Oklahoma State University
Nutritional Sciences
Arpita  Basu

Arpita Basu

Associate Professor

416 Human Sciences
Stillwater OK 74078
Phone: 405-744-4437
Fax: 405-744-1357

  • Profile
  • Publications
  • Research

Educational Background:

Degree Institution Area of Study
Post-doc UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento, CA Clinical Nutrition & Medical Pathology
Ph.D. Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX Nutrition
M.S. University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India Food & Nutrition
B.S. University of Calcutta, West Bengal, India Food & Nutrition

Courses Taught:

Principles of Human Nutrition (Honors Discussion) NSCI  2114
Food and Human Environment NSCI  3543
Critical Issues in Nutrition & Health Care NSCI  4643
Phytochemicals in risk reduction of chronic disease NSCI  6033


  • Editorial Board member (2012-2016)- Journal of Nutrition (ASN)
  • Faculty Reader- The Honors College
  • Graduate faculty committee member

Awards & Recognition:

  • Best Poster Award (1st Prize) (2013)- American College of Nutrition, 54th Annual Meeting, Controversies in Nutrition, San Diego, CA, 2013
  • Best poster award (2008) American College of Nutrition, Arlington, Virginia: Green tea study.
  • Best poster award (2006)- American Society for Nutrition (ASN) Diet and Cancer RIS, Experimental Biology, San Francisco, 2006
  • Best poster award (2005)- American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS) Nutrient-Gene RIS, Experimental Biology, San Diego, 2005
  • Best poster award (2005)- American Society for Nutritional Sciences (ASNS) Vitamin and Mineral RIS, Experimental Biology, San Diego, 2005
  • Chancellor’s Student Research Scholar Award- 2005, Texas Womans’ University, Denton, TX, USA
  • TWU Graduate Student Scholarship, Texas Woman’s University, 2001-2004

Professional Memberships:

  • American Society for Nutrition

Research Statement:

My research interests focus on the effects of functional foods and beverages in cardiovascular health and disease in humans. My research activities primarily involve feeding studies on at-risk individuals to determine optimal dose, duration and specific cardiovascular outcomes. I am also interested in correlational studies assessing dietary intakes and/or blood markers of these functional foods and beverages and risks or onset of cardiovascular disease.

Research Areas:

  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Nutrition education
  • Weight loss diets
  • Effects of flavonoid supplementation on inflammation & oxidative stress
  • Dietary bioactive compounds- Green tea and berry flavonoid supplementation in Diabetes & Cardiovascular disease


  • Pre-Eclampsia: Factors Conferring Risk and Protection in Minority Women with Dysglycemia.National Institutes of Health (NIH); NIMHD Exploratory Centers of Excellence (P20), American Indian Diabetes Prevention Center, College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center 2012-2017 - Co-PI; PI-Timothy Lyons/Neil Henderson, OUHSC
  • Arpita Basu (PI), Timothy Lyons, Chris Aston, Misti Leyva, Nancy Betts. California Strawberry Commission 2010-2011 (ongoing) Chronic effects of freeze-dried strawberry beverage on cardiovascular risk factors in subjects with abdominal adiposity and dyslipidemia.
  • Arpita Basu (PI), Timothy Lyons, Nancy Betts. Cranberry Institute and Wisconsin Cranberry Board, Inc. 2008-2010 (ongoing) Cranberry Flavonoid consumption and biomarkers of lipid peroxidation and inflammation in subjects with Metabolic Syndrome (MeS).
  • Arpita Basu (PI), Timothy Lyons, Chris Aston, Misti Leyva. US Highbush Blueberry Council 2007-2009 (completed) Chronic effects of freeze-dried whole blueberry drink consumption on biomarkers of lipid peroxidation and inflammation in subjects with Metabolic Syndrome (MeS).


