Dr. Reema  Fayez Tayyem

Dr. Reema Fayez Tayyem

Professor
The University of Jordan, Jordan


Highest Degree
Ph.D. in Clinical Nutrition from The University of Jordan, Jordan

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Biography

Professor Reema Tayyem obtained her BSc in biochemistry and MSc and PhD in Human Nutrition from University of Jordan. Professor Tayyem joined Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department in 2001 at the Hashemite University and moved to Nutrition and Food Technology Dept. at the University of Jordan in 2016. Professor Tayyem served as Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics Department chair and assistant dean at the Hashemite University for about 8 years. She got UNESCO-L Oreal Fellowship for Young Women in Life Sciences–2005. She performed her postdoc study at UCSD Cancer Center/University of California, San Diego/CA/USA. Professor Tayyem taught many courses in nutrition for undergraduate and graduate students. She got research funding from different agencies inside and outside Jordan. Her main research interest is nutrition and dietary patterns associated with chronic diseases including cancer, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases.
Professor Tayyem attended many international, regional and national conferences and workshops. She serves or has served on the Editorial Boards of many Journals. She has published more than 100 papers in peer- reviewed journals. Professor Tayyem is now the Editor in Chief for Pakistan Journal of Nutrition and The President of Jordanian Dietetics Association. Also, she registered 2 patents in nutrition field.

Area of Interest:

Biomedical Sciences
100%
Clinical Nutrition
62%
Human Nutrition
90%
Biochemistry
75%
Public Health
55%

