Dr. Anura V Kurpad

  • Professor & Former Head
  • Founding Dean, St. John's Research Institute

  • Professor Kurpad is the Former Head of the Department of Physiology at St John’s Medical College and Division of Nutrition at St. John's Research Institute. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London), National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS) and of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS). He has been awarded the prestigious Wellcome Trust - India Alliance Margdarshi Fellowship in 2015. He completed his MBBS, MD and DNB in 1988 from St. John’s Medical College and his PhD from Bangalore University in 1992. After stints as a Wellcome Trust Postdoctoral Fellow at the Rowett Research Institute, UK, and at the Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre in Cambridge, UK, he returned to St. John’s at the Department of Physiology and set up a stable isotope and physiology unit to work on protein and amino acid requirements. During this period, he primarily worked on accurately measuring human amino acid requirements. In these studies, he set up a definitive, accurate stable isotope balance method to measure amino acid homeostasis in humans. That provided the basis for the 2007 WHO/FAO/UNU Expert Committee (he was the rapporteur of that committee) revision of the protein and amino acid requirements. He is the Chairman of the ICMR Expert Committee on Nutrient Requirements of Indians; Nutrition and Fortification Scientific Panel of the FSSAI, and a member of the Technical Board of Nutrition at NITI Aayog.  

    In 2002, he was appointed the Founding Dean of the St. John’s Research Institute, a position he stepped down from in 2011. He has written 400 papers and is the Co-Editor of the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition and on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nutrition.  He has edited the Asian Edition of Guyton’s Textbook of Physiology and written several chapters and books in nutrition.


  • 2018, FRCP - Medicine
    Royal College of Physicians, London
  • 1988 - 1992, PhD - Nutrition
    Bangalore University, India
  • 1985 - 1988, DNB - Physiology
    National Medical Boards, New Delhi, India
  • 1985 - 1988, MD - Physiology
    Bangalore University, India
  • 1977 - 1983, Medicine
    Bangalore University, India

  • Professor, Dept. of Physiology
    St. John’s Medical College
    1998 - till date
    Bangalore, India
  • Head, IAEA Collaborating Centre
    St. John’s Medical College
    2010 - till date
    Karnataka, India
  • Head, Dept. of Physiology
    St. John’s Medical College
    2015 - 2019
    Bangalore, India
  • Head, Division of Nutrition
    St. John’s Research Institute
    2002 - 2019
    Bangalore, India
  • Dean
    St. John's Research Institute
    2002 - 2011
    Bangalore, India
  • President
    Nutrition Society of India
    2012 - 2016
    New Delhi, India
  • Adjunct Professor of Medicine
    University of Minnesota School of Medicine
    2005 - till date
    Minnesota, USA
  • Associate Professor, Dept. of Physiology
    St. John’s Medical College
    1994 -1998
    Bangalore, India
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physiology
    St. John’s Medical College
    1991 -1994
    Bangalore, India

Swaminathan S, Ghosh S, Varghese JS, Sachdev HS, Kurpad AV, Thomas T. Dietary Iron Intake and Anemia Are Weakly Associated, Limiting Effective Iron Fortification Strategies in India. J Nutr. 2019 May 1;149(5):831-839. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz009.

Kuriyan R, Naqvi S, Bhat KG, Thomas T, Thomas A, George S, Nagarajarao SC, Sachdev HS, Preston T, Kurpad AV. Estimation of protein requirements in Indian pregnant women using a whole-body potassium counter. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 Apr 1;109(4):1064-1070. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqz011.

Shekhawat VS, Bhansali S, Dutta P, Mukherjee KK, Vaiphei K, Kochhar R, Sinha SK, Sachdeva N, Kurpad AV, Bhat K, Mudaliar S, Bhansali A. Glucose-dependent Insulinotropic Polypeptide (GIP) Resistance and ?-cell Dysfunction Contribute to Hyperglycaemia in Acromegaly. Sci Rep. 2019 Apr 4;9(1):5646. doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-41887-7.

Ravikumar G, Mukhopadhyay A, Mani C, Kocchar P, Crasta J, Thomas T, Dwarkanath P, Thomas A, Kurpad AV, Sridhar TS. Placental expression of angiogenesis-related genes and their receptors in IUGR pregnancies: correlation with fetoplacental and maternal parameters. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 Mar 28:1-8. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2019.1593362.

