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Head of Institute: Prof. Oren Tirosh

Administrative manager: Ms. Yael Fruchter

Office Address:
Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition,
Robert H. Smith Faculty of Agriculture, Food and Environment,
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 
P.O.Box 12, Rehovot 7610001, ISRAEL

Tel: +972 - (0)8-9489385
Fax: +972 - (0)8-9363208
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List of Publications

Recent Publications:

Sofer, S., Stark, A.H., Madar, Z.
Nutrition targeting by food timing: time-related dietary approaches to combat obesity and metabolic syndrome. Adv. Nutr. 2015;6:214-23. doi: 10.3945/an.114.007518.

Reifen, R., Karlinsky, A., Stark, A.H., Berkovich, Z. Nyska, A.
Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA) is an anti-inflammatory agent in inflammatory bowel disease. J. Nutr. Biochem. 2015;26:1632-40.

Stark, A.H., Reifen, R., Crawford, M.A.
Past and present insights on alpha linolenic acid and the omega-3 fatty acid family. Crit. Rev. Food Sci. Nutr. 2016;56:2261-7.

Berkovich, B.E., Eliakim, A., Nemet, D., Stark, A.H., Sinai, T.
Rapid weight loss among adolescents participating in competitive judo. Int. J. Sport Nutr. Exerc. Metab. 2016;26:276-84. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2015-0196

Rachman-Elbaum, S., Porat-Katz, B.S., Kachal, J., Stark, A.H.
Documentation of the dietetic care process - developing a sectoral, tailored system. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 2016;70:753-5. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.62

Stark, A., Stekler, M.
Nutrition education works: Increasing nutrition literacy and promoting healthy eating in Israeli adolescents.
J. Nutr. Educ. Behav. 2016;48:S2. (Annual Conference Proceedings).

Hershkovich, S., Stark, A.H., Levi, C.S., Weiner, D., Gur, O. Tzafrir, S., Rozen, G.S.
A tailored automated nutrition screening tool for rapid identification of risk in acute care hospital settings. Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 2017;71:284-286. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2016.150

Rachman-Elbaum, S., Stark, A.H., Kachal, J., Johnson, T.W., Porat-Katz, B.S.
A new system of documentation to improve dietitian-physician crosstalk. Isr. Med. Assoc. J. 2017;19:360-64.

Ben-Yacov, L., Ainembabazi, P., Stark, A.H.
Is it time to update Body Mass Index (BMI) standards in the elderly or embrace measurements of body composition? Eur. J. Clin. Nutr. 2017;71:1029-1032. doi: 10.1038/ejcn.2017.39.

Rachman-Elbaum, S., Stark, A.H., Kachal, J., Johnson, T., Porat-Katz, B.S.
Online training introduces a novel approach to the Dietetic Care Process Nutr. Diet. 2017;74:365-371.

Iron-Segev, S., Lusweti, J.N., Kamau-Mbuthia, E, Stark, A.H.
Impact of community based nutrition education on geophagic behavior and dietary knowledge and practices among rural women in Nakuru Town, Kenya: A pilot study. J. Nutr. Educ. Behav. 2018;50:408-414.

Hasson, R., Stark, A.H., Constantini, N., Polak, R., Verbov, G., Edelstein, N., Lachmi, M., Cohen, R., Maoz, S., Daoud, N., Soltz-Aharony, H., Stein-Zamir, C.
"Practice What You Teach" Public Health Nurses Promoting Healthy Lifestyles (PHeeL-PHiNe): program evaluation. J. Ambul. Care Manage. 2018;41:171-180.

Berkovich, B.E., Sinai, T., Stark, A.H., Eliakim A., Nemet, D.
Rapid Weight loss in competitive judo and taekwondo athletes: Attitudes and practices of coaches and trainers.  Int. J. Sport Nutr. Exerc. Metab. 2019 Apr 11:1-7. doi: 10.1123/ijsnem.2018-0367.

Ben-Yacov, L. Ainembabazi, P., Stark, A.H., Kizito, S., Bahendeka, S.
Prevalence of metabolic syndrome and sex specific risk factors in rural Uganda. BMJ Nutr. Prev. Health. 2020. Epub ahead of print: doi:10.1136/ bmjnph-2019-000050

Adetola, O., Onabanjo, O., Stark, A.H.
The search for sustainable solutions: Developing complementary foods rich in Vitamin A, zinc and iron for infants in developing countries. (under revision).