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Researcher: Ahuja, KDK (Dr Kiran Ahuja)

Fields of Research

Nutrition and Dietetics
Haematology
Exercise Physiology
Respiratory Diseases
Preventive Medicine
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Nutritional Physiology
Nephrology and Urology
Basic Pharmacology
Public Nutrition Intervention
Pharmacology and Pharmaceutical Sciences
Medical and Health Sciences
Clinical and Sports Nutrition
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Sociology
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Community Child Health
Health and Community Services
Health Promotion
Systems Physiology
Human Movement and Sports Science
Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Analytical Chemistry
Clinical Chemistry (diagnostics)
Primary Health Care
Analytical Biochemistry
Medical Physiology
Cancer Cell Biology
Animal Physiology - Systems
Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Medical Biochemistry: Nucleic Acids
Medical Biochemistry: Lipids
Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics
Epidemiology
Cell Development, Proliferation and Death
Clinical Sciences
Biologically Active Molecules
Cell Neurochemistry
Social Change
Endocrinology
Food Nutritional Balance
Crop and Pasture Production
Urban and Regional Economics

Research Objectives

Nutrition
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Blood Disorders
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Preventive Medicine
Digestive System Disorders
Diabetes
Urogenital System and Disorders
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response)
Health Related to Ageing
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Health Related to Specific Ethnic Groups
Nervous System and Disorders
Women's Health
Diagnostic Methods
Health
Reproductive System and Disorders
Behaviour and Health
Social Structure and Health
Child Health
Injury Control
Health and Support Services
Palliative Care
Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health)
Personnel
Nutraceuticals and Functional foods
Rural Health

Career Best Publications

Can probiotic yogurt prevent diarrhoea in children on antibiotics? A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study; BMJ
Effects of chili consumption on postprandial glucose, insulin and energy metabolism; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
No effects of a short-term gluten-free diet on performance in nonceliac athletes; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Omega-3 dietary fatty acid status of healthy older adults in Tasmania, Australia: An observational study; Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging

