Dr Vasant Hirani

Senior Lecturer in Dietetics
School of Life and Environmental Sciences

D17 - Charles Perkins Centre
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 8627 4871

Website Level 4 East, Room 81 - D17 Charles Perkins Centre

Biographical details

Vasant Hirani is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Sydney. She is a qualified Dietitian,APD, Nutritional Epidemiologist and Public Health Nutritionist, with a PhD in Nutritional Epidemiology. Her research interests are in the area of Ageing research.

Research interests

Primary research interests are focused on vitamin D epidemiology and the impact of vitamin D status on healthy ageing. Other research interests are in the field of population health and nutrition, including obesity, chronic disease, anthropometry such as demi-span, and mental health.

Current projects:

1.Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project

2.National Institutes on Aging,USA.Data Pooling project on Sarcopenia and functional measures.

3.Population -level relevance of risk factors for cancer in Australia:Cohort Consortium.UNSW Centre for Big Data Research in Health

4.Project evaluation for Heart Foundation,NSW Cessnock Healthier Oils Program

Teaching and supervision

Vasant is course co-ordinator and Senior Lecturer of Methods in Nutrition research and Community and Public Health Nutrition on the Masters in Nutrition and Dietetics at Charles Perkins Centre.

The current PhD students for whom she is a primary supervisor:

1.Project investigating nutrition and oral health among older men using data from the Concord health and Ageing in men study.

2.Project investigating micronutrient status and its effects on physical activity, muscle strength,health related quality of life,frailty and mortality among older men living in the community:The Concord Health and Ageing in Men study.

Themes

Food and nutrition; Human health

Selected grants

2016

  • Neuroinflammation in the Peripheral and Central Nervous System: Epidemiological Factors, Vitamin D Status and Functional Relevance; Park S, Taylor B, Mason R, Yiannikas C, Hirani V; Brain Foundation of Australia/Research Grants.

2014

  • Study of the relationship of oral health and oral health service utilisation to the general health of older Australian men; Cumming R, Wright F, Hirani V, Naganathan V, Blyth F, Harford J; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

