SANGEETHA SHYAM

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Education and Training

PhD Medical and Health Sciences: Clinical Nutrition, International Medical University 2013
MSc Food and Nutrition, University of Madras 1996
BSc Nutrition and Dietetics, University of Madras 1994

 

Research interests:

 

  • Clinical Nutrition
  • Metabolic Syndrome, Diabetes and Cardio vascular diseases
  • Pro and prebiotics
  • Carbohydrate Nutrition

 

 

Research projects/grants:

 

  • Metabolic responses to Isomaltulose by Malaysian Adults- IMU Internal Grant, IMU, 2014
  • The impact of stress on dietary restraint and its consequences on body weight, composition, fasting blood sugar and physical activity levels of Malaysian university freshmen, IMU Internal Grant, IMU, 2014
  • Salivary amylase and its relationship to glycaemic response to starch and glucose: A pilot study, IMU Internal Grant, IMU, 2014
  • Effect of probiotic supplementation on glucose homeostasis, body weight and faecal short-chain fatty acid content among overweight adults, IMU Internal Grant, IMU, 2014
  • The effectiveness of low glycaemic index diets in the management of glucose homeostasis, cardiovascular risks and body weight among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus: A randomised controlled trial, IMU Internal Grant, IMU, 2009

 

 

Supervision of Postgraduates (MSc/PhD)
(since 2014)

  • Daniel Mahadzir – MSc. Molecular Medicine Candidate – Effect of probiotic supplementation on glucose homeostasis, body weight and faecal short- chain fatty acid (SCFA) content among overweight adults. Research Team: Dr Ankur Barua, Dr Sangeetha Shyam, Dr. Purushotham Krishnappa and Dr. Srinivasan Ramamurthy. (Start date :2014- ongoing)
  • Chan Chee Shan – MSc Candidate. (2014- ongoing) – Metabolic responses to Isomaltulose by Malaysian Adults. Research Team: Dr Peter Barling, Dr Sangeetha Shyam, Dr. Verna Lee and Dr. Fatimah Arshad (Start date :2014- ongoing)

 

Professional affiliations:

 

  • American Society of Nutrition (ASN)
  • Nutrition Society of Malaysia (NSM)
  • Malaysian Dietician Association (MDA)
  • Malaysian Association of the Study of obesity (MASO)

 

 

Academic Awards:

 

  • Dr. Eleanor Mason Nutrition Prize
  • Dr. Eleanor Mason Endowment Prize
  • Weikfield Food Trophy
  • Dr. Ratnabai Arulanandam Award

 

 

Recent publications

  • Sangeetha Shyam, Kock Wai Tony Ng, Arshad F. Adding Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load Functionality to DietPLUS, a Malaysian Food Composition Database and Diet Intake Calculator. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2012;21 (2):201-20].
  • Sangeetha Shyam, Fatimah Arshad, Rohana Abdul Ghani, Barakatun Nisak MY, Nik Shanita, Norasyikin Abdul Wahab, Nor Azmi Kamaruddin et al. Lowering Dietary Glycaemic Index in Malaysian post-Gestational Diabetes Women Mal J Nutr 04/2013; 19(1):9-23.
  • Sangeetha Shyam, Fatimah Arshad, Rohana Abdul Ghani, Norasyikin Abdul Wahab, Nik Shanita S, Barakatun Nisak MY et al. Low Glycaemic Index diets Improve Glucose Tolerance and Body Weight in Women with Previous History of Gestational Diabetes: A Six Months Randomized Trial Nutr J 05/2013; 12(1):68
  • Rohana Abdul Ghani, Sangeetha Shyam, Fatimah Arshad, Norasyikin Abdul Wahab, Nik Shanita S, Barakatun Nisak MY et al. The Influence of Fasting Insulin Level in Post- Gestational Diabetes Mellitus Women Receiving Low Glycaemic Index Diets Nutrition & Diabetes 2014 4, e107; doi:10.1038/nutd.2014.5
  • Shyam S, Arshad F, Ghani RA, Wahab NA, Chinna K, et al. (2014) Metabolic Syndrome, Abnormal Glucose Tolerance and High Sensitivity- C-Reactive Protein among Women with a History of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. J Diabetes Metab 5:424. doi:10.4172/2155-6156.1000424.
 

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