Prof. Salah Gariballa       
Professor & Chair
Department of Internal Medicine
Phone: 971 3 7137 659
Fax: 971 3 7672995

College of Medicine and Health Sciences

United Arab Emirates University
P.O.Box 17666, Al-Ain
United Arab Emirates
MDUniversity of Leicester, UK1998
MBBSUniversity of Khartoum, Sudan1981
Postgraduate Diplomas, Certificates, and FellowshipsYear
FRCP Royal College of Physicians (London), UK2003
CCST Specialist Training Authority, England1998
MRCP Royal College of Physicians (London), UK1990
Clinical Senior Lecturer and Consultant Physician, The University of Sheffield, England1999-2005
Clinical Lecturer, School of Medicine, the University of
Birmingham, England
Research Fellow, Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, School of Medicine, University of Leicester, England1994-1995
Clinical Registrar Rotation (TRENT and OXFORD Health Authorities, England)1991-1994
Research Interest
The role of nutrition in prevention and treatment of disease, specifically the interaction between nutritional factors, disease, ageing and clinical outcome. Nutritional supplements during acute illness and Antioxidant and ischaemic stroke as examples 
Research Funding and Excellence Committee Membership
Selected Publications
Gariballa S, Afandi B, Haltem MA, Yassin J, Alessa. A Effect of antioxidants and B-group vitamins on risk of infections in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nutrients. 2013 Mar 5;5(3):711-24. doi: 10.3390/nu5030711. 
Gariballa S, Alessa A Sarcopenia: Prevalence and prognostic significance in hospitalized patients. Clin Nutr. 2013 Jan 30. doi:pii: S0261-5614(13)00036-8.  
Gariballa S, Afandi B, Abuhaltem M, Yassin J, Habib H, Ibrahim W. Oxidative damage and inflammation in obese diabetic Emirati subjects supplemented with antioxidants and B-vitamins: a randomized placebo-controlled trail. Nutr Metab (Lond). 2013 Feb 4;10(1):21. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-10-21. 
Gariballa SE, Forster SJ, Powers HJ. Effects of Mixed Dietary Supplements on Total Plasma Homocysteine Concentrations (tHcy): A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial.Int J Vitam Nutr Res. 2012 Aug;82(4):260-6. doi: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000118. 
Adrian TE, Gariballa S, Parekh KA, Thomas SA, Saadi H, Al Kaabi J, Nagelkerke N, Gedulin B, Young AA. Rectal taurocholate increases L cell and insulin secretion, and decreases blood glucose and food intake in obese type 2 diabetic volunteers.. Diabetologia. 2012 Sep;55(9):2343-7.  
Gariballa S. Testing homocysteine-induced neurotransmitter deficiency, and depression of mood hypothesis in clinical practice. Age Ageing. 2011 Jul 18. [Epub ahead of print] 
Abdulle AM, Pathan JY, Moussa N, Gariballa S.Association between homocysteine and endothelial dysfunction markers in stroke disease.Nutritional Neuroscience. 2010 Feb;13(1):2-6.  
Gariballa S, Forster S, Powers H. Riboflavin status in acutely ill patients and response to dietary supplements. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr. 2009 Nov-Dec;33(6):656-61.  
Gariballa S, Forster S. Effects of Dietary supplements on depressive symptoms in older patients: a randomised double-blind placebo-controlled trial Clin Nutr. 2007 Oct;26(5):545-51  
Gariballa S, Forster S, Walters S, Powers H. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of nutritional supplementation during acute illness. Am J Med. 2006 Aug; 119(8):693-9 
Gariballa S, Forster S. Malnutrition is an independent predictor of 1-year mortality following acute illness. Br J Nutr. 2007; 98:332-336 
Gariballa s. Vitamin and mineral supplements for preventing infections in older people. BMJ. 2005 Aug 6; 331(7512):304-5  
Ullegaddi R, Powers HJ, Gariballa SE. B-group vitamin supplementation mitigates oxidative damage after ischaemic stroke. Clin Sci (Lond). 2004 Nov;107(5):477-84 
Gariballa S. Nutritional Factors in Prevention and Treatment of Stroke. Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford 2004, ISBN 1-4051-1120-8  
Gariballa SE, Parker SG, Taub N, Castleden M. Influence of nutritional status on clinical outcome after acute stroke. Am J Clin Nutr. 1998 Aug; 68(2):275-81 
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