Shivakumar N, Kashyap S, Kishore S, Thomas T, Varkey A, Devi S, Preston T, Jahoor F, Sheshshayee MS, Kurpad AV. Protein-quality evaluation of complementary foods in Indian children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2019 May 1;109(5):1319-1327. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy265.

Zakrzewski-Fruer JK, Gillison FB, Katzmarzyk PT, Mire EF, Broyles ST, Champagne CM, Chaput JP, Denstel KD, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Standage M; ISCOLE Research Group. Association between breakfast frequency and physical activity and sedentary time: a cross-sectional study in children from 12 countries. BMC Public Health. 2019 Feb 21;19(1):222. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-6542-6.

Anand S, Thomas S, Jayachandra M, Thomas T, Strand TA, Kurpad AV, Duggan CP, Srinivasan K. Effects of maternal B12 supplementation on neurophysiological outcomes in children: a study protocol for an extended follow-up from a placebo randomised control trial in Bangalore, India. BMJ Open. 2019 Feb 19;9(2):e024426. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2018-024426.

Ghosh S, Sinha S, Thomas T, Sachdev HS, Kurpad AV. Revisiting Dietary Iron Requirement and Deficiency in Indian Women: Implications for Food Iron Fortification and Supplementation. J Nutr. 2019 Mar 1;149(3):366-371. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy283.

Sucharita S, Pranathi R, Correa M, Keerthana P, Ramesh LJ, Bantwal G, Venkatappa HM, Mahadev KP, Thomas T, Bosch RJ, Harridge SDR, Kurpad AV. Evidence of higher intramyocellular fat among normal and overweight Indians with prediabetes. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2019 Feb 6. doi: 10.1038/s41430-019-0402-4.

Li N, Zhao P, Diao C, Qiao Y, Katzmarzyk PT, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Hu G; ISCOLE Research Group. Joint associations between weekday and weekend physical activity or sedentary time and childhood obesity. Int J Obes (Lond). 2019 Apr;43(4):691-700. doi: 10.1038/s41366-019-0329-9.

Varghese JS, Swaminathan S, Kurpad AV, Thomas T. Demand and supply factors of iron-folic acid supplementation and its association with anaemia in North Indian pregnant women. PLoS One. 2019 Jan 30;14(1):e0210634. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0210634. eCollection 2019.

Roberts SB, Das SK, Suen VMM, Pihlajamäki J, Kuriyan R, Steiner-Asiedu M, Taetzsch A, Anderson AK, Silver RE, Barger K, Krauss A, Karhunen L, Zhang X, Hambly C, Schwab U, Triffoni-Melo AT, Taylor SF, Economos C, Kurpad AV, Speakman JR. Measured energy content of frequently purchased restaurant meals: multi-country cross sectional study. BMJ. 2018 Dec 12;363:k4864. doi:10.1136/bmj.k4864.

Bandyopadhyay S, Sinha S, Selvam S, Kurpad AV, Kuriyan R. Effect of a cereal and milk meal with or without fruits and nuts on the postprandial glycemic response in Indian men. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(6):1243-1251. doi:10.6133/apjcn.201811_27(6).0011.

Naqvi S, Bhat KG, Preston T, Devi S, Joseph J, Sachdev HS, Kurpad AV, Kuriyan R. The development of a whole-body potassium counter for the measurement of body cell mass in adult humans. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(6):1190-1197. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.201811_27(6).0004.

Rangarajan R, Mondal S, Thankachan P, Chakrabarti R, Kurpad AV. Assessing bone mineral changes in response to vitamin D supplementation using natural variability in stable isotopes of Calcium in Urine. Sci Rep. 2018 Nov 13;8(1):16751. doi: 10.1038/s41598-018-34568-4.

Huey SL, Venkatramanan S, Udipi SA, Finkelstein JL, Ghugre P, Haas JD, Thakker V, Thorat A, Salvi A, Kurpad AV, Mehta S. Corrigendum: Acceptability of Iron- and Zinc-Biofortified Pearl Millet (ICTP-8203)-Based Complementary Foods among Children in an Urban Slum of Mumbai, India. Front Nutr. 2018 Oct 18;5:92. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2018.00092. eCollection 2018.

Kurpad AV. 90th Anniversary Commentary: Amino Acid Imbalances: Still in the Balance. J Nutr. 2018 Oct 1;148(10):1647-1649. doi: 10.1093/jn/nxy195.