Selected publications & creative works

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Journals

  • Waern, R., Hirani, V., Senior, A., Gosby, A., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Kendig, H., Seibel, M., Simpson, S., Stanaway, F., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D. (2017). Diet quality and its implications on the cardio-metabolic, physical and general health of older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 118, 130-143. [More Information]
  • Hebden, L., O'Leary, F., Rangan, A., Lie, E., Hirani, V., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). Fruit Consumption and Adiposity Status in Adults: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57, 2526-2540. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2017). Longitudinal associations between body composition, sarcopenic obesity and outcomes of frailty, disability, institutionalisation and mortality in community-dwelling older men: The Concord Health and Ageing in men project. Age and Ageing, 46(3), 413-420. [More Information]
  • Wright, F., Chu, S., Milledge, K., Valdez, E., Law, G., Hsu, B., Naganathan, V., Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Cumming, R., et al (2017). Oral health of community-dwelling older Australian men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). Australian Dental Journal, In Press, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Held, F., Le Couteur, D., Blyth, F., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R., Allore, H., Gnjidic, D. (2017). Polypharmacy in older adults: Association Rule and Frequent-Set Analysis to evaluate concomitant medication use. Pharmacological Research, 116, 39-44. [More Information]
  • Scott, D., Seibel, M., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Hirani, V. (2017). Sarcopenic Obesity and Its Temporal Associations With Changes in Bone Mineral Density, Incident Falls, and Fractures in Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32(3), 575-583. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2017). Sexual Function and Mortality in Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(4), 520-527. [More Information]
  • Razi, S., Cogger, V., Kennerson, M., Benson, V., McMahon, A., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., et al (2017). SIRT1 Polymorphisms and Serum-Induced SIRT1 Protein Expression in Aging and Frailty: The CHAMP Study. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(7), 870-876. [More Information]
  • Arriaga, M., Vajdic, C., Canfell, K., Macinnis, R., Hull, P., Magliano, D., Banks, E., Giles, G., Cumming, R., Byles, J., Hirani, V., Mitchell, P., et al (2017). The burden of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors: The Australian cancer-PAF cohort consortium. BMJ Open, 7(6), 1-14. [More Information]
  • de Oliveira, C., Biddulph, J., Hirani, V., Schneider, I. (2017). Vitamin D and inflammatory markers: Cross-sectional analyses using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Journal of Nutritional Science, 6, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Bruyere, O., Beaudart, C., Reginster, J., Buckinx, F., Schoene, D., Hirani, V., Cooper, C., Kanis, J., Rizzoli, R., McCloskey, E., et al (2016). Assessment of muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance in clinical practice: An international survey. European Geriatric Medicine, 7(3), 243-246. [More Information]
  • Held, F., Blyth, F., Gnjidic, D., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Rollo, J., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D. (2016). Association Rules Analysis of Comorbidity and Multimorbidity: The Concord Health and Aging in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(5), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Hsu, B., Cumming, R. (2016). Low Hemoglobin Concentrations Are Associated With Sarcopenia, Physical Performance, and Disability in Older Australian Men in Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Analysis: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(12), 1667-1675. [More Information]
  • Scott, D., Hirani, V. (2016). Sarcopenic obesity. European Geriatric Medicine, 7(3), 214-219. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Hirani, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D. (2016). Temporal Changes in Androgens and Estrogens are associated with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in Older Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 10(5), 2201-2210. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Cumming, R., Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D. (2016). Temporal Trend in Androgen Status and Androgen-Sensitive Outcomes in Older Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(4), 1836-1846. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2015). Active vitamin D (1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D) is associated with chronic pain in older Australian men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 70(3), 387-395. [More Information]
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S., Kendig, H., Hirani, V. (2015). Adequacy of nutritional intake among older men living in Sydney, Australia: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 114(5), 812-821. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Kelly, P., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2015). Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations Between Anemia and Frailty in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Aging in Men Project. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(7), 614-620. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M. (2015). Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between the active vitamin D metabolite (1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D) and haemoglobin levels in older Australian men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age, 37(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Travison, T., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Hirani, V. (2015). Relative validity of a diet history questionnaire against a four-day weighed food record among older men in Australia: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 19(6), 603-610. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2015). Sarcopenia Is Associated With Incident Disability, Institutionalization, and Mortality in Community-Dwelling Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(7), 607-613. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2014). Associations Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations and Multiple Health Conditions, Physical Performance Measures, Disability, and All-Cause Mortality: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(3), 417-425. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2014). Low Levels of 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Active 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Independently Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(9), 1741-1747. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Gnjidic, D., Stanaway, F., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2014). Multiple, but not traditional risk factors predict mortality in older people: the concord health and ageing in men project. Age, 36(6), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Associations Between Frailty and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(9), 1112-1121. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2013). Associations Between Vitamin D and Self-Reported Respiratory Disease in Older People from a Nationally Representative Population Survey. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6), 969-973. [More Information]
  • Mindell, J., Moody, A., Ali, A., Hirani, V. (2013). Using longitudinal data from the Health Survey for England to resolve discrepancies in thresholds for haemoglobin in older adults. British Journal of Haematology, 160(3), 368-376. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Vitamin D Status Among Older Community Dwelling Men Living In A Sunny Country And Associations With Lifestyle Factors: The Concord Health And Ageing In Men Project, Sydney, Australia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 17(7), 587-593. [More Information]
  • Mindell, J., Biddulph, J., Hirani, V., Stamatakis, E., Craig, R., Nunn, S., Shelton, N. (2012). Cohort Profile: The Health Survey for England. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41(6), 1585-1593. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Aresu, M. (2012). Development of new demi-span equations from a nationally representative sample of older people to estimate adult height. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(3), 550-554. [More Information]
  • Stewart, R., Hirani, V. (2012). Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms, Anemia, and Iron Status in Older Residents From a National Survey Population. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(2), 208-213. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2012). Vitamin D status and pain: analysis from the Health Survey for England among English adults aged 65 years and over. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(7), 1080-1084. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2011). Generalised and abdominal adiposity are important risk factors for chronic disease in older people: Results from a nationally representative survey. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 15(6), 469-478. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2011). Relationship between vitamin D and hyperglycemia in older people from a nationally representative population survey. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(10), 1786-1792. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, M., Aitsi-Selmi, A., Banati, D., Frewer, L., Hirani, V., Lobstein, T., McKenna, B., Mulla, Z., Rabozzi, G., Sfetcu, R., et al (2011). Research for food and health in Europe: themes, needs and proposals. Health Research Policy and Systems, 9, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Tabassum, F., Aresu, M., Mindell, J. (2010). Development of new demi-span equations from a nationally representative sample of adults to estimate maximal adult height. The Journal of Nutrition, 140(8), 1475-1480. [More Information]
  • Stewart, R., Hirani, V. (2010). General health status and vascular disorders as correlates of late-life depressive symptoms in a national survey sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(5), 483-488. [More Information]
  • Stewart, R., Hirani, V. (2010). Relationship between vitamin D levels and depressive symptoms in older residents from a national survey population. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(7), 608-612. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Tull, K., Ali, A., Mindell, J. (2010). Urgent action needed to improve vitamin D status among older people in England!. Age and Ageing, 39(1), 62-68. [More Information]
  • Tull, K., Hirani, V., Ali, A., Chua, E., Mindell, J. (2009). Impact of different diagnostic thresholds and the anaemia–ferritin–transferrin receptor model on the prevalence of anaemia and impaired iron status in older people. Age and Ageing, 38(5), 609-613. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Hirani, V., Rennie, K. (2009). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviours in relation to body mass index-defined and waist circumference-defined obesity. British Journal of Nutrition, 101(5), 765-773. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Mosdol, A., Mishra, G. (2009). Predictors of 25-hydroxyvitamin D status among adults in two British national surveys. British Journal of Nutrition, 101(5), 760-764. [More Information]

