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    Lee Lai Kuan

     Lee Lai Kuan   Lee Lai Kuan
      Ext: 6360
      Room no.: 217
    •  Human nutrition
    •  Nutritional biochemistry
    •  Nutrigenomic
    •  Food security
    •  Biostatistic
    •  Human clinical trial



    Staff Profile


    IUK 208 - Experimental Designs with Computer Applications

    IMK 319 - Nutrition

    EKC 500 - Science And Engineering Research Methodology




    • Omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and health benefits
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Neuropsychology
    • Food security
    • Functional foods and infertility
    • Nutrigenomic
    • Maternal health and neonatal outcomes
    • Nutrition as complementary medicine


    National (at national level)

    University (USM)





    1. Lee Lai Kuan, Leh Hui Eng, Mastura Binti Mohd Sopian, Mohamad Hafizi Bin Abu Bakar, 2021, The role of lycopene for the amelioration of glycaemic status and peripheral antioxidant capacity among the Type II Diabetes Mellitus patients: A Case-Control Study, Annals of Medicine, 53, 1059-1065.
    2. Y.N. Chow, L.K. Lee, N.A. Zakaria, K.Y. Foo, 2021, Integrated assessment of nickel electroplating industrial wastewater effluent as a renewable resource of irrigation water using a hydroponic cultivation system, Frontiers in Plant Science, 12:, 609396
    3. Y.N. Chow, L.K. Lee, K.Y. Foo, 2021, Scientific rationale of hospital discharge as a sustainable source of irrigation water: Detection, phytological assessment and toxicity verification, Process Safety and Environmental Protection, 148:, 834-845 
    4. Mohamad Hafizi Abu Bakar, Khairul Anuar Shariff, Joo Shun Tan, Lai Kuan Lee, (2020), Celastrol attenuates inflammatory responses in adipose tissues and improves skeletal muscle mitochondrial functions in high fat diet-induced obese rats via upregulation of AMPK/SIRT1 signaling pathways. European Journal of Pharmacology, 883, 173371.
    5. E.K. Seow, T.C. Tan, L.K. Lee, Easa, M. A., 2020, Effects of honey types and heating treatment on the textural, thermal, microstructural and
      chemical properties of glutinous rice flour gels. Journal of Texture Studies, Article in Press.
    6. Chow, Y.N., Lee, L.K., Zakaria, N.A., Foo, K.Y., 2020, Insight into the Chromium-Enriched Industrial Wastewater Irrigation Practice on Lablab
      purpureus. Journal of Environmental Engineering, Volume 146(8),04020077.
    7. Balachanthar, S., Lee, L.K., Sustainable emergency food aid design for the preparedness of flood disaster in malaysia: A study methodology approach,
      Disaster Advances Journal, Volume 12, Page 43-47.
    8. Seow, E.K., Gan, C.Y., Tan, T.C., L.K. Lee, Easa, A.M, 2019, Influence of honey types and heating treatment on the rheological properties of
      glutinous rice flour gels. Journal of Food Science and Technology, Volume 56, Pages 2105-2114.
    9. Balachanthar, S.,  Zakaria, N.A., Lee, L.K. 2018. Development of emergency food assistance design: a nutritionally balanced, culturally-tailored and cost-effective strategy for flood mitigation. Ecology of Food and Nutrition, 57, 314-329.
    10. Y.N. Chow, L.K. Lee, N.A. Zakaria, K.Y. Foo. 2018. Phytotoxic effects of trivalent chromium-enriched water irrigation in Vigna  unguiculata seedlings. Journal of Cleaner Production, 202, 101-108..
    11. B. Varastegani, W. Zzaman, K. V. Harivaindaran, T. A. Yang, W.N.W. Abdullah, L.K. Lee & A M. Easa. 2017.  Effect of carrier agents on chemical properties and sensory evaluation od spray-dried Nigella Sativa. CyTA-Journal of Food, 3, 448-456.
    12. L, Sidek, H. Basri, L.K. Lee, K.Y. Foo. 2016. The performance of gross pollution trap for water quality preservation: A real practical application at the Klang Valley. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57, 24733-24741.
    13. L. Sidek, H.A. Mohiyaden, L.K. Lee, K.Y. Foo. 2016. Potential of engineered biomedia for the innovative purification of contaminated river water. Desalination and Water Treatment, 57, 24210-24221.
    14. L.K. Lee, K.Y. Foo. 2014. Recent insights on the significance of transcriptomic and metabolomic analysis of male factor infertility. Clinical Biochemistry, 47, 973-982.
    15. Lee, L.K., Foo, K.Y. 2013. Recent advances on the beneficial use and health implications of Pu-Erh tea. Food Research International, 53, 619-628.
