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Noushin Mohammadifard, PhD

Assistant Professor

Isfahan University of Medical Sciences

Research Center: 
Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute

Address: 
Cardiovascular Research Institute, Chamran Hospital, 3rd Moshtagh, Isfahan, Iran P. O. Box: 81465-1148

Phone: 
00989131046413

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Overview:

Full Name: Noushin Mohammadifard

Date of birth: 12 Aug 1971

Place of birth: Isfahan

Sex: Female

Marital status: Married

Nationality: Iranian

Residency: Iran

Department: Nutrition

Position: Faculty member, Assistant Professor

Specialty: Nutrition Science

 

Affiliation

Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center (ICRC) (WHO Collaborating Center in the EMR), Cardiovascular Research Institute, Isfahan University of  Medical Sciences

 

Office address: Cardiovascular research Institute, Chamran Hospital, 3rd Moshtagh St., P. O. Box: 81465-1148, Isfahan, Iran

Office Phone: + 98-31- 36115307

E-mail:  ,

 

Awards:

Outstanding Researcher of Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center, 2000

Outstanding Woman Award of the Year, the Governor of Isfahan, 2004

Outstanding Researcher Award of the Year, the Governor of Isfahan, 2007

Outstanding Researcher Award of the Year, the Governor of Isfahan, 2009

Outstanding Researcher Award of the Year, the Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, 2009

Outstanding Researcher Award of the Year, the Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute, 2011

Outstanding Researcher Award of the Year, the Governor of Isfahan, 2019

Education:

Ph. D, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Feb 2012 to  Aug 2016

M.S, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Sep 2002 to  Apr 2006

B.S, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Sep 1990 to  Jul 1994

From World Heart Federation to participating in World Congress of Cardiology in Dubai: UAE, 2012

From World Heart Federation to perform “The impact of educational and encouragement interventions of weight reduction on anthropometric indices in overweight and obese children & adolescents” study, 2014

Research Interests:

Selected Research Projects:

  1.  The cohort study of “Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology” (PURE)    which is an international study have been carried out in 22 countries worldwide, McMaster University, Hamilton/ Canada
  2. Comprehensive intervention strategies to improve the public and health care providers’ knowledge and practice of dyslipidemia management, prevention and control
  3. Designing a suitable model and advocacy package for salt consumption reduction at the population level and high risk groups
  4. Development of Five Years Multi-sectorial National Action Plan for Salt Intake Reduction
  5. Validity and reproducibility of food frequency questionnaire for assessment of sodium intake, food group contribution in sodium intake and the association with blood pressure in an Iranian population
  6. COBALT Study (Correlation between abdominal obesity, lipoproteins and transfatty aids), Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center and Mike Rosenbloom Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Montreal / Canada.
  7. GAAMI Study (Gluteal – abdominal adipocyte morphology in ischemic patients) Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Center and Mike Rosenbloom Laboratory for Cardiovascular Research, Montreal/ Canada.
  8. Glycemic Index and Glycemic Load as risk factors of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Iranian population, Faculty of Bioscience Engineering International Course in Food Science and Nutrition (ICFSN)
  9. The impact of educational and encouragement interventions on weight reduction in overweight and obese population
  10. The impact of educational and encouragement interventions of weight reduction on biomarker indicators  in overweight and obese population
  11. The measurement of sodium and salt content in the main source of foods
  12. The salt intake assessment via 24 hour and spot urine among adults  and children and adolescents of Isfahan city

International Journals (Indexed: Pubmed/ ISI): (* corresponding author)