Reference Works

  • Hirani, V. (2015). Nutrition in Pregnancy. In M.Z. Stange, C.K. Oyster, J.E. Sloan (Eds.), The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Sage Publications.

Research Reports

  • Hirani, V. (2011). Health Survey for England 2010: Volume 1: Respiratory health | Chapter 10: Adult anthropometric measures, overweight and obesity, (pp. 1 - 26). Leeds, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Craig, R., Hirani, V. (2010). Health Survey for England 2009, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Aresu, M., Hirani, V., Mindell, J. (2010). Physical measurements, London, United Kingdom: Deparment of Health and Food Standards Agency.
  • Hirani, V. (2009). Chapter 5: BMI, overweight, and obesity, Leeds, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Craig, R., Mindell, J., Hirani, V. (2009). Health Survey for England 2008: Physical Activity and Fitness, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.

2017

  • Waern, R., Hirani, V., Senior, A., Gosby, A., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Kendig, H., Seibel, M., Simpson, S., Stanaway, F., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D. (2017). Diet quality and its implications on the cardio-metabolic, physical and general health of older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 118, 130-143. [More Information]
  • Hebden, L., O'Leary, F., Rangan, A., Lie, E., Hirani, V., Allman-Farinelli, M. (2017). Fruit Consumption and Adiposity Status in Adults: A Systematic Review of Current Evidence. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 57, 2526-2540. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2017). Longitudinal associations between body composition, sarcopenic obesity and outcomes of frailty, disability, institutionalisation and mortality in community-dwelling older men: The Concord Health and Ageing in men project. Age and Ageing, 46(3), 413-420. [More Information]
  • Wright, F., Chu, S., Milledge, K., Valdez, E., Law, G., Hsu, B., Naganathan, V., Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Cumming, R., et al (2017). Oral health of community-dwelling older Australian men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). Australian Dental Journal, In Press, 1-11. [More Information]
  • Held, F., Le Couteur, D., Blyth, F., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R., Allore, H., Gnjidic, D. (2017). Polypharmacy in older adults: Association Rule and Frequent-Set Analysis to evaluate concomitant medication use. Pharmacological Research, 116, 39-44. [More Information]
  • Scott, D., Seibel, M., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Hirani, V. (2017). Sarcopenic Obesity and Its Temporal Associations With Changes in Bone Mineral Density, Incident Falls, and Fractures in Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32(3), 575-583. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2017). Sexual Function and Mortality in Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(4), 520-527. [More Information]
  • Razi, S., Cogger, V., Kennerson, M., Benson, V., McMahon, A., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., et al (2017). SIRT1 Polymorphisms and Serum-Induced SIRT1 Protein Expression in Aging and Frailty: The CHAMP Study. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 72(7), 870-876. [More Information]
  • Arriaga, M., Vajdic, C., Canfell, K., Macinnis, R., Hull, P., Magliano, D., Banks, E., Giles, G., Cumming, R., Byles, J., Hirani, V., Mitchell, P., et al (2017). The burden of cancer attributable to modifiable risk factors: The Australian cancer-PAF cohort consortium. BMJ Open, 7(6), 1-14. [More Information]
  • de Oliveira, C., Biddulph, J., Hirani, V., Schneider, I. (2017). Vitamin D and inflammatory markers: Cross-sectional analyses using data from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA). Journal of Nutritional Science, 6, 1-6. [More Information]