  • Basu, A., Jenkins AJ, Zhang Y, Stoner JA, Klein RL, Lopes-Virella MF, Garvey WT, & Lyons TJ; DCCT/EDIC Research Group (2016). Nuclear magnetic resonance-determined lipoprotein subclasses and carotid intima-media thickness in type 1 diabetes. Atherosclerosis, 244:93-100. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.10.106. Epub 2015 Oct 31. PubMed PMID: 26600440.
  • Basu, A., Betts, N.M., & Leyva MJ, Fu D, Aston CE, Lyons TJ. (2015). Acute Cocoa Supplementation Increases Postprandial HDL Cholesterol and Insulin in Obese Adults with Type 2 Diabetes after Consumption of a High-Fat Breakfast. Journal of Nutrition, pii: jn215772. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26338890.
  • Basu, A., Jenkins AJ,, Stoner JA, Thorpe SR,, Klein RL, Lopes-Virella MF, Garvey WT, Lyons TJ, & The DCCT/EDIC Research Group (2014). Plasma Homocysteine and Carotid Intima-Media Thickness in Type 1 Diabetes: A Prospective Study. Atherosclerosis, doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2014.07.001.
  • Basu, A., Lucas, E.A., Chen J, & Lyons TJ (2013). Protective Effects of Green Tea in Metabolic Syndrome. Tea in Health and Disease Prevention, (Editor: Victor Preedy). Academic Press; Copyright 2013 Elsevier Inc. (ISBN: 9780123849373)
  • Basu, A., Lorentzen, B., Clausen, T., Garg, S. K., Memard, K. M., Hammad, S. M., Scardo, J. A., Stanley, J. R. , Dashti, A., Aston, C. E., Lyons, T. J., Alaupovic, P., Wu, M., Jenkins, A. J., Yu, Y., & Nankervis, A. J., Hanssen, K. F., Scholz, H., Henriksen, T. (2012). Plasma lipoproteins and preeclampsia in women with type 1 diabetes: a prospective study. J Clin Endocrinol Metab, 97(5), 1752-1762.
  • Lyons, T. J. & Basu, A.   (2012). Biomarkers in diabetes: hemoglobin A1c, vascular and tissue markers. Translational Research, 159(9), 303-312.
  • Yu, Y., Lorentzen, B., Garg, S. K., Menard, M. K., Hammad, S. M., Scardo, J. A., Stanley, J. R., Wu, M., Basu, A., Aston, C. E., Lyons, T. J., Hanssen, K. F., Kalyanaraman, V., Chirindel, A., Jenkins, A. J., & Nankervis, A. J., Torjesen, P. A., Scholz, H., Henriksen, T. (2012). Reduced soluble receptor for advanced glycation end-products (sRAGE) scavenger capacity precedes pre-eclampsia in Type 1 diabetes. Br. J. Obs. Gyn, 119(12), 1512-1520.
  • Azar, M.#, Basu, A. #, Jenkins, A. J., Nankervis AJ, Hanssen KF, Scholz H, Henriksen T, Garg SK, Hammad SM, Scardo JA, Aston CE, & Lyons TJ (2011). Serum carotenoids and fat-soluble vitamins in women with type 1 diabetes and preeclampsia: a longitudinal study. Diabetes Care. *contributed equally, 34(6), 1258-1264.
  • Basu, A., Du, M., Leyva, M. J., Sanchez, K., Betts, N.M., Wu, M., Aston, C. E., & Lyons, T. J. (2010). Blueberries decrease cardiovascular risk factors in obese men and women with metabolic syndrome. The Journal of Nutrition, 140(9), 1582-1587.
  • Basu, A., Du, M., Sanchez, K., Leyva, M.J., Betts, N.M., Blevins, S., Wu, M., Aston, C.E., & Lyons, T.J. (2010). Green Tea minimally affects Biomarkers of Inflammation in Obese Subjects with Metabolic Syndrome. Nutrition, (in press).
  • Basu, A., Fu, D. X., Wilkinson, M., Simmons, B., Wu, M., Betts, N.M., Du, M., & Lyons, T. J. (2010). Strawberries decrease atherosclerotic markers in subjects with metabolic syndrome. Nutrition Research, 30(7), 462-469.
  • Basu, A., Rhone, M., & Lyons, T.J. (2010). Berries: Emerging Impact on Cardiovascular Health. Nutrition Reviews, (in press).
  • Basu, A., Sanchez, K., Betts, N.M., Leyva, M.J., Wu, M., Aston, C.E., & Lyons, T.J. (2010). Green tea supplementation affects body weight, lipids, and lipid peroxidation in obese subjects with metabolic syndrome. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, (in press).
  • Basu, A. & Penugonda, K.   (2009). Pomegranate Juice: the heart healthy juice. Nutrition Reviews, 67:49-56.
  • Basu, A., Wilkinson, M., Penugonda, K., Simmons, B., Betts, N. M., & Lyons, T. J. (2009). Freeze-dried strawberry powder improves lipid profile and lipid peroxidation in women with metabolic syndrome: baseline and post intervention effects. Nutrition Journal, 8:43. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Devaraj, S., Mathur, S., Basu, A., Aung, H. H., Vasu, V.T., Meyers, S., & Jialal, I. (2008). A dose-response study on the effects of purified lycopene supplementation on biomarkers of oxidative stress. Journal of American College of Nutrition, 27:267-73.
  • Rhone, M. & Basu, A.   (2008). Phytochemicals and age-related eye diseases. Nutrition Reviews, 66: 465-72.
  • Basu, A., Bennett, M., Mills, N., & Imrhan, V. (2007). Gene expressions in human prostate LNCaP xenografts: effects of alpha-tocopheryl succinate (α-TOS) and dietary soybean oil. Current Topics in Nutraceutical Research, 5:35-42.
  • Basu, A. & Lucas E. A.   (2007). Mechanisms and effects of green tea on cardiovascular health. Nutrition Reviews, 65: 361-75.
  • Basu, A. & Devaraj, S.   (2006). Plant Sterols, Stanols and Cardiovascular Disease. The Fats of Life, Lipoproteins and Vascular Diseases Division, AACC. Winter 2006, Vol XX: 13-16. Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science..
  • Basu, A., Devaraj, S., & Jialal, I. (2006). Dietary factors that promote or retard inflammation. Arterioscler. Thromb. Vasc. Biol. 26:995-1001. Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science..
  • Basu, A., Grossie, B., Bennett, M., Mills, N., & Imrhan, V. (2006). Alpha-tocopheryl succinate (a-TOS) modulates LNCaP xenograft growth and gene expression in BALB/c nude mide fed two levels of dietary soybean oil. European Journal of Nutrition, (published online, 15 December, 2006)
  • Basu, A. & Imrhan, V.   (2006). Tomatoes versus lycopene in oxidative stress and carcinogenesis: conclusions from clinical trials. EJCN. Advance online publication, 16 August. (Article featured on NUTRAingredients.com- Europe, by Stephen Daniells, Science reporter, August 18th, 2006) Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science..
  • Basu, A. & Imrhan, V.   (2005). Vitamin E and prostate cancer: is vitamin E succinate a superior chemopreventive agent? Nutr. Rev. 63: 247-251. Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science..
  • Basu, A., De, J.K., & Datta, S. (2001). Studies on the lipid profile and atherogenic factors in adult males. The Ind. J. Nutr. Dietet. 38: 441-454. Hauppaauge, NY: Nova Science..