A M Prentice

Summary

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

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Beyond body mass index
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 49 51 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
    Obes Rev 2:141-7. 2001
  2. ncbi request reprint Fast foods, energy density and obesity: a possible mechanistic link
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Obes Rev 4:187-94. 2003
  3. ncbi request reprint Fat and energy needs of children in developing countries
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London, and MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 72:1253S-1265S. 2000
  4. ncbi request reprint Immune function in rural Gambian children is not related to season of birth, birth size, or maternal supplementation status
    S E Moore
    International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:840-7. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Overeating: the health risks
    A M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Obes Res 9:234S-238S. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Body fat reference curves for children
    H D McCarthy
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, London Metropolitan University, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:598-602. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Evolutionary origins of the obesity epidemic: natural selection of thrifty genes or genetic drift following predation release?
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1607-10. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Optical imaging of brain activation in gambian infants
    Marie D Papademetriou
    Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, Malet Place Engineering Building, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 812:263-9. 2014
  9. pmc Early programming of adult diseases in resource poor countries
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:429-32. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Obesity and its potential mechanistic basis
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 60:51-67. 2001

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Publications16

  1. ncbi request reprint Beyond body mass index
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 49 51 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
    Obes Rev 2:141-7. 2001
    ..We argue that BMI continues to serve well for many purposes, but that the time is now right to initiate a gradual evolution beyond BMI towards standards based on actual measurements of body fat mass...
  2. ncbi request reprint Fast foods, energy density and obesity: a possible mechanistic link
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Obes Rev 4:187-94. 2003
    ..Among regular consumers they are likely to result in the accidental consumption of excess energy and hence to promote weight gain and obesity...
  3. ncbi request reprint Fat and energy needs of children in developing countries
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London, and MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 72:1253S-1265S. 2000
    ..The effects of such low fat intakes, particularly in terms of immune function, require investigation...
  4. ncbi request reprint Immune function in rural Gambian children is not related to season of birth, birth size, or maternal supplementation status
    S E Moore
    International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:840-7. 2001
    ..Excess mortality begins after puberty and has a maximal odds ratio of >10 for deaths between ages 25 and 50 y...
  5. ncbi request reprint Overeating: the health risks
    A M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom
    Obes Res 9:234S-238S. 2001
    ..These represent key targets for the design of public health initiatives...
  6. ncbi request reprint Body fat reference curves for children
    H D McCarthy
    Institute for Health Research and Policy, London Metropolitan University, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:598-602. 2006
    ..To refine the diagnosis of childhood obesity by creating new sex-specific centile curves for body fat and to base these references on a simple and affordable method that could be widely adopted in clinical practice and surveys...
  7. doi request reprint Evolutionary origins of the obesity epidemic: natural selection of thrifty genes or genetic drift following predation release?
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1607-10. 2008
    ..We conclude that, far from being time to call off the search, recently developed genetic and bioinformatic methods will soon provide a definitive resolution to this long-standing 'thrifty gene' controversy...
  8. doi request reprint Optical imaging of brain activation in gambian infants
    Marie D Papademetriou
    Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, Malet Place Engineering Building, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Adv Exp Med Biol 812:263-9. 2014
    ..High quality OT data enabled us to reconstruct images with robust representation of haemodynamic changes. OT is a feasible neuroimage technology for this resource-poor setting. ..
  9. pmc Early programming of adult diseases in resource poor countries
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 90:429-32. 2005
    ..This paper explores the importance of the "developmental origins of health and disease" hypothesis in resource poor countries...
  10. ncbi request reprint Obesity and its potential mechanistic basis
    A M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Br Med Bull 60:51-67. 2001
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  11. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in the relationship between fasting leptin and BMI in children
    S E Moore
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:17-21. 2004
    ..To compare the relationship between fasting serum leptin levels and body mass index (BMI) in children from different ethnic groups...
  12. ncbi request reprint Variability of appetite control mechanisms in response to 9 weeks of progressive overfeeding in humans
    S A Jebb
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1160-2. 2006
    ..The critical elements of this dysregulation are poorly understood. Most previous research into what regulates the intake side of the energy balance equation has been handicapped by the use of short-term within-day experimental tests...
  13. ncbi request reprint Energy and fat intake in obese and lean children at varying risk of obesity
    A F McGloin
    Northern Ireland Centre for Diet and Health, School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine, Northen Ireland, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 26:200-7. 2002
    ..This study compared lean children at high risk (HR) and low risk (LR) of obesity and obese children (OB) to assess the relationship between their energy (EI) and fat intake and adiposity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Leptin does not respond to 48 h fat deposition or mobilization in women
    P R Murgatroyd
    MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 27:457-62. 2003
    ..To test the hypothesis that acute responses of plasma leptin concentration to energy balance manipulation are mediated by fat flux...
  15. ncbi request reprint Urbanization and obesity in The Gambia: a country in the early stages of the demographic transition
    M Siervo
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Nutrition and Health Group, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:455-63. 2006
    ..To investigate the distribution of overweight and obesity and its relationship with socio-economic and behavioural factors in a developing-country population undergoing rapid nutritional transition...
  16. ncbi request reprint A pilot study on body image, attractiveness and body size in Gambians living in an urban community
    M Siervo
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Eat Weight Disord 11:100-9. 2006
    ..We also looked at cross-cultural differences in body image and views on attractiveness between Gambians and Americans...