  1. Mohammadifard N, Sarraf-Zadegan N, Sajadi F, et al. Effect of cardiac rehabilitation on lipid profile. J Association of Physicians of India 2003; 51: 12-15.
  2. Mohammadifard N, Mehrabian F, Sarrafzadegan N, Sajadi F. Effect of consumption of fat-modified diets during pregnancy and lactation on the serum lipids. Indian J. Pediatric 2004; 71 (5): 7-11.
  3. Nematbakhsh M, Rajabi P, Soltani SH, Sarraf-Zadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Alikhasi H. Esterogen attenuates endothelial permiability and fatty streaks incholestrol- fed male rabbit aorta. Atheroscleroza 1998; 2(1): 3-7.
  4. Poorshams A, Mohammadifard N, Golshadi I, Sarraf-Zadegan N. Evaluation of the International " Quit and Win" Contest 1998 in Isfahan, Iran. Archives of Iranian Medicine 2000; 3(2): 75-78.
  5. Asgary S,Naderi GH, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, et al. Antihypertensive and Antihyperlipidemic effect of Achillea wilhelmsii. Drug under Experimental and Clinical Research 2000; 26(3): 89-93.
  6. Sarraf-Zadegan N, Singh RB, Rakesh S, Narendra S, Mohammadifard N, et al. Ethnic differences in dietary fat intake and risk of coronary disease in Iranian and Indian elderly populations. J. Nutr and Environ Med, UK 2001; 11:113-119.
  7. Sarraf-Zadegan N, Sadri GH, Malek-Afzali M, Baghaei M, Mohammadifard N, et al. Isfahan Healthy Heart Programme: a comprehensive integrated community- based Program for cardiovascular disease prevention and control. Design, methods and initial experience. Acta Cardiologica 2003; 58(4): 309-321.
  8. Sajjadi F, Mohammadifard N, Ghaderian H, et al. Clustering of cardiovascular risk factors in diabetics and IGT cases in Isfahan Provinces 2000-2001: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. ARYA Atherosclerosis J 2005; 1 (2): 94-100.
  9. Mohammadifard N, Omidvar N, Houshiarrad A, et al. Does fruit and vegetable intake differ in adult females and males in Isfahan. ARYAAtherosclerosis J 2005; 1 (3): 193-203.
  10. Kelishadi R, Shafiee A, Hashemipour M , Rabiee K, Mohammadifard N, Amin Z, Alikhasi H,Sajadi F. Cross-sectional and longitudinal correlations of serum leptin concentrations with generalized and abdominal obesity in children and adolescents. J Ped Neonat 2006; 3 (3-4): PD1-4.
  11. Khosravi AR, Shirani SH, Shahrokhi SH, Mohammadifard N, Ansari R. Antihypertensive Drugs Used By Hypertensive Patients In The Provincial Cities Of Isfahan, Najafabad And Arak. ARYA Atherosclerosis J 2006; 1(4):275-81.
  12. Sarrafzadegan N, Rabiei K, Shirani SH, Kabir A, Mohammadifard N, Roohafza HR. Drop-out predictors in cardiac rehabilitation programmes and the impact of sex differences among coronary heart disease patients in an Iranian sample: a cohort study. Clin Reh 2007; 21: 362-72.
  13. Ghaderian N, Mohammadifard N, Sajjadi F, Sadri  GH, Moattarian A, Maghroon M. Is there any relationship between the type of dietary fat and blood glucose? Results of Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. ARYA Atherosclerosis J 2007; 3(3): 162-167.
  14. Kelishadi R, Hashemipour M, Mohammadifard N, Alikhassy H, Adeli K. Short- and long-term relationships of serum ghrelin with changes in body composition and the metabolic syndrome in prepubescent obese children following two different weight loss programs. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2008 Nov;69(5):721-9.
  15. Sarrafzadegan N, Kelishadi R, Baghaei AM, Sadri GH, Malekafzali H, Mohammadifard N, Rabiei K, Bahonar A, Sadeghi M, O'Laughlin J. Metabolic syndrome: An emerging public health problem in Iranian women: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Int J Cardiol. 2008 Dec 17;131(1):90-6.
  16. Sajjadi F, Mohammadifard N, Kelishadi R, et al. Clustering of coronary artery disease risk factors in patients with type II diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. EMHJ 2008; 14 (5): 1080-1090.
  17. Najafian J, Mohammadifard N (Nushin M).The relation between total daily caloric intake and blood pressure. Indian Heart J 2008; 60: 110-112.
  18. Mohammadifard N, Kelishadi R, Safavi M, Sarrafzadegan N, Sajadi F, Sadri GH, Maghroon M, Alikhasi H, Heydari S, Sarmadi F.  Effect of a community-based intervention on nutritional behaviour in a developing country setting: the Isfahan Healthy Heart Programme. Public Health Nutr. 2009 Feb 17:1-9. [Epub ahead of print].
