Sumanto Haldar

Senior Research Fellow, Clinical Nutrition Research Centre

Sumanto is a Senior Research Fellow at the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre within the Singapore Institute for Clinical Sciences at A*STAR, Singapore. His principle research interests include the investigation of food-based components to alleviate the risk of chronic diseases, including metabolic diseases such as type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. He has extensive experience in dietary intervention trials, that look at both short and longer term biochemical, physiological and metabolic responses associated with several chronic diseases. He has a particular interest in dietary plant bioactives (e.g., polyphenols) and exploring inter-individual variability in responses. While his initial research training was undertaken in the UK, after moving to Singapore he has been working on several projects exploring the Asian phenotype and its response to the Asian diet.

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Food for thought: How functional ingredients can help tackle metabolic disorders

Increasing attention is being paid to the potential of functional ingredients – especially those native to Asia – to help tackle a wide range of metabolic disorders. In this talk, Sumanto  discusses the latest research work being undertaken at the Clinical Nutrition Research Centre, Agency for Science Technology and Research (A*STAR) in Singapore, as well as other research across Asia, with particular relevance to an ageing population. He’ll reveal:

  • The relevance and characteristics of age related non-communicable chronic diseases in Asia
  • The most promising functional ingredients within the Asian diet for promoting healthy ageing and vitality
  • How to implement a healthy dietary regime among an ageing population in Asia