Murray Skeaff

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Declining levels of total serum cholesterol in adult New Zealanders
    C M Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin
    N Z Med J 114:131-4. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Periconceptional folic acid use among women giving birth at Queen Mary Maternity Hospital in Dunedin
    Isla Dobson
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 46:534-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Dietary-induced changes in fatty acid composition of human plasma, platelet, and erythrocyte lipids follow a similar time course
    C Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Nutr 136:565-9. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Isocaloric substitution of plant sterol-enriched fat spread for carbohydrate-rich foods in a low-fat, fibre-rich diet decreases plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increases high-density lipoprotein concentrations
    C Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:337-44. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Replacing cows' with sheep's dairy fat lowers plasma cholesterol concentration in participants consuming dairy fat-rich diets
    C M Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 58:250-7. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Home use of margarine is an important determinant of plasma trans fatty acid status: a biomarker study
    C Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 96:377-83. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Mandatory fortification of flour? Science, not miracles, should inform the decision
    Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U303. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Lowering plasma homocysteine concentrations of older men and women with folate, vitamin B-12, and vitamin B-6 does not affect the proportion of (n-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in plasma phosphatidylcholine
    Francesca L Crowe
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    J Nutr 138:551-5. 2008
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum n-3 long-chain PUFA differ by sex and age in a population-based survey of New Zealand adolescents and adults
    Francesca L Crowe
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 99:168-74. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Serum fatty acids as biomarkers of fat intake predict serum cholesterol concentrations in a population-based survey of New Zealand adolescents and adults
    Francesca L Crowe
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:887-94. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Declining levels of total serum cholesterol in adult New Zealanders
    C M Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin
    N Z Med J 114:131-4. 2001
    ..To measure the average serum concentration of total cholesterol and high density lipoprotein cholesterol in a representative sample of New Zealanders...
  2. ncbi request reprint Periconceptional folic acid use among women giving birth at Queen Mary Maternity Hospital in Dunedin
    Isla Dobson
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol 46:534-7. 2006
    ..There is little information available to determine if women are following this advice...
  3. ncbi request reprint Dietary-induced changes in fatty acid composition of human plasma, platelet, and erythrocyte lipids follow a similar time course
    C Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Nutr 136:565-9. 2006
    ..These results provide convincing, albeit indirect evidence that the exchange of fatty acids from plasma to erythrocytes and platelets is a major determinant of their membrane fatty acid composition...
  4. ncbi request reprint Isocaloric substitution of plant sterol-enriched fat spread for carbohydrate-rich foods in a low-fat, fibre-rich diet decreases plasma low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and increases high-density lipoprotein concentrations
    C Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 15:337-44. 2005
    ..The aim of the study was to determine the effects on plasma cholesterol of replacing a plant sterol-enriched fat spread with carbohydrate-rich foods relative to a diet high in saturated fat...
  5. ncbi request reprint Replacing cows' with sheep's dairy fat lowers plasma cholesterol concentration in participants consuming dairy fat-rich diets
    C M Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Eur J Clin Nutr 58:250-7. 2004
    ..To determine the effects on plasma cholesterol concentration of replacing cows' dairy fat with sheep's dairy fat...
  6. ncbi request reprint Home use of margarine is an important determinant of plasma trans fatty acid status: a biomarker study
    C Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 96:377-83. 2006
    ..The home use of margarine, made with partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, is an important determinant of trans fatty acid exposure in New Zealand...
  7. ncbi request reprint Mandatory fortification of flour? Science, not miracles, should inform the decision
    Murray Skeaff
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    N Z Med J 116:U303. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Lowering plasma homocysteine concentrations of older men and women with folate, vitamin B-12, and vitamin B-6 does not affect the proportion of (n-3) long chain polyunsaturated fatty acids in plasma phosphatidylcholine
    Francesca L Crowe
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    J Nutr 138:551-5. 2008
    ..27, 0.24) mol%, respectively. Lowering plasma homocysteine concentrations of older men and women with folate, vitamin B-12, and vitamin B-6 had no effect on the proportion of (n-3) long-chain PUFA in plasma phosphatidylcholine...
