Andrew P Hills

Summary

Affiliation: South Brisbane
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. pmc The relationships between body composition and cardiovascular risk factors in young Australian men
    Selma C Liberato
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    Nutr J 12:108. 2013
  2. pmc Physical activity and nutrition behavioural outcomes of a home-based intervention program for seniors: a randomized controlled trial
    Linda Burke
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:14. 2013
  3. pmc Utility of stages of change construct in the planning of physical activity interventions among playgroup mothers
    Carlie Jones
    Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:300. 2013
  4. doi request reprint 'Small changes' to diet and physical activity behaviors for weight management
    Andrew P Hills
    Mater Mothers Hospital, Mater Research and Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
    Obes Facts 6:228-38. 2013
  5. pmc Development of a food frequency questionnaire for Sri Lankan adults
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Nutr J 11:63. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of body fat estimation using waist:height ratio using different 'waist' measurements in Australian adults
    Masaharu Kagawa
    ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Br J Nutr 100:1135-41. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Vo2max in overweight and obese adults: do they meet the threshold criteria?
    Rachel E Wood
    School of Human Movement Studies and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:470-7. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Whole-body substrate metabolism is associated with disease severity in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Ilaria Croci
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Gut 62:1625-33. 2013
  9. pmc High dietary diversity is associated with obesity in Sri Lankan adults: an evaluation of three dietary scores
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Faculty of Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:314. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic and behavioral compensatory responses to exercise interventions: barriers to weight loss
    Neil A King
    Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1373-83. 2007

