G D Batty

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Affiliation: London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cause-specific mortality in men: further evidence from the Whitehall study
    G D Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:863-9. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cause-specific mortality in men with Type 2 diabetes/impaired glucose tolerance: evidence from the Whitehall study
    G D Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Diabet Med 19:580-8. 2002
  3. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and coronary heart disease in older adults. A systematic review of epidemiological studies
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Eur J Public Health 12:171-6. 2002
  4. pmc Leisure time physical activity and disease-specific mortality among men with chronic bronchitis: evidence from the Whitehall study
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England
    Am J Public Health 93:817-21. 2003
  5. pmc Blood pressure and site-specific cancer mortality: evidence from the original Whitehall study
    G D Batty
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
    Br J Cancer 89:1243-7. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity and coronary heart disease mortality in men symptomatic or asymptomatic for ischaemia: evidence from the Whitehall study
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
    J Public Health Med 25:190-6. 2003
  7. doi request reprint Ageing and the prevalence and treatment of mental health problems
    M Jokela
    Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychol Med 43:2037-45. 2013
  8. pmc Childhood socioeconomic position, adult socioeconomic position and social mobility in relation to markers of adiposity in early adulthood: evidence of differential effects by gender in the 1978/79 Ribeirao Preto cohort study
    A Aitsi-Selmi
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:439-47. 2013
  9. pmc Risk of future depression in people who are obese but metabolically healthy: the English longitudinal study of ageing
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Mol Psychiatry 17:940-5. 2012
  10. pmc Influence of maternal and paternal IQ on offspring health and health behaviours: evidence for some trans-generational associations using the 1958 British birth cohort study
    E Whitley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19, Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Eur Psychiatry 28:219-24. 2013

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Publications54

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cause-specific mortality in men: further evidence from the Whitehall study
    G D Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 17:863-9. 2001
    ..There was evidence for attenuation of some of these associations on adjustment for potentially confounding variables. Our simplistic measure of physical activity may, in part, explain the weak associations seen...
  2. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and cause-specific mortality in men with Type 2 diabetes/impaired glucose tolerance: evidence from the Whitehall study
    G D Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Diabet Med 19:580-8. 2002
    ..The aim of the present analysis was to explore this hypothesis using data from a prospective observational study...
  3. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and coronary heart disease in older adults. A systematic review of epidemiological studies
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Eur J Public Health 12:171-6. 2002
    ..The purpose of this paper was to explore the relation of physical activity and cardiorespiratory fitness with CHD in older adults by reviewing relevant studies...
  4. pmc Leisure time physical activity and disease-specific mortality among men with chronic bronchitis: evidence from the Whitehall study
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, England
    Am J Public Health 93:817-21. 2003
    ..This study examined the association between leisure time physical activity and cause-specific mortality among male Whitehall Study participants with chronic bronchitis...
  5. pmc Blood pressure and site-specific cancer mortality: evidence from the original Whitehall study
    G D Batty
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
    Br J Cancer 89:1243-7. 2003
    ..The statistically significant blood pressure-cancer associations seen in this large-scale prospective investigation offering high power were scarce and of sufficiently small magnitude as to be attributable to chance or confounding...
  6. ncbi request reprint Leisure time physical activity and coronary heart disease mortality in men symptomatic or asymptomatic for ischaemia: evidence from the Whitehall study
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT
    J Public Health Med 25:190-6. 2003
    ..Further, we are unaware of any study to examine if this relationship is modified by the symptomatic nature of the ischaemia...
  7. doi request reprint Ageing and the prevalence and treatment of mental health problems
    M Jokela
    Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychol Med 43:2037-45. 2013
    ..We assessed age trajectories of common mental disorders (CMDs) and psychotherapy utilization from adolescence to old age, and examined whether these trajectories were modified by time period or birth cohort effects...
  8. pmc Childhood socioeconomic position, adult socioeconomic position and social mobility in relation to markers of adiposity in early adulthood: evidence of differential effects by gender in the 1978/79 Ribeirao Preto cohort study
    A Aitsi-Selmi
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 37:439-47. 2013
    ..However, there are very few data from resource-poor countries where there are reasons to anticipate different gradients. Accordingly, we sought to characterise the nature of the socioeconomic status (SES)-adiposity association in Brazil...
