William Samuel Yancy, MD

Professor of Medicine
Campus mail 501 Douglas Street, Duke Diet & Fitness Center, Durham, NC 27705
Phone (919) 681-2863
Email address yancy006@mc.duke.edu

Impact of obesity on health, health care delivery, quality of life.
Diet and other weight loss interventions
Preventive medicine

Education and Training

  • Fellow in General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Duke University, 1999 - 2001
  • Chief Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 1998 - 1999
  • Medical Resident, Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 1995 - 1998
  • M.D., East Carolina University, 1995

Publications

Ludwig, David S., Louis J. Aronne, Arne Astrup, Rafael de Cabo, Lewis C. Cantley, Mark I. Friedman, Steven B. Heymsfield, et al. “Reply to A Drewnowski et al, O Devinsky, D A Booth and E L Gibson, and D J Millward.” Am J Clin Nutr 115, no. 2 (February 9, 2022): 595–97. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab385.

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35139162
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Kumar, Nitya Kalyani, Jennifer D. Merrill, Scott Carlson, Jashalynn German, and William S. Yancy. “Adherence to Low-Carbohydrate Diets in Patients with Diabetes: A Narrative Review.” Diabetes Metab Syndr Obes 15 (2022): 477–98. https://doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S292742.

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35210797
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Alexopoulos, Anastasia-Stefania, William S. Yancy, David Edelman, Cynthia J. Coffman, Amy S. Jeffreys, Matthew L. Maciejewski, Corrine I. Voils, et al. “Clinical associations of an updated medication effect score for measuring diabetes treatment intensity.” Chronic Illn 17, no. 4 (December 2021): 451–62. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395319884096.

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31653175
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Kobe, Elizabeth A., Matthew J. Crowley, Amy S. Jeffreys, William S. Yancy, Jennifer Zervakis, David Edelman, Corrine I. Voils, Matthew L. Maciejewski, and Cynthia J. Coffman. “Heterogeneity of Treatment Effects Among Patients With Type 2 Diabetes and Elevated Body Mass Index in a Study Comparing Group Medical Visits Focused on Weight Management and Medication Intensification.” Med Care 59, no. 11 (November 1, 2021): 1031–38. https://doi.org/10.1097/MLR.0000000000001642.

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34510104
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Volek, Jeff S., Stephen D. Phinney, Ronald M. Krauss, Richard J. Johnson, Laura R. Saslow, Barbara Gower, William S. Yancy, et al. “Alternative Dietary Patterns for Americans: Low-Carbohydrate Diets.” Nutrients 13, no. 10 (September 22, 2021). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13103299.

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34684300
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Ludwig, David S., Louis J. Aronne, Arne Astrup, Rafael de Cabo, Lewis C. Cantley, Mark I. Friedman, Steven B. Heymsfield, et al. “The carbohydrate-insulin model: a physiological perspective on the obesity pandemic.” Am J Clin Nutr, September 13, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1093/ajcn/nqab270.

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34515299
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Taylor, Roy, Ambady Ramachandran, William S. Yancy, and Nita G. Forouhi. “Nutritional basis of type 2 diabetes remission.” Bmj 374 (July 7, 2021): n1449. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1449.

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34233884
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Gavin, Kara L., Corrine I. Voils, William S. Yancy, and Maren K. Olsen. “Two-year weight trajectories following completion of a behavioral weight loss maintenance intervention.” Obes Sci Pract 7, no. 3 (June 2021): 321–25. https://doi.org/10.1002/osp4.491.

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34123398
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Rosenberg, Jared, Parker N. Hyde, William S. Yancy, Kenneth M. Ford, and Colin E. Champ. “Quantity of Resistance Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients: Does the Dose Match the Objective?” J Strength Cond Res 35, no. 5 (May 1, 2021): 1467–76. https://doi.org/10.1519/JSC.0000000000003996.

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33900267
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Voils, Corrine I., Jane Pendergast, Sarah L. Hale, Jennifer M. Gierisch, Elizabeth M. Strawbridge, Erica Levine, Megan A. McVay, Shelby D. Reed, William S. Yancy, and Ryan J. Shaw. “A randomized feasibility pilot trial of a financial incentives intervention for dietary self-monitoring and weight loss in adults with obesity.” Transl Behav Med 11, no. 4 (April 26, 2021): 954–69. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibaa102.

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33245118
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