Javad Anjom Shoae

Javad Anjom Shoae

Higher Degree by Research Candidate

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Javad has completed a Master's degree in Public Health Nutrition at Tehran University of Medical Sciences, which is the top-ranked university in Iran. During his time at the university, he has acquired outstanding, and unique, research skills while working with one of the leading nutrition research teams at this university. His expertise includes conducting large-scale epidemiological studies, particularly in the field of digestive health, diet, and psychological well-being. Additionally, Javad possesses specialized knowledge in nutrition sciences and dietetics, specifically related to various gut disorders. He also has highly specialized expertise in statistical analysis techniques required for analyzing large-scale datasets.

He has actively been involved in different research projects, resulting in numerous peer-reviewed publications in prestigious international journals. His research primarily focuses on dietary assessment and intervention studies related to obesity, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome, different cancers, and psychological disorders. These endeavours, coupled with his training in nutritional sciences, exemplify his strong dedication to this field.

In August 2021, he commenced his PhD program, under the supervision of Profs Christine Feinle-Bisset and Michael Horowitz. His PhD research involves performing clinical studies to examine the effects of specific nutrients, particularly the amino acids, tryptophan and leucine, and the fatty acid, lauric acid, alone and in combination with non-nutritive substances, including quinine, a bitter substance, and the micronutrient, calcium, on key gastrointestinal (GI) functions, including GI motility and hormone secretion, which are central to the regulation of appetite and postprandial blood glucose. His unique research specifically targets individuals with obesity and/or type 2 diabetes, aiming to explore how these nutrients and non-nutritive substances can reduce energy intake and improve glycaemic control by stimulating these GI functions, even when administered in very small doses, and to determine how their effects can be further enhanced when combined. The ultimate goal of Javad's research is to optimize the effectiveness of these nutrients based on the current understanding of their interaction with gastrointestinal functions and to develop novel, safe, and cost-effective nutrient-based strategies for preventing and managing obesity and its associated comorbidities, such as type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer. The development of such strategies holds significant importance, and Javad's research endeavors aim to make a substantial contribution in this area.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2023 Anjom-Shoae, J., Namazi, N., Ayati, M. H., Darbandi, M., Najafi, F., & Pasdar, Y. (2023). Dietary insulin index and load in relation to cardiometabolic risk factors in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A cross-sectional study on the RaNCD cohort study. Nutrition, 105, 7 pages.
    DOI Scopus5 WoS2 Europe PMC6
    2023 Namazi, N., Anjom-Shoae, J., Najafi, F., Ayati, M. H., Darbandi, M., & Pasdar, Y. (2023). Pro-inflammatory diet, cardio-metabolic risk factors and risk of type 2 diabetes: A cross-sectional analysis using data from RaNCD cohort study. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders, 23(1), 5.
    DOI Scopus2 Europe PMC2
    2023 Asbaghi, O., Nazarian, B., Yousefi, M., Anjom-Shoae, J., Rasekhi, H., & Sadeghi, O. (2023). Effect of vitamin E intake on glycemic control and insulin resistance in diabetic patients: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials.. Nutrition journal, 22(1), 22 pages.
    DOI Scopus14 WoS7 Europe PMC11
    2023 Balali, A., Askari, G., Anjom-Shoae, J., & Sadeghi, O. (2023). Association between nut consumption and prostate cancer risk in adults: A systematic review and dose-response meta-analysis of observational studies. Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases, 33(7), 1293-1307.
    DOI Scopus3 Europe PMC1
    2023 Rouhani, P., Lotfi, K., Anjom-Shoae, J., Hajhashemi, Z., Mokhtari, E., Heidari, Z., & Saneei, P. (2023). Association between patterns of nutrient intake and circulating vitamin D with sleep status among Iranian adults.. Sci Rep, 13(1), 1-14.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    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 Scopus25 WoS15 Europe PMC19
    2021 Anjom-Shoae, J., Shayanfar, M., Mohammad-Shirazi, M., Sadeghi, O., Sharifi, G., Siassi, F., & Esmaillzadeh, A. (2021). Dietary insulin index and insulin load in relation to glioma: findings from a case–control study. Nutritional Neuroscience, 24(5), 354-362.
    DOI Scopus13 WoS16 Europe PMC8
    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 Scopus35 WoS28 Europe PMC26
    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 Scopus38 WoS28 Europe PMC18
    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 Scopus13 WoS8 Europe PMC11
    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 Scopus13 WoS9 Europe PMC4
    2020 Anjom-Shoae, J., Hassanzadeh Keshteli, A., 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 Scopus11 WoS10 Europe PMC3
    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), 1483-1500.e17.
    DOI Scopus85 WoS67 Europe PMC47
    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 Scopus47 WoS41 Europe PMC27
    2018 Anjom-Shoae, J., Sadeghi, O., Hassanzadeh Keshteli, A., 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 Scopus36 WoS29 Europe PMC18
  • 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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