  19. Sarrafzadegan N, Kelishadi R, Esmaillzadeh A, Mohammadifard N, Rabiei K, Roohafza HR, Azadbakht L, Bahonar A, Sadri G, Amani A, Heidari S, Malekafzali H. Do Lifestyle interventions work in developing countries? Findings from the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program in Iran. Bull World Health Organ 2009; 87: 39–50. 
  20. Sarrafzadegan N, Azadbakht L, Mohammadifard N, Esmaillzadeh A, Safavi M, Sajadi F, Alikhasi H, Maghroun M, Kelishadi R. Do lifestyle interventions affect dietary diversity score in the general population? Public Health Nutr J. 2009 Feb 23:1-7. [Epub ahead of print].
  21. Kelishadi R, Hashemi M, Mohammadifard N, Asgary S, Khavarian N. Association of changes in oxidative and proinflammatory states with changes in vascular function after a lifestyle modification trial among obese children. Clin Chem. 2008 Jan; 54 (1):147-53.
  22. Akhtar JH, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N (Crrespondence Author), Kelishadi R, Siadat ZD, Gharipour M. Is there difference between dietary habits in hypertensives, hyperlipidemics, obese, smokers and the normal population? ARYA Atherosclerosis J. 2008; 4 (3): 112-120.
  23. Kelishadi R, Sajadi F, Ghatreh Samani SH, Mohammadifard N, Khavarian N Alikhasy H, Maghroon M. Results of a Non- pharmacological Trial for Weight Loss of Obese Children-Parents Pairs. ARYA Atherosclerosis J. 2008; 4 (4): 143-147.
  24. Nazari B, Asgary S, Sarrafzadegan N, Saberi S, Mohammadifard N. Content of long chain omega-3 fatty acid composition in some Iranian canned fish. ARYA Atherosclerosis J. 2008; 4 (3): 93-98.
  25.  Najafian J, Mohammadifard N, Siadat ZD, et al. Association of sleep duration with body mass index and waist circumference: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Iranian J Med Sci 2010; 35 (2): 140-144.
  26.  Mohammadifard N, Nazem M, Naderi GHA, et al. Effect of hydrogenated, liquid and ghee oils on serum lipids profile.  ARYA Atherosclerosis J. 2010; 6(1):
  27. The Isfahan cohort study: Rationale, methods and main finding. J Hum Hypertens 2010; Nov [Epub ahead of print]
  28. Kelishadi R, Hashemipour M, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, et al.  Effect of a lifestyle modification trail among phenotypically obese metabolically normal and phenotypically obese and metabolically abnormal adolescents in comparison with phenotipycally normal and metabolically obese adolescents.  Matern Child Nutr. 2010 Jul 1; 6(3):275-86.
  29. Hidari R, Sadeghi M, Talaei M, Rabiei K, Mohammadifard N, et al. Metabolic syndrome in menopausal transition: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program, a population based study. Diabetol Metab Syndr 2010 Oct 5; 2: 59-65.
  30.   Interstroke national coordinators, investigators, and key staff.  Risk factors for ischaemic and intracerebral hemorrhagic stroke in 22 countries (INTERSTROKE study): a case-control study. Lancet 2010 Jul 10; 376 (9735): 112-23. Epub 2010Jun 17.
  31. Sarrafzadegan N, Toghyanifar N, Roohafza H, Siadat Z, Mohammadifard N, et al. Lifestyle related determinants of hookah and cigarette smoking in Iranian adults. J Community Health 2010 Feb; 35 (1): 36-42.
  32. Kelishadi R, Zemel MB, Hashemipour M, Hosseini M, Mohammadifard N, et al.  Can a dairy-rich diet be effective in long-term weight control of young children? J Am Coll Nutr 2009 Oct; 28 (5): 601-10.
  33. Kelishadi R, Sarrafzadegan N, Sadri Gh, Pashmi R, Mohammadifard N,  et al. Short-Term Results of a Community-Based Program on Promoting Healthy Lifestyle for Prevention and Control of Chronic Diseases in a Developing Country Setting: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Asia Pac J Public Health 2009 Oct 12. (Epub ahead of print)
  34. Najafian J, Toghianifar N, Mohammadifard N, Nouri F.Association between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome in a population-based study: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. JRMS 2011; 16(6): 801-6.
  35. Najafian J, Toghianifar N, Mohammadifard N, Nouri F. Association between sleep duration and metabolic syndrome in a population-based study: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. J Res Med Sci. 2011 Jun;16(6):801-6.
  36.  Mohammadifard N, Omidvar N, Houshiarrad A, Neyestani T, Naderi GA, Soleymani B. Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire for assessment of fruit and vegetable intake in Iranian adults. J Res Med Sci. 2011Oct;16(10):1286-97.

