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Nutrition and Non Communicable Disease

Research Centre of Excellence

Nutrition and Non-Communicable Diseases (RCoE NNCD)


Head of RCoE NNCD

Dr. Chin Yit Siew

Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences


Main Researchers:

Prof. Dr. Amin Ismail

Prof. Dr. Zalilah Mohd Sharif

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Norhaizan Mohd Esa

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azrina Azlan

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Loh Su Peng

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barakatun Nisak Mohd Yusof

Dr. Chin Yit Siew



NCD or non-communicable diseases, mainly consist of cardiovascular diseases (CVD), cancers, diabetes mellitus (DM) and obesity are the leading threat to human health. Nutrition plays a major role in prevention and management of NCD. Research programs and activities under the RCoE NNCD focus on the needs, metabolism and role of substances, nutritional effects and physical activity of NCD through multi-dimensional researches (based on food, community, and molecular / biochemical studies). The RCoE NNCD aims to develop innovative strategies related to risk prevention and quality management of NCD to reduce disease burden and increase productivity and quality of life.



  1. To conduct research actively for prevention of non-communicable diseases through various laboratory research methods
  2. To promote, increase awareness, educate and implement nutrition-related activities in community research interventions
  3. To collaborate with the industry and community effectively by applying knowledge and new technologies for the prevention of non-communicable diseases and health promotion


For information on RCoENNCD, please visit:

Updated:: 27/09/2018 [sazlina]


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