Selected Publications

  1. Al-Ma'aitah, A. and R.F. Tayyem, 2020. Vegetarian diet: Health implications and nutrients' adequacy. Pak. J. Nutr., 19: 468-476.
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  2. Tayyem, R.F., I.M. Ahmad, I. Shehadah, K. Bani-Hani, T. Al-Jaberi and M. Al-Nusairr, 2015. Glutathione, vitamin D and antioxidant status in the blood of patients with colorectal cancer: A pilot study. Pak. J. Nutr., 14: 13-17.
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  3. Tayyem, R.F., H.A. Bawadi, I.N. Shehadah, S.S. Abu-Mweis and L.M. Agraib et al., 2015. Macro-and micronutrients consumption and the risk for colorectal cancer among Jordanians. Nutrients, 7: 1769-1786.
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  4. Takruri, H.R. and R.F. Tayyem, 2015. Selected Case Studies in Clinical Nutrtion. 3rd Edn., Dar Al-Manahej, Amman, Jordan.
  5. Qatatsheh, A., R. Tayyem, I. Al-Shami, M.A. Al-Holy and A.S. Al-Rethaia, 2015. Vitamin D deficiency among Jordanian university students and employees. Nutr. Food Sci., 45: 68-82.
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  6. Musaiger, A.O., S.S. Hammad, R.F. Tayyem and A.A. Qatatsheh, 2015. Socio-demographic and dietary factors associated with obesity among female university students in Jordan. Int. J. Adolescent Med. Health, 27: 299-305.
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  7. Hammad, S., R. Tayyem and A.O. Musaiger, 2015. Caffeine content in beverages commonly consumed in Jordan. Pak. J. Nutr., 14: 447-452.
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  8. Bawadi, H.A., D. Saeed and R.F. Tayyem, 2015. Food insecurity among children in Northern Jordan: Prevalence, socio-economic determinants and impact on school performance. Curr. Nutr. Food Sci., 11: 204-208.
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  9. Abu Mweis, S.S., R.F. Tayyem, I. Shehadah, H.A. Bawadi and L.M. Agraib et al., 2015. Food groups and the risk of colorectal cancer: Results from a Jordanian case-control study. Eur. J. Cancer Prev., 24: 313-320.
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  10. Tayyem, R.F., S.S. Abu-Mweis, H.A. Bawadi, L. Agraib and K. Bani-Hani, 2014. Validation of a food frequency questionnaire to assess macronutrient and micronutrient intake among Jordanians. J. Acad. Nutr. Diet., 114: 1046-1052.
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  11. Tayyem, R.F., R. Dajani, Y. Khader, S. Abu-Mweis, R. Fatahallah and H. Bawadi, 2014. Nutrients intakes among normal and type 2 diabetic individuals from genetically isolated populations in Jordan. Ethnicity Dis., 24: 200-206.
  12. Tayyem, R.F., I. Shehadah, S.S. Abu-Mweis, H.A. Bawadi and K.E. Bani-Hani et al., 2014. Fruit and vegetable intake among Jordanians: results from a case-control study of colorectal cancer. Cancer Control, 21: 350-360.
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  13. Tayyem, R.F., H.M. Al-Hazzaa, S.S. Abu-Mweis, H. Bawadi, S. Hammad and A.O. Musaiger, 2014. Dietary and lifestyle factors among Jordanian adolescents attending private versus public schools. Eastern Mediter. Health J., 20: 411-418.
  14. Tayyem, R.F., H.M. Al-Hazzaa, S.S. Abu-Mwe, H.A. Bawadi, A. Qatatshe and A.O. Musaiger, 2014. Association of lifestyle factors with obesity indices among adolescents in Amman, Jordan. Malaysian J. Nutr., 20: 51-62.
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  15. Bawadi, H., D. Abu-Jamous and R.F. Tayyem, 2014. Evaluation of the dietary pattern of patients with type 2 diabetes in Northern Jordan: An inconvenient truth! Int. J. Diabetes Dev. Count., 34: 134-138.
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  16. Abu-Mweis, S.S., R.F. Tayyem, H.A. Bawadi, A.O. Musaiger and H.M. Al-Hazzaa, 2014. Eating habits, physical activity and sedentary behaviors of Jordanian adolescents' residents of Amman. Medit. J. Nutr. Metab., 7: 67-74.
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  17. Tayyem, R.F., S.S. Abu-Mweis and H.A. Bawadi, 2013. Low self-efficacy lead to failure in adopting CHO-counting approach to control diabetes: Pilot study. Pak. J. Nutr., 12: 651-654.
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  18. Tayyem, R.F., I.N. Shehadeh, S.S. Abu Mweis, H.A. Bawadi and S.S. Hammad et al., 2013. Physical inactivity, water intake and constipation as risk factors for colorectal cancer among adults in Jordan. Asian Pac. J. Cancer Prev., 14: 5207-5212.