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Publications31

  1. pmc The relationships between body composition and cardiovascular risk factors in young Australian men
    Selma C Liberato
    Menzies School of Health Research, Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia
    Nutr J 12:108. 2013
    ..Therefore further study is required...
  2. pmc Physical activity and nutrition behavioural outcomes of a home-based intervention program for seniors: a randomized controlled trial
    Linda Burke
    School of Public Health, Curtin University, Perth, WA, Australia
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 10:14. 2013
    ..This intervention aimed to ascertain whether a low-cost, accessible, physical activity and nutrition program could improve physical activity and nutrition behaviours of insufficiently active 60-70 year olds residing in Perth, Australia...
  3. pmc Utility of stages of change construct in the planning of physical activity interventions among playgroup mothers
    Carlie Jones
    Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, School of Public Health, Curtin University, Western Australia, Perth, Australia
    BMC Res Notes 6:300. 2013
    ....
  4. doi request reprint 'Small changes' to diet and physical activity behaviors for weight management
    Andrew P Hills
    Mater Mothers Hospital, Mater Research and Centre for Musculoskeletal Research, Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, South Brisbane, Brisbane, Australia
    Obes Facts 6:228-38. 2013
    ..This paper presents a case for the use of small and incremental changes in diet and physical activity for improved weight management in the context of a toxic obesogenic environment...
  5. pmc Development of a food frequency questionnaire for Sri Lankan adults
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Nutr J 11:63. 2012
    ..Currently, no FFQ has been developed for Sri Lankan adults. In this study, we developed a FFQ to assess the regular dietary intake of Sri Lankan adults...
  6. doi request reprint Comparison of body fat estimation using waist:height ratio using different 'waist' measurements in Australian adults
    Masaharu Kagawa
    ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Br J Nutr 100:1135-41. 2008
    ..To improve the screening ability of the WHtR and make comparisons between studies easier there may be a need to standardise the measurement location. Further studies are recommended to confirm the findings across different ethnic groups...
  7. doi request reprint Vo2max in overweight and obese adults: do they meet the threshold criteria?
    Rachel E Wood
    School of Human Movement Studies and Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 42:470-7. 2010
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether adiposity affects the attainment of (.)VO2max...
  8. doi request reprint Whole-body substrate metabolism is associated with disease severity in patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease
    Ilaria Croci
    The University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    Gut 62:1625-33. 2013
    ..We studied substrate utilisation in NAFLD during basal, insulin-stimulated and exercise conditions, and correlated these outcomes with disease severity...
  9. pmc High dietary diversity is associated with obesity in Sri Lankan adults: an evaluation of three dietary scores
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Faculty of Health, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 13:314. 2013
    ..However, diets that offer a greater variety of energy-dense foods could increase food intake and body weight. The aim of this study was to explore association of diet diversity with obesity in Sri Lankan adults...
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic and behavioral compensatory responses to exercise interventions: barriers to weight loss
    Neil A King
    Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland 4059, Australia
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1373-83. 2007
    ..Therefore, given the inter-individual variability in behavioral and metabolic compensatory responses, exercise prescriptions might be more effective if tailored to suit individuals...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prevalence, trends and associated socio-economic factors of obesity in South Asia
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Obes Facts 6:405-14. 2013
    ..Although the prevalence, trends and associated socio-economic factors of the condition have been extensively reported in Western populations, less is known regarding South Asian populations...
  12. doi request reprint Ethnic differences in body composition and anthropometric characteristics in Australian Caucasian and urban Indigenous children
    Masaharu Kagawa
    ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, 60 Musk Avenue, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane, QLD 4059, Australia
    Br J Nutr 102:938-46. 2009
    ..Differences in anthropometric and fat distribution patterns in Caucasian and Indigenous children may justify the need for more appropriate screening criteria for obesity in Australian children relevant to ethnic origin...
  13. pmc Development and validation of anthropometric prediction equations for estimation of lean body mass and appendicular lean soft tissue in Indian men and women
    Bharati Kulkarni
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 115:1156-62. 2013
    ..Lancet 1: 307-310, 1986). These equations could be a valuable tool in large epidemiological studies assessing these body compartments in Indians and other population groups with similar body composition. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and obesity in children
    Andrew P Hills
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University and Mater Medical Research Institute, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
    Br J Sports Med 45:866-70. 2011
    ..Owing to the high risk of overweight adolescents becoming obese adults, the engagement of children and adolescents in physical activity and sport is a fundamental goal of obesity prevention...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of stage duration on physiological variables commonly used to determine maximum aerobic performance during cycle ergometry
    Darren M Roffey
    School of Human Movement Studies and ATN Centre for Metabolic Fitness, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    J Sports Sci 25:1325-35. 2007
    ..However, the disparity in heart rate and workload could result in differences in mechanical and physiological work being undertaken. Consistent use of a protocol may alleviate errors during exercise prescription...
  16. ncbi request reprint Effect of weight loss due to lifestyle intervention on subclinical cardiovascular dysfunction in obesity (body mass index >30 kg/m2)
    Chiew Y Wong
    University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Cardiol 98:1593-8. 2006
    ..45, p <0.001). Weight loss was not associated with a significant change in systolic parameters (regional myocardial systolic velocity, global strain, and strain rate) or arterial compliance...
  17. doi request reprint An overview of physical growth and maturation
    Andrew P Hills
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Med Sport Sci 55:1-13. 2010
    ..Sexual dimorphism in body composition is largely regulated by endocrine factors with critical roles played by growth hormone and gonadal steroids...
  18. ncbi request reprint Body weight perception and weight loss practices among Sri Lankan adults
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Mater Mother s Hospital, Mater Medical Research Institute and Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Obes Res Clin Pract 8:e192-200. 2014
    ..The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the association between self-perception of body weight, weight loss approaches and measured body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) among Sri Lankan adults...
  19. doi request reprint Childhood obesity and walking: guidelines and challenges
    Sarah P Shultz
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:332-41. 2011
    ....
  20. ncbi request reprint Physical activity in the management of obesity
    Andrew P Hills
    School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Clin Dermatol 22:315-8. 2004
    ..About 2.5 times more exercise than the US Surgeon General's recommendation is needed to maintain energy balance and thus maintain a certain weight. The challenge is to get the exercise prescription right at an individual level...
  21. ncbi request reprint Day-to-day variance in measurement of resting metabolic rate using ventilated-hood and mouthpiece & nose-clip indirect calorimetry systems
    Darren M Roffey
    School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 30:426-32. 2006
    ..The 2 most common systems used to measure RMR involve a ventilated hood or a mouthpiece & nose clip to collect expired gases. The variation in measurement using these 2 approaches has not been systematically compared...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relationships between HR and (.)VO(2) in the obese
    Nuala M Byrne
    School of Human Movement Studies, Faculty of Health, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 34:1419-27. 2002
    ..Finally, the study aimed to determine the degree of variability in relative workload relating to lactate threshold (LT)...
  23. ncbi request reprint Validation of a three-frequency bioimpedance spectroscopic method for body composition analysis
    Leigh C Ward
    School of Molecular and Microbial Science, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, Australia
    Nutrition 23:657-64. 2007
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  24. ncbi request reprint Metabolic equivalent: one size does not fit all
    Nuala M Byrne
    School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland Univ of Technology, Victoria Park Rd, Kelvin Grove, Q4059, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 99:1112-9. 2005
    ..Using measured or predicted RMR (ml O2 x kg(-1) x min(-1) or kcal x kg(-1) x h(-1)) as a correction factor can appropriately adjust for individual differences when estimating the energy cost of moderate intensity walking (5.6 km/h)...
  25. pmc Ethnic differences in body fat distribution among Asian pre-pubertal children: a cross-sectional multicenter study
    Ailing Liu
    Griffith Health Institute, Griffith University and Mater Mother s Hospital, Mater Medical Research Institute, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:500. 2011
    ..Therefore, the current study aimed to explore ethnic differences in body fat distribution among Asian children from four countries...
  26. ncbi request reprint The contribution of physical activity and sedentary behaviours to the growth and development of children and adolescents: implications for overweight and obesity
    Andrew P Hills
    School of Human Movement Studies, Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Sports Med 37:533-45. 2007
    ..Efforts should be concentrated on facilitating an active lifestyle for children in an attempt to put a stop to the increasing prevalence of obese children...
  27. doi request reprint Addressing childhood obesity through increased physical activity
    Andrew P Hills
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Australian Technology Network Centre for Metabolic Fitness, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
    Nat Rev Endocrinol 6:543-9. 2010
    ..Failure to provide activity opportunities will increase the likelihood that the children of today will live less healthy (and possibly shorter) lives than their parents...
  28. pmc Assessing the impact of a food supplement on the nutritional status and body composition of HIV-infected Zambian women on ARVs
    Rodah M Zulu
    Mater Mother s Hospital, Mater Medical Research Institute, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 11:714. 2011
    ....
  29. pmc Prevalence and trends of the diabetes epidemic in South Asia: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Ranil Jayawardena
    Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, QLD, Australia
    BMC Public Health 12:380. 2012
    ..We discuss the prevalence of pre-diabetes and diabetes in South Asia and explore the differential risk factors reported...
  30. ncbi request reprint Influences of ethnicity and socioeconomic status on the body dissatisfaction and eating behaviour of Australian children and adolescents
    Zaimin Wang
    Centre for Health Research, School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, 4059, Brisbane, Australia
    Eat Behav 6:23-33. 2005
    ..However, there was no significant SES and ethnic difference in the proportion of participants with eating problems and body dissatisfaction...
  31. ncbi request reprint The arch index: a measure of flat or fat feet?
    Scott C Wearing
    School of Human Movement Studies, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Foot Ankle Int 25:575-81. 2004
    ..However, the potentially confounding effect of body composition on indirect measures of arch height, such as the arch index, has not been investigated...