Publications and Presentations

  1. Shweta Khandelwal and Usha Ramakrishnan. Supplemental n-3 long chain PUFA to mothers and their offspring offer no benefit compared to placebo in infant development. The Journal of Nutrition 2019 (accepted)
  2. Vandana Garg, Roopa Shivshankar, Shweta Khandelwal et al. Knowledge, attitude and practices related to dietary salt intake among adults in North India. Public Health Nutrition 2018 1-9. doi:10.1017/S1368980018003518
  3. Shweta Khandelwal, Giridhara Babu and Anura Kurpad. Nutrition Research and Policy. Nature research 2018 doi:10.1038/nindia.2018.168 Published online 19 December 2018
  4. Shweta Khandelwal, Rasmi Rodrigues and David Osrin. Public health and implementation research. Nature research 2018 (accepted)
  5. Krithiga Shridhar, Sanjay Kinra, Ruby Gupta, Shweta Khandelwal, D. Prabhakaran, Sharon E Cox and Preet K. Dhillon. Serum calcium levels, chronic inflammation and glucose metabolism: A cross- sectional analysis in Andhra Pradesh Parents and Children Study (APCaPS). Current Developments in Nutrition 2018 in press.
  6. Shweta Khandelwal, MK Swamy, Kamal Patil, Dimple Kondal, Monica Chaudhry, Ruby Gupta, Gauri Divan, Mahesh Kamate, Lakshmy Ramakrishnan, Mrutyunjaya B Bellad, Anita Gan, Bhalchandra S Kodkany, Reynaldo Martorell, K Srinath Reddy, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, Usha Ramakrishnan, Nikhil Tandon and Aryeh D Stein. The impact of DocosaHexaenoic Acid supplementation during pregnancy and lactation on Neurodevelopment of the offspring in India (DHANI): Trial protocol. BMC Pediatrics 2018; 18: 261
  7. Shweta Khandelwal. Potential role of pulses in mitigation of chronic disease burden in India. Proceedings & Abstracts Souvenir of the National Seminar on “Promoting pulses for food, nutrition and health security” 2018; 3-8. ISBN: 978-93-5321-560-6.
  8. Anne Marie Thow, Garima Verma, Deepa Soni, Divya Soni, Deepti Kumar Beri, Poorvaja Kumar, Karen Rae Siegel, Nida Shaikh, Shweta Khandelwal. How can public health and agriculture actors work together to support fruit and vegetable affordability and accessibility? A qualitative policy analysis in India. Food Policy 2018


  1. Soumik Kalita, Shweta Khandelwal, Jagmeet Madan, Himanshu Pandya, B Sesikeran, Kamala Krishnaswamy. Almonds and cardiovascular health: A review. Nutrients 2018; 10: 468. Weblink:


  1. Ruchi Sareen, Aashna Arora, Monica Chaudhry and Shweta Khandelwal. The role of omega-3 fatty acids in Gestational Diabetes Mellitus management: A review. The Indian Practitioner 2018; 71(9). 29-35.


  1. Victoria Peck, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Darryl Leong, Amitava Banerjee, Jose Pablo Werba, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Quinto, Mohammed Moniruzzaman and Shweta Khandelwal. Exploring the barriers to and facilitators of using evidence based drugs in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular diseases: Findings from a multi-stakeholder, qualitative analysis. Global Heart 2018 13(1): 27-34.e17. Available at:
  2. Shweta Khandelwal, Anura Kurpad and Venkat Narayan. Global Non-communicable Diseases – the Nutrition Conundrum. Frontiers in Public Health 2018; 6:9. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2018.00009  Weblink:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Tanusree Paul and Lawrence Haddad. Postgraduate Nutrition Education in India: What is Being Taught? An Analysis of Course Content World Nutrition 2017; 8 (2): 1-20. Weblink:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal listed as reviewer- The PINK BOOK released by FSSAI 8 March 2017


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Akanksha Srivastava, Tanusree Paul, Nick Nisbett and Ramanan Laxminarayan. Exploring Perspectives on Public Health Nutrition in India: A Qualitative Analysis National Journal of Public health 2016; 1(3): 106-117


  1. Amitava Banerjee, Shweta Khandelwal, Lavanya Nambiar, Malvika Saxena, Victoria Peck, Mohammed Moniruzzaman, Jose Rocha Faria Neto, Katherine Quinto, Andrew Smyth, Darryl Leong, Jose Pablo Werba. Health system barriers and facilitators to medication adherence for the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: a systematic review. Open Heart 2016; 3: e000438. Weblink:


  1. Anne Marie Thow, Suneetha Kadiyala, Shweta Khandelwal, Purnima Menon, Shauna Downs and K Srinath Reddy. Towards food policy for the dual burden of malnutrition: An exploratory policy space analysis in India. Food and Nutrition Bulletin 2016 : 1-14


  1. Lavanya Nambiar, Arti Bhimjiani and Shweta Khandelwal. A Systematic Review to Assess the Impact of Physical Activity Intervention on People with Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of Preventive Cardiology 2015;5:807-19


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Misha Sharma and Sanjay Zodpey. Academic initiative in public health nutrition: A case study. International Journal of Research in Education Methodology 2015; 7(3): 1213-1218. Weblink:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Shusmita Khan, Karen Siegel, Nida Shaikh and Anne Marie Thow. Leveraging fruit and vegetable supply policies to tackle the dual burden of malnutrition in India and Bangladesh. Proceedings of the VII edition of the EGEA (3-5th June 2015), Milan, Italy. (Poster number P 29) Page 99


  1. Mohan S, Shivashankar R, Khandelwal S, Anand S, Kondal D, Krishnan A, Amarchand R, Poulter N, Reddy KS, Prabhakaran D. Abstract 19644: Dietary Sodium, Potassium Levels and Sodium Potassium Ratios in India Using 24-hour Urinary Excretion Assessment. Circulation 2015;132:A19644.


  1. Lavanya Nambiar, Arti Bhimjiani and Shweta Khandelwal. A Systematic Review to Assess the Impact of Physical Activity Intervention on People with Metabolic Syndrome. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2014;18 (Suppl 1):e117 Weblink:  OR


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Radhika Dayal, Surbhi Bhalla, Tanusree Paul. A Review of Government Programmes for Women and Children in India: Implications for Nutrition During the Thousand Day Period. Indian Journal of Nutrition and Dietetics 2014; 51: 322-339.


  1. Trichopoulou, A, Martinez-Gonzalez, MA, Tong, TY, Forouhi, NG, Shweta Khandelwal, Prabhakaran, D, Mozaffarian, D, de Lorgeril, M. Definitions and potential health benefits of the Mediterranean diet: views from experts around the world. BMC Med. 2014; 12:112.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Tanusree Paul, Lavanya Nambiar and Ramanan Laxminarayan. Strengthening Public health nutrition education in India. Research brief, Transform Nutrition April 2014; issue 1 Web link:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal and Anura Kurpad. Nurturing Public Health Nutrition Education in India. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2014; 68: 539-540. Web link:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Karen Siegel and Mohammad K Ali. Chapter (No. 19) on “Nutrition and Cardiovascular Disease: A Global Public Health Concern” for publishers Jones and Bartlett Learning in a book entitled “Public Health Nutrition: Principles and Practice in Community and Global Health”.  Expected publishing date: March 2014. Web link: Pages 387- 408.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Tanusree Paul, Lawrence Haddad, Surbhi Bhalla, Stuart Gillespie, Ramanan Laxminarayan. Postgraduate Education in Nutrition in South Asia: A Huge Mismatch Between Investments and Needs. BMC Medical Education 2014, 14: 3  Web link:


  1. The WCRF International (Shweta Khandelwal listed as a co-author). Food, nutrition, diet and non-communicable diseases: Key reasons to consider NCDs in policies to address major nutritional challenges. WCRF Nov 2013. Available at:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal. Is Nutrition Security attainable by providing Food security alone? Nutritionals Nutraceuticals Functional Foods Dietary Supplements (NuFFooDS) Nov-Dec 2013; 1(2): 22.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal and K Srinath Reddy (2013) Eliciting a policy response for the rising epidemic of overweight-obesity in India. Obesity Reviews 2013; 14 (suppl 2): 114-125.


  1. Muthulakshmi Muthiah, Ranjit Sivanandham, Kannan R, Shweta Khandelwal and Surapaneni Krishna Mohan.  Analysis  Of  Serum  Oxidant  –  Antioxidant  Status  In  Patients  With  Iron Deficiency Anemia (IDA). International Journal of Pharma and Biosciences 2013 July-Aug, 4(3): 449-453


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Karen Siegel and KM Venkat Narayan. Nutrition Research in India: Underweight, stunted or wasted? Global Heart 2013, 8(2):131-137 .


