Rachael W Taylor

Summary

Affiliation: University of Otago
Country: New Zealand

Publications

  1. pmc Changes in physical activity over time in young children: a longitudinal study using accelerometers
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e81567. 2013
  2. pmc Longitudinal analysis of sleep in relation to BMI and body fat in children: the FLAME study
    Philippa J Carter
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    BMJ 342:d2712. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint What factors influence uptake into family-based obesity treatment after weight screening?
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:1657-1662.e1. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Two-year follow-up of an obesity prevention initiative in children: the APPLE project
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1371-7. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of physical activity and inactivity in preschoolers: the FLAME study
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:96-102. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Sex differences in regional body fat distribution from pre- to postpuberty
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1410-6. 2010
  7. pmc Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children: design of the MInT study
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:271. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and waist circumference cutoffs to define obesity in indigenous New Zealanders
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:390-7. 2010
  9. doi request reprint Predictive ability of waist-to-height in relation to adiposity in children is not improved with age and sex-specific values
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, DSM, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1062-8. 2011
  10. doi request reprint Changes in fat mass and fat-free mass during the adiposity rebound: FLAME study
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e243-51. 2011

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications34

  1. pmc Changes in physical activity over time in young children: a longitudinal study using accelerometers
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research, Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 8:e81567. 2013
    ..Factors driving this marked decrease need to be determined to enable the development of targeted interventions. ..
  2. pmc Longitudinal analysis of sleep in relation to BMI and body fat in children: the FLAME study
    Philippa J Carter
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    BMJ 342:d2712. 2011
    ..To determine whether reduced sleep is associated with differences in body composition and the risk of becoming overweight in young children...
  3. ncbi request reprint What factors influence uptake into family-based obesity treatment after weight screening?
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Electronic address
    J Pediatr 163:1657-1662.e1. 2013
    ..To determine what factors drive participation in a family-based weight management program for 4- to 8-year-old children following screening for overweight or obesity...
  4. ncbi request reprint Two-year follow-up of an obesity prevention initiative in children: the APPLE project
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1371-7. 2008
    ..26 units (95% CI: 0.21, 0.32) lower in intervention than in control children. Few obesity prevention initiatives in children have undertaken follow-up analyses...
  5. doi request reprint Longitudinal study of physical activity and inactivity in preschoolers: the FLAME study
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:96-102. 2009
    ..To investigate patterns of activity and inactivity in a birth cohort of children followed from 3 to 5 yr and to investigate whether changes in activity occurred over time...
  6. doi request reprint Sex differences in regional body fat distribution from pre- to postpuberty
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1410-6. 2010
    ..The magnitude of the sex difference is amplified with maturation, and particularly from late puberty to early adulthood...
  7. pmc Motivational interviewing for screening and feedback and encouraging lifestyle changes to reduce relative weight in 4-8 year old children: design of the MInT study
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 10:271. 2010
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and waist circumference cutoffs to define obesity in indigenous New Zealanders
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:390-7. 2010
    ....
  9. doi request reprint Predictive ability of waist-to-height in relation to adiposity in children is not improved with age and sex-specific values
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, DSM, Dunedin, South Island, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:1062-8. 2011
    ..Keeping your waist circumference to less than half your height provides an effective screening index of body composition during growth...
  10. doi request reprint Changes in fat mass and fat-free mass during the adiposity rebound: FLAME study
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e243-51. 2011
    ..To determine the changes in body composition from 3 to 7 years of age in children undergoing adiposity rebound (AR) at different ages...
  11. pmc School playgrounds and physical activity policies as predictors of school and home time activity
    Rachael W Taylor
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes and Obesity Research, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 8:38. 2011
    ..However, few comparable studies have used objective measures of physical activity or have had little adjustment for multiple confounders...
  12. doi request reprint Waist circumference as a measure of trunk fat mass in children aged 3 to 5 years
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 3:226-33. 2008
    ..Thus the aim of this study was to evaluate the ability of waist circumference, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR) and the conicity index (CI) to discriminate between children with low and high levels of trunk fat mass...
  13. ncbi request reprint APPLE Project: 2-y findings of a community-based obesity prevention program in primary school age children
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:735-42. 2007
    ..Developing effective strategies for obesity prevention in children is urgently required...
  14. ncbi request reprint Reducing weight gain in children through enhancing physical activity and nutrition: the APPLE project
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:146-52. 2006
    ..The objective was to determine whether increasing extra-curricular levels of activity could reduce weight gain in children...
  15. doi request reprint Economic evaluation of a community-based obesity prevention program in children: the APPLE project
    Kirsten A McAuley
    Edgar National Centre for Diabetes Research, Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:131-6. 2010
    ....
