Dr. Amin  Salehi-Abargouei                            

Assistant professor of Nutrition                                                

Work address: Faculty of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

PO Code: 8915173160

Tel: +98-35-38209100, Campus/internal phone number: 2229

Fax: +98-35-38209119


Alternate email:abargouei[at]gmail.comabargouei[at]ssu.ac.ir


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BSc in nutritional Sciences, Shiraz University of Medical Scineces, Shiraz, Iran, 2002-2006.

MSc in nutritional Sciences, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, 2007- 2009.

PhD in Nutritional Sciences, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran, 2010-2014



Our research is mainly focused on dietary determinants of prevalent chronic diseases including obesity,metabolic syndrome, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) and cancers. We are also focusing on the comparison of different statistical methods to find the useful and meaningful strategies to derive dietary patterns (food and nutrient patterns) in association with chronic diseases especially when the sample size is low.  Since main food items consumed by Iraniansmight be different according tothe region they live, we are trying to design and validate different food frequency questionnaires in Yazd province.

We are also conducting some interventional investigations about the possible beneficial effects of different foods or diets on appetite or disease status in people with chronic diseases.


Research interests:

Nutritional Epidemiology

Methods to derive Dietary food or nutrient patterns

Dietary patterns in association with chronic diseases

Research methodology in the field of nutrition

Systematic reviews and meta-analyses

Community Nutrition

Gene-diet Interactions>Interactions between diet and other environmental factors

Childhood Obesity


Recent publications:

Salehi-Abargouei A, Saraf-Bank S, Bellissimo N, Azadbakht L. Effects of non-soy legume consumption on C-reactive protein: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Nutrition. 2015;31(5):631-9.


Salehi-Abargouei A, Izadi V, Azadbakht L. The Effect of Low Calorie Diet on Adiponectin Concentration: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Hormone and metabolic research = Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung = Hormones et metabolisme. 2015.


Salehi-Abargouei A, Esmaillzadeh A, Azadbakht L, Keshteli AH, Feizi A, Feinle-Bisset C, et al. Nutrient patterns and their relation to general and abdominal obesity in Iranian adults: findings from the SEPAHAN study. European journal of nutrition. 2015.


Mohammadifard N, Salehi-Abargouei A, Salas-Salvado J, Guasch-Ferre 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. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 2015;101(5):966-82.


Maghsoudi Z, Ghiasvand R, Salehi-Abargouei A. Empirically derived dietary patterns and incident type 2 diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis on prospective observational studies. Public health nutrition. 2015:1-12.


Current Affiliations:

  1. Nutrition and Food Security Research Center, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.
  2. Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.


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