Publications list for Associate Professor Samir Samman

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  • Rangan, A., Jones, A., Samman, S. (2015), Zinc supplement use and contribution to zinc intake in Australian children. Public Health Nutrition. 18(4), 589-595. [Abstract]


  • Foster, M., Chu, A., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2014), Zinc transporter gene expression and glycemic control in post-menopausal women with Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 28(4), 448-452. [Abstract]
  • Fayet, F., Flood, V., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2014), Avoidance of meat and poultry decreases intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin b12 , selenium and zinc in young women. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. 27(Suppl2), 135-142. [Abstract]
  • Samman, S., Crossett, B., Somers, M., Bell, K., Lai, N., Sullivan, D., Petocz, P. (2014), Metabolic profiling of plasma amino acids shows that histidine increases following the consumption of pork. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity. 7, 203-210. [Abstract]
  • McArthur, J., Gough, N., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2014), Inclusion of Pork Meat in the Diets of Young Women Reduces Their Intakes of Energy-Dense, Nutrient-Poor Foods: Results from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 6(6), 2320-2332. [Abstract]
  • Fayet-Moore, F., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2014), Micronutrient Status in Female University Students: Iron, Zinc, Copper, Selenium, Vitamin B12 and Folate. Nutrients. 6(11), 5103-5116. [Abstract]


  • Capdor, J., Foster, M., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2013), Zinc and glycemic control: A meta-analysis of randomised placebo controlled supplementation trials in humans. Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology. 27(2), 137-142. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2013), Inflammation markers predict zinc transporter gene expression in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus. The Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 24(9), 1655-1661. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Chu, A., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2013), Effect of vegetarian diets on zinc status: a systematic review and meta-analysis of studies in humans. Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture. 93(10), 2362-2371. [Abstract]
  • Zaman, K., McArthur, J., Abboud, M., Ahmad, Z., Garg, M., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2013), Iron supplementation decreases plasma zinc but has no effect on plasma fatty acids in non-anemic women. Nutrition Research. 33(4), 272-278. [Abstract]
  • McArthur, J., Tang, H., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2013), Biological variability and impact of oral contraceptives on vitamins B6, B12 and folate status in women of reproductive age. Nutrients. 5(9), 3634-3645. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Petocz, P., Caterson, I., Samman, S. (2013), Effects of zinc and alpha-linolenic acid supplementation on glycemia and lipidemia in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Journal of Diabetic Research & Clinical Metabolism. 2, 9.
  • O'Leary, F., Allman-Farinelli, M., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2013), Nutritional status but not vitamin deficiencies are associated with low functional scores. Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice. 2(2), 216-220.


  • O'Leary, F., Allman-Farinelli, M., Samman, S. (2012), Vitamin B12 status, cognitive decline and dementia: a systematic review of prospective cohort studies. The British Journal of Nutrition. 108, 1948-1961. [Abstract]
  • Rangan, A., Samman, S. (2012), Zinc Intake and Its Dietary Sources: Results of the 2007 Australian National Children's Nutrition and Physical Activity Survey. Nutrients. 4(7), 611-624. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Samman, S. (2012), Zinc and regulation of inflammatory cytokines: implications for cardiometabolic disease. Nutrients. 4(7), 676-694. [Abstract]
  • McArthur, J., Petocz, P., Caterson, I., Samman, S. (2012), A Randomized Controlled Trial in Young Women of the Effects of Consuming Pork Meat or Iron Supplements on Nutritional Status and Feeling of Well-being. Journal of the American College of Nutrition. 31(3), 175-184. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Karra, M., Picone, T., Chu, A., Hancock, D., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2012), Dietary Fiber Intake Increases the Risk of Zinc Deficiency in Healthy and Diabetic Women. Biological Trace Element Research. 149(2), 135-142. [Abstract]
  • Fayet, F., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2012), Prevalence and correlates of dieting in college women: a cross sectional study. International Journal of Women's Health. 4, 405-411. [Abstract]
  • Samman, S., Foster, M., Hunter, D. (2012), The role of boron in human nutrition and metabolsim. In: Boron Science: New Technologies. (pp.73-90).United States: Taylor & Francis Inc..
  • Darnton-Hill, I., Samman, S. (2012), Diet and Diseases of Aging. In: Encyclopedia of Lifestyle Medicine and Health. (pp.338-342).United States: Sage Publications, Inc..
  • McArthur, J., Samman, S. (2012), Food intake patterns and their nutritional impact on young women living in Australia. Finland: Abo Akademi University Press, .


