Andrew Prentice

Summary

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

Publications

  1. pmc FGF23 is correlated with iron status but not with inflammation and decreases after iron supplementation: a supplementation study
    Vickie Braithwaite
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 9NL, United Kingdom
    Int J Pediatr Endocrinol 2012:27. 2012
  2. pmc A randomized trial to investigate the effects of pre-natal and infant nutritional supplementation on infant immune development in rural Gambia: the ENID trial: Early Nutrition and Immune Development
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC Keneba, MRC Unit The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:107. 2012
  3. pmc Host iron redistribution as a risk factor for incident tuberculosis in HIV infection: an 11-year retrospective cohort study
    Joann M McDermid
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, 310 Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:48. 2013
  4. pmc Critical windows for nutritional interventions against stunting
    Andrew M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:911-8. 2013
  5. doi request reprint Microbes and the malnourished child
    Andrew M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WCIE 7HT, UK
    Sci Transl Med 5:180fs11. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Growth faltering in low-income countries
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    World Rev Nutr Diet 106:90-9. 2013
  7. pmc Iron and malaria interactions: research needs from basic science to global policy
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Adv Nutr 3:583-91. 2012
  8. pmc Hepcidin is the major predictor of erythrocyte iron incorporation in anemic African children
    Andrew M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Blood 119:1922-8. 2012
  9. pmc Are diagnostic criteria for acute malnutrition affected by hydration status in hospitalized children? A repeated measures study
    Martha K Mwangome
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medical Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Nutr J 10:92. 2011
  10. pmc Thymic function and T cell parameters in a natural human experimental model of seasonal infectious diseases and nutritional burden
    Pa T Ngom
    Nutrition Programme, MRC Laboratories, The Gambia
    J Biomed Sci 18:41. 2011

