E Rush

Summary

Affiliation: Auckland University of Technology
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Water: neglected, unappreciated and under researched
    E C Rush
    Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:492-5. 2013
  2. doi request reprint Baseline measures for a school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize: differences by ethnicity, rurality, age and school socio-economic status
    Elaine Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:E324-31. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Bioimpedance prediction of fat-free mass from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in a multi-ethnic group of 2-year-old children
    E C Rush
    Centre for Child Health Research, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:214-7. 2013
  4. doi request reprint Tracking of body mass indices over 2 years in Māori and European children
    E Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:143-9. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Use of pedometers to identify less active children and time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity in the school setting
    Elaine Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 15:226-30. 2012
  6. doi request reprint A school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize. Two-year outcomes
    Elaine Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 107:581-7. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Staple food intake in a rural village in Verata, Fiji
    E Rush
    Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 8:44-6. 2001
  8. doi request reprint Indices of fatness and relationships with age, ethnicity and lipids in New Zealand European, Māori and Pacific children
    E C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:627-33. 2009
  9. doi request reprint Validation of a 7-day physical activity diary against doubly-labelled water
    Elaine C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Hum Biol 35:416-21. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Point-of-care testing as a tool for screening for diabetes and pre-diabetes
    E Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Diabet Med 25:1070-5. 2008