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  19. Tayyem, R.F., H. Bawadi, A.D. Banks, M. Kassab, W.M. Khriesat and F. Bayado, 2013. Association of college entrance exam with changes in some lifestyle factors among adolescents. Nutr. Food Sci., 43: 573-581.
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  20. Tayyem, R.F. and H.A. Bawadi, 2013. Handbook of Healthy Food Prepration and Storage. Dar Al-Manahej, Jordan, Amman, (In Arabic).
  21. Osaili, T., D.O. Abu Jamous, B.A. Obeidat, H.A. Bawadi, R.F. Tayyem and H.S. Subih, 2013. Food safety knowledge and practices among food workers in fast food restaurants in Jordan. Food Control, 31: 145-150.
  22. Musaiger, A.O., M. Al-Mannai, R. Tayyem, O. Al-Lalla and E.Y. Ali et al., 2013. Risk of disordered eating attitudes among adolescents in seven Arab countries by gender and obesity: A cross-cultural study. Appetite, 60: 162-167.
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  23. Musaiger, A.O., M. Al-Mannai, R. Tayyem, O. Al-Lalla and E.Y. Ali et al., 2013. Perceived barriers to healthy eating and physical activity among adolescents in seven Arab countries: A cross-cultural study. Scient. World J., Vol. 2013. 10.1155/2013/232164.
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  24. Musaiger, A.O., M. Al-Mannai and R. Tayyem, 2013. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among female adolescents in Jordan: A comparison between two international reference standards. Pak. J. Med. Sci., 29: 678-679.
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  25. Musaiger, A.O., M. Al-Mannai, R. Tayyem, O. Al-Lalla and E.Y. Ali et al., 2012. Prevalence of overweight and obesity among adolescents in seven Arab Countries: A cross-cultural study. J. Obes., 10.1155/2012/981390 23029605.
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  26. Bawadi, H.A., R.F. Tayyem, A.N. Dwairy and N. Al-Akour, 2012. Prevalence of food insecurity among women in Northern Jordan. J. Health Popul. Nutr., 30: 49-55.
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  27. Bawadi, H.A., F. Ammari, D. Abu-Jamous, Y.S. Khader, S.A. Bataineh and R.F. Tayyem, 2012. Food insecurity is related to glycemic control deterioration in patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin. Nutr., 31: 250-254.
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  28. Bawadi, H.A., A.D. Banks, F. Ammari, R.F. Tayyem and S. Jebreen, 2012. Stage of change of 6 health-related behaviors among patients with type 2 diabetes. Primary Care Diabetes, 6: 319-327.
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  29. Bawadi, H.A., Y.S. Khader, T.F. Haroun, M. Al-Omari and R.F. Tayyem, 2011. The association between periodontal disease, physical activity and healthy diet among adults in Jordan. J. Periodontal Res., 46: 74-81.
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  30. Al-Hazzaa, H.M. and A.O. Musaiger, 2011. Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS): Objectives, design, methodology and implications. Diabetes Metab. Syndr. Obesity, 4: 417-426.
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  31. Abdalla, M.Y., M. Fawzi, S.R. Al-Maloul, N. El-Banna, R.F. Tayyem and I.M. Ahmad, 2011. Increased oxidative stress and iron overload in Jordanian β-thalassemic children. Hemoglobin, 35: 67-79.
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  32. Tayyem, R.F., H.A. Bawadi, A. Shawawreh, H.M. Jad-Allah, S.A. Abu-Oleim and Y.S. Khader, 2010. Changes in food supply pattern in Jordan from 1961 to 2005. Dirasat: Agric. Sci., 37: 46-55.
  33. Tayyem, R.F., 2010. Physical activity patterns and eating habits of adolescents living in major Arab cities: The Arab Teens Lifestyle Study (ATLS). Saudi Med. J., 31: 447-448.
  34. Hamed, S.H., R. Tayyem, N. Nimer and H.S. AlKhatib, 2010. Skin-lightening practice among women living in Jordan: Prevalence, determinants and user's awareness. Int. J. Dermatol., 49: 414-420.
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  35. Bawadi, H.A., O. Al-Kuran, L.A.A. Al-Bastoni, R.F. Tayyem and A. Jaradat et al., 2010. Gestational nutrition improves outcomes of vaginal deliveries in Jordan: An epidemiologic screening. Nutr. Res., 30: 110-117.
