Dr. Hadia Radwan, PhD - University of Sharjah - Assistant Professor

Dr. Hadia Radwan

PhD

University of Sharjah

Assistant Professor

Sharjah | United Arab Emirates

Main Specialties: Cardiovascular Disease, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Pediatrics, Public Health

Additional Specialties: Clinical Nutrition and dietetics

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Dr. Hadia Radwan, PhD - University of Sharjah - Assistant Professor

Dr. Hadia Radwan

PhD

Introduction

I have earned her BSc. and MSc. from the American University of Beirut in Nutrition and Dietetics and her Ph.D. from Teesside University –UK. I am currently working as an Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics at the College of Health Sciences, the University of Sharjah since September 2013. I have worked previously in several hospitals as dietitian and nutrition training specialist and organized many nutrition and dietetic training programs and workshops for the dietitians. I have many publications in the area of nutrition and dietetics. Her areas of research include Maternal and child nutrition. I am the PI for several research projects grants:-Al Jalila Foundation Grant : “Mother and Infant Cohort Research (MISC)”, as well as another grant from Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences: “Examining Breastfeeding Self-Efficacy, Infant Feeding Method, and Postnatal Mental Health among Women in the United Arab Emirates: A Cohort Study”.

Primary Affiliation: University of Sharjah - Sharjah , United Arab Emirates

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Education

Mar 2012
Teesside University
PhD
Teesside University School of Science and Engineering
PHD

Experience

Sep 2013
University of Sharjah
Assistant Professor
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics

Publications

18Publications

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24PubMed Central Citations

Prevalence of Dietary Supplement Use and Associated Factors Among College Students in the United Arab Emirates.

J Community Health 2019 Dec;44(6):1135-1140

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Health Sciences, Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences (RIMHS), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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December 2019
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The Epidemiology and Economic Burden of Obesity and Related Cardiometabolic Disorders in the United Arab Emirates: A Systematic Review and Qualitative Synthesis.

J Obes 2018 3;2018:2185942. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

INSPECT-LB, Institut National de Santé Publique, d'Épidémiologie Clinique et de Toxicologie, Faculty of Public Health, The Lebanese University, Beirut, Lebanon.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2018/2185942DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6311818PMC
September 2019
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Effect of Ramadan diurnal fasting on visceral adiposity and serum adipokines in overweight and obese individuals.

Diabetes Res Clin Pract 2019 Jul 28;153:166-175. Epub 2019 May 28.

Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences, College of Health Sciences/Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences (RIMHS), University of Sharjah, P.O. Box: 27272, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Electronic address:

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.diabres.2019.05.023DOI Listing
July 2019
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Body Mass Index Perception, Body Image Dissatisfaction and Their Relations with Weight-Related Behaviors among University Students.

Int J Environ Res Public Health 2019 05 1;16(9). Epub 2019 May 1.

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Health Sciences, Sharjah Institute for Medical Research (SIMR), University of Sharjah, Sharjah 27272, United Arab Emirates.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6539402PMC
May 2019
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Knowledge Towards Energy Drinks Consumption and Related Factors Among Young Male Athletes in the United Arab Emirates

OBJECTIVES: We aim to investigate the knowledge towards Energy Drinks (EDs) consumption and related factors among young male athletes in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). SUBJECTS & METHODS: A cross-sectional study included 688 young male athletes from Al Ain sports club aged between 7 to 18 years. Data were collected using a modified version of a validated questionnaire from the European Food Safety Authority. RESULTS: Overall EDs consumption was 24%. About 44% of the athletes consumed EDs one to two times per month. Athletes who were training between 5-7 days per week consumed significantly more EDs compared to those who were training 3-4 days per week (81% vs. 15 %, P<0.001). Athletes aged 7-12 years were 2.4 times more likely to consume EDs than athletes aged 13-18 years (P<0.001). Moreover, athletes living with both parents were significantly less likely to consume EDs compared to those living with a single parent (P=0.01). Knowledge score about EDs consumption was significantly higher for non EDs consumers compared to EDs consumers (P<0.001). CONCLUSIONS: EDs consumption among young male athletes was moderate. Educational programs are needed to increase the awareness regarding EDs consumption and its potential adverse effects among the young athletes. A regulation policy for EDs consumption should be addressed and consideration of labels with EDs contents and age identification is highly recommended.

http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/gjhs.v11n5p1

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May 2019
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The epidemiology of cancer in the United Arab Emirates: A systematic review.

Medicine (Baltimore) 2018 Dec;97(50):e13618

INSPECT-LB, Institut National de Santé Publique, d'Épidémiologie Clinique et de Toxicologie, Faculty of Public Health, The Lebanese University, Lebanon.

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6320101PMC
December 2018
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The epidemiology of cancer in the United Arab Emirates A systematic review

1. Radwan, Hadia, Hasan, Hayder, Ballout, Rami A, Rizk, Rana, The epidemiology of cancer in the United Arab Emirates A systematic review. Medicine: December 2018 - Volume 97 - Issue 50 - p e13618. doi: 10.1097/MD.0000000000013618

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Objective: We conducted a systematic review to explore the United Arab Emirates (UAE)’s cancer-specific epidemiological

profiles.

Methods:We followed the standardized methods for conducting and reporting systematic reviews. We employed a highly sensitive

and extensive strategy to identify all studies on the prevalence and incidence of cancer in the UAE, searching electronic databases

and the grey literature. We assessed the methodological quality of the studies, summarized them, and qualitatively analyzed their

results.

