University of Alberta Media Releases:

University of Alberta, The Quad, March 28, 2024:  "Innovator Spotlight: Caroline Richard is a registered dietitian and researcher who is working to understand how nutrition can improve the immune system."

University of Alberta Folio, October 16, 2023:  "Studies confirm an overlooked risk for cardiovascular disease"

University of Alberta The Quad, March 7, 2023, "Celebrating International Women's Day 2023".

University of Alberta Folio, September 19, 2022, "More awareness, education needed to better treat polycystic ovary syndrome" 

University of Alberta Folio, March 1, 2021, "Researchers discover better measure of future risk for heart disease, diabetes in youth living with obesity"

University of Alberta, October 17, 2016, "Clinical trial needs young women for under-researched condition linked to obesity and cardiovascular disease"

University of Alberta, January 22, 2013 "Milk fats Good for you or not?"

Dep. Agricultural, Food & Nutritional Science, May 18, 2012  “Study shows Creatine helps negate liver damage from high-fat diets”.

University of Alberta, September 7, 2011, "Changing trans fat labelling".

More UofA News Release Articles:


Alberta Women’s Health Foundation’s (AWHF) leadership report, Surveying the Silence: Exploring the impact in women’s health,”
Dr. Vine's PCOS Research highlighted on page 33.



















2012:  AFNS Annual Report, Cover Picture & Rising Star Profile, Page3.

2009: AFNS Annual Report



2008: Giving a Face to Obesity, Research Report Inaugural Issue (Page 36)















Greenhouse-Alumni Magazine of the Faculty of Agricultural, Life & Environmental Sciences, Fall 2012 Issue #4.

Sustainable Futures Summer 2010 (Page 20)

More Magazine Articles:










630 CHED, "This Morning with Stacey Brotzel And Daryl McIntyre", October 18, 2023, Dr. Proctor discusses Remnant Cholesterol (RC):  Click Here

CBC, November 21, 2011 "Creatin and Liver Fat Research"

More Radio Shows:

  • CKNW Newstalk 980 (Vancouver), September 9, 2011
  • CBC RADIO 1 ‘As It Happens’, November 4, 2004











Global News, Health Matters, May 31, 2021

CTV Medical News Feature (Edmonton), April 8 & 9, 2008

More Television Features:

  • Global News on the "NutrIMM study".  Promote the recruitment of participants in our nutrition and immunity study. January 2020.
  • Global News on the "ThinkBeef" campaign.  By Albert Delitala Digital Journalist.  February 2019.
  • CNN-Health, "Systematic review published from our group on egg consumption and cardiovascular disease risk factors in individual with type 2 diabetes".  May 2018.
  • Global Edmonton News hour (Health Matters). August 25, 2011,“Health Benefits of the Nutrient Choline”
  • CITV News Hour, September 30, 2008


Social Media:











YouTube:  Dr. Spencer Proctor, Lois Hole Hospital Women's Society, What the Health: Let’s Talk Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition, February 2023

Google +, April 2013, Collaborator Dr. Tim Dickinson, University of Toronto

YouTube, March 2012, Collaborator Dr. Lesley Mitchell, University of Alberta

More Social Media Articles:

  • MDLinx, February 15, 2013. "Elevated remnant lipoproteins may increase subclinical CVD risk in pre-pubertal children with obesity: acase-control study"
  • Yahoo News, June 14, 2012
  • New Info Guide, June 14, 2012
  • Digital Journal, June 14, 2012
  •, June 14, 2012
  • Medical News Today, June 7, 2012
  • Say Cheese – Not all trans fats are bad for you: Review”, September 2011
  •  Fitbie, Interview by Mary Squillace, September 2011
  • Twitter, CNW_General,  "Global research team yields new health insights into differences between natural and industrial trans fats",May 31, 2012
  • Medilexicon,  “New Insights Into The Health Implications of Different Types of Trans Fats”, June 5, 2012
  • ROInews, News About Canada's Growing Bioeconomy, May 31, 2012
  • More media on trans fats media release, May 31, 2012