  9. pmc Risk of future depression in people who are obese but metabolically healthy: the English longitudinal study of ageing
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Mol Psychiatry 17:940-5. 2012
    ..38; 95% CI, 0.88-2.17). The association between obesity and risk of depressive symptoms appears to be partly dependent on metabolic health, although further work is required to confirm these findings...
  10. pmc Influence of maternal and paternal IQ on offspring health and health behaviours: evidence for some trans-generational associations using the 1958 British birth cohort study
    E Whitley
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19, Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Eur Psychiatry 28:219-24. 2013
    ..Very little is known about the impact of parental IQ on the health and health behaviours of their offspring...
  11. pmc Haemoglobin A1c, fasting glucose and future risk of elevated depressive symptoms over 2 years of follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 41:1889-96. 2011
    ..We examined the longitudinal associations between diabetes, indicators of glucose metabolism and depressive symptoms over 2 years of follow-up...
  12. pmc Anti-depressant medication use and C-reactive protein: results from two population-based studies
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 25:168-73. 2011
    ..This might be a potential mechanism through which antidepressant medication increases CVD risk. Further data are required to explore the effects of dosage and duration of antidepressant treatment...
  13. doi request reprint Physical activity patterns over 10 years in relation to body mass index and waist circumference: the Whitehall II cohort study
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E755-61. 2013
    ..Physical activity patterns over 10-years in relation to changes in body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference (WC) were examined...
  14. pmc Association of personality with the development and persistence of obesity: a meta-analysis based on individual-participant data
    M Jokela
    Institute of Behavioral Sciences, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Obes Rev 14:315-23. 2013
    ..The findings indicate that conscientiousness may be the only broad-level personality trait of the Five-Factor Model that is consistently associated with obesity across populations. ..
  15. doi request reprint Temporal trends in diabetes prevalence and key diabetes risk factors in Scotland, 2003-2008
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabet Med 28:595-8. 2011
    ..We assessed temporal trends in diabetes prevalence and key diabetes risk factors (obesity, physical activity, smoking) over 5 years in a nationally representative sample...
  16. doi request reprint Associations of diabetes mellitus with site-specific cancer mortality in the Asia-Pacific region
    E K K Lam
    Department of Public Health and Policy, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Ann Oncol 22:730-8. 2011
    ..Associations between diabetes and site-specific cancer mortality were estimated using time-dependent Cox models, stratified by study and sex, and adjusted for age...
  17. pmc Impact of mental health problems on case fatality in male cancer patients
    G D Batty
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Br J Cancer 106:1842-5. 2012
    ..Although mortality rates are elevated in psychiatric patients relative to their healthy counterparts, little is known about the impact of mental health on survival in people with cancer...
  18. doi request reprint Does obesity modify the effect of blood pressure on the risk of cardiovascular disease? A population-based cohort study of more than one million Swedish men
    Karri Silventoinen
    Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
    Circulation 118:1637-42. 2008
    ..Given the inconsistency of this result, we tested it using a large population-based cohort data set...
  19. ncbi request reprint Diabetes status and post-load plasma glucose concentration in relation to site-specific cancer mortality: findings from the original Whitehall study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 15:873-81. 2004
    ..While several studies have reported on the relation of diabetes status with pancreatic cancer risk, the predictive value of this disorder for other malignancies is unclear...
  20. doi request reprint Best-practice interventions to reduce socioeconomic inequalities of coronary heart disease mortality in UK: a prospective occupational cohort study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Lancet 372:1648-54. 2008
    ..We assessed this issue in an occupational cohort study comparing low with high socioeconomic groups...
  21. doi request reprint Diarrhoea in childhood and cause-specific mortality in older age: analyses of 5642 deaths in 33,261 individuals from the Hertfordshire studies
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:494-6. 2008
    ..In the largest study to date to examine the relation, there was no evidence that diarrhoea in early life had an influence on later CHD mortality...
  22. pmc Cognitive function in children and subsequent type 2 diabetes: response to Ollson, Hulting, and Montgomery
    G David Batty
    Diabetes Care 31:e59; author reply e60. 2008
  23. doi request reprint Optimal form of operationalizing BMI in relation to all-cause and cause-specific mortality: the original Whitehall study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1926-32. 2008
    ..We examined various BMI operationalizations in relation to mortality from all causes and specific causes...