2016

  • Bruyere, O., Beaudart, C., Reginster, J., Buckinx, F., Schoene, D., Hirani, V., Cooper, C., Kanis, J., Rizzoli, R., McCloskey, E., et al (2016). Assessment of muscle mass, muscle strength and physical performance in clinical practice: An international survey. European Geriatric Medicine, 7(3), 243-246. [More Information]
  • Held, F., Blyth, F., Gnjidic, D., Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Rollo, J., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D. (2016). Association Rules Analysis of Comorbidity and Multimorbidity: The Concord Health and Aging in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(5), 625-631. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Hsu, B., Cumming, R. (2016). Low Hemoglobin Concentrations Are Associated With Sarcopenia, Physical Performance, and Disability in Older Australian Men in Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Analysis: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71(12), 1667-1675. [More Information]
  • Scott, D., Hirani, V. (2016). Sarcopenic obesity. European Geriatric Medicine, 7(3), 214-219. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Hirani, V., Waite, L., Seibel, M., Handelsman, D. (2016). Temporal Changes in Androgens and Estrogens are associated with All-Cause and Cause-Specific Mortality in Older Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 10(5), 2201-2210. [More Information]
  • Hsu, B., Cumming, R., Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D. (2016). Temporal Trend in Androgen Status and Androgen-Sensitive Outcomes in Older Men. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 101(4), 1836-1846. [More Information]

2015

  • Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2015). Active vitamin D (1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D) is associated with chronic pain in older Australian men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 70(3), 387-395. [More Information]
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Le Couteur, D., Simpson, S., Kendig, H., Hirani, V. (2015). Adequacy of nutritional intake among older men living in Sydney, Australia: Findings from the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). British Journal of Nutrition, 114(5), 812-821. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Kelly, P., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2015). Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Associations Between Anemia and Frailty in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Aging in Men Project. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(7), 614-620. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Seibel, M. (2015). Cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between the active vitamin D metabolite (1,25 dihydroxyvitamin D) and haemoglobin levels in older Australian men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age, 37(1), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2015). Nutrition in Pregnancy. In M.Z. Stange, C.K. Oyster, J.E. Sloan (Eds.), The Multimedia Encyclopedia of Women in Today's World. Sage Publications.
  • Waern, R., Cumming, R., Travison, T., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Allman-Farinelli, M., Hirani, V. (2015). Relative validity of a diet history questionnaire against a four-day weighed food record among older men in Australia: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project (CHAMP). The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 19(6), 603-610. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2015). Sarcopenia Is Associated With Incident Disability, Institutionalization, and Mortality in Community-Dwelling Older Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(7), 607-613. [More Information]

2014

  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2014). Associations Between Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations and Multiple Health Conditions, Physical Performance Measures, Disability, and All-Cause Mortality: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(3), 417-425. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Le Couteur, D., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2014). Low Levels of 25-Hydroxy Vitamin D and Active 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Independently Associated with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62(9), 1741-1747. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Gnjidic, D., Stanaway, F., Seibel, M., Waite, L., Handelsman, D., Cumming, R. (2014). Multiple, but not traditional risk factors predict mortality in older people: the concord health and ageing in men project. Age, 36(6), 1-15. [More Information]