DURING Ph. D. COURSE (Feb 2102 – to Date)

  1. Mohammadifard N, Sarrafzadegan N, Nouri F, et al. Using factor analysis to identify dietary patterns in Iranian adults: Isfahan healthy heart program. Int J Public Health. 2012 Feb;57(1):235-41.
  2. Kelishadi R, Mohammadifard N, Sarrazadegan N, Nouri F, Pashmi R, Bahonar A, Heidari H, Asgary S, Boshtam M, Mardani A. The effects of a comprehensive community trial on cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescents: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. ARY
  3. A Atheroscler. 2012 Winter;7(4):184-90.
  4. Boroujeni HK, Sarrsfzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Sajjadi F, Asgary S, Maghroon M, Alikhassi H, Esmailzaded A. The relation between dietary intake of vegetable oils and serum lipids and apolipoprotein levels in central Iran. ARYA Atheroscler. 2012 Winter;7(4):168-75
  5. Khosravi-Boroujeni H, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Alikhasi H, Sajjadi F, Asgari S, Esmaillzadeh A. Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages in relationto the metabolic syndrome among Iranian adults. Obes Facts. 2012;5(4):527-37.
  6. Khosravi-Boroujeni H, Mohammadifard N, Sarrafzadegan N, Sajjadi F, MaghrounM, Khosravi A, Alikhasi H, Rafieian M, Azadbakht L. Potato consumption and cardiovascular disease risk factors among Iranian population. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2012 Dec;63(8):913-20.
  7. Sarrafzadegan N, Talaei M, Kelishadi R, Toghianifar N, Sadeghi M, Oveisgharan S, Kabiri P, Tavassoli A, Mohammadifard N, Thomas GN, Marshall T. The influence of gender and place of residence on cardiovascular diseases and their risk factors. The Isfahan cohort study. Saudi Med J. 2012 May;33(5):533-40.
  8. Mohammadifard N, Fahimi S, Khosravi A, Pouraram H, Sajedinejad S, Pharoah P, Malekzadeh R, Sarrafzadegan N. Advocacy strategies and action plans for reducing salt intake in Iran. Arch Iran Med. 2012 May;15(5):320-4.
  9. Abolhassani S, Irani MD, Sarrafzadegan N, Rabiei K, Shahrokhi S, Pourmoghaddas Z, Mohammadifard N, Roohafza H, Asgary S, Moattar F. Barriers and facilitators of weight management in overweight and obese people: Qualitative findings of TABASSOM project. Iran J Nurs Midwifery Res. 2012 Mar;17(3):205-10.
  10. Masoudkabir F, Toghianifar N, Talaie M, Sadeghi M, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Marshall T, Thomas GN. Socioeconomic status and incident cardiovascular disease in a developing country: findings from the Isfahan cohort study (ICS). Int J Public Health. 2012 Jun;57(3):561-8.
  11. Mohammadifard N, Hosseini M, Sajjadi F, Maghroun M, Boshtam M, Nouri F. Comparison of effects of soft margarine, blended, ghee, and unhydrogenated oil with hydrogenated oil on serum lipids: A randomized clinical trail. ARYA Atheroscler. 2013 Nov;9(6):363-71.
  12. Mohammadifard N, Nazem M, Sarrafzadegan N, Nouri F, Sajjadi F, Maghroun M, Alikhasi H. Body mass index, waist-circumference and cardiovascular disease risk factors in Iranian adults: Isfahan healthy heart program. J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Sep;31(3):388-97.
  13. Yazdekhasti N, Mohammadifard N*, Sarrafzadegan N, Mozaffarian D, Nazem M, Taheri M. The relationship between nut consumption and blood pressure in an Iranian adult population: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis. 2013 Oct;23(10):929-36.
