Dr. Hassan VatanparastAssistant Professor of Nutrition and Dietetics/Joint Appointment School of Public Health
Areas of Research Interest
- Nutritional epidemiology with emphasis on nutrition-related non-communicable diseases
- Community-based health promotion
- Public health nutrition
- Nutritional assessment
- Analysis of complex health survey data
- Nutrition and health status if immigrant and refugee population
- Baxter-Jones et al. Bone and Joint Imaging Group. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, Research Group Development Grant, 2009 to 2011.
- Vatanparast H, Ramdath D, Whiting SJ. Food sources of anthocyanins in Canadians' diet. Partnership with Guelph Food Research Center, Agriculture and Agrifood Canada. 2009.
- Vatanparast H, Whiting SJ. Exposure of Canadians to foods categorized as grain products, data from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2 Nutrition, 2004 . Seed Industry, 2009.
- Whiting SJ, Shah SM, Vatanparast H. Beverage consumption of Canadians in relation to chronic disease prevention: An analysis of the Canadian community health survey, cycle 2.2 nutrition data. Canadian Institute of Health Research. 2007-09.
- Vatanparast H, Chilibeck P. The effect of soy isoflavones and exercise training on bone measures in postmenopausal women based on isoflavone-metabolizing phenotypes. Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation, 2006-08.
- Whiting SJ, Taylor J, Vatanparast H, and Dunne J. The Use of Vitamin and Mineral Supplements in Canada: Identification of Nutritionally Vulnerable Groups For Whom Supplement Use May Be Warranted. Canadian Foundation for Dietetic Research. 2006-08.
- Vatanparast, H., Little, J., Duff, S., Cornish, D., Cornish, S., Paus-Jenssen, L., Case, A., Biem, H.J, Chilibeck, P.D. Association of DXA-derived fat mass indices and anthropometry with blood lipid profile in postmenopausal women. Obesity Research, In Press.
- Vatanparast H, Dolega-Cieszkowski JH, Whiting S. Canadians are not meeting current calcium recommendations from food intake. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, In Press.
- Cornish SM, Chilibeck PD, Paus-Jenssen L, Biem HJ, Khozani TT, Senanayake V, Vatanparast H, Little J, Pahwa P. A randomized controlled trial of the effects of flaxseed lignan complex on metabolic syndrome risk and bone mineral in older adults. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, in press.
- Merchant AT, Vatanparast H, Barlas S, Dehghan M, Shah SM, de Koning L. Carbohydrate intake and overweight/obesity prevalence among healthy adult Canadians. The American Journal of Dietetic Association, in press.
- Vataparast H, Whiting S. The impact of food and nutrient intake on bone from childhood to early adulthood. Saarbruecken, Germany, VDM Verlag Dr. Muller. In press.
- Sabbagh Z, Vatanparast H. (2009) Is calcium supplementation a risk factor for cardiovascular diseases in older women? Nutrition Reviews, Vol 67(2):105-108.
- Vatanparast H, Whiting S. Beverage consumption in children and the health consequences: an alarming trend. In: Carter LV, ed. Child Nutrition Research Advances. Hauppauge NY : Nova Science Publishers, Inc ; 2007. p. 89-110.
- Vatanparast, H., Whiting, S.J., Bailey, D.A. Baxter-Jones, A. (2007). The Beneficial Effect of Dietary Protein on Bone Mineral Mass Is influenced by Habitual Dietary Calcium Intake in Young Adults Females. Journal of Nutrition, 137(12):2674-9.
- Vatanparast, H., Chilibeck, P. (2007). Does the effect of soy phytoestrogens on bone in postmenopausal women depend on the ability of producing equol? Nutrition Reviews, 65, 6, 294-299.
- Vatanparast, H., Lo, E., Henry, C.J., Whiting, S.J. (2006). A negative trend in calcium intake within 15 years (1991-2004) was accompanied by a substitution of milk by non-carbonated soft drinks in Canadian female students. Nutrition Research, 26, 325-329.
- Whiting, S. Vatanparast, H.(2006). What's new in nutrition? An update since the 2002 Osteoporosis Canada clinical practice guidelines. Osteoporosis Update, 10, 2,6-9.
- Vatanparast, H., Baxter-Jones, A., Faulkner, R.A., Bailey, D.A., Whiting, S.J. (2005).The positive effects of vegetable and fruit consumption and calcium intake on bone mineral accrual of boys during growth from childhood to adolescence in the University of Saskatchewan Pediatric Bone Mineral Accrual Study. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 82(3):700-706.
- Whiting, S. Vatanparast, H. (2005). Nutritional interventions in osteoporosis. Journal of Geriatrics & Aging, 8, 9,14-20.
- Vatanparast, H. & Whiting, S. (2005). Adolescence, the optimum time to maximize bone mass through calcium and vitamin D. The Whitehall-Robins Report, 14, 2.
- Vatanparast, H. Whiting, S.(2005). Knowledge pathway on osteoporosis. Practice-based Evidence in Nutrition. http://www.dieteticsatwork.com/pen/ViewPublicCurrentTopics.asp
- Vatanparast, H. Whiting, S. (2005) CME on nutritional interventions in Osteoporosis. Journal of Geriatrics & Aging, Volume 8, Number 9. http://cme.geriatricsandaging.ca/oct05a
- Whiting, S.J., Vatanparast, H., Baxter-Jones, A., Faulkner, R.A., Mirwald, R., Bailey, D.A. (2004). Factors that affect bone mineral accrual in the adolescent growth spurt. Journal of Nutrition, 134: 696S-700S.
- Vatanparast, H. Whiting, S.(2004). Early milk intake, later bone health: results from using the milk history questionnaire. Nutrition Reviews, 62, 256-260.
- NUTR 811.3 - Advances in Public Health Nutrition
- PUBH 803.3 - Health promotion
- NUTR 350.3 - Community Nutrition
- NUTR 305.3 - Food, Culture and Human Nutrition
- Dietary intakes of Canadians, with emphasis on beverage intakes and risk of obesity and chronic conditions, and impact of beverage intakes on bone-building nutrients such as vitamin D and calcium
- Evaluating the effect of nutrition and physical activity on bone and blood lipid profile in postmenopausal women
- Nutrition and health in new immigrants
Healthy Immigrant Children website: http://www.usask.ca/pharmacy-nutrition/healthyimmigrantchildren/index.php