Dr Dalal Usamah Zaid Alkazemi, PhD in Human Nutrition - Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University - Assistant Professor

Dr Dalal Usamah Zaid Alkazemi

PhD in Human Nutrition

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University

Assistant Professor

Adailiya, Alsimah | Kuwait

Main Specialties: Epidemiology, Other, Public Health

Additional Specialties: Nutrition

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Dr Dalal Usamah Zaid Alkazemi, PhD in Human Nutrition - Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University - Assistant Professor

Dr Dalal Usamah Zaid Alkazemi

PhD in Human Nutrition

Introduction

I had the privilege to be trained and mentored by a pantheon of experts in nutritional science and epidemiology at McGill University, Canada. My current research entails assessing the risk factors for the many nutrition-related problems prevalent in Kuwait. This will help in providing a better understanding of those nutritional problems and in identifying subgroups of the population at most risk. This is in an effort to provide well-tailored interventions and nutrition policies. I also enjoy teaching and mentoring young researchers, health practitioners, and dietitians to use research effectively to advance the healthcare and the dietetic practices in Kuwait.

Primary Affiliation: Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University - Adailiya, Alsimah , Kuwait

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Education

Jan 2009 - Jan 2013
McGill University
PhD
Dietetics and Human Nutrition

Experience

Jan 2013
Kuwait University
Assistant Professor
Food Science and Nutrition

Publications

11Publications

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22PubMed Central Citations

Disordered eating attitudes correlate with body dissatisfaction among Kuwaiti male college students.

J Eat Disord 2019 22;7:37. Epub 2019 Oct 22.

2School of Human Nutrition, McGill University, 21111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Montreal, QC H9X3V9 Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40337-019-0265-zDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6805684PMC
October 2019
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Gender differences in weight status, dietary habits, and health attitudes among college students in Kuwait: A cross-sectional study.

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Dalal Alkazemi

Nutr Health 2019 Jun 17;25(2):75-84. Epub 2018 Dec 17.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, Adailiya, Kuwait.

Background:: A better understanding of the factors involved in health and wellness among college students can aid in the design of interventions that can reduce the rate of weight gain during young adulthood.

Aim:: The aim of this study was to determine the gender differences in weight status, dietary habits, and health attitudes in a sample of college students at Kuwait University (KU).

Methods:: In this cross-sectional study, 615 students were recruited from KU between November 2013 and March 2014. Components of the study included a self-report questionnaire, assessment of body mass index, and calculation of Healthy Eating Score (HES) to assess eating habits and attitudes. Statistical analyses were performed to assess the gender differences among these domains.

Results:: The findings revealed that a greater proportion of men were overweight and obese compared to women (28.7% and 23.8% vs. 19.9% and 12.1%, respectively). Both genders show equally unhealthy dietary habits, marked by low mean HES scores. Gender-specific dietary patterns were noted, with more men reporting eating >6 oz (168 g) of animal protein per day as compared to women (48.4% vs. 28.9%, p < 0.001). A higher proportion of female students reported regular consumption of potato chips and fatty salty snacks (51.3% and 40.4%, respectively, p = 0.12) and that they ate sweets more than twice a day (52.5% and 39.9%, respectively, p = 0.041).

Conclusions:: Our findings highlight the need for evidence-based gender-specific strategies to reduce the number of overweight and obese college students and promote healthy dietary habits and eating attitudes among this population.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0260106018817410DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6542002PMC
June 2019
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Trends in Fast-food Consumption among Kuwaiti Youth.

Int J Prev Med 2019 17;10:44. Epub 2019 Apr 17.

Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, 13060 Safat, Kuwait.

Background: We assessed fast-food consumption including frequency, type, and reasons among college students from the Kuwait University, and whether there were any key sex differences.

Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from January-March 2016 with 421 students (297 women, mean age = 20.99 ± 3.14 years). Students completed self-administered fast-food questionnaires and weight and height measurements were obtained.

Results: Most (81.4%) consumed fast food more than twice per week and more men than women were overweight or obese (54.8% vs. 38.7%, respectively; = 0.002); however, there were no differences in the fast-food frequency per body mass index or sex. Taste was the most reported motivator to consume fast food (46.7%) and women were significantly more likely to value taste as compared to men (49.8% vs. 38.9%, respectively; = 0.005).

Conclusions: Fast food is a key part of college students' diet in Kuwait; therefore, students should be educated on the negative effects of frequent fast-food consumption. University health promotional activities should include nutrition education on healthier fast-food options and how to prepare easy-to-cook meals at home.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/ijpvm.IJPVM_480_18DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6528418PMC
April 2019
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The nutritional status of adult female patients with disabilities in Kuwait.

J Taibah Univ Med Sci 2018 Jun 9;13(3):238-246. Epub 2018 Feb 9.

School of Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtumed.2018.01.002DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6694908PMC
June 2018
183 Reads

Early Infant Feeding Practices as Possible Risk Factors for Immunoglobulin E-Mediated Food Allergies in Kuwait.

Int J Pediatr 2018 3;2018:1701903. Epub 2018 Jun 3.

School of Human Nutrition, McGill University, 21,111 Lakeshore, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC H9X3V9, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/1701903DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6008860PMC
June 2018
171 Reads

Distorted weight perception correlates with disordered eating attitudes in Kuwaiti college women.

Int J Eat Disord 2018 05 28;51(5):449-458. Epub 2018 Feb 28.

School of Human Nutrition, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, H9X3V9, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.22852DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6586007PMC
May 2018
193 Reads
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Increased F3-Isoprostanes in the Canadian Inuit Population Could Be Cardioprotective by Limiting F2-Isoprostane Production.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2016 09 18;101(9):3264-71. Epub 2016 May 18.

School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition (D.A., S.K.) and Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (D.A.), McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Québec, Canada H9X3V9; Department of Food Science and Nutrition (D.A.), College of Life Sciences, Kuwait University, Kuwait; Department of Pharmacology and Medicine (R.L.J.), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee 37232-6602; and Center for Advanced Research in Environmental Genomics (H.M.C.), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1N 6N5.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2015-4096DOI Listing
September 2016
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New insights regarding tissue Se and Hg interactions on oxidative stress from plasma IsoP and IsoF measures in the Canadian Inuit population.

J Lipid Res 2013 Jul 13;54(7):1972-9. Epub 2013 May 13.

School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1194/jlr.M033068DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3679398PMC
July 2013
29 Reads
3 Citations
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Isoprostanes and isofurans as non-traditional risk factors for cardiovascular disease among Canadian Inuit.

Free Radic Res 2012 Oct 11;46(10):1258-66. Epub 2012 Jul 11.

School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition & Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment, McGill University, Quebec, Canada.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/10715762.2012.702900DOI Listing
October 2012
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Increased HDAC in association with decreased plasma cortisol in older adults with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Brain Behav Immun 2011 Nov 28;25(8):1544-7. Epub 2011 Apr 28.

Department of Psychology, DePaul University, Chicago, IL 60614, United States.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bbi.2011.04.007DOI Listing
November 2011
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Oxysterol as a marker of atherogenic dyslipidemia in adolescence.

J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2008 Nov 19;93(11):4282-9. Epub 2008 Aug 19.

School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, and 21,111 Lakeshore Road, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, Quebec H9X 3V9, Canada.

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November 2008
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9 Citations
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