  14. Talaei M, Sadeghi M, Mohammadifard N, Shokouh P, Oveisgharan S, Sarrafzadegan N. Incident hypertension and its predictors: the Isfahan Cohort Study. J Hypertens. 2014 Jan;32(1):30-8.
  15.  Haghighatdoost F, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Sajjadi F, Maghroon M, Boshtam M, Alikhasi H, Azadbakht L. Healthy eating index and cardiovascular risk factors among Iranians. J Am Coll Nutr. 2013;32(2):111-21.
  16. Khosravi-Boroujeni H, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Sajjadi F, Maghroun M, Asgari S, Rafieian-Kopaei M, Azadbakht L. White rice consumption and CVD risk factors among Iranian population. J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Jun;31(2):252-61.
  17. Sarrafzadegan N, Kelishadi R, Siavash M, Sadri G, Malekafzali H, Pourmoghaddas M, Shirani S, Boshtam M, Asgary S, Mohammadifard N, Bahonar A, Eshrati B, Ghamsari F. How does the impact of a community trial on cardio-metabolic risk factors differ in terms of gender and living area? Findings from the Isfahan healthy heart program. J Res Med Sci. 2012 Aug;17(8):732-40.
  18.  Mohammadifard N, Sarrafzadegan N, Ghassemi GR, Nouri F, Pashmi R. Alteration in unhealthy nutrition behaviors in adolescents through community intervention: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. ARYA Atheroscler. 2013 Jan;9(1):89-97
  19. Sarrafzadegan N, Rabiei K, Nouri F, Mohammadifard N, Moattar F, Roohafza H, Haghjooy Javanmard S, Zarfeshani S, Pourmoghaddas M. Parental perceptions ofweight status of their children. ARYA Atheroscler. 2013 Jan;9(1):61-9.
  20. Mohammadifard N, Toghianifar N, Sajjadi F, Alikhasi H, Kelishadi R, Maghroun M, Esmaeili M, Ehteshami S, Tabaie H, Sarrafzadegan N. Improvement of dietary oil consumption following a community trial in a developing country: The role of translational research in health promotion. ARYA Atheroscler. 2013 Jan;9(1):29-37.
  21. Talaei M, Mohammadifard N, Khaje MR, Sarrafzadegan N, Sajjadi F, Alikhasi H, Maghroun M, Iraji F, Ehteshami S. Healthy bread initiative: methods, findings, and theories--Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. J Health Popul Nutr. 2013 Mar;31(1):49-
  22. Haghighatdoost F, Sarrafzadegan N, Khosravi A, Noori F, Boshtam M, Mohammadifard N, Abdollhi Z, Azadbakht L. Is the association between salt intake and blood pressure mediated by body mass index and central adiposity? Arch Iran Med. 2013 Mar;16(3):167-71.
  23. Askari G, Yazdekhasti N, Mohammadifard N, Sarrafzadegan N, Bahonar A, Badiei M, Sajjadi F, Taheri M. The relationship between nut consumption and lipid profile among the Iranian adult population; Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2013 Apr;67(4):385-9.
  24. Sarrafzadegan N, Kelishadi R, Sadri G, Malekafzali H, Pourmoghaddas M, Heidari K, Shirani S, Bahonar A, Boshtam M, Asgary S, Mohammadifard N, Sadeghi M, Eshrati B, Hadipour E, Esmaillzadeh A, O'Loughlin JL. Outcomes of a comprehensive healthy lifestyle program on cardiometabolic risk factors in a developing country: the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Arch Iran Med. 2013 Jan;16(1):4-11.
  25. Mohammadifard N, Sarrafzadegan N, Paknahad Z, Nouri F. Inverse association of legume consumption and dyslipidemia: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. J Clin Lipidol. 2014 Nov-Dec;8(6):584-93.