  24. doi request reprint Locus of control at age 10 years and health outcomes and behaviors at age 30 years: the 1970 British Cohort Study
    Catharine R Gale
    MRC Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton Southampton General Hospital, Southampton SO16 6YD, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 70:397-403. 2008
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Childhood mental ability in relation to food intake and physical activity in adulthood: the 1970 British Cohort Study
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, United Kingdom G12 8RZ
    Pediatrics 119:e38-45. 2007
    ..The purpose of this work was to examine the relation of scores on tests of mental ability in childhood with food consumption and physical activity in adulthood...
  26. pmc Problem drinking and exceeding guidelines for 'sensible' alcohol consumption in Scottish men: associations with life course socioeconomic disadvantage in a population-based cohort study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:302. 2008
    ..If public health interventions are to be successfully implemented, it is first important to identify correlates of such behaviours, including socioeconomic disadvantage. This was the aim of the present study...
  27. pmc Adult socioeconomic position and the association between height and coronary heart disease mortality: findings from 33 years of follow-up in the Whitehall Study
    Claudia Langenberg
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Pl, London, England, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 95:628-32. 2005
    ..001) for the highest grades, but 0.84 (95% CI=0.69, 1.03; P=.10) for middle and 0.95 (95% CI=0.75, 1.20; P=.65) for low grades, suggesting that childhood and adult social conditions may interact in their influence on coronary risk...
  28. ncbi request reprint Childhood IQ in relation to later psychiatric disorder: evidence from a Danish birth cohort study
    G David Batty
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Denmark
    Br J Psychiatry 187:180-1. 2005
    ..70, 95% CI 1.34-2.14). Adjusting for paternal occupational social class and birth weight had only a small attenuating effect. Low childhood IQ may have an aetiological role in the development of adult total psychiatric disorder...
  29. pmc Relation between early life socioeconomic position and all cause mortality in two generations. A longitudinal study of Danish men born in 1953 and their parents
    Merete Osler
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, 2200 N, Denmark
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:38-41. 2005
    ....
  30. pmc Early life predictors of childhood intelligence: evidence from the Aberdeen children of the 1950s study
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 59:656-63. 2005
    ..To identify the early life predictors of childhood intelligence...
  31. ncbi request reprint Revitalising the Metropolit 1953 Danish male birth cohort: background, aims and design
    Merete Osler
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 18:385-94. 2004
    ..A questionnaire-based postal follow-up survey is planned. Thus, the Metropolit study provides an important opportunity to examine the processes by which factors that operate over the life course influence adult health...
  32. pmc Physical activity and coronary heart disease
    G David Batty
    BMJ 328:1089-90. 2004
  33. pmc Does IQ explain socioeconomic inequalities in health? Evidence from a population based cohort study in the west of Scotland
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow G12 8RZ
    BMJ 332:580-4. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that IQ is a fundamental cause of socioeconomic inequalities in health...
  34. ncbi request reprint Commentary: influence of early life intelligence test performance on later health: do lower scoring children become less healthy adults?
    Merete Osler
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, Panum Institute, University of Copenhagen, Blegdamsvej 3, DK 2200 Copenhagen N, Denmark
    Int J Epidemiol 33:414-5. 2004
  35. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis reported incompatible statistics and omitted pertinent studies
    G David Batty
    Stroke 35:e79-80; author reply e79-80. 2004
  36. ncbi request reprint Article on walking and diabetes omitted some relevant studies
    G David Batty
    Arch Intern Med 163:2647; author reply 2647-8. 2003
  37. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic position and coronary heart disease risk factors in children and young people. Evidence from UK epidemiological studies
    G David Batty
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Eur J Public Health 12:263-72. 2002
    ..In adults, CHD and its risk factors show clear socio-economic gradients. The aim of the present review is to collate published evidence to assess if these risk factor gradients are also apparent in young people in the UK...
  38. pmc Physical activity for preventing strokes
    G David Batty
    BMJ 325:350-1. 2002
  39. ncbi request reprint Physical fitness and lifetime cognitive change
    Ian J Deary
    Department of Psychology, School of Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK
    Neurology 67:1195-200. 2006
    ..To test the hypothesis that physical fitness is associated with more successful cognitive aging...