Research Publications

β2GP1, Anti-β2GP1 Antibodies and Platelets: Key Players in the Antiphospholipid Syndrome; Antibodies
A Prospective Randomized Controlled Trial to Assess the Effect of Intravenous versus Oral Iron Therapy in the Treatment of Orthopaedic Preoperative Anaemia; Journal of Blood Disorders and Transfusion
Accuracy, Validity, and Reliability of an Electronic Visual Analog Scale for Pain on a Touch Screen Tablet in Healthy Older Adults: A Clinical Trial; Interactive journal of medical research
Active Launceston Initiative Final Research Report
Acute effect of a high-carbohydrate low-fat meal on platelet aggregation; Platelets
Acute effects of food on postprandial blood pressure and measures of arterial stiffness in healthy humans; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Age-Related Changes in Physical Fall Risk Factors: Results from a 3 Year Follow-up of Community Dwelling Older Adults in Tasmania, Australia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Anti-β2GP1 antibodies have variable effects on platelet aggregation; Pathology
Anti-B2GP1 Antibodies have Variable Effects on Platelet Aggregation; Annual Combined ASM of the HSANZ/ANZBT/ASTH and the APSTH
Antioxidant activity of Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) extract; ASCEPT 2009
Antioxidants - the hot topic: the effect on DNA oxidation of chilli supplementation and in vitro capsaicin treatment; AIMS/AACB 2006
Antiplatelet activity of Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) extract; ASCEPT 2009
Application of massive transfusion protocol is associated with a low incidence of coagulopathy and mortality rate; Journal of Blood Disorders and Transfusion
Athletes and Gluten-Free Diets: Exploring the popularly, experiences and beliefs of this diet in non-coeliac athletes; 2013 Sports Dietitians Australia Conference
Bitter melon protects against ER stress in LS174T colonic epithelial cells; Bmc Alternative Medicine
Brachial-to-radial SBP amplification: implications of age and estimated central blood pressure from radial tonometry; Journal of Hypertension
Can probiotic yogurt prevent diarrhoea in children on antibiotics? A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled study; BMJ
Cardiovascular and metabolic effects of community based resistance training in an older population; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Case Study: Utilizing a Low FODMAP Diet to Combat Exercise-Induced Gastrointestinal Symptoms; International journal of sport nutrition and exercise metabolism
Changes in balance control during walking with exertion in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol for a pilot study; TSANZ Tasmanian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
Chilli Diet May Affect Sleep quality and Daytime Activity; 18th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australasian Sleep Association
Chilli Diet May Improve Sleep Quality
Chilli intake has beneficial effect on postprandial glucose in people with type-2 diabetes; Nutrition Society of Australia 37th Annual Scientific Meeting
Coingestion of carbohydrate and protein during training reduces training stress and enhances subsequent exercise performance; Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism
Commercial Hype Versus Reality: Our Current Scientific Understanding of Gluten and Athletic Performance; Current sports medicine reports
Development and experimental application of an HPLC procedure for the determination of capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin in serum samples from human subjects; 40th International Symposium on High Performance Liquid Phase Separations and Related Techniques
Development and experimental application of an HPLC procedure for the determination of capsaicin and dihydrocapsaicin in serum samples from human subjects; Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
Development of a HPLC Method for the Determination of Capsaicins in Human Plasma; 34th Annual Conference of Clinical Biochemists of India
DHA and EPA in older Tasmanian adults: plasma profile and dietary contributors; Nutrition Society of Australia 37th Annual Scientific Meeting
Dietary supplementation with chickpeas for at least five weeks results in small but significant reductions in serum total- and LDL-cholesterol in adult women and men; Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism
Does chilli affect platelet aggregation?; 36th Annual Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India
Eat Chilli to help you sleep
Effect of Capsaicin and Dihydrocapsaicin on in vitro Blood Coagulation and Platelet Aggregation; Thrombosis Research
Effect of chilli (capsaicin) on Oxidation of Serum Lipoproteins; 36th Annual Conference of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India
Effect of chilli intake on platelet aggregation; Joint Annual Scientifc Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia & the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
Effect of lycopene, monounsaturated fat combination on serum lycopene, lipid and lipoprotein concentrations; Lycopene: Nutritional , Medicinal and Therapeutic Properties
Effect of meals containing chilli on glucose metabolism and energy expenditure; AIMS/AACB 2006
Effect of monounsaturated fat in the diet on the serum carotenoid levels
Effect of monounsaturated fat in the diet on the serum lycopene levels; Nutrition Society of Australia
Effect of regular chilli consumption on endothelium-dependent vasodilation; Joint Meeting of ASCEPT & APSA
Effect of resistance and flexibility exercise training on vascular function in an elderly population; Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport
Effect of Specific Dietary Constituents on Coronary Heart Disease Risk Factors
Effect of vanilloid-like agents on platelet aggregation is not mediated through cannabinoid receptors; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Effect of whole-body mild-cold exposure on arterial stiffness and central haemodynamics: a randomised, cross-over trial in healthy men and women; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Effects of a controlled diet supplemented with chickpeas versus wheat on serum lipids, glycaemic control, satiety and bowel function; 30th Annual NSA Scientific Meeting
Effects of a high monounsaturated fat, tomato-rich diet on serum levels of lycopene; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Effects of antiphospholipid antibodies on in vitro platelet aggregation; Clinical and Applied Thrombosis/Hemostasis
Effects of capsaicin, dihydrocapsaicin and curcumin on copper-induced oxidation of human serum lipids; Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry
Effects of capsaicinoids and curcumin on copper-induced oxidation of human serum; AIMS/AACB 2006
Effects of chili consumption on postprandial glucose, insulin and energy metabolism; American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Effects of controlled diet supplemented with chickpeas on serum lipids, glucose tolerance, satiety and bowel function; Journal of the American College of Nutrition
Effects of daily ingestion of chilli on serum lipoprotein oxidation in adult men and women; British Journal of Nutrition
Effects of daily ingestion of chilli on serum oxidation in adult men and women; Nutrition Society of Australia ASM
Effects of different amounts of chilli consumption on postprandial glucose and insulin; Joint Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition society of Australia & the Nutrition Society of New Zealand
