Department of Physiology

Faculty of Medicine

Clinical Nutrition Laboratory


The Nutrition Laboratory at the department primarily functions as a research and clinical laboratory since its inception in 2012, and is headed by Prof. N. Sudheera Kalupahana, Professor in Human Nutrition.

Our research:
Our current research focuses on:

  • Obesity and metabolic syndrome
  • Lifestyle modification
  • Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
  • Endocrine function of adipose tissue
  • Renin angiotensin system
  • Omega-3 fatty acids

Our collaborators:
Department of Nutritional Sciences, Texas Tech University, USA https://www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/ns/research/nior/members.php

Clinical Services:

We provide comprehensive nutrition services for patients of all ages, free of charge. These include screening for nutritional status, assessment, nutrition interventions in the form of medical nutrition therapy and counseling. The patients are seen by prior appointments, upon referral by a medical specialist.
We are open on Tuesday mornings 9am - 12noon.

Educational videos:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5DXSCXg2g4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJpF171svXI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJHCZlfDQfE


Useful websites:

https://www.choosemyplate.gov/
http://www.heart.org/HEARTORG/HealthyLiving/HealthyEating/Healthy-Eating_UCM_001188_SubHomePage.jsp
http://slmna.lk/wp/