissioned programmes compared with school children without long-term Food for Life commissioned programmes.
Archived project
My research is mainly about to create nutritional interventions and then to evaluate the efficacy of nutritional interventions to improve cardiovascular health aging mostly by changing any CVD risk factors amongst middle-aged Chinese and Caucasians adults. My PhD title is Nutritional interventions for cardiovascular health aging. Firstly, qualitative research (online or paper surveys) investigating the use of and attitudes towards the proposed nutritional interventions-olive oil, walnuts and green tea. Secondly, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, of the relevant literature; one SR on the effect of the proposed nutritional interventions on CV risk factors in intervention trials, and the second one on the impact of ethnicity on the effectiveness of these interventions. Thirdly, a cross-sectional study to know differences in markers of vascular risk among two ethnic groups and differences in dietary patterns. Last but not least, a cross-over, randomized, placebo-controlled open-label clinical trial in subjects… Changes in endothelial function and biomarkers of NO production (nitrite), Changes in SBP, DBP and mean arterial pressure (MAP).