Kuriyan R, Selvan S, Thomas T, Jayakumar J, Lokesh DP, Phillip MP, Aravind JV, Kurpad AV. Body Composition Percentiles in Urban South Indian Children and Adolescents. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Oct;26(10):1629-1636. doi: 10.1002/oby.22292.

Babu R, Kuriyan R, Thomas T, Sambashivaiah S, Kurpad AV. Effect of increasing protein content at the evening meal followed by exercise on overnight nocturnal total energy expenditure, fat and carbohydrate oxidation in healthy young Indian men. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(5):1077-1083. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.052018.04.

Kashyap S, Shivakumar N, Varkey A, Duraisamy R, Thomas T, Preston T, Devi S, Kurpad AV. Ileal digestibility of intrinsically labeled hen's egg and meat protein determined with the dual stable isotope tracer method in Indian adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Nov 1;108(5):980-987. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy178.

Mukhopadhyay A, Thomas T, Bosch RJ, Dwarkanath P, Thomas A, Duggan CP, Kurpad AV. Fetal sex modifies the effect of maternal macronutrient intake on the incidence of small-for-gestational-age births: a prospective observational cohort study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Oct 1;108(4):814-820. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy161.

Onyeneho NG, Corsi DJ, Kurpad A, Subramanian SV. Intergenerational influences on childhood anaemia. Matern Child Nutr. 2019 Apr;15(2):e12673. doi: 10.1111/mcn.12673.

Fabiansen C, Phelan KPQ, Cichon B, Yaméogo CW, Iuel-Brockdorff AS, Kurpad A, Wells JC, Ritz C, Filteau S, Briend A, Christensen VB, Michaelsen KF, Shepherd S, Friis H. Short Malnourished Children and Fat Accumulation With Food Supplementation. Pediatrics. 2018 Sep;142(3). pii: e20180679. doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-0679.

Fitzpatrick M, Ghosh S, Kurpad A, Duggan C, Maxwell D. Lost in Aggregation: The Geographic Distribution of Kwashiorkor in Eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Food Nutr Bull. 2018 Dec;39(4):512-520. doi: 10.1177/0379572118794072.

Pavithra N, Bannikoppa PS, Uthappa S, Kurpad AV, Mani I. Plasma Fatty Acid Composition and Estimated Desaturase Activities Reflect Dietary Patterns in Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome. Indian J Clin Biochem. 2018 Jul;33(3):290-296. doi: 10.1007/s12291-017-0674-1.

Kuriyan R, Rodgers N, Thomas T, Aravind J, Subramanian SV, Kurpad AV. The role of familial and sibling factors on abdominal adiposity: a study of south Indian urban children. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(4):869-874. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.012018.02.

Pauline M, Verghese ST, Srinivasu BY, Bose B, Thomas T, Mandal AK, Thankachan P, Kurpad AV. Effect of ascorbic acid rich, micro-nutrient fortified supplement on the iron bioavailability of ferric pyrophosphate from a milk based beverage in Indian school children. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2018;27(4):792-796. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.092017.07.

Thomas S, Thomas T, Bosch RJ, Ramthal A, Bellinger DC, Kurpad AV, Duggan CP, Srinivasan K. Effect of Maternal Vitamin B12 Supplementation on Cognitive Outcomes in South Indian Children: A Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial. Matern Child Health J. 2019 Feb;23(2):155-163. doi: 10.1007/s10995-018-2605-z.

Parthan G, Bhansali S, Kurpad AV, Walia R, Bhat K, Bhansali A. Effect of Linagliptin and Voglibose on metabolic profile in patients with Type 2 Diabetes: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. BMC Pharmacol Toxicol. 2018 Jul 3;19(1):38. doi: 10.1186/s40360-018-0228-z.

Das R, Mitra A, Mitra G, Maity D, Bhat V, Pal D, Ross C, Kurpad AV, Mandal AK. Molecular insights of inhibition in sickle hemoglobin polymerization upon glutathionylation: hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry and molecular dynamics simulation-based approach. Biochem J. 2018 Jul 5;475(13):2153-2166. doi: 10.1042/BCJ20180306.

Bhat DS, Gruca LL, Bennett CD, Katre P, Kurpad AV, Yajnik CS, Kalhan SC. Evaluation of tracer labelled methionine load test in vitamin B-12 deficient adolescent women. PLoS One. 2018 May 24;13(5):e0196970. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0196970. eCollection 2018.

