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Current Projects (internal and external grants)

Dr. Hadia Radwan (2017). Examining Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Infant Feeding Method, and Perinatal Mental Health among Women in United Arab Emirates: A Cohort Study. Hamdan Grant.

Dr. "Mo'ez AL-Islam" Faris (2016). Research grant, Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah, UAE.  "Mitochondrial and Metabolic Gene Profiling of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting in Metabolic Syndrome Patients".

Dr. Hadia Radwan (2016). Impact of feeding patterns on adiposity and cardiometabolic markers in baby and mother: a prospective cohort study. Grant: Al-Jalila Foundation.

Dr. "Mo'ez AL-Islam" Faris (2016). Research grant, Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah, UAE.  "Study of the Effect of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Oxidative Stress, Body Adiposity and Metabolic Markers as Affected by SIRT3 Gene Expression in Metabolic Syndrome Patients".

Dr. "Mo'ez AL-Islam" Faris (2015). Research grant, TANITA, Tokyo/Japan (12/10/2015), "Effect of Ramadan Intermittent Fasting on Visceral Adiposity, Metabolic and Inflammatory Makers in Obese Subjects".


Publications (2016 – 2017)

Al Dhaheri AS, Henry CK, Mohamad MN,, Ohuma EO, Cheikh Ismail L, et al. (2017) Glycaemic index and glycaemic load values of commonly consumed foods in the United Arab Emirates .British Journal of Nutrition. DOI:

Villar J, Puglia FA, Fenton TR, Staines-Urias E, Cheikh Ismail L, et al. (2017) Body composition at birth and its relationship with neonatal anthropometric ratios: The newborn body composition study of the INTERGROWTH-21st project. Pediatric Research. doi: 10.1038/pr.2017.52

Radwan H., Faroukh E. and Obaid R. S. Menu labeling Implementation in Dine-in Restaurants: The Public's Knowledge, Attitude and Practices. BMC Archives of Public Health (2017) (Accepted)

Abdel-Rahman W. H., Faris M. A. I. E. and Päivi P. Molecular Determinants of Colon Cancer Susceptibility in the East and West. Current Molecular Medicine (2017) (In Press)

Bawadi H. and Faris M. A. I. E. Oral Cancer and Nutrition. In: Human Oral Cancer: Risk Factors & Prevention Strategies, (2017): Ala-Eddin Moustafa (Ed.). Springer. (In Press)

Radwan H., Hasan H., Najm L., Zaurub S., Jami F., Javadi F.,  Adeeb D. L. and Iskandarani A. Eating disorders and body image concerns as influenced by family and media among university students in Sharjah, UAE. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (2017) (Accepted)

Abusheliabi A., Al-Rumaithi H. O., Olaimat A. N, Al-Nabulsi A. A., Osaili T., Shaker R. and Ayyash M. M.. Inhibitory effect of camel milk on Cronobacter sakazakii, Journal of Food Safety (2017)  (Accepted) DOI: 10.1111/jfs.12343

Tareq M. Osaili, Bayan A. Obeidat, Wafaa A. Hajeer, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi. 2017. Food safety knowledge among food service staff in hospitals in Jordan. Food Control 78:1-7.

Amin N. Olaimat, Anas A. Al-Nabulsi, Tareq M. Osaili, Murad Al-Holy, Mutamed M. Ayyash, Ghadeer F. Mehyar . Ziad W. Jaradat. Mahmoud Abu Ghoush, Richard A. Holley. 2017. Survival and inhibition of Staphylococcus aureus in commercial and hydrated tahini using acetic and citric acids. Food Control. 77:179-186.

Cheikh Ismail L, Bishop DC, Pang R, Ohuma EO, et al. (2016) Gestational weight gain standards based on the women enrolled in the Fetal Growth Longitudinal Study of the INTERGROWTH-21st Project. BMJ 2016, 352(i):555. doi: 10.1136/bmj.i555

Hamad H. J., Abu-Hassouneh D. T., Ibrahim M. O. and Faris M. A. I. E. Prevalence of Obesity among Jordanian School-aged Adolescents in Greater Amman. Journal of Health, Medicine and Nursing (2016) 33: 91-96.  (Ulrich's Periodicals Directory, ProQuest, U.S.)

Faris M. A. I. E., Jahrami H.,  Al-Hilali M. M., Chehyber N. J., Ali S.O., Shahda S. D. and Obaid R. S. Energy Drink Consumption is Associated with Reduced Sleep Quality among College Students: A Cross-Sectional Study. Nutrition and Dietetics (2016) DOI: 10.1111/1747-0080.12289.

Faris M. A. I. E. and Attlee A. Lentils (Lens culinaris, L.): A Novel Functional Food In: Exploring the Nutrition and Health Benefits of Functional Foods, (2016): Kabir, Y. (Ed.), PP: 42-72. IGI Global Publisher, USA.

Faris M. A. I. E. Nutrition and Cancer: Advances in the Role of Food in Cancer Etiology, Prevention and Management. (2016) Refereed book, published by the Deanship of Scientific Research and Graduate Studies, University of Sharjah, Sharjah, UAE. (Arabic).

Attlee A., Altunaiji S. S, Muayyad M., Ali Z., Hashim M. and Obaid R. S. Assessment of body composition, endurance and nutrient intakes among female team players in sports club. Arab Journal of Nutrition and Exercise (2016): 203-219.

Radwan H. and Sapsford R. Maternal perceptions and views about breastfeeding among Emirati mothers" Food and Nutrition Bulletin –. Food Nutr Bull.  (2016) 37 (1):73-84. DOI: 10.1177/0379572115624289.

Al-Nabulsi A. A., Olaimat A. N., Osaili T. M., Ayyash M. M., Abushelaibi A., Jaradat Z. W., Shaker R., Al-Taani M. and Holley R. A. Behavior of Escherichia coli O157:H7 and Listeria monocytogenes during fermentation and storage of camel yogurt. Journal of Dairy Science (2016) 99 3:1802–1811.