    16. Lee, L.K., Foo, K.Y. 2013. An appraisal of the therapeutic value of lycopene for the chemoprevention of prostate cancer: A nutrigenomic approach. Food Research International, 54, 1217-1228.
    17. Lai Kuan Lee, Suzana Shahar, NorFadilah Rajab, Noor Aini Mohd Yusoff, Rahman A. Jamal, Sue Mian Then. 2013. The role of long chain omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids in reducing lipid peroxidation among elderly patients with mild cognitive impairment: a case-control study. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry, 24, 803-808.
    18. Lai Kuan Lee, Suzana Shahar, Ai-Vyrn Chin and Noor Aini Mohd Yusoff. 2013. Docosahexaenoic acid-concentrated fish oil supplementation in subjects with mild cognitive impairment (MCI): a 12-month randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Psychopharmacology, 225, 605-612.
    19. Lai Kuan Lee, Suzana Shahar, Norfadilah Rajab, Cheng Leong Lim, Nur Amira Harun. 2013. Association between vitamin A, vitamin E and apolipoprotein E status with mild cognitive impairment among elderly people in low cost residential areas. Nutritional Neuroscience, 16, 6-12.
    20. Foo, K.Y., Lee, L.K., Hameed, B.H. 2013. Preparation of banana frond activated carbon by microwave induced activation for the removal of boron and total iron from landfill leachate. Chemical Engineering Journal, 223, 604-610.
    21. Foo, K.Y., Lee, L.K., Hameed, B.H. 2013. Batch adsorption of semi-aerobic landfill leachate by granular activated carbon prepared by microwave heating. Chemical Engineering Journal, 222, 259-264.
    22. Foo, K.Y., Lee, L.K., Hameed, B.H. 2013. Preparation of tamarind fruit seed activated carbon by microwave heating for the adsorptive treatment of landfill leachate: A laboratory column evaluation. Bioresource Technology, 133, 599-605.
    23. Foo, K.Y., Lee, L.K., Hameed, B.H. 2013. Preparation of activated carbon from sugarcane bagasse by microwave assisted activation for the remediation of semi-aerobic landfill leachate. Bioresource Technology, 134, 166-172.
    24. Suzana Shahar, Siti Nur’Asyura Adznam, Lai Kuan Lee, Noor Aini Mohd Yusof, Mohamad Salleh, and Noor Ibrahim Mohamed Sakian. 2013. Effectiveness of a Nutrition Education Intervention Package on Anthropometric and Biochemical Profiles among Rural Older Malays with Metabolic Syndrome. Public Health Nursing, 30, 140-149.
    25. Lee, L.K., Shahar, S., Yusoff, N.A.M., Chin, A.V. 2013. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire in assessing the omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids intake for Malays and Chinese elderly in Malaysia. Sains Malaysiana, 42(11): 1625-1632.
    26. Lai Kuan Lee, Suzana Shahar, Ai-Vyrn Chin, Noor Aini Mohd Yusoff, NorFadilah Rajab, Safiyyah Abdul Aziz. 2012. Prevalence of gender disparities and predictors affecting the occurrence of mild cognitive impairment (MCI). Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 54, 185-191.
    27. Lai Kuan Lee, Suzana Shahar, Ai-Vyrn Chin. 2012. Predicting the comorbidity, nutritional status and neuropsychological performance among depressive and non-depressive geriatric community: a comparative study. International Journal of Gerontology, 6, 278-284.
    28. Suzana Shahar, Junaidah Hassan, Vatana V. Sundar, Ai Yun Wenty Kong, Sook Ping Chin, Samsul Anuar Ahmad, Lai Kuan Lee. 2011. Determinants of depression and insomnia among institutionalized elderly people in Malaysia. Asian Journal of Psychiatry, 4, 188-195.
    29. Wong, S.H., Rajikan, R., Das, S., Yusoff, N.A.M., Lee, L.K., Aziz, S.A., Sakian, N.I.M., Shahar, S. 2010. Antioxidant intake and mild cognitive impairment among elderly people in Klang Valley: A pilot study. Sains Malaysiana, 39(4): 689-696.
    30. Lai Kuan Lee, Suzana Shahar, NorFadilah Rajab. 2009. Serum folate concentration, cognitive impairment and DNA damage among elderly individuals in Malaysia. Nutrition Research, 29, 327-334.




    • Publication 1
    • Publication 2
    • Publication 3


     A. Academic Award
    1. Sanggar Sanjung Award For Excellent Achievement in Category of Journal Publication 
    2. Award 2  
    3. Award 3   

    B. USM Excellent Award
    2. Award 2  
    3. Award 3


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