Mukhopadhyay A, Dwarkanath P, Bhanji S, Devi S, Thomas A, Kurpad AV, Thomas T. Maternal intake of milk and milk proteins is positively associated with birth weight: A prospective observational cohort study. Clin Nutr ESPEN. 2018 Jun;25:103-109. doi: 10.1016/j.clnesp.2018.03.125.

Devi S, Varkey A, Sheshshayee MS, Preston T, Kurpad AV. Measurement of protein digestibility in humans by a dual-tracer method. Am J Clin Nutr. 2018 Jun 1;107(6):984-991. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy062.

Winje BA, Kvestad I, Krishnamachari S, Manji K, Taneja S, Bellinger DC, Bhandari N, Bisht S, Darling AM, Duggan CP, Fawzi W, Hysing M, Kumar T, Kurpad AV, Sudfeld CR, Svensen E, Thomas S, Strand TA. Does early vitamin B(12) supplementation improve neurodevelopment and cognitive function in childhood and into school age: a study protocol for extended follow-ups from randomized controlled trials in India and Tanzania. BMJ Open. 2018 Feb 22;8(2):e018962. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018962.

Minocha S, Thomas T, Kurpad AV. Are 'fruits and vegetables' intake really what they seem in India? Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 Apr;72(4):603-608. doi: 10.1038/s41430-018-0094-1.

Khandelwal S, Kurpad A, Narayan KMV. Global Non-Communicable Diseases-The Nutrition Conundrum. Front Public Health. 2018 Jan 29;6:9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00009. eCollection 2018.

Dwarkanath P, Vasudevan A, Thomas T, Anand SS, Desai D, Gupta M, Menezes G, Kurpad AV, Srinivasan K. Socio-economic, environmental and nutritional characteristics of urban and rural South Indian women in early pregnancy: findings from the South Asian Birth Cohort (START). Public Health Nutr. 2018 Jun;21(8):1554-1564. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017004025.

Shivakumar N, Dwarkanath P, Bosch R, Duggan C, Kurpad AV, Thomas T. Influence of gestational weight gain on low birth weight in short-statured South Indian pregnant women. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2018 May;72(5):752-760. doi: 10.1038/s41430-017-0027-4.

Ravikumar G, Crasta J, Prabhu JS, Thomas T, Dwarkanath P, Thomas A, Sridhar TS, Kurpad AV. Eccentric placentae have reduced surface area and are associated with lower birth weight in babies small for gestational age. J Dev Orig Health Dis. 2018 Jun;9(3):281-286. doi: 10.1017/S2040174417001076.

Attaei MW, Khatib R, McKee M, Lear S, Dagenais G, Igumbor EU, AlHabib KF, Kaur M, Kruger L, Teo K, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Oguz A, Gupta R, Yusufali AM, Bahonar A, Kutty R, Rosengren A, Mohan V, Avezum A, Yusuf R, Szuba A, Rangarajan S, Chow C, Yusuf S; PURE study investigators. Availability and affordability of blood pressure-lowering medicines and the effect on blood pressure control in high-income, middle-income, and low-income countries: an analysis of the PURE study data. Lancet Public Health. 2017 Sep;2(9):e411-e419. doi: 10.1016/S2468-2667(17)30141-X.

Ravikumar G, Crasta J, Prabhu JS, Thomas T, Dwarkanath P, Thomas A, Kurpad AV, Sridhar TS. CD15 as a marker of fetoplacental endothelial immaturity in IUGR placentas. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2019 May;32(10):1646-1653. doi: 10.1080/14767058.2017.1414179.

Gomes TN, Katzmarzyk PT, Hedeker D, Fogelholm M, Standage M, Onywera V, Lambert EV, Tremblay MS, Chaput JP, Tudor-Locke C, Sarmiento O, Matsudo V, Kurpad A, Kuriyan R, Zhao P, Hu G, Olds T, Maher C, Maia J. Correlates of compliance with recommended levels of physical activity in children. Sci Rep. 2017 Nov 28;7(1):16507. doi: 10.1038/s41598-017-16525-9.

India State-Level Disease Burden Initiative Collaborators. Nations within a nation: variations in epidemiological transition across the states of India, 1990-2016 in the Global Burden of Disease Study. Lancet. 2017 Dec 2;390(10111):2437-2460. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(17)32804-0. Epub 2017 Nov 14. Erratum in: Lancet. 2017 Dec 2;390(10111):e49.

