Name: Venu gopal

Country: India


BNYS, FCR, BRCP, MSc Diabetes (UK), PhD Scholar.

Phone no: (0)944922 3830

Email: Send an Email


Madras Diabetes Research Foundation.


Professional Experience:

  • Madras Diabetes Research Foundation (MDRF), Chennai, India (Jul’ 2017 – Current) Scientist, Department of Physical Activity & Yoga
  • S-VYASA University, Bengaluru  (Nov’ 2013- July 2017), Assistant Director, Stop Diabetes Movement (Nov’ 2013 – Apr’ 2015), Senior Research Fellow (Apr’ 2015 - Apr’ 2016), Assistant Professor, School of Naturopathy & Yogic Science (Apr’ 2016 – July 2017)
  • Dheergayush Diabetes Clinic, London (Oct 2012- Oct 2013), Yoga and Naturopathy consultant.
  • Centre of Health and Wellbeing (CHWB), Edinburgh, UK (Oct 2011 – Oct 2012), Diabetes educator and yoga consultant.
  • AJNA – Yoga and Naturopathy Clinic, Chennai, India (July 2008 – July 2010), Yoga and Naturopathy consultant
  • AJNA – Yoga and Naturopathy Clinic, Chennai, India (Feb 2003 – July 2008), Yoga therapy consultant, Head, Home care.


  1. Venugopal, V., Rathi, A., & Raghuram, N. (2017). Effect of Short-term Yoga-based Lifestyle Intervention on Plasma Glucose Levels in Individuals with Diabetes and Pre-diabetes in the Community. Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome: Clinical Research & Reviews. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsx.2017.04.010
  2. Venugopal Vijayakumar, Ramesh Mavathur and Manjnuath NK Sharma (2017). Ethnic Disparity and Increased Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes Among South Asians: Aetiology and Future Implications for Diabetes Prevention and Management. Current Diabetes Reviews. DOI: 10.2174/1573399813666170915132935
  3. Nagashree R Shankar., Manjunath, N.K., Ramesh Mavathur, Venugopal, V., Sreedhar, P., Indu Mani, Pavithra, N., & Nagendra, H. R (2017). Effect of a diet enriched in fresh coconut saturated fats on plasma lipids and erythrocyte fatty acid composition in normal adults. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 1-5. DOI: 10.1080/07315724.2017.1280713.
  4. Shankar, N. R., Manjunath, N. K., Venugopal, V., Sreedhar, P., Sukanya, R., & Nagendra, H. R. (2017). Concept of Holistic Diet – Blending of Yogic Diet and Balanced Diet - A Review. International J. of Healthcare and Biomedical Research, 5(02), 59-71.
  5. Venugopal, V. (2016). Potential Role of Yoga in Secondary Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: A Mini Review. Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control, 3(8):00094. DOI: 10.15406/jdmdc.2016.03.00094
  6. Nagashree R. Shakar, Manjunath, N. K., Mavathur, R., Venugopal, V., Sreedhar, P., Sood, A. and Nagendra, H. R. (2016) Impact of Fresh Coconut on Dietary Intake: A Randomized Comparative Trial. lnternational Journal of Education and Research in Health Sciences, 2(4), 64-68.DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10056-0012.
  7. Venugopal, V. & Ragavendrasamy, B (2016). Increased Prevalence of Type 2 Diabetes in South Asian Population – A Genetic Perspective. Journal of Diabetes, Metabolic Disorders & Control, 3(3):0068. DOI: 10.15406/jdmdc.2016.03.00068.
  8. Venugopal Vijayakumar, Mooventhan A and Nagarathna Raghuram. Influence of Time of Yoga practice and Gender Differences on Blood Glucose Levels in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Normal Healthy Adults. Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing [Accepted. Article in press].
  9. Venugopal Vijayakumar, Nagashree R. Shankar, Mooventhan A, and Manjunath N. K. Diets Enriched with Fresh Coconut Decreases Blood Glucose Levels and Body Weight in Normal Adults. Journal of Complementary and Integrative Medicine [Accepted. Article in press].
  10. Vijayakumar, V., Mavathur, R., Mooventhan, A., & Manjunath, N. K. Moving beyond HbA1C and plasma glucose levels to understand the glycaemic status in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Diabetes.