Nutrition and Metabolism

Research Line


This research line is involved in understanding nutritional exposures linked to coexistence of low muscle mass and obesity.  Approaches include physiological studies of endocrinology, metabolism, body composition and specific approaches linked to assessment of muscle mass.

Sl No. Project Title Project Lead Year
1 Prevalence and predictors of vitamin B12 deficiency genetic associations for low vitamin B12 levels – multicenter a pan India study Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2017
2 Measuring the digestibility of snacks prepared from extruded chickpea and yellow pea Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2017
3 Mixed Longitudinal / Cross-Sectional Study of Body Composition of Infants from Birth to 6 Months from Bangalore, India Dr. Rebecca Kurian Raj 2017
4 Integrated nutrition-agriculture strategies to inform public health Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2016
5 Ferric Pyrophosphate Nanoparticles: Feasibility, Bioavailability & Toxicity Assessments Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal, Dr. Arun Shet, Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2012
6 Are human gene variants in Vitamin A Metabolic Pathway Associated with Newborn Kidney Size and Function Dr. Anil Vasudevan 2012
7 Analysis of Vitamin D (In collaboration with Dr. Anura V Kurpad) Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal 2012
8 A double blind, randomized, two-way cross-over study to investigate the uptake of iron from micronutrient fortified powder versus from tailored control in milk Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2012
9 Use of accurate tracer based approaches to assess vitamin A pool size in children and pregnant women Dr. Anil Vasudevan 2012
10 The development of proteomic markers to detect early iron overload with different dietary supplementation strategies using ferrous pyrophosphate in its nano form Dr. Amit Kumar Mandal 2012
11 The effects of fortification through an added enhancer vitamin C beverage or NaFeEDTA alone or in combination with a multiple micronutrient snack daily in improving iron and micronutrient status of young women in south India: A randomized controlled study Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2012
12 Multiple micronutrient fortified rice affects physical performance and plasma vitamin B-12 and homocysteine concentrations of Indian school children Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2011
13 A comparison of arginine metabolism in healthy Indian, Jamaican and American Women Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2011
14 Effectiveness of a maternal food based intervention to increase Vitamin A intakes in early infancy Dr. Sumathi Swaminathan 2011
15 Interaction of H. pylori infection and iron status on iron absorption from ferrous fumarate in iron deficient and iron replete young children Dr. Anura V Kurpad 2011


Sl No. Title Authors Journal Name Publication Year
1 The Microbiome, Intestinal Function, and Arginine Metabolism of Healthy Indian Women Are Different from Those of American and Jamaican Women Kao CC, Cope JL, Hsu JW, Dwarkanath P, Karnes JM, Luna RA, Hollister EB, Thame MM, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F J Nutr 2016
2 Research Approaches and Methods for Evaluating the Protein Quality of Human Foods Proposed by an FAO Expert Working Group in 2014 Lee WT, Weisell R, Albert J, Tomé D, Kurpad AV, Uauy R J Nutr 2016
3 Energy and Protein Supplementation Does Not Affect Protein and Amino Acid Kinetics or Pregnancy Outcomes in Underweight Indian Women Dwarkanath P, Hsu JW, Tang GJ, Anand P, Thomas T, Thomas A, Sheela CN, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F J Nutr 2016
4 Subclinical vitamin B12 deficiency and heart rate variability across life cycle Sucharita S, Thomas T, Sowmya S, Krishnamachari S, Kurpad AV, Vaz M Curr Aging Sci 2016
5 Lysine Requirements of Moderately Undernourished School-Aged Indian Children Are Reduced by Treatment for Intestinal Parasites as Measured by the Indicator Amino Acid Oxidation Technique Pillai RR, Elango R, Ball RO, Kurpad AV, Pencharz PB J Nutr 2015
6 Body composition of term healthy Indian newborns Jain V, Kurpad AV, Kumar B, Devi S, Sreenivas V, Paul VK Eur J Clin Nutr 2015
7 Aerobic Fitness, Micronutrient Status, and Academic Achievement in Indian School-Aged Children Desai IK, Kurpad AV, Chomitz VR, Thomas T PLoS One 2015
8 Increased risk of iron deficiency and reduced iron absorption but no difference in zinc, vitamin A or B-vitamin status in obese women in India Herter-Aeberli I, Thankachan P, Bose B, Kurpad AV Eur J Nutr 2015
9 Indian Women of Childbearing Age Do Not Metabolically Conserve Arginine as Do American and Jamaican Women Kao CC, Hsu JW, Dwarkanath P, Karnes JM, Baker TM, Bohren KM, Badaloo A, Thame MM, Kurpad AV, Jahoor F J Nutr 2015
10 Prevalence of Body Mass Index Lower Than 16 Among Women in Low- and Middle-Income Countries Razak F, Corsi DJ, Slutsky AS, Kurpad A, Berkman L, Laupacis A, Subramanian SV JAMA 2015
11 Dietary patterns in India and their association with obesity and central obesity Satija A, Hu FB, Bowen L, Bharathi AV, Vaz M, Prabhakaran D, Reddy KS, Ben-Shlomo Y, Davey Smith G, Kinra S, Ebrahim S Public Health Nutr 2015
12 Relationships between active school transport and adiposity indicators in school-age children from low-, middle- and high-income countries Sarmiento OL, Lemoine P, Gonzalez SA, Broyles ST, Denstel KD, Larouche R, Onywera V, Barreira TV, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, et al. Int J Obes Suppl 2015
13 A model for presenting accelerometer paradata in large studies: ISCOLE Tudor-Locke C, Mire EF, Dentro KN, Barreira TV, Schuna JM Jr, Zhao P, Tremblay MS, Standage M, Sarmiento OL, Onywera V, Olds T, Matsudo V, Maia J, Maher C, Lambert EV, Kurpad A, Kuriyan R, Hu G, Fogelholm M, Chaput JP, Church TS, Katzmarzyk PT; ISCOLE Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 2015
14 The effects of regular consumption of a multiple micronutrient fortified milk beverage on the micronutrient status of school children and on their mental and physical performance Kuriyan R, Thankachan P, Selvam S, Pauline M, Srinivasan K, Kamath-Jha S, Vinoy S, Misra S, Finnegan Y, Kurpad AV Clin Nutr 2015
15 Effects of vitamin D supplementation in infancy on growth, bone parameters, body composition and gross motor development at age 3-6 years: follow-up of a randomized controlled trial Trilok-Kumar G, Kaur M, Rehman AM, Arora H, Rajput MM, Chugh R, Kurpad A, Sachdev HS, Filteau S Int J Epidemiol 2015