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  36. Takruri, H.R. and R.F. Tayyem, 2009. The Guide for Dietetics in Health and Disease. Dar Al-Furqan, Amman, Jordan, (In Arabic).
  37. Takruri, H.R. and R.F. Tayyem, 2009. Selected Case Studies in Clinical Nutrtion. 2nd Edn., Dar Al-Manahej, Amman, Jordan.
  38. Khader, Y.S., H.A. Bawadi, T.F. Haroun, M. Alomari and R.F. Tayyem, 2009. The association between periodontal disease and obesity among adults in Jordan. J. Clin. Periodontol., 36: 18-24.
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  39. Bawadi, H.A., S.N. Maghaydah, R.F. Tayyem and R.F. Tayyem, 2009. The postprandial hypoglycemic activity of fenugreek seed and seeds' extract in type 2 diabetics: A pilot study. Pharm. Mag., 5: 134-138.
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  40. Bawadi, H.A., N.M. Al‐Shwaiyat, R.F. Tayyem, R. Mekary and G. Tuuri, 2009. Developing a food exchange list for Middle Eastern appetisers and desserts commonly consumed in Jordan. Nutr. Dietetics, 66: 20-26.
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  41. Bawadi, H.A., H.R. Takruri, R.F. Tayyem, N.M. Shuwayyat and S.A. Sahawneh, 2009. Exchange Lists for Commonly-Consumed Foods in Jordan and the Arab Countries. Dar Al-Shoroq, Jordan, Amman, (In Arabic).
  42. Bawadi, H., D. Abu-Jamous and R. Tayyem, 2009. Food insecurity among Jordanian type 2 diabetics: Impact on glycemic control and healthy eating. J. Nutr. Educ. Behav., 41: S48-S48.
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  43. Tayyem, R.F., M.T. Mrayyan, D.D. Heath and H.A. Bawadi, 2008. Assessment of nutritional status among ESRD patients in Jordanian hospitals. J. Renal Nutr., 18: 281-287.
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  44. Tayyem, R.F., H.A. Bawadi and M.A. Salameh, 2008. Dietary and physical activity profiles of a sample of college students in Jordan. Jordan J. Agric. Sci., 4: 52-64.
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  45. Tayyem, R.F. and M.T. Mrayyan, 2008. Assessing the prevalence of malnutrition in chronic kidney disease patients in Jordan. J. Renal Nutr., 18: 202-209.
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  46. Tayyem, R., R. Tayyem, N. Najib, J. Tamimi and M. Shihabeddin, 2008. Built-in quality systems in regulated Contract Research Organizations (CRO) conducting bioequivalence studies: A regulatory science perspective. Accreditation Quality Assurance, 13: 473-477.
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  47. Tayyem, R.F. and M.T. Mrayyan, 2007. Malnutrition and anthropometric and biochemical abnormalities in end-stage renal disease patients. Saudi Med. J., 28: 1575-1581.
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  48. Takruri, H.R. and R.F. Tayyem, 2007. Selected Case Studies in Clinical Nutrtion. 1st Edn., Dar Al-Manahej, Amman, Jordan.
  49. Tayyem, R.F., D.D. Heath, W.K. Al-Delaimy and C.L. Rock, 2006. Curcumin content of turmeric and curry powders. Nutr. Cancer, 55: 126-131.
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  50. Tayyem, R.F. and I.M. Ahmad, 2006. Prevalence of malnutrition among end-stage renal disease patients in Jordanian hospitals. Saudi Med. J., 27: 1928-1930.
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  51. Takruri, H.R., S. Tukan, R. Al-Kurd and R.F. Tayyem, 2006. Nutrition for the Nursing Secondary Class. Jordan Ministry of Education, Amman, Jordan.
  52. Tayyem, R.F., 2004. Effect of nutrition counseling on potassium, phoshophrus, hemoglobin and total protein blood levels in ESRD patients who are treated with hemodialysis in Jordan. Arabic J. Nutr. Food Sci., 11: 254-258.
  53. Tayyem, R.F., H.R. Takruri and N.A. Shroof, 2003. Oral supplementation of L-arginine in patients with severe Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Emirates J. Food Agric., 15: 29-41.
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  54. Shervington, A. and R. Al-Tayyem, 2001. Arginine. Analytical Profiles Drug Subst. Excipients, 27: 1-32.
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  55. Tayyem, R.F. and H. Takruri, 1998. Effect of addition of sodium bicarbonate on the Content of some B-vitamins in Mashrouh bread. Dirasat, 25: 49-95.
  56. Tayyem, R.F. and H.R. Takruri, 1997. Effect of inclusion of sodium bicarbonate in mashrouh bread on protein quality. Dirasat Agric. Sci., 24: 160-172.