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Nasiruddin Khan
Assistant Professor - Food Science
College of Applied Sciences

Name: Nasiruddin Khan
Job Title: Assistant Professor - Food Science
College: College of Applied Sciences
Phone: +96896300735 Ext. 1175

Dr. Nasiruddin Khan completed his PhD (October 2010) in Human Nutrition from Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Barcelona, Spain. Currently, he is working as an Associate Professor at A’ Sharqiyah University, Oman. Having eight years of research and teaching experience, his reponsibilities as a faculty member includes teaching various major courses from Human and clinical nutrition stream. He got numerous research publications in high impact factor journals and wrote many book chapters as well. 

Doctorate (PhD) in Human Nutrition  (2010)

Master in Nutrition and Metabolism from University of Barcelona, Spain.  (2010)

Master in Science (Biotechnology), from Bundelkhand University, Jhansi, India. (2004)

Master in Science (Inorganic Chemistry), from Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, India. (2002)


1- Editorial Board Member in American Journal of Health Research, Science Publishing Group, 1 Rockefeller Plaza, 10th and 11th Floors, New York, NY 10020, U.S.A. Tel: (001)347-983-5186.

2- Editorial Board Member in International Journal of Diabetes & Clinical Diagnosis. Joined on Dec 23, 2016,

3- Editorial Board Member in EC Nutrition Journal on Feb 21, 2017.



  1. Editorial Board Member for International Journal of Diabetes & Clinical Diagnosis. Joined on Dec 23, 2016,
  2. Editorial Board Member for EC Nutrition Journal on Feb 21, 2017.
  • Food consumption pattern and lifestyle behavior
  • Dietary nutrients, supplement and health
  • Cocoa/chocolate metabolites, Atherosclerosis, CVD
  • Diabetes, obesity, metabolic syndrome
  • Maternal and child health


Effect of cocoa powder in the prevention of cardiovascular disease: biological, consumption and inflammatory biomarkers. A metabolomic approach. In: Muñoz-Torrero D (editor). Recent Advances in Pharmaceutical Sciences. India: Transworld Research Network. pg. 121-132. ISBN: 978-81-7895-528-5.

Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Rafael Llorach, Maria Monagas, Nasiruddin Khan, Maria Rotches-Ribalta, Elena Roura, Rosa Lamuela-Raventos, Ramón Estruch and Cristina Andres-Lacueva.


Nasiruddin Khan, Maria Monagas, Mireia Urpi-sarda, Rafael Llorach, Cristina Andres Lacueva. Contribution of bioactive foods and their emerging role in immunomodulation, inflammation and arthritis. ELSEVIER (2011)


Nasiruddin Khan, Nathalie M. Nicod.  Biomarkers of cocoa consumption. Springer Verlag Italia Srl (2011).


Nasiruddin Khan, Rafael Llorach, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Raul Zamora-Ros, Antonio Cherubini, Cristina Andres-Lacueva, Approaching Dietary Components and Immune Function (Nutrition and Health, 2010, Part 5, 397-420, DOI: 10.1007/978-1-60761-061-8_23): Resveratrol and Bioactive Flavonoids in Immune function. 2010. Watson, Ronald R.; Zibadi, Sherma; Preedy, Victor R. (Eds.) ISBN: 978-1-60761-060-1. Springer Ed.

DOI/URL: 10.1007/978-1-60761-061-8_23

Andres-Lacueva, C.; Medina-Remon, A.; Llorach, R.; Urpi-Sarda, M.; Khan, N.; Chiva, G.; Zamora-Ros, R.; Rotches-Ribalta, M.; Lamuela-Raventos, RM. Phenolic compounds, Chemistry and occurrence in fruits and vegetables. Fruit and vegetable phytochemicals: Chemistry, nutritional value and stability. Blackwell. 2009 (UNITED KINGDOM) ISBN: 978-0-8138-0320-3


Journal paper

The Prevalence and Awareness Concerning Dietary Supplement Use among Saudi Adolescents. 

Hanan Alfawaz, Nasiruddin Khan, Alwateen Almarshad, KaiserWani, Muneerah A. Aljumah, Malak Nawaz Khan Khattak and Nasser M. Al-Daghri. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17 (10), 3515; doi:10.3390/ijerph17103515.

DOI/URL: doi:10.3390/ijerph17103515.

Awareness and Knowledge Regarding the Consumption of Dietary Fiber and Its Relation to Self-Reported Health Status in an Adult Arab Population: A Cross-Sectional Study.  Hanan Alfawaz , Nasiruddin Khan, Haya Alhuthayli, Kaiser Wani, Muneerah A. Aljumah, Malak Nawaz Khan Khattak, Saad A. Alghanim and Nasser M. Al-Daghri. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(12),



Prevalence, Predictors, and Awareness of Coffee Consumption and Its Trend among Saudi Female Students.Hanan A. Alfawaz, Nasiruddin Khan, Sobhy M. Yakout, Malak N. K. Khattak, Amani A. Alsaikhan, Areej A. Almousa, Taghreed A. Alsuwailem, Taghreed M. Almjlad, Nada A. Alamri, Sahar G. Alshammari and Nasser M. Al-Daghri. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(19), 7020;


Difference on the prevalence, patterns and awareness of soft drink consumption among male and female Arab students.Alfawaz H, Khan N, Alqahtani S, Ansari MGA, Khattak MNK, Aljumah MA, Al-Daghri NM.  J Public Health (Oxf). 2020 Oct 24:fdaa177. doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdaa177. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33097929.