  9. ncbi request reprint Serum n-3 long-chain PUFA differ by sex and age in a population-based survey of New Zealand adolescents and adults
    Francesca L Crowe
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Nutr 99:168-74. 2008
    ..Sex and age differences in n-3 long-chain PUFA occur in the general population. Men and women may need to be considered separately when examining the association between disease risk and biomarkers of n-3 fatty acids...
  10. ncbi request reprint Serum fatty acids as biomarkers of fat intake predict serum cholesterol concentrations in a population-based survey of New Zealand adolescents and adults
    Francesca L Crowe
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:887-94. 2006
    ..However, the results of observational studies show weak or no association between dietary fat intake and serum cholesterol. Serum fatty acids are valid biomarkers of fat intake and may improve dietary estimates...
  11. ncbi request reprint Folic acid fortified milk increases blood folate and lowers homocysteine concentration in women of childbearing age
    Timothy J Green
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 14:173-8. 2005
    ..Daily consumption of fortified milk would be expected to reduce NTD risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint The effect of increasing consumption of pulses and wholegrains in obese people: a randomized controlled trial
    Bernard J Venn
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:365-72. 2010
    ..Wholegrain intake is inversely related to weight gain over time, but little information is available on the role of pulses in weight control...
  13. ncbi request reprint Red cell folate and predicted neural tube defect rate in three Asian cities
    Timothy J Green
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:269-73. 2007
    ..Red cell folate status in women of childbearing age may be a surrogate for NTD rates and may be helpful in identifying countries or regions most likely to benefit from improved folate status...
  14. ncbi request reprint Milk fortified with the current adequate intake for vitamin D (5 microg) increases serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D compared to control milk but is not sufficient to prevent a seasonal decline in young women
    Tim J Green
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 19:195-9. 2010
    ..This study suggests an AI of 5 microg may be inadequate for New Zealanders to allow for seasonal changes in sunlight exposure, and is unlikely sufficient for other populations with low sunlight exposure...
  15. ncbi request reprint Reliable Change Index scores for persons over the age of 65 tested on alternate forms of the Rey AVLT
    Robert G Knight
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Arch Clin Neuropsychol 22:513-8. 2007
    ..The magnitude of a change necessary for a deterioration or improvement in scores at the two-tailed 90% confidence interval is given for the full sample, and persons above and below the age of 75...
  16. doi request reprint The serum fatty acids myristic acid and linoleic acid are better predictors of serum cholesterol concentrations when measured as molecular percentages rather than as absolute concentrations
    Kathryn E Bradbury
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:398-405. 2010
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  17. ncbi request reprint Lowering homocysteine with B vitamins has no effect on blood pressure in older adults
    Jennifer A McMahon
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9001, New Zealand
    J Nutr 137:1183-7. 2007
    ..Supplemental B-vitamins lowered plasma homocysteine but had no effect on blood pressure in older people with elevated baseline homocysteine concentrations...
  18. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D insufficiency in New Zealanders during the winter is associated with higher parathyroid hormone concentrations: implications for bone health?
    Jennifer E p Rockell
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin
    N Z Med J 121:75-84. 2008
    ..The threshold of 25-hydroxyvitamin D above which PTH plateaus, is a criterion often used to define vitamin D adequacy...
  19. doi request reprint Reliable change indices for the ruff 2 and 7 selective attention test in older adults
    Robert G Knight
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Appl Neuropsychol 17:239-45. 2010
    ..The rate of decline in search speed as a function of age was the same for both distraction conditions, suggesting that older persons used a controlled serial search process for targets in both conditions of this test...
  20. ncbi request reprint A controlled trial of homocysteine lowering and cognitive performance
    Jennifer A McMahon
    Departments of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    N Engl J Med 354:2764-72. 2006
    ..Our objective was to test the hypothesis that lowering the plasma homocysteine concentration improves cognitive function in healthy older people...
  21. ncbi request reprint Lowering homocysteine with B vitamins has no effect on biomarkers of bone turnover in older persons: a 2-y randomized controlled trial
    Timothy J Green
    Department of Human Nutrition and Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:460-4. 2007
    ..In recent prospective studies, higher homocysteine concentrations were shown to be a risk factor for osteoporotic fractures in older persons. Supplements containing folate and vitamins B-12 and B-6 lower homocysteine concentrations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentration of Indigenous-Fijian and Fijian-Indian women
    Christina Heere
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 19:43-8. 2010
    ..Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25OHD) concentrations are lower in Pacific people compared to Caucasians living in New Zealand. However, there are no data on the 25OHD concentrations of Pacific people living in the Pacific Islands...