Mehta S, Finkelstein JL, Venkatramanan S, Huey SL, Udipi SA, Ghugre P, Ruth C, Canfield RL, Kurpad AV, Potdar RD, Haas JD. Effect of iron and zinc-biofortified pearl millet consumption on growth and immune competence in children aged 12-18 months in India: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Nov 14;7(11):e017631. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017631. Erratum in: BMJ Open. 2018 Jan 9;8(1):e017631corr1. BMJ Open. 2018 Oct 2;8(10):e017631corr2.

Huey SL, Venkatramanan S, Udipi SA, Finkelstein JL, Ghugre P, Haas JD, Thakker V, Thorat A, Salvi A, Kurpad AV, Mehta S. Acceptability of Iron- and Zinc-Biofortified Pearl Millet (ICTP-8203)-Based Complementary Foods among Children in an Urban Slum of Mumbai, India. Front Nutr. 2017 Aug 25;4:39. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2017.00039. eCollection 2017. Erratum in: Front Nutr. 2018 Oct 18;5:92.

Arora NK, Swaminathan S, Mohapatra A, Gopalan HS, Katoch VM, Bhan MK, Rasaily R, Shekhar C, Thavaraj V, Roy M, Das MK, Wazny K, Kumar R, Khera A, Bhatla N, Jain V, Laxmaiah A, Nair MKC, Paul VK, Ramachandran P, Ramji S, Vaidya U, Verma IC, Shah D, Bahl R, Qazi S, Rudan I, Black RE; ICMR INCLEN Research Priority Setting Network; National Steering Group; Research Sub-Committee; Nation-wide Network. Research priorities in Maternal, Newborn, & Child Health & Nutrition for India: An Indian Council of Medical Research-INCLEN Initiative. Indian J Med Res. 2017 May;145(5):611-622. doi: 10.4103/ijmr.IJMR_139_17.

Kuriyan R, Lokesh DP, D'Souza N, Priscilla DJ, Peris CH, Selvam S, Kurpad AV. Portion controlled ready-to-eat meal replacement is associated with short term weight loss: a randomised controlled trial. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2017;26(6):1055-1065. doi: 10.6133/apjcn.022017.07.

Fabiansen C, Yaméogo CW, Iuel-Brockdorf AS, Cichon B, Rytter MJH, Kurpad A, Wells JC, Ritz C, Ashorn P, Filteau S, Briend A, Shepherd S, Christensen VB, Michaelsen KF, Friis H. Effectiveness of food supplements in increasing fat-free tissue accretion in children with moderate acute malnutrition: A randomised 2 × 2 × 3 factorial trial in Burkina Faso. PLoS Med. 2017 Sep 11;14(9):e1002387. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002387. eCollection 2017 Sep.

Srinivasu BY, Bose B, Mitra G, Kurpad AV, Mandal AK. Adsorption Induced Changes of Human Hemoglobin on Ferric Pyrophosphate Nanoparticle Surface Probed by Isotope Exchange Mass Spectrometry: An Implication on Structure-Function Correlation. Langmuir. 2017 Aug 15;33(32):8032-8042. doi: 10.1021/acs.langmuir.7b01905.

Bhansali S, Dutta P, Yadav MK, Jain A, Mudaliar S, Hawkins M, Kurpad AV, Pahwa D, Yadav AK, Sharma RR, Jha V, Marwaha N, Bhansali S, Bhansali A. Autologous bone marrow-derived mononuclear cells transplantation in type 2 diabetes mellitus: effect on ?-cell function and insulin sensitivity. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2017 Jul 4;9:50. doi: 10.1186/s13098-017-0248-7. eCollection 2017.

Sullivan SM, Broyles ST, Barreira TV, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Katzmarzyk PT; ISCOLE Research Group. Associations of neighborhood social environment attributes and physical activity among 9-11 year old children from 12 countries. Health Place. 2017 Jul;46:183-191. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2017.05.013.

Qiao Y, Zhang T, Liu H, Katzmarzyk PT, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Johnson WD, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia JAR, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Hu G; ISCOLE Research Group. Joint association of birth weight and physical activity/sedentary behavior with obesity in children ages 9-11 years from 12 countries. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2017 Jun;25(6):1091-1097. doi: 10.1002/oby.21792.