Effects of meals containing chilli on postprandial glucose and insulin; 10th European Nutrition Conference
Effects of olive oil and tomato lycopene combination on heart disease risk factors; Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Effects of olive oil and tomato lycopene combination on serum lycopene, lipid profile and lipid oxidation; Nutrition: The International Journal of Applied and Basic Nutritional Sciences
Effects of probiotics supplementation on gastrointestinal permeability, inflammation and exercise performance in the heat; European Journal of Applied Physiology
Effects of two lipid-lowering carotenoid-controlled diets on the oxidative modification of low-density lipoproteins in free-living humans; Clinical Science
Efficacy of probiotics in the prevention of antibiotic-associated diarrhoea (AAD) in children - a review
Evaluating the influence of different modes of administration of a pre-exercise screening tool; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Evaluation of the Cardiochek Portable Whole Blood Analyser for Use in the Fitness Industry; Journal of Exercise Physiology - Online
Ex vivo and in vitro actions of chilli and capsaicin on DNA Oxidation; Joint Meeting of ASCEPT and APSA
Exploring the popularity, experiences and beliefs surrounding gluten-free diets in non-coeliac athletes; International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
Exploring the popularity, experiences and beliefs surrounding gluten-free diets in non-coeliac athletes; Sports Medicine Australia Conference
Food and Postprandial Platelet Aggregation in Healthy Individuals; Annual Combined ASM of the HSANZ/ANZBT/ASTH
Food avoidance in athletes: FODMAP foods on the list; Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism
Generic label versus popular branded products: how does the sodium stack-up?; 39th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Nutrition Society of Australia
Glucose tolerance is improved by supplementation with carpobrotus rossii flavanoids in insulin resistant mice; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Glutathione Peroxidase and Superoxide Dismutase: Genotype and Enzyme Activity in Progression of Chronic Kidney Disease; ASM of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Glutathione peroxidase, superoxide dismutase and catalase genotypes and activities and the progression of chronic kidney disease; Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Hot new discovery to help sleep
Hypolipidaemic effect of crude extract from Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) in healthy rats; Food and Chemical Toxicology
In vitro anti-platelet and antioxidant effect of Tasmania Lanceolata (native pepperberry); Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
In vitro antioxidant, antiplatelet and anti-inflammatory activity of Carpobrotus rossii (pigface) extract; Journal of Ethnopharmacology
Inhibition of platelet aggregation by vanilloid-like agents is not mediated by transient receptor potential vanilloid-1 channels or cannabinoid receptors; Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology
Long-term follow-up of determinants of seasonal variation in vitamin D status in older adults; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't; Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Thirty-fifth Annual Scientific Meeting
Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't: a longitudinal, observational study of older adults in Tasmania, Australia; PLoS One
Measuring fatigue and perceived exertion in rehabilitation; 2​nd European Stroke Organisation Conference
No effects of a short-term gluten-free diet on performance in nonceliac athletes; Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise
Obstetric and Perinatal Morbidity in Northern Tasmanian Aboriginal Population: A Retrospective Cohort Study; Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Older patient considering treatment for advanced renal disease: protocol for a scoping review of the information available for shared decision-making; BMJ Open
Omega-3 dietary fatty acid status of healthy older adults in Tasmania, Australia: An observational study; Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Online dietary advice for the symptomatic management of multiple sclerosis: a scoping review protocol; JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Ovarian hyperstimulation syndrome: A case control study investigating risk factors; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Persistent elevation of central pulse pressure during postural stress in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Journal of Human Hypertension
Postprandial platelet aggregation: effects of different meals and glycemic index; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
Probiotic yoghurt and incidence of diarrhoea in children: a double blind, randomised, controlled trial; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Progressive resistance training might improve vascular function in older women but not in older men; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
Red Hot Chilli Peppers Sleep Disruption Ideas
Relationship between antioxidant enzyme genotype and activity and kidney function: a case-control study; Clinical Nephrology
Reproducibility of cardiac output derived by impedance cardiography during postural changes and exercise; Artery Research
Ros puts humble chilli to the test
Serum concentration of carotenoids in healthy adults on various carotenoid controlled diets; IV Annual Conference of the Society for Free Radical Research in India
Sodium versus potassium: effects on postprandial blood pressure and measures of blood vessel function; Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Thirty-third Annual Scientific Meeting
Spicy bits urged at snooze conference
Symptoms and their recognition in adult haemodialysis patients: interactions with quality of life; Nephrology
Tasmanian Healthy Food Access Basket (HFAB) Survey
The effect of chickpeas on human serum lipids and lipoproteins; Nutrition Society of Australia
The effect of four-weeks chilli supplementation on metabolic and arterial function in humans; European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
The effects of a community-wide, multi-strategy intervention on physical activity participation in Launceston, Tasmania
The Effects of Vanilloid-Like Agents on Platelet Aggregation; Annual Combined ASM of the HSANZ/ANZBT/ASTH
The Effects of Vanilloid-Like Agents on Platelet Aggregation; Annual Combined ASM of the ASCEPT/AuPS/HBRCA
Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
University team hopes testers will warm to chilli
Validity and reliability of central blood pressure estimated by upper arm oscillometric cuff pressure; American Journal of Hypertension
Vanilloid Like Agents: Potential Therapeutic Targeting of Platelets?
Vanilloid-like agents inhibit aggregation of human platelets; Thrombosis Research
Vanilloid-Like Agents Inhibit in vitro Platelet Aggregation; Annual Combined ASM of the HSANZ/ANZBT/ASTH and the APSTH
Variable Effects of Antiphospholipid Antibodies on in vitro Platelet Aggregation; Annual Combined ASM of the HSANZ/ANZBT/ASTH
Ventilatory efficiency slope as a predictor of suitability for surgery in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease patients with lung cancer; The Annals of Translational Medicine