  • Hunter, D., Foster, M., McArthur, J., Ojha, R., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2011), Evaluation of the micronutrient composition of plant foods produced by organic and conventional agricultural methods. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 51(6), 571-582. [Abstract]
  • O'Leary, F., Flood, V., Petocz, P., Allman-Farinelli, M., Samman, S. (2011), B vitamin status, dietary intake and length of stay in a sample of elderly rehabilitation patients. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging. 15(6), 485-489. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Hancock, D., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2011), Zinc Transporter Genes Are Coordinately Expressed in Men and Women Independently of Dietary or Plasma Zinc. The Journal of nutrition. 141(6), 1195-201. [Abstract]
  • Samman, S. (2011), Challenges and opportunities in the assessment of zinc status. Nutrition & Dietetics. 68(2), 95-96.
  • Foster, M., Samman, S. (2011), Zinc and Atherosclerosis: Clinical Observations and Potential Mechanisms. In: Zinc in Human Health. (pp.347-372).Amsterdam: IOS Press.
  • Foster, M., Hunter, D., Samman, S. (2011), Evaluation of the nutritional and metabolic effects of Aloe Vera. In: Herbal Medicine: Biomolecular and Clinical Aspects, Second Edition. (pp.14).United States: CRC Press.
  • Fayet, F., Flood, V., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2011), Relative and biomarker-based validity of a food frequency questionnaire that measures the intakes of vitamin B(12), folate, iron, and zinc in young women. Nutrition Research. 31(1), 14-20. [Abstract]
  • O'Leary, F., Wai, J., Wormald, L., Ellis, J., Petocz, P., Flood, V., Samman, S. (2011), Vitamin B12 status, dietary protein intake and proton pump inhibitor use in geriatric rehabilitation subjects. Nutrition & Dietetics. 68(2), 109-114.


  • Foster, M., Samman, S. (2010), Zinc and redox signaling: perturbations associated with cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus. Antioxidants & redox signaling. 13(10), 1549-73. [Abstract]
  • Samman, S. (2010), Antioxidants and public health. Antioxidants & redox signaling. 13(10), 1513-5. [Abstract]
  • Foster, M., Petocz, P., Samman, S. (2010), Effects of zinc on plasma lipoprotein cholesterol concentrations in humans: A meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Atherosclerosis. 210(2), 344-52. [Abstract]
  • Samman, S., Herbert, J., Petocz, P., Lyons-Wall, P. (2010), Development and Validation of a Short Questionnaire for Estimating the Intake of Zinc. Biological trace element research. 134(0), 226-34. [Abstract]
  • O¬íLeary, F., Samman, S. (2010), Vitamin B12 in Health and Disease. Nutrients. 2(3), 299-316.


  • Samman, S., Koh, H., Flood, V., Blakesmith, S., Petocz, P., Lyons-Wall, P. (2009), Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Isoflavones and Serum Homocysteine in Premenopausal Women: A Pilot Study. Journal of women's health (2002). 18(11), 1813-16. [Abstract]
  • Samman, S., Kung, F., Carter, L., Foster, M., Ahmad, Z., Phuyal, J., Petocz, P. (2009), Fatty acid composition of certified organic, conventional and omega-3 eggs. Food Chemistry. 116, 911-914.