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Publications74

  1. pmc FGF23 is correlated with iron status but not with inflammation and decreases after iron supplementation: a supplementation study
    Vickie Braithwaite
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge CB1 9NL, United Kingdom
    Int J Pediatr Endocrinol 2012:27. 2012
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  2. pmc A randomized trial to investigate the effects of pre-natal and infant nutritional supplementation on infant immune development in rural Gambia: the ENID trial: Early Nutrition and Immune Development
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC Keneba, MRC Unit The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 12:107. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Host iron redistribution as a risk factor for incident tuberculosis in HIV infection: an 11-year retrospective cohort study
    Joann M McDermid
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, 310 Savage Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853, USA
    BMC Infect Dis 13:48. 2013
    ..The objective of this research was to determine how host iron status measured at HIV diagnosis and genotypes related to host iron metabolism were associated with incident TB...
  4. pmc Critical windows for nutritional interventions against stunting
    Andrew M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 97:911-8. 2013
    ..The regulation of such growth is complex and may be affected by nutritional interventions imposed many years previously...
  5. doi request reprint Microbes and the malnourished child
    Andrew M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WCIE 7HT, UK
    Sci Transl Med 5:180fs11. 2013
    ..New research implicates a dysfunctional gut microbiome in the etiology of severe childhood malnutrition and confirms a role for antibiotics in its treatment...
  6. doi request reprint Growth faltering in low-income countries
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    World Rev Nutr Diet 106:90-9. 2013
    ....
  7. pmc Iron and malaria interactions: research needs from basic science to global policy
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Adv Nutr 3:583-91. 2012
    ....
  8. pmc Hepcidin is the major predictor of erythrocyte iron incorporation in anemic African children
    Andrew M Prentice
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Blood 119:1922-8. 2012
    ..We suggest that low-cost point-of-care hepcidin assays would aid iron supplementation programs in the developing world...
  9. pmc Are diagnostic criteria for acute malnutrition affected by hydration status in hospitalized children? A repeated measures study
    Martha K Mwangome
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Research Programme, Centre for Geographic Medical Research Coast, Kilifi, Kenya
    Nutr J 10:92. 2011
    ..Changes in weight observed during this period were considered to be due to changes in hydration status...
  10. pmc Thymic function and T cell parameters in a natural human experimental model of seasonal infectious diseases and nutritional burden
    Pa T Ngom
    Nutrition Programme, MRC Laboratories, The Gambia
    J Biomed Sci 18:41. 2011
    ..Here we report findings on the role of early life stressors as contributors to the onset of T cell immunological defects in later life...
  11. pmc FTO gene variation and measures of body mass in an African population
    Branwen J Hennig
    MRC International Nutrition Group, NPHIRU, EPH, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    BMC Med Genet 10:21. 2009
    ..Variation in the fat mass and obesity associated (FTO) gene has been reproducibly associated with body mass index (BMI) and obesity in populations of White European origin. Data from Asians and African-Americans is less conclusive...
  12. pmc The dynamics of nasopharyngeal streptococcus pneumoniae carriage among rural Gambian mother-infant pairs
    Momodou K Darboe
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Keneba Field Station, P O Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
    BMC Infect Dis 10:195. 2010
    ..Better understanding of the dynamics of transmission and carriage will inform control strategies...
  13. pmc Helicobacter pylori infection and circulating ghrelin levels - a systematic review
    Chidi V Nweneka
    Nutrition Programme, Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia, PO Box 273, Banjul, The Gambia
    BMC Gastroenterol 11:7. 2011
    ..We examined available evidence to determine whether an association exists between the two; and if one exists, in what direction...
  14. ncbi request reprint The emerging epidemic of obesity in developing countries
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:93-9. 2006
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  15. ncbi request reprint Early influences on human energy regulation: thrifty genotypes and thrifty phenotypes
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Physiol Behav 86:640-5. 2005
    ..This paper will describe the key elements of the thrifty genotype and phenotype and review the evidence base relating these early effects to differences in ingestive behavior...
  16. ncbi request reprint Macronutrients as sources of food energy
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Public Health Nutr 8:932-9. 2005
    ..However, diets of different macronutrient composition and energy density can have profound implications for innate appetite regulation and hence overall energy consumption...
  17. doi request reprint Iron metabolism, malaria, and other infections: what is all the fuss about?
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    J Nutr 138:2537-41. 2008
    ....
  18. pmc Birth season and environmental influences on blood leucocyte and lymphocyte subpopulations in rural Gambian infants
    Andrew C Collinson
    1Directorate of Child and Women s Health, Bramble Ward, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital Wonford, Exeter, UK
    BMC Immunol 9:18. 2008
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  19. ncbi request reprint Iron metabolism and malaria
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London 1IE 7HT, United Kingdom
    Food Nutr Bull 28:S524-39. 2007
    ....
  20. pmc TV and inactivity are separate contributors to metabolic risk factors in children
    Andrew Prentice
    Medical Research Council, International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 3:e481. 2006
  21. doi request reprint Growth and host-pathogen interactions
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 61:197-210. 2008