Research Projects

A pilot study to investigate cigarette smoking among humanitarian migrants (refugees) in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A study to investigate cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption among a cohort of refugees in Tasmania; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Acute Effect of Chilli Intake on Plasma Glucose, Insulin and Vascular Function in Type-2 Diabetics; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Chilli Versus Aspirin: Effects on Platelet and Vascular Function; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Dietary habits of recent refugee migrants to Australia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Effect of Acute Climatic Changes on Blood Pressure, Blood Vessel Function and Blood Clotting in Type II Diabetes; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Effect of Different Doses of Chilli Intake on a Range of Physiological Measures Associated with Type-2 Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Effect of Sodium Versus Potassium Salt in Meals on Central Blood Pressure and Vascular Function; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Effect of water (hydration) and a meal (calories) on the measurements of blood vessel function; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Investigation of carcinogenesis pathways in colitis-associated colorectal cancer; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
The Effects of Meals with Different Composition on Metabolic, Vascular and Haemostatic Parameters; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Anti-inflammatory efficacy of Marinovas Fucoidan & interactions with microbiota
Fucoidan and stem cell mobilisation
Poor Diet and Nutrition, Food Security and Obesity Healthy Eating Local Mapping and Local Solutions Project
Tasmanian Food Access Research Coalition
The effects of a gluten-free diet in non-coeliac athletes: a pilot study

Research Candidate Supervision

Cloud Computing in SME's- Knowledge, Attitudes, Intentions and Implementations
Diet and Inflammation- Gluten Free Diet in Non-celiac Athletes and Exercise Performance
Haemodynamic Responses to Climate Variations in Healthy Individuals and those with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Inhibition of Platelet Aggregation by Vanilloid-Like Agents- A Novel Antithrombotic Mechanism in Patient with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus?
The Effects of Vanilloid-like Agents on Platelet Aggregation
To Investigate the Effects of Meals with Different Glycaemic Index on Blood Pressure, Blood Vessel Function, Blood Glucose and Lipids