  40. ncbi request reprint Childhood intelligence in relation to adult coronary heart disease and stroke risk: evidence from a Danish birth cohort study
    G David Batty
    Department of Social Medicine, Institute of Public Health, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:452-9. 2005
    ..Replication of these results using studies which hold data on intelligence and socio-economic position across the life course is required...
  41. ncbi request reprint Early life predictors of childhood intelligence: findings from the Mater-University study of pregnancy and its outcomes
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:148-62. 2006
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Adult height and lung function as markers of life course exposures: associations with risk factors and cause-specific mortality
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, G12 8RZ, UK
    Eur J Epidemiol 21:795-801. 2006
    ..Studies of the association of height and lung function with mortality--which are currently modest in number--will clarify the relative utility of these risk indices and the mechanisms underlying observed patterns of disease risk...
  43. pmc IQ in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood: 1970 British cohort study
    Catharine R Gale
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Resource Centre, University of Southampton, Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, SO16 6YD
    BMJ 334:245. 2007
    ..To examine the relation between IQ in childhood and vegetarianism in adulthood...
  44. ncbi request reprint Education and mortality: the role of intelligence
    G David Batty
    Lancet 365:1765-6. 2005
  45. ncbi request reprint Decreased risk of death from coronary heart disease amongst men with higher 'femininity' scores: a general population cohort study
    Kate Hunt
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:612-20. 2007
    ..g. smoking), but psychological factors and broader social constructions of gender are rarely considered...
  46. ncbi request reprint Obesity and overweight in relation to mortality in men with and without type 2 diabetes/impaired glucose tolerance: the original Whitehall Study
    G David Batty
    Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, Medical Research Council, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Diabetes Care 30:2388-91. 2007
  47. pmc Mental ability across childhood in relation to risk factors for premature mortality in adult life: the 1970 British Cohort Study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:997-1003. 2007
    ..To examine the relation of scores on tests of mental ability across childhood with established risk factors for premature mortality at the age of 30 years...
  48. pmc Association of diarrhoea in childhood with blood pressure and coronary heart disease in older age: analyses of two UK cohort studies
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1349-55. 2007
    ..We examined if episodes of diarrhoea in childhood, a recognized proxy for acute dehydration, were related to measured blood pressure and coronary heart disease in older adults...
  49. doi request reprint Bright children become enlightened adults
    Ian J Deary
    Department of Psychology, University of Edinburgh, UK
    Psychol Sci 19:1-6. 2008
    ..This study confirms social attitudes as a major, novel field of adult human activity that is related to childhood intelligence differences...
  50. doi request reprint Intelligence and carotid atherosclerosis in older people: cross-sectional study
    Catharine R Gale
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:769-71. 2008
  51. pmc Psychological, social and biological determinants of ill health (pSoBid): study protocol of a population-based study
    Yoga N Velupillai
    Glasgow Centre for Population Health, Level 6, 39 St Vincent Place, Glasgow, G1 2ER, UK
    BMC Public Health 8:126. 2008
    ....
  52. ncbi request reprint Effect of maternal smoking during pregnancy on offspring's cognitive ability: empirical evidence for complete confounding in the US national longitudinal survey of youth
    G David Batty
    Medical Research Council, Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, 4 Lilybank Gardens, Glasgow G12 8RZ, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 118:943-50. 2006
    ..Numerous studies have reported that maternal cigarette smoking during pregnancy is related to lower IQ scores in the offspring. Confounding is a crucial issue in interpreting this association...
  53. doi request reprint IQ in late adolescence/early adulthood, risk factors in middle-age and later coronary heart disease mortality in men: the Vietnam Experience Study
    G David Batty
    MRC Social and Public Health Sciences Unit, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 15:359-61. 2008
    ..Examine the relation between IQ in early adulthood and later coronary heart disease (CHD) mortality, and assess the extent to which established risk factors measured in middle-age might explain this gradient...
  54. pmc Childhood socioeconomic position, educational attainment, and adult cardiovascular risk factors: the Aberdeen children of the 1950s cohort study
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS7 8QA, United Kingdom
    Am J Public Health 95:1245-51. 2005
    ....