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Muhammad Aliyu

Muhammad Aliyu

About Research


Muhammad graduated from Ahmadu Bello University with a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree (B.Pharm). Afterwards, Muhammad completed an MSc in Public Health at the University of Sunderland in London, graduating with a Distinction.

He has various experience in community and hospital pharmacy practice and currently works with the British Red Cross Destitution Centre.

Muhammad’s research interest are health inequalities, prevention and management of chronic diseases, adverse drug reactions, and herbal medicines.


Research profile

PhD Title: The experience of Weight Cycling South Asians with Type-2 Diabetes in London.

Muhammad’s PhD focus on exploring the experience of weight cycling South Asians with type 2 diabetes. Evidence reveals that 80% of treated obese patients regain weight to baseline within five years of follow-up. Weight cycling may have a more detrimental effect than weight maintenance. Studies indicate weight cycling increased the risk of developing type 2 diabetes and coronary artery disease by 10%. He is currently carrying out mixed-method research to explore the experience of this ethnic minority group. The result of his study is aimed at improving the management of obesity and type 2 diabetes.


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