The department would like to congratulate Ms Suriawati Abu Aziz for her Masters viva voce held on 2 April 2019. The title of her thesis is ‘Association of bone mineral content with dietary intakes among 13-year-old school going adolescents’. The study aim was to investigate the relationship between the dietary intake of calcium and vitamin D, physical activity, and bone mineral content (BMC) in 13-year-old Malaysian adolescents. The findings of the study suggest a combination of dietary intake of vitamin D and calcium is positively associated with the BMC. Paper was published in Nutrients journal; Suriawati, A.A.; Majid, H.A.; Al-Sadat, N.; Mohamed, M.N.A.; Jalaludin, M.Y. Vitamin D and Calcium Intakes, Physical Activity, and Calcaneus BMC among School-Going 13-Year Old Malaysian Adolescents. Nutrients 2016, 8, 666. (DOI:10.3390/nu8100666).
Ms Suriawati was supervised by Associate Professor Dr Hazreen Abdul Majid and Associate Professor Dr Muhammad Yazid Jalaludin from the Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya.