Alan D Dangour

Summary

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

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:680-5. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Omega 3 fatty acids and cognitive health in older people
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Nutr 107:S152-8. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Building global advocacy for nutrition: a review of the European and U.S. landscapes
    Alan D Dangour
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Food Nutr Bull 33:92-8. 2012
  4. doi request reprint Linking agriculture and health in low- and middle-income countries: an interdisciplinary research agenda
    Alan D Dangour
    Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 71:222-8. 2012
  5. pmc Methods for economic evaluation of a factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme among healthy older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CENEX study
    Damian G Walker
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:85. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Effect of 2-y n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on cognitive function in older people: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Alan D Dangour
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1725-32. 2010
  7. doi request reprint B-vitamins and fatty acids in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia: a systematic review
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Alzheimers Dis 22:205-24. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Nutrition-related health effects of organic foods: a systematic review
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:203-10. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption and cognitive function among older people in the UK: baseline data from the OPAL study
    A D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:198-202. 2009
  10. pmc A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of vitamin B12 supplementation on neurological function in healthy older people: the Older People and Enhanced Neurological function (OPEN) study protocol [ISRCTN54195799]
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 10:22. 2011

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. doi request reprint Nutritional quality of organic foods: a systematic review
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:680-5. 2009
    ..Despite growing consumer demand for organically produced foods, information based on a systematic review of their nutritional quality is lacking...
  2. doi request reprint Omega 3 fatty acids and cognitive health in older people
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Nutr 107:S152-8. 2012
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  3. ncbi request reprint Building global advocacy for nutrition: a review of the European and U.S. landscapes
    Alan D Dangour
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Food Nutr Bull 33:92-8. 2012
    ..Successfully scaling global efforts to address undernutrition requires an understanding of the landscape of potential donors and partners that can be mobilized toward improving nutrition globally...
  4. doi request reprint Linking agriculture and health in low- and middle-income countries: an interdisciplinary research agenda
    Alan D Dangour
    Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research in Agriculture and Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 71:222-8. 2012
    ..The first challenge in doing this, we suggest, is to improve our capacity to measure the impact of agricultural interventions on health outcomes, and vice versa...
  5. pmc Methods for economic evaluation of a factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme among healthy older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CENEX study
    Damian G Walker
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Health Serv Res 9:85. 2009
    ..The purpose of this paper is to describe in detail the methods that will be used to estimate the incremental costs and cost-effectiveness of the interventions...
  6. doi request reprint Effect of 2-y n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on cognitive function in older people: a randomized, double-blind, controlled trial
    Alan D Dangour
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1725-32. 2010
    ..Increased consumption of n-3 (omega-3) long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC PUFAs), especially eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), may maintain cognitive function in later life...
  7. doi request reprint B-vitamins and fatty acids in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer's disease and dementia: a systematic review
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Alzheimers Dis 22:205-24. 2010
    ..In summary, the available evidence is insufficient to draw definitive conclusions on the association of B vitamins and fatty acids with cognitive decline or dementia, and further long-term trials are required...
  8. doi request reprint Nutrition-related health effects of organic foods: a systematic review
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:203-10. 2010
    ..There is uncertainty over the nutrition-related benefits to health of consuming organic foods...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fish consumption and cognitive function among older people in the UK: baseline data from the OPAL study
    A D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Nutr Health Aging 13:198-202. 2009
    ..In this paper we present data on baseline fish consumption and cognitive function in cognitively healthy older people randomised onto the Older People And n- 3 Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (OPAL) study...
  10. pmc A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of vitamin B12 supplementation on neurological function in healthy older people: the Older People and Enhanced Neurological function (OPEN) study protocol [ISRCTN54195799]
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 10:22. 2011
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  11. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine, but not folate or vitamin B-12, predicts mortality in older people in the United Kingdom
    Alan D Dangour
    Centre for Ageing and Public Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Nutr 138:1121-8. 2008
    ..Our results extend previously reported associations of homocysteine with mortality, and the absence of associations of folate and vitamin B-12 with mortality, to the older population...
  12. pmc Effect of a nutrition supplement and physical activity program on pneumonia and walking capacity in Chilean older people: a factorial cluster randomized trial
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 8:e1001023. 2011
    ..We investigated the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a national nutritional supplementation program and/or a physical activity intervention among older people in Chile...
  13. ncbi request reprint Height, weight and haemoglobin status of 6 to 59-month-old Kazakh children living in Kzyl-Orda region, Kazakhstan
    A D Dangour
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 56:1030-8. 2002
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  14. pmc A factorial-design cluster randomised controlled trial investigating the cost-effectiveness of a nutrition supplement and an exercise programme on pneumonia incidence, walking capacity and body mass index in older people living in Santiago, Chile: the CEN
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 6:14. 2007
    ..No information is currently available on the cost-effectiveness of the supplementation programme...
  15. pmc A randomised controlled trial investigating the effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on cognitive and retinal function in cognitively healthy older people: the Older People And n-3 Long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids (OPA
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nutr J 5:20. 2006
    ..The link between cognitive ability, visual function and quality of life among older people suggests that this novel line of research may have considerable public health importance...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nutrition challenges for the twenty-first century
