Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences


India


INFORMAS in India by Thout Sudhir Raj.

Nutritional composition data were collected from the labels of all packaged food products during 2016. FoodSwitch in India currently is backed by a database of 12,000 packaged foods compiled in collaboration with Centre for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, India.

 

 

Acknowledgements / Funders

  • The George Institute for Global Health

 

 

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Thout Sudhir Raj 

Research Fellow, Research & Development
Database Manager for India Food Composition Database-FoodSwitch (India) study.
The George Institute for Global Health, India

Unit No. 301, Second Floor, ANR Center
Road No.1, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad - 500 034, Telangana, India

Phone: +91 40 3099 4444 | F +91 40 3099 4400 | M +91 99597 77976

Email: Thout Sudhir Raj

Module Status (as of 01/17) Outputs
Public Sector (Food EPI)    
Private Sector    
Food Composition Data collection completed   
Food Labelling Data collection completed   
Food Promotion    
Food Prices    
Food Retail    
Food Provision    
Food Trade & Investment    

 

Outputs (publications, reports, conference presentations)

  1. Johnson C, Mohan S, Praveen D.  et al. Protocol for developing the evidence base for a national salt reduction programme for India. BMJ Open. 4(10):e006629, 2014.
  2. Johnson C, Raj TS, Trudeau L et al. The science of salt: a systematic review of clinical salt studies 2013 to 2014.  Journal of Clinical Hypertension.  17(5):401-11, 2015 May.
  3. Johnson C, Raj TS, Trieu K et al. The science of salt: a systematic review of clinical salt studies 2014 to 2015. J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016 Jul 21.
  4. Arcand J, Webster J, Johnson C, Raj TS et al. Announcing "Up to Date in the Science of Sodium". J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2016 Feb;18(2):85-8.
  5. Arcand J, Wong MM, Trieu K, Leung AA, Campbell NR, Webster J, Johnson C, Raj TS, McLean R, Neal B. The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of Salt and Health Outcomes (June and July 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich 2016 May;18(5):371-7
  6. Wong MM, Arcand J, Leung AA, Raj TS, Trieu K, Santos JA, Campbell NR. The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of Salt and Health Outcomes (August to November 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich), 2016 Oct;18(10):1054-1062.
  7. Trieu K, McLean R, Johnson C, Santos JA, Angell B, Raj TS, Campbell NR, Wong MM, Leung AA, Neal B, Webster J. The Science of Salt: A Regularly Updated Systematic Review of the Implementation of Salt Reduction Interventions (June-October 2015). Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich). 2016 Jun;18(6):487-94. 
  8. Trieu K, McLean R, Johnson C, Santhos JA, Raj TS, Campbell NR, Webster J. The Science of Salt: A regularly updated systematic review of the implementation of salt reduction interventions (November 2015 to February 2016). Journal of Clinical Hypertension (Greenwich). 2016 Dec;18(12):1194-1204.
  9. Johnson C, Praveen D, Pope A, Raj TS, Pillai RN, Land MA, Neal B. Mean population salt consumption in India: a systematic review.  Journal of Hypertension. 35(1):3-9, 2017 Jan.
  10. Johnson C, Mohan S et al. Mean Dietary Salt Intake in Urban and Rural Areas in India: A Population Survey of 1395 Persons. J Am Heart Assoc. 2017 Jan 6;6(1)
  11. Johnson C, Mohan S, Rogers K, Shivashankar R, Thout SR, et al. The association of knowledge and behaviors related to salt with 24-h urinary salt excretion in a population from North and South India. Nutrients. 2017 Feb 16;9(2). pii: E144.
  12. Key Findings Report: salt content of processed foods in India (press release)