  26. O'Donnell M, Mente A, Rangarajan S, McQueen MJ, Wang X, Liu L, Yan H, Lee SF, Mony P, Devanath A, Rosengren A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lanas F, Yusoff K, Iqbal R, Ilow R, Mohammadifard N, Gulec S, Yusufali AH, Kruger L, Yusuf R, Chifamba J, Kabali C, Dagenais G, Lear SA, Teo K, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Urinary sodium and potassium excretion, mortality, and cardiovascular events. N Engl J Med. 2014 Aug 14;371(7):612-23.
  27. Hosseini E,  Lachat C, Mohammadifard N*,  Sarrafzadegan N,  Kolsteren P. Associations of dietary glycemic index and glycemic load with glucose intolerance in Iranian adults. Int J Diabetes Dev Ctries (April–June 2014) 34(2):89–94.
  28.  Sarrafzadegan N, Talaei M, Sadeghi M, Mohammadifard N, Taheri M, Lotfizadeh M, Esmaillzadeh A, Khosravi-Boroujeni H. Determinants of weight change in a longitudinal study of Iranian adults: Isfahan Cohort Study. Arch Iran Med. 2014 Aug;17(8):539-44.
  29. Paknahad Z, Mohammadifard N, Bonakdar Z, Hasanzadeh A. Nutritional status and its relationship with bone mass density in postmenopausal women admitted in osteodensitometry center, Isfahan-Iran. J Educ Health Promot. 2014 May 5;3:48.
  30.  Najafian J, Mohammadifard N, Naeini FF, Nouri F. Relation between usual daily walking time and metabolic syndrome. Niger Med J. 2014 Jan;55(1):29-33.
  31. Sajjadi F, Gharipour M, Mohammadifard N, Nouri F, Maghroun M, Alikhasi H. Relationship between legumes consumption and metabolic syndrome: Findings of the Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. ARYA Atheroscler. 2014 Jan;10(1):18-24.
  32. Haghighatdoost F, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Asgary S, Boshtam M, Azadbakht L. Assessing body shape index as a risk predictor for cardiovascular diseases and metabolic syndrome among Iranian adults. Nutrition. 2014 Jun;30(6):636-44.
  33. Golshahi J, Ahmadzadeh H, Sadeghi M, Mohammadifard N, Pourmoghaddas A. Effect of self-care education on lifestyle modification, medication adherence and blood pressure in hypertensive adults: Randomized controlled clinical trial. Adv Biomed Res. 2015 Sep 28;4:204.
  34. Raina P, Sohel N, Oremus M, Shannon H, Mony P, Kumar R, Li W, Wang Y, Wang X, Yusoff K, Yusuf R, Iqbal R, Szuba A, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Kruger A, Chifamba J, Mohammadifard N, Darwish EA, Dagenais G, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Seron P, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Assessing global risk factors for non-fatal injuries from road traffic accidents and falls in adults aged 35-70 years in 17 countries: a cross-sectional analysis of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study. Inj Prev. 2015 Oct 28.
  35. Mohammadifard N, Yazdekhasti N, Stangl GI, Sarrafzadegan N. Inverse association between the frequency of nut consumption and obesity among Iranian population: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Eur J Nutr. 2015 Sep;54(6):925-31.
  36. Ostovaneh MR, Poustchi H, Hemming K, Marjani H, Pourshams A, Nateghi A, Majed M, Navabakhsh B, Khoshnia M, Jaafari E, Mohammadifard N, Malekzadeh F, Merat S, Sadeghi M, Naemi M, Etemadi A, Thomas GN, Sarrafzadegan N, Cheng KK, Marshall T, Malekzadeh R. Polypill for the prevention of cardiovascular disease (PolyIran): study design and rationale for a pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial.Eur J Prev Cardiol. 2015 Dec;22(12):1609-17.
  37.  Mohammadifard N, Sajjadi F, Maghroun M, Alikhasi H, Nilforoushzadeh F, Sarrafzadegan N. Validation of a simplified food frequency questionnaire for the assessment of dietary habits in Iranian adults: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program, Iran. ARYA Atheroscler. 2015 Mar;11(2):139-46.