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Br J Nutr 96:S2-7. 2006
    ..The importance of determining the cost-effectiveness of nutrition interventions is advocated, in order that the nutrition community can respond appropriately to global nutrition challenges...
  17. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient supplementation in later life: limited evidence for benefit
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, U K
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:659-73. 2004
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  18. ncbi request reprint Chile's national nutritional supplementation program for older people: lessons learned
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Food Nutr Bull 26:190-7. 2005
    ..It is hoped that these results will be useful to policy makers and implementers planning programs aimed at improving the health and function of older people...
  19. ncbi request reprint Anthropometric status of Kazakh children in the 1990s
    A D Dangour
    Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London, 49 51 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP, UK
    Econ Hum Biol 1:43-53. 2003
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  20. pmc The effect of rising food prices on food consumption: systematic review with meta-regression
    Rosemary Green
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMJ 346:f3703. 2013
    ..To quantify the relation between food prices and the demand for food with specific reference to national and household income levels...
  21. pmc Feeding the world healthily: the challenge of measuring the effects of agriculture on health
    Sophie Hawkesworth
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Philos Trans R Soc Lond B Biol Sci 365:3083-97. 2010
    ..A clearer understanding of the links between the agriculture and food system and population health will ensure that health becomes a critical driver of agricultural change...
  22. pmc No association between fish intake and depression in over 15,000 older adults from seven low and middle income countries--the 10/66 study
    Emiliano Albanese
    Institute of Psychiatry, King s College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e38879. 2012
    ..Using a standard protocol, we aim to assess the association of fish consumption and late-life depression in seven low- and middle-income countries...
  23. pmc Grandparenting and psychosocial health among older Chileans: a longitudinal analysis
    Emily M Grundy
    Faculty of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Aging Ment Health 16:1047-57. 2012
    ..To investigate factors associated with Chilean grandparents' provision of help to grandchildren and associations between provision of such help and grandparents' mental well-being two years later...
  24. doi request reprint Interventions to improve water quality and supply, sanitation and hygiene practices, and their effects on the nutritional status of children
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, UK, WC1E 7HT
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 8:CD009382. 2013
    ..Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) interventions are frequently implemented to reduce infectious diseases, and may be linked to improved nutrition outcomes in children...
  25. doi request reprint Fewer adults add salt at the table after initiation of a national salt campaign in the UK: a repeated cross-sectional analysis
    Jennifer Sutherland
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Department of Population Health, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Br J Nutr 110:552-8. 2013
    ..Future programmatic and research efforts may benefit from targeting specific population groups and improving the evidence base for evaluating the impact of the campaign...
  26. doi request reprint Leg length, skull circumference, and the prevalence of dementia in low and middle income countries: a 10/66 population-based cross sectional survey
    Martin Prince
    King s College London, Institute of Psychiatry, Centre for Public Mental Health, Health Service and Population Research Department, London, UK
    Int Psychogeriatr 23:202-13. 2011
    ..Adult head circumference is an indicator of brain growth. There is a limited literature linking short legs and small skulls to an increased risk for cognitive impairment and dementia in late life...
  27. doi request reprint Health, agricultural, and economic effects of adoption of healthy diet recommendations
    Karen Lock
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and Leverhulme Centre for Integrative Research on Agriculture and Health, London, UK
    Lancet 376:1699-709. 2010
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  28. doi request reprint Design considerations in long-term intervention studies for the prevention of cognitive decline or dementia
    Alan D Dangour
    Department of Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Nutr Rev 68:S16-21. 2010
    ..Randomized controlled trials remain the single most important tool in the epidemiological arsenal for identifying the effects of specific interventions, but consideration of critically important design features is essential...
  29. ncbi request reprint Nutrition in brain development and aging: role of essential fatty acids
    Ricardo Uauy
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Nutr Rev 64:S24-33; discussion S72-91. 2006
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  30. ncbi request reprint Early life influences on adult leg and trunk length in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 19:836-43. 2007
    ..Short leg length has been associated with increased disease risk. We investigated (1) whether taller childhood stature predicts longer adult leg than trunk length; (2) the effects of early life factors on adult leg/trunk length...
  31. ncbi request reprint N-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids for optimal function during brain development and ageing
    Alan D Dangour
    Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:185-8. 2008
    ..We are presently conducting a large randomised controlled trial in a group of adults aged 70-79 years to assess whether an n-3 LCP supplement will preserve retinal function and prevent age related cognitive decline...
  32. doi request reprint Conference on "Multidisciplinary approaches to nutritional problems". Rank Prize Lecture. Global nutrition challenges for optimal health and well-being
    Ricardo Uauy
    Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile
    Proc Nutr Soc 68:34-42. 2009
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  33. doi request reprint Omega 3 fatty acid for the prevention of cognitive decline and dementia
    Emma Sydenham
    Cochrane Injuries Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London
    Cochrane Database Syst Rev 6:CD005379. 2012
    ..The strength of this potential protective effect has recently been tested in randomised controlled trials...
  34. ncbi request reprint Cross-sectional changes in anthropometric variables among Wapishana and Patamona Amerindian adults
    Alan D Dangour
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Population Health, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1B 3DP, UK
    Hum Biol 75:227-40. 2003
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  35. ncbi request reprint Defining a minimum income for healthy living (MIHL): older age, England
    J N Morris
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1300-7. 2007
    ..Barriers to health must arise if income is below this level. We demonstrate the principle of such assessment for people aged 65 years plus without significant disability living independently in England...
  36. doi request reprint Public health benefits of strategies to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions: overview and implications for policy makers
    Andy Haines
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 374:2104-14. 2009
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  37. doi request reprint Need to address all forms of childhood malnutrition with a common agenda
    Camila Corvalan
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Arch Dis Child 93:361-2. 2008
  38. ncbi request reprint Ageing and nutrition in developing countries
    Alan D Dangour
    Trop Med Int Health 8:287-9. 2003