2013

  • Hirani, V., Naganathan, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Associations Between Frailty and Serum 25-Hydroxyvitamin D and 1,25-Dihydroxyvitamin D Concentrations in Older Australian Men: The Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(9), 1112-1121. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2013). Associations Between Vitamin D and Self-Reported Respiratory Disease in Older People from a Nationally Representative Population Survey. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61(6), 969-973. [More Information]
  • Mindell, J., Moody, A., Ali, A., Hirani, V. (2013). Using longitudinal data from the Health Survey for England to resolve discrepancies in thresholds for haemoglobin in older adults. British Journal of Haematology, 160(3), 368-376. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Cumming, R., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Seibel, M. (2013). Vitamin D Status Among Older Community Dwelling Men Living In A Sunny Country And Associations With Lifestyle Factors: The Concord Health And Ageing In Men Project, Sydney, Australia. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 17(7), 587-593. [More Information]

2012

  • Mindell, J., Biddulph, J., Hirani, V., Stamatakis, E., Craig, R., Nunn, S., Shelton, N. (2012). Cohort Profile: The Health Survey for England. International Journal of Epidemiology, 41(6), 1585-1593. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Aresu, M. (2012). Development of new demi-span equations from a nationally representative sample of older people to estimate adult height. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(3), 550-554. [More Information]
  • Stewart, R., Hirani, V. (2012). Relationship Between Depressive Symptoms, Anemia, and Iron Status in Older Residents From a National Survey Population. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(2), 208-213. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2012). Vitamin D status and pain: analysis from the Health Survey for England among English adults aged 65 years and over. British Journal of Nutrition, 107(7), 1080-1084. [More Information]

2011

  • Hirani, V. (2011). Generalised and abdominal adiposity are important risk factors for chronic disease in older people: Results from a nationally representative survey. The Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 15(6), 469-478. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V. (2011). Health Survey for England 2010: Volume 1: Respiratory health | Chapter 10: Adult anthropometric measures, overweight and obesity, (pp. 1 - 26). Leeds, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Hirani, V. (2011). Relationship between vitamin D and hyperglycemia in older people from a nationally representative population survey. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 59(10), 1786-1792. [More Information]
  • McCarthy, M., Aitsi-Selmi, A., Banati, D., Frewer, L., Hirani, V., Lobstein, T., McKenna, B., Mulla, Z., Rabozzi, G., Sfetcu, R., et al (2011). Research for food and health in Europe: themes, needs and proposals. Health Research Policy and Systems, 9, 1-13. [More Information]

2010

  • Hirani, V., Tabassum, F., Aresu, M., Mindell, J. (2010). Development of new demi-span equations from a nationally representative sample of adults to estimate maximal adult height. The Journal of Nutrition, 140(8), 1475-1480. [More Information]
  • Stewart, R., Hirani, V. (2010). General health status and vascular disorders as correlates of late-life depressive symptoms in a national survey sample. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 25(5), 483-488. [More Information]
  • Craig, R., Hirani, V. (2010). Health Survey for England 2009, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Aresu, M., Hirani, V., Mindell, J. (2010). Physical measurements, London, United Kingdom: Deparment of Health and Food Standards Agency.
  • Stewart, R., Hirani, V. (2010). Relationship between vitamin D levels and depressive symptoms in older residents from a national survey population. Psychosomatic Medicine, 72(7), 608-612. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Tull, K., Ali, A., Mindell, J. (2010). Urgent action needed to improve vitamin D status among older people in England!. Age and Ageing, 39(1), 62-68. [More Information]

2009

  • Hirani, V. (2009). Chapter 5: BMI, overweight, and obesity, Leeds, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Craig, R., Mindell, J., Hirani, V. (2009). Health Survey for England 2008: Physical Activity and Fitness, United Kingdom: The NHS Information Centre.
  • Tull, K., Hirani, V., Ali, A., Chua, E., Mindell, J. (2009). Impact of different diagnostic thresholds and the anaemia–ferritin–transferrin receptor model on the prevalence of anaemia and impaired iron status in older people. Age and Ageing, 38(5), 609-613. [More Information]
  • Stamatakis, E., Hirani, V., Rennie, K. (2009). Moderate-to-vigorous physical activity and sedentary behaviours in relation to body mass index-defined and waist circumference-defined obesity. British Journal of Nutrition, 101(5), 765-773. [More Information]
  • Hirani, V., Mosdol, A., Mishra, G. (2009). Predictors of 25-hydroxyvitamin D status among adults in two British national surveys. British Journal of Nutrition, 101(5), 760-764. [More Information]

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