William Samuel Yancy Jr., MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Department / Division:
Medicine / General Internal Medicine
Div of General Med, Dept of Me
Va Medical Center Bldg 6
Durham, NC 27710
Office Telephone:
(919) 286-6936
  • MD, East Carolina University, 1995
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh
  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University
Research Interests:
Impact of obesity on health, health care delivery, quality of life.
Diet and other weight loss interventions
Preventive medicine
Representative Publications:
  • Cho, AH; Voils, CI; Yancy, WS; Oddone, EZ; Bosworth, HB. Does participatory decision making improve hypertension self-care behaviors and outcomes?. Journal of Clinical Hypertension. 2007;9:330-336.  Abstract
  • McClernon, FJ; Yancy, WS; Eberstein, JA; Atkins, RC; Westman, EC. The effects of a low-carbohydrate ketogenic diet and a low-fat diet on mood, hunger, and other self-reported symptoms. Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.). 2007;15:182-187.  Abstract
  • Tendler, D; Lin, S; Yancy, WS; Mavropoulos, J; Sylvestre, P; Rockey, DC; Westman, EC. The effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on nonalcoholic fatty liver disease: a pilot study. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2007;52:589-593.  Abstract
  • Westman, EC; Feinman, RD; Mavropoulos, JC; Vernon, MC; Volek, JS; Wortman, JA; Yancy, WS; Phinney, SD. Low-carbohydrate nutrition and metabolism. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007;86:276-284.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Olsen, MK; Dudley, T; Westman, EC. Acid-base analysis of individuals following two weight loss diets. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2007;61:1416-1422.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Volek, JS; Westman, EC. Nonfasting triglycerides and cardiovascular risk. JAMA : the journal of the American Medical Association. 2007;298:2004.  Abstract
  • Austin, GL; Thiny, MT; Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Shaheen, NJ. A very low-carbohydrate diet improves gastroesophageal reflux and its symptoms. Digestive Diseases and Sciences. 2006;51:1307-1312.  Abstract
  • Edelman, D; Oddone, EZ; Liebowitz, RS; Yancy, WS; Olsen, MK; Jeffreys, AS; Moon, SD; Harris, AC; Smith, LL; Quillian-Wolever, RE; Gaudet, TW. A multidimensional integrative medicine intervention to improve cardiovascular risk. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2006;21:728-734.  Abstract
  • Nordmann, AJ; Nordmann, A; Briel, M; Keller, U; Yancy, WS; Brehm, BJ; Bucher, HC. Effects of low-carbohydrate vs low-fat diets on weight loss and cardiovascular risk factors: a meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. Archives of internal medicine. 2006;166:285-293.  Abstract
  • Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Humphreys, M. Dietary treatment of diabetes mellitus in the pre-insulin era (1914-1922). Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. 2006;49:77-83.  Abstract
  • Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Olsen, MK; Dudley, T; Guyton, JR. Effect of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet program compared to a low-fat diet on fasting lipoprotein subclasses. International Journal of Cardiology. 2006;110:212-216.  Abstract
  • Das, SR; Kinsinger, LS; Yancy, WS; Wang, A; Ciesco, E; Burdick, M; Yevich, SJ. Obesity prevalence among veterans at Veterans Affairs medical facilities. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2005;28:291-294.  Abstract
  • Eisenstein, EL; McGuire, DK; Bhapkar, MV; Kristinsson, A; Hochman, JS; Kong, DF; Califf, RM; Van de Werf, F; Yancy, WS; Newby, LK. Elevated body mass index and intermediate-term clinical outcomes after acute coronary syndromes. The American Journal of Medicine. 2005;118:981-990.  Abstract
  • Mavropoulos, JC; Yancy, WS; Hepburn, J; Westman, EC. The effects of a low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet on the polycystic ovary syndrome: a pilot study. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2005;2:35.  Abstract
  • Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Vernon, MC. Is a low-carb, low-fat diet optimal?. Archives of internal medicine. 2005;165:1071-1072.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Foy, M; Chalecki, AM; Vernon, MC; Westman, EC. A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet to treat type 2 diabetes. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2005;2:34.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Olsen, MK; Curtis, LH; Schulman, KA; Cuffe, MS; Oddone, EZ. Variations in coronary procedure utilization depending on body mass index. Archives of internal medicine. 2005;165:1381-1387.  Abstract
  • Østbye, T; Taylor, DH; Yancy, WS; Krause, KM. Associations between obesity and receipt of screening mammography, Papanicolaou tests, and influenza vaccination: results from the Health and Retirement Study (HRS) and the Asset and Health Dynamics Among the Oldest Old (AHEAD) Study. American journal of public health. 2005;95:1623-1630.  Abstract
  • Husain, AM; Yancy, WS; Carwile, ST; Miller, PP; Westman, EC. Diet therapy for narcolepsy. Neurology. 2004;62:2300-2302.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Olsen, MK; Guyton, JR; Bakst, RP; Westman, EC. A low-carbohydrate, ketogenic diet versus a low-fat diet to treat obesity and hyperlipidemia: a randomized, controlled trial. Annals of internal medicine. 2004;140:769-777.  Abstract
  • Green, A; Yancy, WS; Braxton, L; Westman, EC. Residential smoking therapy. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2003;18:275-280.  Abstract
  • Westman, EC; Mavropoulos, J; Yancy, WS; Volek, JS. A review of low-carbohydrate ketogenic diets. Current Atherosclerosis Reports. 2003;5:476-483.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Westman, EC; French, PA; Califf, RM. Diets and clinical coronary events: the truth is out there. Circulation. 2003;107:10-16.  Abstract
  • Westman, EC; Yancy, WS; Edman, JS; Tomlin, KF; Perkins, CE. Effect of 6-month adherence to a very low carbohydrate diet program. The American Journal of Medicine. 2002;113:30-36.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Olsen, MK; Westman, EC; Bosworth, HB; Edelman, D. Relationship between obesity and health-related quality of life in men. Obesity research. 2002;10:1057-1064.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Macpherson, DS; Hanusa, BH; Switzer, GE; Arnold, RM; Buranosky, RA; Kapoor, WN. Patient satisfaction in resident and attending ambulatory care clinics. Journal of General Internal Medicine. 2001;16:755-762.  Abstract
  • Yancy, WS; Provenzale, D; Westman, EC. Improvement of gastroesophageal reflux disease after initiation of a low-carbohydrate diet: five brief case reports. Alternative therapies in health and medicine. 2001;7:120-119.  Abstract
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