DOI/URL: doi:10.1093/pubmed/fdaa177

Caffeinated beverages and energy drink: pattern, awareness and health side effects among Omani university students.

Nasiruddin Khan. Biomedical Research 2019; 30 (1): 113-121. DOI:10.35841/biomedicalresearch.30-19-014


DOI/URL: DOI:10.35841/biomedicalresearch.30-19-014

Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use and Associated Factors among Female College Students in Saudi Arabia.
Hanan Alfawaz; Nasiruddin Khan; Aziza Alfaifi; Fatima Shahrani; Huda Tameem; Seetah Al-Otaibi; Weaam Abudigin; Mohammad Al-Shayaa; Saad Al-Ghanim; Nasser Al-Daghri.
BMC Womens Health. 2017 Nov 22;17(1):116. doi: 10.1186/s12905-017-0475-y.

DOI/URL: 10.1186/s12905-017-0475-y.

Factors associated with dietary supplement use in Saudi pregnant women.

Hanan A AlfawazNasiruddin KhanNajlaa AlOteabiSyed D. Hussain, and Nasser M. Al-Daghri. Reprod Health. 2017; 14: 104. doi:  10.1186/s12978-017-0357-7.

DOI/URL: doi:  10.1186/s12978-017-0357-7.

Sun Exposure, Skin Color and Vitamin D Status in Arab Children and Adults.

Al-Daghri NM, Al-Saleh Y, Khan N, Sabico S, Aljohani N, Alfawaz H, Alsulaimani M, Al-Othman AM, Alokail MS. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2016 May 12.


Gender-specific associations of serum sex hormone-binding globulin with features of metabolic syndrome in children.

Al-Daghri NMKhan NSabico SAl-Attas OSAlokail MSKumar S. Diabetol Metab Syndr. 2016 Mar 8;8:22.


Vitamin D status in Saudi school children based on knowledge.

Al-Saleh Y, Al-Daghri NM, Khan N, Alfawaz H, Al-Othman AM, Alokail MS, Chrousos GP. BMC Pediatr. 2015 May 6;15(1):53.


Postprandial Effect of a High-Fat Meal on Endotoxemia in Arab Women with and without Insulin-Resistance-Related Diseases.

Al-Disi DA, Al-Daghri NM, Khan N, Alfadda AA, Sallam RM, Alsaif M, Sabico S, Tripathi G, McTernan PG. Nutrients. 2015 Aug 4;7(8):6375-89.


The use of natural and derived sources of flavonoids and antioxidants in Saudi Arabia.

Nasiruddin Khan, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Abdulrahman S Al-Ajlan and Majed S Alokail. Integr Food Nutr Metab, 2014,1(2): 100-106.


Vitamin D Supplementation and Serum Levels of Magnesium and Selenium in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Patients: Gender Dimorphic Changes

Nasser M. Al-Daghri, Khalid M. Alkharfy, Nasiruddin Khan, Hanan A. Alfawaz, Abdulrahman S. Al-Ajlan, Sobhy M. Yakout, and Majed S. Alokail. Int. J. Vitam. Nutr. Res., 84 (1 – 2), 2014, 27 – 34.


Gender-dependent associations between socioeconomic status and metabolic syndrome: a cross-sectional study in the adult Saudi population.

Al-Daghri NM, Alkharfy KM, Al-Attas OS, Khan N, Alfawaz HA, Alghanim SA, Al-Yousef MA, Al-Ajlan AS, Alokail MS. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2014 Apr 14;14(1):51.


Cocoa polyphenols and inflammatory markers of cardiovascular disease.

Khan N, Khymenets O, Urpí-Sardà M, Tulipani S, Garcia-Aloy M, Monagas M, Mora-Cubillos X, Llorach R, Andres-Lacueva C. Nutrients. 2014 Feb 21;6(2):844-80.


Association of VDR-gene variants with factors related to the metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and vitamin D deficiency.

Al-Daghri NM, Al-Attas OS, Alkharfy KM, Khan N, Mohammed AK, Vinodson B, Ansari MG, Alenad A, Alokail MS. Gene. 2014.


Association of dietary fatty acids intake with pro-coagulation and inflammation in Saudi Adults.

Omar S Al-Attas, Nasser M Al-Daghri, Majed S Alokail, Khalid M Alkharfy, Nasiruddin Khan, Hanan A Alfawaz, Ibrahim A Aiswaidan, Abdulrahman S Al-Ajlan, George P Chrousos. Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2014;23(1):55-64.