Manyanga T, Tremblay MS, Chaput JP, Katzmarzyk PT, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maher C, Maia J, Matsudo V, Olds T, Onywera V, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Mikkila V, Broyles ST; ISCOLE Research Group. Socioeconomic status and dietary patterns in children from around the world: different associations by levels of country human development? BMC Public Health. 2017 May 16;17(1):457. doi: 10.1186/s12889-017-4383-8.

Devi S, Mukhopadhyay A, Dwarkanath P, Thomas T, Crasta J, Thomas A, Sheela CN, Hsu JW, Tang GJ, Jahoor F, Kurpad AV. Combined Vitamin B-12 and Balanced Protein-Energy Supplementation Affect Homocysteine Remethylation in the Methionine Cycle in Pregnant South Indian Women of Low Vitamin B-12 Status. J Nutr. 2017 Jun;147(6):1094-1103. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.241042.

Finkelstein JL, Kurpad AV, Thomas T, Srinivasan K, Duggan C. Vitamin B(12) status in pregnant women and their infants in South India. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2017 Sep;71(9):1046-1053. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.29.

Fabiansen C, Yaméogo CW, Devi S, Friis H, Kurpad A, Wells JC. Deuterium dilution technique for body composition assessment: resolving methodological issues in children with moderate acute malnutrition. Isotopes Environ Health Stud. 2017 Aug;53(4):344-355. doi: 10.1080/10256016.2017.1295043.

Dumuid D, Olds T, Lewis LK, Martin-Fernández JA, Katzmarzyk PT, Barreira T, Broyles ST, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maia J, Matsudo V, Onywera VO, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Gillison F, Maher C; International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE) research group. Health-Related Quality of Life and Lifestyle Behavior Clusters in School-Aged Children from 12 Countries. J Pediatr. 2017 Apr;183:178-183.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.12.048.

Dumuid D, Olds T, Lewis LK, Martin-Fernández JA, Barreira T, Broyles S, Chaput JP, Fogelholm M, Hu G, Kuriyan R, Kurpad A, Lambert EV, Maia J, Matsudo V, Onywera VO, Sarmiento OL, Standage M, Tremblay MS, Tudor-Locke C, Zhao P, Katzmarzyk P, Gillison F, Maher C; ISCOLE research group. The adiposity of children is associated with their lifestyle behaviours: a cluster analysis of school-aged children from 12 nations. Pediatr Obes. 2018 Feb;13(2):111-119. doi: 10.1111/ijpo.12196.

Sharma S, Kurpad AV, Puri S. Potential of probiotics in hypercholesterolemia: A meta-analysis. Indian J Public Health. 2016 Oct-Dec;60(4):280-286. doi: 10.4103/0019-557X.195859. Erratum in: Indian J Public Health. 2017 Jan-Mar;61(1):63.


Assessment of nutritional quality, supply and demand of the Govt. supplementary Nutrition Programme - Principal Investigator - Funded by: TATA Trusts

Demonstrating Non-inferiority of Lower Dose Calcium Supplementation During Pregnancy For Reducing Preeclampsia and Neonatal Outcomes - Principal Investigator - Funded by: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Measuring the digestibility of snacks prepared from extruded and chickpea and yellow pea - Principal Investigator - Funded by: TATA Trusts.

Measurement of the absorption of vitamin B12, and the estimation of functional deficit in vitamin B12 deficiency, by stable isotope labelled methods - Principal Investigator - Funded by: Dept. of Biotechnology.

Effects of environmental enteric dysfunction on protein digestibility, amino acid metabolism and protein synthesis - Principal Investigator - Funded by: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Integrated nutrition-agriculture strategies to inform public health nutrition - Principal Investigator - Funded by: Wellcome Trust DBT Alliance.

Impact of Solar Lighting on health, livelihood and in-door environment: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial.

Enhancing Productivity and Cognitive Ability of 10 Million Low Income People in Rural/Agricultural Uttar Pradesh in India via Scale up of Double Fortified Salt.

The effect of a balanced energy protein milk supplement on arginine and methionine kinetics and birth weight outcomes in low BMI pregnant women.

The effect of iron supplementation during pregnancy on oxidative stress and birth outcomes and lipid and lipoprotein function.

Effect of iron and zinc bio-fortified Pearl Millet (ICTP8203-Fe) consumption on growth, immune competence and cognitive function in children aged 12-18 months in India.

Iron bioavailability from germinated ragi in non-pregnant, non-lactating Indian women.

Measuring vitamin A stores after green leafy vegetables intake in adults.

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