  23. ncbi request reprint Multiple micronutrient deficiencies persist during early childhood in Mongolia
    Rebecca L Lander
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:429-40. 2008
    ..Of the children, 78% were at risk of > or = two coexisting micronutrient deficiencies emphasizing the need for multimicronutrient interventions in Mongolia...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serum phospholipid n 3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and physical and mental health in a population-based survey of New Zealand adolescents and adults
    Francesca L Crowe
    Departments of Human Nutrition and Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:1278-85. 2007
    ..Evidence from observational studies suggests that there is an association between n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids and depression; however, this association has yet to be examined in a population-based study...
  25. ncbi request reprint Regression equations for predicting scores of persons over 65 on the rey auditory verbal learning test, the mini-mental state examination, the trail making test and semantic fluency measures
    Robert G Knight
    Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:393-402. 2006
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  26. ncbi request reprint Weekly high-dose folic Acid supplementation is effective in lowering serum homocysteine concentrations in women
    Charlotte Adank
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Ann Nutr Metab 47:55-9. 2003
    ..To compare the efficacy of a weekly high-dose (2,800 microg) folic acid supplement with a daily (400 microg) folic acid supplement in lowering homocysteine concentrations in healthy women of childbearing age...
  27. ncbi request reprint Vitamin B12 and folate status of older New Zealand women
    Nynke de Jong
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 12:85-91. 2003
    ..In conclusion, there was a moderately high prevalence of hyperhomocysteinaemia and suboptimal plasma vitamin B12 concentrations but not low blood folate concentrations in this elderly female population...
  28. ncbi request reprint Effect of folic acid supplementation on plasma zinc concentrations of young women
    Timothy J Green
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Nutrition 19:522-3. 2003
    ..Women of reproductive age are advised to consume supplements or fortified foods containing at least 400 microg/d folic acid for the prevention of neural tubes defects. Concerns exist about the adverse effects of folic acid on zinc status...
  29. ncbi request reprint Season and ethnicity are determinants of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in New Zealand children aged 5-14 y
    Jennifer E Rockell
    Department of Human Nutrition, Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Nutr 135:2602-8. 2005
    ..There is a pressing need for more convincing evidence concerning the health risks associated with the low vitamin D status in New Zealand children...
  30. ncbi request reprint Increases in blood folate indices are similar in women of childbearing age supplemented with [6S]-5-methyltetrahydrofolate and folic acid
    Bernard J Venn
    Department of Human Nutrition and Preventive and Social Medicine University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Nutr 132:3353-5. 2002
    ..These data suggest that low dose [6S]-5-MTHF and folic acid supplementation increase blood folate indices to a similar extent. A steady state in the blood indices had not been reached by 24 wk...
  31. ncbi request reprint Stability of plasma and erythrocyte fatty acid composition during cold storage
    Leanne Hodson
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, P O Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Clin Chim Acta 321:63-7. 2002
    ..This was accomplished by repeating the fatty acid analysis of plasma and erythrocyte samples that had been analysed originally as part of two separate experiments...
  32. ncbi request reprint Efficacy and tolerability of low-dose iron supplements during pregnancy: a randomized controlled trial
    Maria Makrides
    Child Nutrition Research Centre, Child Health Research Institute, and Department of Paediatrics, University of Adelaide, Women s and Children s Hospital, North Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:145-53. 2003
    ..Iron deficiency anemia (IDA) is common in pregnant women, but previous trials aimed at preventing IDA used high-dose iron supplements that are known to cause gastrointestinal side effects...
  33. ncbi request reprint Very high rates of vitamin D insufficiency in women of child-bearing age living in Beijing and Hong Kong
    Jean Woo
    Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, New Territories, Hong Kong
    Br J Nutr 99:1330-4. 2008
    ..Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D was inversely associated with PTH with no apparent threshold. Strategies such as vitamin D fortification or supplementation may be required...
  34. ncbi request reprint Dietary treatment of iron deficiency?
    Anne Louise M Heath
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:687. 2002