Detail Information

Publications37

  1. doi request reprint Water: neglected, unappreciated and under researched
    E C Rush
    Centre for Child Health Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:492-5. 2013
    ..Nutritionists are urged to look at the bigger picture of the global water supply and to use good judgement and common sense when advising on water requirements...
  2. doi request reprint Baseline measures for a school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize: differences by ethnicity, rurality, age and school socio-economic status
    Elaine Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 49:E324-31. 2013
    ..To inform and measure the effect of the implementation of a primary school-based longitudinal randomised controlled nutrition and activity intervention, Project Energize, baseline measures of body size and blood pressure were required...
  3. doi request reprint Bioimpedance prediction of fat-free mass from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in a multi-ethnic group of 2-year-old children
    E C Rush
    Centre for Child Health Research, School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 67:214-7. 2013
    ..Our aim was to develop a BIA-based equation in a multi-ethnic sample of 2-year old using fat-free mass (FFM) from dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) as criterion measure...
  4. doi request reprint Tracking of body mass indices over 2 years in Māori and European children
    E Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 66:143-9. 2012
    ..This study compared trajectories of anthropometric indices from 2004 to 2006 among 5- and 10-year-old Māori and European children...
  5. doi request reprint Use of pedometers to identify less active children and time spent in moderate to vigorous physical activity in the school setting
    Elaine Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    J Sci Med Sport 15:226-30. 2012
    ..Additionally, to characterise within the school day, patterns of variation in level and timing of activity of the most active and least active children...
  6. doi request reprint A school-based obesity control programme: Project Energize. Two-year outcomes
    Elaine Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 107:581-7. 2012
    ..Attention should also be paid to the differing response by ethnicity, sex, age group and the effect of rurality and social deprivation...
  7. ncbi request reprint Staple food intake in a rural village in Verata, Fiji
    E Rush
    Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 8:44-6. 2001
    ..Diet was assessed by two 7 day periods of diet diaries and analysed by food type. The two main foods eaten were cassava and flour based goods...
  8. doi request reprint Indices of fatness and relationships with age, ethnicity and lipids in New Zealand European, Māori and Pacific children
    E C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:627-33. 2009
    ..To investigate the relationships between body mass index (BMI), body fatness, ethnicity, age and blood lipids...
  9. doi request reprint Validation of a 7-day physical activity diary against doubly-labelled water
    Elaine C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Hum Biol 35:416-21. 2008
    ..The assessment of physical activity intensity and duration is essential for understanding group activity patterns...
  10. doi request reprint Point-of-care testing as a tool for screening for diabetes and pre-diabetes
    E Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Diabet Med 25:1070-5. 2008
    ..To determine the utility of finger-prick point-of-care testing (POCT) of blood glucose for the detection of dysglycaemia...
  11. doi request reprint Body size, body composition and fat distribution: comparative analysis of European, Maori, Pacific Island and Asian Indian adults
    Elaine C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 102:632-41. 2009
    ..The use of universal BMI cut-off points may not be appropriate for the comparison of obesity prevalence between ethnic groups...
  12. doi request reprint Optimal waist cutpoint for screening for dysglycaemia and metabolic risk: evidence from a Maori cohort
    Elaine C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 102:786-91. 2009
    ..These waist cut-offs should be considered in both clinical practice and to optimise the definition of the MS for Maori. The validity of these criteria in other Polynesian groups should be confirmed...
  13. doi request reprint Birth weight and growth trajectory to six years in Pacific children
    Elaine Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 5:192-9. 2010
    ..To identify the relationship of birth weight with increased body mass and fatness at age six in Pacific children...
  14. doi request reprint Relationships between a walk test, body size and metabolic risk among a New Zealand Māori community
    Elaine C Rush
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Ann Hum Biol 37:117-27. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to test the associations of the ability to walk quickly with measures of adiposity and metabolic risk including dysglycaemia...
  15. pmc One year sustainability of risk factor change from a 9-week workplace intervention
    Elaine C Rush
    School of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Science, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    J Environ Public Health 2009:569104. 2009
    ..Body measurements did not change. Group diet and physical activity advice reinforced over 9 weeks is associated with a sustained improvement in cardiovascular risk factors at 52 weeks...
  16. doi request reprint Water turnover in children and young adults
    Elaine C Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Science, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, 1142, New Zealand
    Eur J Appl Physiol 110:1209-14. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and vitamin B(12) status of migrant Indian preadolescent girls
    E C Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:585-7. 2009
    ..Inter-generational dietary patterns are implicated in the development of adult disease and have a critical role in cell division, growth and development...
  18. ncbi request reprint Reduction of abdominal fat and chronic disease factors by lifestyle change in migrant Asian Indians older than 50 years
    Elaine C Rush
    Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:671-6. 2007
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  19. ncbi request reprint Kiwifruit promotes laxation in the elderly
    Elaine C Rush
    Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 11:164-8. 2002
    ..This study provides evidence of the potential for improvement in bowel function, health and well-being through changes in diet...
  20. ncbi request reprint Estimation of body fatness from body mass index and bioelectrical impedance: comparison of New Zealand European, Maori and Pacific Island children
    E C Rush
    Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1394-401. 2003
    ..To develop prediction equations based on bioimpedance measurements for the estimation of fat-free mass (FFM) appropriate to children in these three ethnic groups...
  21. ncbi request reprint Body composition and physical activity in New Zealand Maori, Pacific and European children aged 5-14 years
    Elaine C Rush
    Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag, 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 90:1133-9. 2003
    ..Low levels of physical activity were associated with increased body fat in boys but not in girls...
  22. ncbi request reprint Body size, body composition, and fat distribution: a comparison of young New Zealand men of European, Pacific Island, and Asian Indian ethnicities
    Elaine Rush
    Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U1203. 2004
    ..To investigate body size and body fat relationships and fat distribution in young healthy men drawn from New Zealand European, Pacific Island, and Asian Indian populations...
  23. ncbi request reprint Prediction of fat-free mass by bioimpedance analysis in migrant Asian Indian men and women: a cross validation study
    E C Rush
    Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1125-31. 2006
    ..However, bioimpedance-based prediction equations have been developed in predominantly white populations and little information is available on their usefulness in Asian Indian populations...
  24. ncbi request reprint Validity of hand-to-foot measurement of bioimpedance: standing compared with lying position
    Elaine C Rush
    Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:252-7. 2006
    ..To assess the reliability of the standing measurement of hand-to-foot bioimpedance compared with measurements made in the lying position...
  25. ncbi request reprint Are energy drinks contributing to the obesity epidemic?
    Elaine Rush
    Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 15:242-4. 2006
    ..004) and reduced lipid oxidation (P = 0.004) compared to lemonade. The longer term effects of combined caffeine and sucrose intake, particularly in sedentary individuals, on metabolism and body fatness needs further examination...
  26. ncbi request reprint BMI, fat and muscle differences in urban women of five ethnicities from two countries
    E C Rush
    Institute of Sport and Recreation Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:1232-9. 2007
    ..To investigate body composition differences, especially the relationship between body mass index (BMI) and percent body fat (%BF), among five ethnic groups...
  27. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-6, tumour necrosis factor-alpha and insulin relationships to body composition, metabolism and resting energy expenditure in a migrant Asian Indian population
    Elaine C Rush
    Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Clin Endocrinol (Oxf) 66:684-90. 2007
    ..We examined relationships between markers of insulin resistance and inflammation, resting energy expenditure (REE), and body composition...
  28. ncbi request reprint Food security, selection, and healthy eating in a Pacific Community in Auckland New Zealand
    Elaine Rush
    Institute of Sport and Recreation Research New Zealand, Division of Sport and Recreation, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:448-54. 2007
    ..Food security is a major problem for Pacific families. The environment of food availability, choice and cost requires attention to help close the health gap...
  29. ncbi request reprint Frequency of eating occasions reported by young New Zealand Polynesian and European women
    T Amosa
    Department of Applied Science, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1020, New Zealand
    Pac Health Dialog 8:59-65. 2001
    ..There was an association between ethnic origin, body size and eating patterns in the women. These findings in comparison with previous studies in other countries indicate that the frequency of eating breakfast may be declining with time...
  30. ncbi request reprint Food frequency information--relationships to body composition and apparent growth in 4-year-old children in the Pacific Island Family Study
    Elaine Rush
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, Auckland University of Technology, Private Bag Box 92006 Auckland, New Zealand 1142
    N Z Med J 121:63-71. 2008
    ..To record at the 4-year measurement point for the Pacific Island Family Study the most frequently eaten foods and to identify associations with growth and body composition...
  31. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and body fatness in New Zealanders
    Elizabeth Duncan
    Division of Sport and Recreation, Faculty of Health, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 117:U913. 2004
    ..There is a need for large-scale longitudinal studies investigating the relationships between excessive body fatness and related health outcomes across all major ethnic groups in New Zealand...
  32. ncbi request reprint Cohort profile: The Pacific Islands Families (PIF) Study
    Janis Paterson
    Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences, AUT University, Auckland, New Zealand
    Int J Epidemiol 37:273-9. 2008
  33. doi request reprint Vitamin D status of Year 3 children and supplementation through schools with fortified milk
    David Graham
    Waikato Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 12:2329-34. 2009
    ..To evaluate levels of vitamin D3 and HDL-cholesterol (HDL-C), and the ratio of HDL-C to LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C), in schoolchildren receiving vitamin-D-fortified, fat-depleted, high-Ca milk in schools...
  34. doi request reprint Increasing activity and improving nutrition through a schools-based programme: Project Energize. 1. Design, programme, randomisation and evaluation methodology
    David Graham
    Waikato Clinical School, Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
    Public Health Nutr 11:1076-84. 2008
    ..End-point measures include body composition and associated physical characteristics, fitness, home and school environment and practice...
  35. ncbi request reprint Assessment of obesity in New Zealand Chinese: a comparative analysis of adults aged 30-39 years from five ethnic groups
    Ji Y J Wen
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition, AUT University, Private Bag 92006, Auckland 1142, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 123:87-98. 2010
    ..To compare the relationships between body mass index (BMI) and percentage body fat (%BF) in New Zealand Chinese aged 30-39 years and their European, Māori, Pacific Island, and Asian Indian counterparts...
  36. ncbi request reprint Hair zinc concentrations not subject to seasonal variation in adults in New Zealand
    Elaine Rush
    Department of Applied Science, Faculty of Science and Engineering, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand
    Biol Trace Elem Res 95:193-202. 2003
    ..Reported dietary variety, ethnicity, gender, and hair color were unrelated to hair zinc concentrations in this population. This study adds to evidence that will help define the role of hair zinc in determining recent zinc status...
  37. ncbi request reprint Body fatness, physical activity, and nutritional behaviours in Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand
    Gregory S Kolt
    School of Biomedical and Health Sciences, University of Westen Sydney, Locked Bag 1797, Penrith South DC, NSW 1797, Australia
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:663-70. 2007
    ..In summary, Asian Indian immigrants to New Zealand have low physical activity levels and high levels of overweight/obesity and lifestyle disease...