Javad Anjom Shoae

Javad Anjom Shoae

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


I completed a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, the second-ranked University in Iran, and have subsequently gained outstanding, and unique, research skills in one of the leading nutrition research teams at this university.

My skills include the performance of large epidemiological studies (I have been involved in the largest epidemiological study that has been performed on the relationship between digestive health, diet and psychological health), specialist nutritionist and dietetics expertise relevant to a number of gut disorders, and, importantly, highly specialised expertise in statistical analysis techniques required to analyse these large data sets.

Involving in different research projects led to a substantial number of peer-reviewed publications in high-impact international journals. My research experience relates to dietary assessment, and intervention, studies in people with metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes, breast cancer and psychological disorders, thus, together with training in nutritional sciences, clearly demonstrating a strong commitment to this field.

I commenced my PhD in August 2021 and my research will investigate whether the effects of particular nutrients, specifically the aromatic amino acids, L-tryptophan and L-phenylalanine, on energy intake and blood glucose can be further enhanced when combined with small amounts of calcium, in people with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes. Research undertaken primarily by my supervisor has established that specific GI functions have major appetite-suppressant and glucoregulatory effects and that these functions can be potently stimulated by very small amounts of specific nutrients. Therefore, based on the current concepts of how nutrients interact with GI functions in the regulation of appetite and blood glucose, and the discoveries to date, further research is required to enhance the potency of these nutrients in order to develop novel, nutrient-based strategies, which are free of side effects and cost-effective, for the prevention, and management of, obesity and its’ comorbidities (including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer), which all have adverse effects on quality of life and life expectancy and are associated with a high economic burden worldwide. Developing such strategies remains of great importance, and my research aims to make a substantial contribution.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2021 Yarizadeh, H., Eftekhar, R., Anjom-Shoae, J., Speakman, J. R., & Djafarian, K. (2021). The Effect of Aerobic and Resistance Training and Combined Exercise Modalities on Subcutaneous Abdominal Fat: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. ADVANCES IN NUTRITION, 12(1), 179-196.
    DOI WoS6 Europe PMC5
    2020 Anjom-Shoae, J., Sadeghi, O., Keshteli, A. H., Afshar, H., Esmaillzadeh, A., & Adibi, P. (2020). Legume and nut consumption in relation to depression, anxiety and psychological distress in Iranian adults. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 59(8), 3635-3645.
    DOI WoS5 Europe PMC3
    2020 Anjom-Shoae, J., Milajerdi, A., Larijani, B., & Esmaillzadeh, A. (2020). Effects of grape seed extract on dyslipidaemia: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 124(2), 121-134.
    DOI WoS3 Europe PMC1
    2020 Anjom-Shoae, J., Keshteli, A. H., Afshar, H., Esmaillzadeh, A., & Adibi, P. (2020). Association between dietary insulin index and load and psychological disorders. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 123(2), 161-171.
    DOI WoS4
    2020 Anjom-Shoae, J., Sadeghi, O., Larijani, B., & Esmaillzadeh, A. (2020). Dietary intake and serum levels of trans fatty acids and risk of breast cancer: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies. CLINICAL NUTRITION, 39(3), 755-764.
    DOI WoS17 Europe PMC13
    2020 Anjom-Shoae, J., Keshteli, A. H., Sadeghi, O., Pouraram, H., Afshar, H., Esmaillzadeh, A., & Adibi, P. (2020). Association between dietary insulin index and load with obesity in adults. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 59(4), 1563-1575.
    DOI WoS11 Europe PMC7
    2019 Anjom-Shoae, J., Shayanfar, M., Mohammad-Shirazi, M., Sadeghi, O., Sharifi, G., Siassi, F., & Esmaillzadeh, A. (2019). Dietary insulin index and insulin load in relation to glioma: findings from a case-control study. NUTRITIONAL NEUROSCIENCE, 24(5), 354-362.
    DOI WoS12 Europe PMC3
    2019 Parohan, M., Anjom-Shoae, J., Nasiri, M., Khodadost, M., Khatibi, S. R., & Sadeghi, O. (2019). Dietary total antioxidant capacity and mortality from all causes, cardiovascular disease and cancer: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 58(6), 2175-2189.
    DOI WoS24 Europe PMC13
    2019 Nachvak, S. M., Moradi, S., Anjom-shoae, J., Rahmani, J., Nasiri, M., Maleki, V., & Sadeghi, O. (2019). Soy, Soy Isoflavones, and Protein Intake in Relation to Mortality from All Causes, Cancers, and Cardiovascular Diseases: A Systematic Review and Dose-Response Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies. JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS, 119(9), 1483-+.
    DOI WoS42 Europe PMC23
    2018 Anjom-Shoae, J., Sadeghi, O., Keshteli, A. H., Afshar, H., Esmaillzadeh, A., & Adibi, P. (2018). The association between dietary intake of magnesium and psychiatric disorders among Iranian adults: a cross-sectional study. BRITISH JOURNAL OF NUTRITION, 120(6), 693-702.
    DOI WoS22 Europe PMC10
  • Memberships

    Date Role Membership Country
    2021 - ongoing Member American Society for Nutrition (ASN) United States
  • Offices Held

    Date Office Name Institution Country
    2019 - 2020 Research Assistant Diabetes Research Center, Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinical Sciences Institute, Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2016 - 2019 Research Assistant Tehran University of Medical Sciences Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Presentation

    Date Topic Presented at Institution Country
    2018 - ongoing Dietary intake and serum levels of trans fatty acids and risk of breast cancer: a systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of prospective studies 13th International Congress on Breast Cancer Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences and Health Services Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2017 - ongoing L-arginine supplementation and risk factors of cardiovascular diseases in healthy men: a double-blind randomized clinical trial 1st Iranian Sports Nutrition Congress Isfahan University of Medical Sciences Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2017 - ongoing The association between dietary intake of magnesium and psychiatric disorders among Iranian adults: a cross-sectional study 1st International NLRCS congress “Nutrition: from Laboratory Research to Clinical Studies” Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Iran, Islamic Republic of
    2017 - ongoing Legume and nuts consumption in relation to depression and anxiety in Iranian adults: a cross-sectional study 1st International NLRCS congress “Nutrition: from Laboratory Research to Clinical Studies” Mashhad University of Medical Sciences Iran, Islamic Republic of

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