  • March 2024:  Interview for Alberta Women's Health Foundation, "What Deserve Better - What is Researcher Dr. Donna Vine Doing to Change Healthcare for Women? (click here to read the interview)
  • Jan 2022: Interview with the library of “Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille” to discuss healthy eating and the Canada’s food guide.
  • Jan 2022:  Interview with the Canadien Press to discuss nutritional modulation of the immune system in the context of COVID-19.
  • Feb 2020: Interview for Global News on the "NutrIMM study". I was interviewed to promote the recruitment of participants in our nutrition and immunity study.
  • Feb 2019: Interview for Global News on the "ThinkBeef" campaign. I was interviewed as an RD PhD by Albert Delitala Digital Journalist.
  • Jul 2018: Mini Interview for the web story of ALES/AFNS after receiving my CIHR by Cait Wills (director of communications at ALES).
  • May 2018:  Written interview for CNN with Susan Scutti (CNN Health Writer) about the systematic review published from our group on egg consumption and cardiovascular      disease risk factors in individual with type 2 diabetes.
  • Mar 2018: Interview for the University of Alberta with Lesley Young (Journalist & Communications at the UofA) about how best to boost one's immunity. Story for the and
  • Apr 2017: U of Alberta description web site profile (3 hours).
  • Aug 2017:  Fall issue of Greenhouse, article on new faculty member: Photoshoot (half day) and interview questions written (1 hour).
  • Aug 2017:  Profile for the project on increasing the Profiles of Women Academics in Natural Sciences and Engineering (3 hours)
  • Nov 2017:  Interview with Helen Metella for the ALES/AFNS 2017-2018 Annual Report (1 hour).
  • Nov 2017:  Interview with Tiffany Mayer (a writer for Postmedia) on my recently published systematic review on egg consumption in individual with type 2 diabetes (30 min interview + 1 hour preparation).


E-Newsletters and Articles:




U of Studies Highlight Ignored Cardiovascular Disease Risk | Mirage News





More evidence linking remnant cholesterol and cardiovascular outcomes (

First Endurance Blog, Set New Goals – Tips for Maintaining Lung Health, 2020

PLOS Blog, EveryONE, Introducing the Maternal & Child Health and Nutrition Collection, August 20, 2019

nznutrition Foundation-"Nutrition News" (New Zealand),  December 2012

Dr. Sharma's Obesity Notes (Edmonton), October 25, 2011

More E-Newsletters and Articles:

  • Institut Guy-Lacombe de la famille, Library, "Healthy eating and the Canada’s food guide", January 2022.
  • Canadien Press, "Nutritional modulation of the immune system in the context of COVID-19", January 2022.
  • Meristem and The CLA Network, Insider Newsletter
  • Meristem and The CLA Network, Natural Power Brochure
  • Meristem and The CLA Network, What we've Learned, Summer 2010
  • Meristem and The CLA Network,"Genetics enters the fray to boost dairy CLA", January 25, 2010
  • Meristem and The CLA Network,"New health-boosting power found in dairy foods", April 14, 2010
  •, Safe Food from Farm to Fork. (Kansas, US), November 13, 2009
  •, Safe Food from Farm to Fork. (Kansas, US), May 28, 2009














Metro (Edmonton), March 22, 2012, "Link between blood clots in overweight kids and adult strokes probed"

More Newspaper Articles:

  • Edmonton Sun, March 21, 2012, "Obese children more prone to strokes"
  • Edmonton Journal, Interview by Nicki Thomas, September 8, 2011,"We've lumped all trans fats in the same basket"
  • Vancouver Sun, September 8, 2011
  • The Province (British Columbia), September 8, 2011
  • Calgary Herald (Alberta), September 8, 2011
  • Times Colonist (Victoria, Canada), September 14, 2011, "Natural trans fat not bad: study-dairy, beef type said to be better then synthetic".
  • Edmonton Journal (Front Page), November 4, 2004 "Cholesterol test may miss heart disease risk".


