Alan Dangour MSc PhD RNutr
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Alan joined LSHTM in 2001 and is a senior lecturer and Registered Nutritionist (Public Health) with a background in biochemistry and biological anthropology. From January 2012 Alan is seconded part-time to the Research and Evidence Division of the UK Department for International Development (DfID) as a Senior Research Fellow in nutrition. Alan is Head of the Nutrition Group at LSHTM.
Alan organises the Term 1 module Fundamental Public Health Nutrition and teaches on several other modules throughout the year. Alan leads the team delivering the DfID-funded Distance Learning module Programming for Nutrition Outcomes.
For the past 10 years, Alan's primary research focus has been nutrition in older age, and he has conducted a series of trials to determine the effectiveness of nutrition interventions for the maintenance of health and function in later life. Alan is the principal investigator of the OPAL study which is a randomised controlled trial designed to determine the effect of daily supplementation with n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on cognitive and retinal function in older people, and of the OPEN study which is a randomised controlled trial designed to determine the effect of daily vitamin B12 supplementation on neurocognitive function in older people. He is a co-investigator in a cost-effectiveness evaluation of the national programme of nutritional supplementation in older people in Chile (CENEX-Chile), and worked on a project to defined the minimum income for healthy living in older people in the UK.
An increasing focus of Alan's research is the interaction between agriculture, nutrition and health and Alan is part of the inter-disciplinary team behind the Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health. The Centre conducts inter-sectoral research on: poverty and development; globalisation and food quality; sustainability, environment and climate change; food-borne and zoonotic diseases; and common metrics for agricultural research and evaluation. Alan also led the team reviewing the available evidence on the nutrient composition and nutrition-related health benefits of organic foods, and conducted a landscape analysis on advocacy for undernutrition in Europe.
- Clinical trials
- Systematic reviews
Disease and Health Conditions
- Chronic disease
- Mental health
Omega 3 fatty acid for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia.
Sydenham, E. ; Dangour, A.D. ; Lim, W.S. ;
Cochrane Database Syst Rev, 2012; 6:CD005379
Effect of a nutrition supplement and physical activity program on pneumonia and walking capacity in chilean older people: a factorial cluster randomized trial.
Dangour, A.D. ; Albala, C. ; Allen, E. ; Grundy, E. ; Walker, D.G. ; Aedo, C. ; Sanchez, H. ; Fletcher, O. ; Elbourne, D. ; Uauy, R. ;
PLoS Med, 2011; 8(4):e1001023
Effect of 2-y n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on cognitive function in older people: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.
Dangour, A.D.; Allen, E.; Elbourne, D.; Fasey, N.; Fletcher, A.E.; Hardy, P.; Holder, G.E.; Knight, R.; Letley, L.; Richards, M.; Uauy, R.;
Am J Clin Nutr, 2010; 91(6):1725-32
Feeding the world healthily: the challenge of measuring the effects of agriculture on health.
Hawkesworth, S.; Dangour, A.D.; Johnston, D.; Lock, K.; Poole, N.; Rushton, J.; Uauy, R.; Waage, J.;
Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci, 2010; 365(1554):3083-97
Health, agricultural, and economic effects of adoption of healthy diet recommendations.
Lock, K.; Smith, R.D.; Dangour, A.D.; Keogh-Brown, M.; Pigatto, G.; Hawkes, C.; Fisberg, R.M.; Chalabi, Z.;
Lancet, 2010; 376(9753):1699-709
Dietary fish and meat intake and dementia in Latin America, China, and India: a 10/66 Dementia Research Group population-based study
Albanese, E.; Dangour, A.D.; Uauy, R.; Acosta, D.; Guerra, M.; Guerra, S.S.G.; Huang, Y.Q.; Jacob, K.S.; de Rodriguez, J.L.; Noriega, L.H.; Salas, A.; Sosa, A.L.; Sousa, R.M.; Williams, J.; Ferri, C.P.; Prince, M.J.
American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 2009; 90(2):392-400
Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review.
Dangour, A.D.; Dodhia, S.K.; Hayter, A.; Allen, E.; Lock, K.; Uauy, R.;
Am J Clin Nutr, 2009; 90(3):680-5
Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: food and agriculture.
Friel, S.; Dangour, A.D.; Garnett, T.; Lock, K.; Chalabi, Z.; Roberts, I.; Butler, A.; Butler, C.D.; Waage, J.; McMichael, A.J.; Haines, A.;
Lancet, 2009; 374(9706):2016-25
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