Human Nutrition

2018 Grant Recipients - Nutrition Asia Research Grant by BASF


(From left to right): Dr. Mary Chong Foong Fong (Singapore), Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono (Indonesia), Dr. Kai Lin Ek, Senior Manager, Scientific Marketing, BASF Human Nutrition Asia Pacific Tina Low, Vice President, Global Business Management, BASF Human Nutrition Dr. Stefan Ruedenauer, Global Director Research & Development and Scientific Marketing, BASF Human Nutrition, Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty (Malaysia), Dr. Liu Xin (China), Dr. Kim Jung Eun (Singapore)

The winners will conduct scientific research on three main topics relevant for Asia Pacific: cardiovascular health, metabolic health, and physical function and mobility

Recipient Project title Institution
Dr. Liu Xin The effects of supplementation of conjugated linoleic acid on body fat reduction in overweight or obese Chinese adults: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Department of Epidemiology and Health Statistics, School of Public Health, Xi’an Jiaotong University Health Science Center, China
Dr. Fiastuti Witjaksono Conjugated linoleic acid combined with nutrition counselling on body weight, body fat mass, and inflammatory status in overweight and obese adults Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Medicine Universitas Indonesia
Dr. Kim Jung Eun Impact of co-consuming a plant sterols-enriched food product with a healthy eating pattern diet on endothelial function and blood pressure management in individuals with metabolic syndrome Food Science & Technology Programme, c/o Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore
Dr. Mary Chong Foong Fong Relationships of maternal carotenoids, vitamin E and fatty acids with metabolic health in women during pregnancy and after childbirth Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences, A*STAR, Singapore & SSH School of Public Health, National University of Singapore
Dr. Mahenderan Appukutty The effect of co-administration of omega-3 fatty acids and probiotics (lactobacillus casei) in improving stress, inflammatory and immune response in athletes University of Teknologi MARA, Selangor, Malaysia