Selected Dietary Nutrients and the Prevalence of Metabolic Syndrome in Adult Males and Females in Saudi Arabia: A Pilot Study.

Nasser M. Al-Daghri, Nasiruddin Khan, Khalid M. Alkharfy, Omar S. Al-Attas, Majed S. Alokail, Hanan A. Alfawaz, Abdulaziz Alothman and Paul M. Vanhoutte. Nutrients 2013, 5, 4587-4604.


Regular consumption of cocoa powder with milk increases HDL cholesterol and reduces oxidized LDL levels in subjects at high-risk of cardiovascular disease.

Khan N, Monagas M, Andres-Lacueva C, Casas R, Urpí-Sardà M, Lamuela RM, Estruch R. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2012 Dec;22(12):1046-53.


Assessment of selected nutrients intake and adipocytokines profile among Saudi children and adults.

Al-Daghri NMAl-Othman AAlkharfy KMAlokail MSKhan NAlfawaz HAAiswaidan IAChrousos GP. Endocr J. 2012 59(12):1057-63


Effects of cocoa powder in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease. Targeted and metabolomic study of biomarkers of consumption, effect and inflammation.

Nasiruddin Khan; Maria Monagas, Rafael Llorach, Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Montse Rabassa, Ramon Estruch, Cristina Andres-lacueva. AgroFood industry hi-tech - May/June 2010 - vol 21, n 3.


Effect of milk on the urinary excretion of microbial phenolic acids after cocoa powder consumption in humans.

Urpi-Sarda, M., Llorach, R., Khan, N., Monagas, M., Rotches-Ribalta, M., Lamuela-Raventos, R., Estruch, R., Tinahones, F. J., & Andres-Lacueva, C. (2010). Journal of agricultural and food chemistry, 58(8), 4706–4711.


Distribution of epicatechin metabolites in lymphoid tissues and testes of young rats with a cocoa-enriched diet.

Urpi-Sarda M, Ramiro-Puig E, Khan N, Ramos-Romero S, Llorach R, Castell M, Gonzalez-Manzano S, Santos-Buelga C, Andres-Lacueva C. Br J Nutr. 2010; 26:1-5.


Targeted metabolic profiling of phenolics in urine and plasma after regular consumption of cocoa by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.

Urpi-Sarda M, Monagas M, Khan N, Llorach R, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Jáuregui O, Estruch R, Izquierdo-Pulido M, Andrés-Lacueva C. J Chromatogr A. 2009, 23; 1216(43):7258-67.


Epicatechin, procyanidins, and phenolic microbial metabolites after cocoa intake in humans and rats.

Urpi-Sarda M, Monagas M, Khan N, Lamuela-Raventos RM, Santos-Buelga C, Sacanella E, Castell M, Permanyer J, Andres-Lacueva C. Anal Bioanal Chem. 2009; 394(6):1545-56


Effect of cocoa powder on the modulation of inflammatory biomarkers in patients at high risk of cardiovascular disease.

Monagas M, Khan N, Andres-Lacueva C, Casas R, Urpí-Sardà M, Llorach R, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Estruch R. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009; 90(5):1144-50.


Dihydroxylated phenolic acids derived from microbial metabolism reduce lipopolysaccharide-stimulated cytokine secretion by human peripheral blood mononuclear cells.

Monagas M, Khan N, Andrés-Lacueva C, Urpí-Sardá M, Vázquez-Agell M, Lamuela-Raventós RM, Estruch R. Br J Nutr. 2009;102(2):201-6  


Flavanol and flavonol contents of cocoa powder products: influence of the manufacturing process.

Andres-Lacueva C, Monagas M, Khan N, Izquierdo-Pulido M, Urpi-Sarda M, Permanyer J, Lamuela-Raventós RM. J Agric Food Chem. 2008;14;56(9):3111-7.


Solution equilibria of thei-motif-forming region upstream of the B-cell lymphoma-2 P1 promoter.

Khan N, Aviñó A, Tauler R, González C, Eritja R, Gargallo R. Biochimie. 2007 Dec;89(12):1562-72.


Responsible as PI in the following “The National Plan for Science, Technology and Innovation (NPST)” projects at King Saud University.

  1. Project TitlePremature biological aging in Saudi adults with Type 2 diabetes and the influence of endotoxinemia. Technology Sector: Medicine and Health.  Project ID: 12-MED2565-02; Duration: 2014-2016.
  2. Project Title:  A study of dietary intervention for moderating fat intake in Saudi subjects with metabolic diseases. Technology Sector: Medical and Health. Project ID: 11-MED1907-02; Duration: 2011-2013.
  3. Project Title:  The association of Sex Hormone–Binding Globulin (SHBG) with Pre-diabetes, features of Metabolic Syndrome and Dietary intake in Saudi children.   Duration: One year (2015)