Results: We included 4 retrospective studies published between 2003 and 2011, reporting data gathered between 1982 and

2004. The majority of the data were collected from national cancer registries and addressed adult Emiratis and certain cancer types.

All included studies employed validated procedures for diagnostic confirmation. The overall age-standardized cancer rates were 70.1

and 74.2 per 100,000 in males and females, respectively. Lung, gastric, and prostate cancer ranked as the top 3 types in Emirati

males; while breast, cervical, and thyroid cancer were the top 3 types in Emirati females. Men exhibited higher rates of lung and

stomach cancers compared with women. The majority of the studies were of acceptable methodological quality.

Conclusions: Our findings highlight the need for high-quality future research and systematic cancer data collection and registration

to provide reliable data on the current incidence of cancer. We hope that our findings guide the tailoring of interventions aimed at

curbing cancer rates in the UAE.

Abbreviations: ASR = age-standardized incidence rates, MeSH terms = Medical Subject Headings, NCD = non-communicable

diseases, UAE = United Arab Emirates.

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December 2018

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The Mother-Infant Study Cohort (MISC): Methodology, challenges, and baseline characteristics.

PLoS One 2018 31;13(5):e0198278. Epub 2018 May 31.

Department of Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Health Sciences, Research Institute of Medical and Health Sciences(RIMHS), University of Sharjah, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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November 2018
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Maternal Perceptions and Views About Breastfeeding Practices Among Emirati Mothers.

Food Nutr Bull 2016 Mar 21;37(1):73-84. Epub 2016 Jan 21.

University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland.

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March 2016
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Patterns and determinants of breastfeeding and complementary feeding practices of Emirati Mothers in the United Arab Emirates.

Authors:
Hadia Radwan

BMC Public Health 2013 Feb 25;13:171. Epub 2013 Feb 25.

Sr. Nutritionist in Community Nutrition Department, Tawam Hospital, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

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February 2013
65 Reads
23 Citations
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Breast-feeding and lactational amenorrhea in the United Arab Emirates.

J Pediatr Nurs 2009 Feb 2;24(1):62-8. Epub 2008 May 2.

Nutrition Department, Eastern Medical Region, Health Authority, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates.

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February 2009
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Anemia among 6 years old children in the United Arab Emirates.

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 50: 636-637

European Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

Abstract OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study is estimating the prevalence of anaemia among 6 year old children in United Arab Emirates (UAE). DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. SUBJECTS: All new entries school children aged 6-6.9 years in six Emirates of UAE for the school year 1994/1995. The total children included were 11,800 (92% of total entries). MEASUREMENTS: Haemoglobin concentration in blood. Anaemia was determined using WHO criteria (< 12 g/dl). RESULTS: The total prevalence of anaemia was 31%. Boys were more susceptible than girls (P < 0.001), and national children were more likely to have anaemia than non-nationals (P < 0.001). CONCLUSIONS: Although the prevalence of anaemia has declined during 1981-1995, the current percentage of anaemia does not match with high socio-economic status and high coverage of health care in UAE.

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September 1996
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Dietary Factors Associated with obesity in University Female Students in United Arab Emirates.

Roy Soc Health, April: 96-99.

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A cross-sectional study on 215 university female students aged 18-30 years was undertaken in 1993 to examine some factors associated with obesity among this group of females. Based on Body Mass Index (BMI), (wt/ht2), 19% of females were overweight and 9.8% were obese. The proportion of obesity was the highest in females aged 18 years (31%) compared to those aged 19 and 20 years and above (23.8% and 27.6%, respectively). Although there was no significant association between obesity and social factors studied, the prevalence of obesity was higher in non-national, those with educated mothers, having no housemaid, and having a family history of obesity. Skipping meals and snacks had no significant association with obesity, however, obesity was more prevalent among females who did not skip lunch. In contrast, females who ate afternoon snacks and supper were more likely to be obese than females who skipped these events. Median BMI for university females was higher than that reported in USA for the same age group, while median values for weight and mid-arm circumference for females studied were similar to that reported in their counterparts in Western countries.

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April 1995
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Effects of Feeding Casein Versus Soy protein on body composition & Serum Lipid levels in Adult Rats

Nutrition Research, 12: 279-288.

Nutrition Research

The effect on body composition and serum lipids of diets providing protein as 36 percent of total calories from either casein or soy protein was investigated in fifteen male Sprague-Dawley rats weighing 212±5 g (mean ± SEM). Eight received the casein diet and 7 the soy protein diet. During the last 3 days of the 7-week ad libitum feeding period, fecal nitrogen and fat were measured. Then, after a 12-hour fast, the rats were killed and blood samples collected for analysis of serum triglycerides, total and HDL cholesterol, insulin and glucose. Rate of weight gain was not statistically different between the two groups. However, carcass analysis showed that total dissectible fat, percent body fat, and adipocyte size, but not adipocyte number, were significantly greater in the casein-fed than in the soy-protein fed rats. Serum insulin levels were higher and fecal fat was lower in the casein-fed rats. Casein-fed rats also maintained significantly higher serum triglycerides and total and HDL cholesterol levels than their soy protein-fed counterparts. Higher insulin levels and increased fat absorption may have been responsible for the increase in adiposity and serum lipids in the casein-fed animals.

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October 1991
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