Arshad Humayun is a Registered Dietitian & Nutritionist.  He is a Certified Diabetes Educator and has certificates of training in Adult Weight management, and Adolescent Weight Management. He speaks English, Urdu/Hindi, Pashto, and Punjabi.
For the last 10 years he has been working in various clinical and community settings such as Medical weight loss programs, Bariatric surgery programs for weight loss, Diabetes Education programs; and long-term care. Arshad has empowered his clients to achieve improved nutritional health and well-being for a happy and healthy life.
 
Arshad got his degree of Doctor of Philosophy [PhD] in Human Nutrition from University of Southampton, England, UK and Masters degree [MS] in Foods and Nutrition from University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA. During his Doctorate studies he used stable isotope tracers to examine postprandial lipid metabolism in healthy individuals and in patients with Type 2 Diabetes. After his PhD, Arshad completed is Postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Nutrition at the Hospital for Sick children, Toronto, Canada. During his Postdoctoral fellowship he used stable isotope tracer methodology to determine amino acid requirements in healthy children and in patients with end stage kidney disease; protein requirements in adults; and compared protein quality of soy versus milk protein.
 
During his postdoctoral studies, Arshad also completed a dietetic Internship in the Hospital for Sick Children, Canada. Afterwards, he obtained Certified Diabetes Educator credentials in Ontario and completed Level 1 & Level 2 Certificates of training in Adult Weight management in USA and attended many Conferences and Seminars in Canada and USA.
CURRENT RESEARCH INTERESTS:
 
  • Simple, easy, and less tiring ways to increase physical activity levels in humans

RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

  • Elango, R., Humayun, M.A., Turner, J.M., Rffii, M., Langos, V., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2017). Total Sulfur Amino Acid requirements are not altered in children with chronic renal insufficiency, but minimum methionine needs are increased.  Journal of Nutrition 147:1954–9.

  • Elango, R., Humayun, M.A., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2011). Protein requirement of healthy school-age children determined by the indicator amino acid oxidation method.  American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 94(6):1545-52.

  • Elango, R., Humayun, M.A., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2010). Evidence that protein requirements are significantly underestimated (review article).  Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 13(1):52-7.

  • Elango, R., Humayun, M.A., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2009). Indicator amino acid oxidation is not affected by period of adaptation to a wide range of lysine intake in healthy young men. Journal of Nutrition 139(6):1082-7.

  • Humayun, M.A., Elango, R., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2007). Re-evaluation of protein requirement of healthy young men by indicator amino acid oxidation technique. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86, 995-1002. 

  • Humayun, M.A., Moehn, S., Bertolo, R., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2007). Application of the indicator amino acid oxidation technique for the determination of metabolic availability of sulfur amino acids from casein versus soy protein isolate in adult men. Journal of Nutrition 137, 1874-79.

  • Elango, R., Humayun, M.A., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2007). Lysine requirement of healthy school-aged children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 86: 360-65.

  • Humayun, M.A., Turner, J.M., Elango, R., Rffii, M., Langos, V., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2006). Minimum methionine requirement and cysteine sparing of methionine in healthy school-age children. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 84, 1080-85

  • Turner, J.M., Humayun, M.A., Elango, R., Rafii, M., Langos, V., Ball, R.O., Pencharz, P.B. (2006). Total sulfur amino acid requirement of healthy school-aged children as determined by indicator amino acid oxidation technique. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 83 (3): 619-23


 

 

 

 

Dietitian and Nutritionist

Arshad Humayun, PhD, MS, MSc, RD, CDE