  1. Lauren  Finzer,  Vamadevan  Ajay,  Mohammed  Ali,  Roopa  Shivashankar,  Shifalika  Goenka, Praggya  Sharma,  Divya  Pillai,  Shweta  Khandelwal, Nikhil  Tandon, K.  Srinath Reddy, K.M. Venkat Narayan & Dorairaj Prabhakaran. Fruit and vegetable purchasing patterns and preferences in South Delhi. Ecology of Food and Nutrition 2013 Jan;52(1):1-20


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, R. Malik, D. Prabhakaran, K.S. Reddy. Impact of omega-6 fatty acids on cardiovascular outcomes: A review. Journal of Preventive Cardiology, 2013, 2(3), 325-336.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, R. Shidhaye, Isabelle Demonty, Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Ruby Gupta, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, and Kolli Srinath Reddy. Impact of omega-3 fatty acids and/or plant sterol supplementation on non-HDL-cholesterol levels of dyslipidemic Indian adults. Journal of Functional Foods 2013, 5(1), 36-43. Direct weblink:


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, R. Shidhaye, D. Prabhakaran, K.S. Reddy. Impact of plant sterols, fish oil omega-3s and their combination on HDL-C in Indian adults. Circulation 2012, 125(19), e912.


  1. Shweta  Khandelwal,  Radhika  Dayal,  Meenakshi  Jha,  Sanjay  Zodpey  and  K  Srinath  Reddy. Mapping  of  Nutrition  teaching  and  training  initiatives  in  India:  Need  for  Public  Health Nutrition. Public Health Nutrition 2012, 15(11): pp 2020 2025


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Mark Huffman, Seema Shah, Sandeep Kishore and Karen Siegel (2011). Non-Communicable, Chronic Disease Training and Education Needs in India: Perspectives from Young Professionals. Global Heart 2011, 6(4), 195-99


  1. Karen R Siegel,, Sandeep P Kishore, Mark D Huffman, Amina Aitsi-Selmi, Phillip Baker, Asaf Bitton, Eric L Ding, Andrea B Feigl, Shweta Khandelwal, Modi Mwatsama, Nikka Rapkin, Benjamin Seligman, Rajesh Vedanthan (2011). Trans-Disciplinary Education and Training for Non-Communicable, Chronic Disease Prevention and Control: A Statement from the Young Professionals’ Chronic Disease Network. Global Heart 2011, 6(4), 191-93.


  1.  YP-CDN group (Shweta Khandelwal listed as a co-author). The Young Professionals - Chronic Disease Network manifesto on NCDs: The social justice issue of our generation. Global Heart 2011, 6(4), 201-210.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal. Capacity building in the Primary prevention of NCDs: Realizing the scope of public health nutrition. Conference Proceedings (National Conference on "Nutrition in Metabolic Disorders" Women's Christian College, Chennai on 10th & 11th October 2011): pg 54-57.


  1. Aitsi-Selmi A, Baker P, Ding EL, Feigl AB, Shweta Khandelwal, et al. (2011) Young Professionals' Global  Chronic  Disease  Movement  case  study:  Policy  innovators  addressing  NCDs.  In: Secretariat C, editor. Commonwealth Health Ministers Update 2011. London: Commonwealth Secretariat. Pg 93.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, S. Udipi and P. Ghugre. Polyphenols and tannins in Indian pulses: Effect of soaking, germination and pressure cooking. Food Research International 2010, 43(2), 526-530.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, Isabelle Demonty, Panniyammakal Jeemon, Ramakrishnan Lakshmy, Rajat Mukherjee, Ruby Gupta, Yogendra Singh, Santosh Jain Passi, Dorairaj Prabhakaran, and Kolli Srinath Reddy. Impact of plant sterols, fish oil omega-3s and their combination on LDL-C and LDL particle-size in Indian adults. Atherosclerosis Supplements 2010; 11(2): 55.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, I. Demonty, P. Jeemon, R. Lakshmy, R. Mukherjee, R. Gupta, U. Snehi, D. Niveditha, Y. Singh, H.C.M. van der Knaap, SJ. Passi, D. Prabhakaran, K.S. Reddy. Independent and interactive effects of plant sterols and fish oil omega-3 long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids on the plasma lipid profile of mildly hyperlipidemic Indian adults. British Journal of Nutrition 2009; 19: 1-11.


  1. Shweta Khandelwal, I. Demonty, P. Jeemon, R. Lakshmy, R. Mukherjee, R. Gupta, U. Snehi, D.Niveditha, Y. Singh, SJ. Passi, D. Prabhakaran, K.S. Reddy. Plant sterols, fish oil omega-3s, and their combination improve the plasma lipid profile in mildly hyperlipidemic Indian adults. Atherosclerosis Supplements 2008; 9(1): 137