  16. doi request reprint Relationship of total body fat mass to bone area in New Zealand five-year-olds
    Ailsa Goulding
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Great King Street, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Calcif Tissue Int 82:293-9. 2008
    ..We conclude that increased fat mass is associated with outward expansion of the TBLH skeletal envelope (wider bones) independently of height and lean mass in very young children...
  17. ncbi request reprint DXA measurements confirm that parental perceptions of elevated adiposity in young children are poor
    Jody C Miller
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Great King Street, PO Box 913, Dunedin, 9054, New Zealand
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:165-71. 2007
    ..Also to ascertain whether children of obese parents differ from those of non-obese parents in actual or perceived body weight...
  18. doi request reprint Relationships of appendicular LMI and total body LMI to bone mass and physical activity levels in a birth cohort of New Zealand five-year olds
    Ailsa Goulding
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Great King Street, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Bone 45:455-9. 2009
    ..The sex differences in associations of accelerometry counts to lean mass and BMC have been noted by others and require further investigation...
  19. ncbi request reprint Early adiposity rebound: review of papers linking this to subsequent obesity in children and adults
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 8:607-12. 2005
    ..Improving our understanding of factors driving fat gain in young children should increase our ability to manage the rising problem of obesity. Accordingly, studies associating timing of adiposity rebound with later obesity are reviewed...
  20. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in extreme obesity
    Ailsa Goulding
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Great King Street, PO Box 913, Dunedin, 9054 New Zealand
    J Pediatr 151:542-4. 2007
    ..Prevalence percentages (95% CI) were 0.8 (0.4 to 1.9), 5.1 (3.6 to 7.1), and 10.9 (8.9 to 13.3) in New Zealand European, Māori, and Pacific Island groups, respectively. These findings warrant remedial action...
  21. ncbi request reprint Body fat percentages measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry corresponding to recently recommended body mass index cutoffs for overweight and obesity in children and adolescents aged 3-18 y
    Rachael W Taylor
    Departments of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1416-21. 2002
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Body mass index status is effective in identifying metabolic syndrome components and insulin resistance in Pacific Island teenagers living in New Zealand
    Andrea M Grant
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Metabolism 57:511-6. 2008
    ..We conclude that community studies of PI adolescents should focus on assessing risk factors whenever BMI values are high...
  23. ncbi request reprint First fracture is associated with increased risk of new fractures during growth
    Ailsa Goulding
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Pediatr 146:286-8. 2005
    ..Hazard ratios for new fracture in data adjusted for age and sex were l.90 (95%CI l.51-2.39) after first fracture and 3.04 (95% CI 2.23-4.15) after second fracture...
  24. doi request reprint Factor analysis of the Comprehensive Feeding Practices Questionnaire in a large sample of children
    Jillian J Haszard
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Appetite 62:110-8. 2013
    ..These five factors from the CFPQ provide a well-supported and useful set of feeding practices that could be applicable to a wide variety of population groups...
  25. ncbi request reprint Rate of fat gain is faster in girls undergoing early adiposity rebound
    Rachael W Taylor
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, PO Box 56, Dunedin, New Zealand
    Obes Res 12:1228-30. 2004
    ..To determine the changes in body composition (fat and lean mass) occurring in children during adiposity rebound (AR)...
  26. pmc Determining optimal approaches for weight maintenance: a randomized controlled trial
    Kelly S Dale
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    CMAJ 180:E39-46. 2009
    ..Weight regain often occurs after weight loss in overweight individuals. We aimed to compare the effectiveness of 2 support programs and 2 diets of different macronutrient compositions intended to facilitate long-term weight maintenance...
  27. ncbi request reprint Using motivational interviewing for weight feedback to parents of young children
    Anna M Dawson
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Otago, New Zealand
    J Paediatr Child Health 50:461-70. 2014
    ..To determine whether a single session of motivational interviewing (MI) for feedback of a child's overweight status promotes engagement in treatment following screening...
  28. pmc How feasible is Baby-led Weaning as an approach to infant feeding? A review of the evidence
    Sonya L Cameron
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Otago, Dunedin 9054, New Zealand
    Nutrients 4:1575-609. 2012
    ..However, ultimately, the feasibility of BLW as an approach to infant feeding can only be determined in a randomized controlled trial. Given the popularity of BLW amongst parents, such a study is urgently needed...
  29. pmc Prevention of Overweight in Infancy (POI.nz) study: a randomised controlled trial of sleep, food and activity interventions for preventing overweight from birth
    Barry J Taylor
    Department of Women s and Children s Health, University of Otago, PO Box 913, Dunedin 9016, New Zealand
    BMC Public Health 11:942. 2011
    ..nz) study is to evaluate two primary prevention strategies during late pregnancy and early childhood that could be delivered separately or together as part of normal health care...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Do more active children sleep more? A repeated cross-sectional analysis using accelerometry
    Sheila M Williams
    Department of Preventive and Social Medicine, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    PLoS ONE 9:e93117. 2014
    ..To determine whether levels of daytime physical activity are associated with sleep duration and night waking in children assessed using accelerometry, and if these associations change over time...
  32. ncbi request reprint Four-year gain in bone mineral in girls with and without past forearm fractures: a DXA study. Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry
    Ianthe E Jones
    Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
    J Bone Miner Res 17:1065-72. 2002
    ..021]). These findings indicate that girls with distal forearm fractures do not improve their gain of BMC. We conclude that girls who have sustained a distal forearm fracture maintain their lower BMC at most sites for at least 4 years...
  33. ncbi request reprint Obesity in New Zealand children: a weighty issue
    Rachael W Taylor
    N Z Med J 120:U2689. 2007