Education:
  • BSC degree in Nutrition and Food Science, King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia
  • MSc degree in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, Canada
  • PhD degree in Nutrition and Metabolism, University of Alberta, Canada

 

 


Info:

Email: AAAlmasud@pnu.edu.sa

phone: 011 82444823


Research Interests & Activity
  • Body composition assessment
  • Sarcopenia, Cachexia, Muscle Atrophy
  • Malnutrition, Lipid, essential Fatty Acids
  • Cancer and Obesity Paradox

 

Biography 

Dr. Almasud has completed her Master of Science and PhD in Nutrition and Metabolism from University of Alberta, Canada. Currently she is working as an associate researcher I at Lifestyle and Health Research Center, Health Science Research Center at Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University. Her research work related to the impact of fish oil intervention as well as chemotherapy treatment on muscle condition in cancer animal model and patients. She used a novel techniques to establish for the first time mechanisms related to the benefits of essential fatty acids to muscle condition in neoplastic state. Dr. Almasud is particularly interested in the impact of changes of body composition, mainly muscle and adipose tissues, that occur in the neoplastic state or other conditions where aberrant body composition has been observed to relate to poor outcomes. She will then define nutrients that may be of benefit to attenuate pathological changes in muscle and adipose tissue.