  38. Nouri F, Sarrafzadegan N, Mohammadifard N, Sadeghi M, Mansourian M. Intake of legumes and the risk of cardiovascular disease: frailty modeling of a prospective cohort study in the Iranian middle-aged and older population. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2015 Sep 23.
  39. Kafeshani O, Sarrafzadegan N, Nouri F, Mohammadifard N*. Major dietary patterns in Iranian adolescents: Isfahan Healthy Heart Program, Iran. ARYA Atheroscler. 2015 Feb;11(Suppl 1):61-8.
  40. Mohammadifard N, Salehi-Abargouei A, Salas-Salvadó J, Guasch-Ferré M, Humphries K, Sarrafzadegan N. The effect of tree nut, peanut, and soy nut consumption on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trials. Am J Clin Nutr. 2015 May;101(5):966-82.
  41. Azadbakht L, Mohammadifard N*, Akhavanzanjani M, Taheri M, Golshahi J, Haghighatdoost F. The association between dietary glycemic index, glycemic load and diet quality indices in Iranian adults: results from Isfahan Healthy Heart Program. Int J Food Sci Nutr. 2016;67(2):161-9.
  42. Raina P, Sohel N, Oremus M, Shannon H, Mony P, Kumar R, Li W, Wang Y, Wang X, Yusoff K, Yusuf R, Iqbal R, Szuba A, Oguz A, Rosengren A, Kruger A, Chifamba J, Mohammadifard N, Darwish EA, Dagenais G, Diaz R, Avezum A, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Seron P, Rangarajan S, Teo K, Yusuf S; PURE Investigators. Assessing global risk factors for non-fatal injuries from road traffic accidents and falls in adults aged 35-70 years in 17 countries: a cross-sectional analysis of the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiological (PURE) study. Inj Prev. 2016 Apr;22(2):92-8.
  43. Miller V, Yusuf S, Chow CK, Dehghan M, Corsi DJ, Lock K, Popkin B, Rangarajan S, Khatib R, Lear SA, Mony P, Kaur M, Mohan V, Vijayakumar K, Gupta R, Kruger A, Tsolekile L, Mohammadifard N, Rahman O, Rosengren A, Avezum A, Orlandini A, Ismail N, Lopez-Jaramillo P, Yusufali A, Karsidag K, Iqbal R, Chifamba J, Oakley SM, Ariffin F, Zatonska K, Poirier P, Wei L, Jian B, Hui C, Xu L, Xiulin B, Teo K, Mente A. Availability, affordability, and consumption of fruits and vegetables in 18 countries across income levels: findings from the Prospective Urban Rural Epidemiology (PURE) study. Lancet Glob Health. 2016 Aug 23. pii:S2214-109X(16)30186-3. doi: 10.1016/S2214-109X(16)30186-3.
  44. Mohammadifard N, Khosravi AR, Esmaillzadeh A, Feizi A, Abdollahi Z, Salehi F, Sarrafzadegan N. Validation of Simplified Tools for Assessment of Sodium Intake in Iranian Population: Rationale, Design and Initial Findings. Arch Iran Med. 2016 Sep;19(9):652-8.
  45. Mehrabani S, Mohammadifard N, Mehrabani S, Sadeghi M, Sajjadi F, Maghroun M, Maracy MR, Safavi SM. The Effect of Nutrition Consultation on Dietary Diversity Score of Cardiac Patients Referred to Cardiac Rehabilitation Research Center Isfahan Cardiovascular Research Institute during 2008-2013. Int J Prev Med. 2016 Nov 4;7:121.
  46. Golpour-Hamedani S, Mohammadifard N, Khosravi A, Feizi A, Safavi SM. Dietary approaches to stop hypertension diet and obesity: A cross-sectional study of Iranian children and adolescents. ARYA Atheroscler. 2017 Jan;13(1):7-13.
  47. Rafie N, Mohammadifard N, Khosravi A, Feizi A, Safavi SM. Relationship of sodium intake with obesity among Iranian children and adolescents. ARYA Atheroscler. 2017 Jan;13(1):1-6.
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