Industry Coverage:






Alberta Beef Producers, September 9, 2011

ALMA FutureFare 2011

More Industry Coverage:


Book Chapters:










Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention (Chapter 9)


More Book Chapters:

  • Mamo JCL and Proctor SD. Chylomicron Remnants and Atherosclerosis in Barter PJ and Rye K-A (Eds) Plasma lipids and their role in Disease. Harwood Academic Publishers. 1999; Chapter 6: pg 109-137.
  • Russell JC, Kelly SE and Proctor SD. The JCR:LA-cp Rat: An Animal Model of the Metabolic Syndrome Exhibiting Micro- and Macro-Vascular Disease. 2006 Chapter 7: pg 157-171 in Animal Models of Diabetes, Eds E.Shafrir. CRC Publishers.
  • Russell JC and Proctor SD Macro- and Micro-vascular Disease in a Pre-diabetic Animal Model: The JCR:LA-cp Rat. Chapter in The Metabolic Syndrome. Eds B.C. Hansen and G. Bray, Humana Press,
  • Lamarche B*, Richard C. Chapter 15 (p. 117–122): Is there an optimal diet for the management of abdominal obesity and related cardiometabolic risk? In: Abdominal obesity and the endocannabinoid system: From basic aspects to clinical management of related cardiometabolic risk. Despres J and Di Marzo V (Eds.). Informa Health Care USA inc., New York, 2008: 264 pp.
  • Gopinadhan Paliyath, Marica Bakovic, Kalidas Shetty, Ye Wang, Catherine J. Field, Spencer D. Proctor. Ruminant Trans Fat as Potential Nutraceutical Components to Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease.  Functional Foods, Nutraceuticals and Degenerative Disease Prevention.  2011,Oct(1):Chapter 9. DOI: 10.1002/9780470960844.ch9
  • Richard C, Couture P and Lamarche B*. Chapter 30 (p. 325-334): Impact of the Mediterranean diet on features of metabolic syndrome: is weight loss required? In: The Mediterranean Diet: An Evidence-Based Approach. Victor R Preedy and Ronald Ross Watson (Eds). Academic Press (Elsevier). 2014: 698 pp (release in November 26, 2014)
  • Richard C. Chapitre 7 (p. 126-137): Café et thé et gestion du poids. Dans/In : Contrôle de la satiété et gestion du poids par les ingrédients santé. Par : Association pour les ingrédients santé en alimentation (AISA). 2014: 148 pp (this chapter is part of a synthesis document on body weight management and satiety attributed to health ingredients)
  • Diane A, Pierce WD, Kelly SE, Sokolik S, Borthwick F, Jacome-Sosa M, Mangat R, Pradillo JM, Allan SM, Ruth MR, Field CJ, Hutcheson R, Rocic P, Russell JC, Vine DF, Proctor SD. Mechanisms of Comorbidities Associated With the Metabolic Syndrome: Insights from the JCR:LA-cp Corpulent Rat Strain. Chapter Are Rodent Models Fit for Investigation of Human Obesity and Related Diseases? Edited by Patrick C. Even , Sam Virtue , Nicholas M. Morton , Gilles Fromentin and Robert K. Semple. E-book Front. Nutr. 2017 doi: 10.3389/fnut.2017.00058
  • Bédard A and Richard C*. Chapter 21 (p. 317-333): The Mediterranean diet for an effective management of metabolic syndrome in both men and women. In: Bioactive Foods as Dietary Interventions for Diabetes 2nd edition. Victor R Preedy and Ronald Ross Watson (Eds). Academic Press (Elsevier). 2019: p. 683.
  • Azarcoya-Barrera J, Field J. F, Jacobs L. R, Richard C*. Chapter 4 (p. 60-82): Egg consumption and cardiometabolic health. In: Eggs as Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals for Human Health. Jianping Wu (Editor). Royal Society of Chemistry (publisher). Volume 14; 2019