    ..Examination of the evolutionary 'norm' for early growth, and the external environmental factors that influenced it, may provide clues towards identifying the current day optimum for growth...
  22. ncbi request reprint Are defects in energy expenditure involved in the causation of obesity?
    A Prentice
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Obes Rev 8:89-91. 2007
  23. ncbi request reprint Host-pathogen interactions: can micronutrients tip the balance?
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    J Nutr 137:1334-7. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Insights from the developing world: thrifty genotypes and thrifty phenotypes
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, WC1E 7HT, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 64:153-61. 2005
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Starvation in humans: evolutionary background and contemporary implications
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Mech Ageing Dev 126:976-81. 2005
    ..However, interpretation of the possible links between these energy-sparing mechanisms and any association between CR and ageing is handicapped by an absence of data on the latter and will remain a matter of debate for many years to come...
  26. doi request reprint Impact of fatty acid status on immune function of children in low-income countries
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Matern Child Nutr 7:89-98. 2011
    ..Benefits might include improved responses to enteric vaccines, which frequently perform poorly in low-income settings, and these questions merit randomized trials...
  27. 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...
  28. pmc New challenges in studying nutrition-disease interactions in the developing world
    Andrew M Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    J Clin Invest 118:1322-9. 2008
    ..In this Personal Perspective, we highlight some of these gaps and make some proposals as to how improved research methods and technologies can be brought to bear on the problems of undernourished children in the developing world...
  29. ncbi request reprint Energy adaptations in human pregnancy: limits and long-term consequences
    A M Prentice
    MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 71:1226S-32S. 2000
    ....
  30. 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...
  31. 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...
  32. ncbi request reprint Energy intake/physical activity interactions in the homeostasis of body weight regulation
    Andrew Prentice
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 49 51 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP
    Nutr Rev 62:S98-104. 2004
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Obesity amidst poverty
    Andrew Prentice
    International Nutrition, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 35:24-30. 2006
  34. ncbi request reprint Developmental changes in leptin as a measure of energy status in human infants in a natural ecologic setting
    Andrew Collinson
    Public Health Nutrition Unit, MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:488-94. 2005
    ..Most human research on leptin has involved well-nourished subjects or clinical states such as anorexia nervosa or cancer cachexia...
  35. ncbi request reprint Elevated iron status strongly predicts mortality in West African adults with HIV infection
    Joann M McDermid
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London, England, WC1E 7HT
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 46:498-507. 2007
    ..To comprehensively assess iron status and determine whether elevated iron status, like anemia, predicts mortality...
  36. ncbi request reprint The relative contribution of diet and genotype to bone development
    A Prentice
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 60:45-52. 2001
    ..Optimisation of nutrition and lifestyle remains an attractive strategy for the reduction of fracture risk, but more research is required to fully define optimal dietary requirements...
  37. ncbi request reprint Blood indices of selenium and mercury, and their correlations with fish intake, in young people living in Britain
    C J Bates
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Br J Nutr 96:523-31. 2006
    ..Hg intakes need to be monitored, especially in women of child-bearing age, to ensure that Food Standards Agency guidelines are met...
  38. ncbi request reprint Bone mineralization and turnover in preterm infants at 8-12 years of age: the effect of early diet
    M S Fewtrell
    MRC Human Nutrition Research (formerly Dunn Nutritional Laboratory, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 14:810-20. 1999
    ..However, poor nutrition during the neonatal period may result in higher bone formation rates during childhood...
  39. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D: seasonal and regional differences in preschool children in Great Britain
    P S Davies
    Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 53:195-8. 1999
    ..Supplements are needed in the winter, to achieve satisfactory vitamin D status and minimise the risk of rickets and of poor bone health, especially in high-risk groups...
  40. ncbi request reprint Diet, nutrition and the prevention of osteoporosis
    A Prentice
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Public Health Nutr 7:227-43. 2004
    ..To review the evidence on diet and nutrition relating to osteoporosis and provide recommendations for preventing osteoporosis, in particular, osteopototic fracture...
  41. ncbi request reprint Positive, site-specific associations between bone mineral status, fitness, and time spent at high-impact activities in 16- to 18-year-old boys
    F Ginty
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, CB1 9NL, United Kingdom
    Bone 36:101-10. 2005
    ..These findings indicate that participation of male adolescents in a range of high-impact activities for 1 h or more a day is associated with greater bone size and mineral content, especially at the hip...
  42. ncbi request reprint Relationship between alcohol and nutrient intakes and blood status indices of older people living in the UK: further analysis of data from the National Diet and Nutrition Survey of people aged 65 years and over, 1994/5
    C M Walmsley
    MRC Dunn Nutrition Unit, Cambridge, UK
    Public Health Nutr 1:157-67. 1998
    ..To examine the relationships between alcohol consumption and a range of nutrient intakes and blood status indices in older people...
  43. ncbi request reprint Revaccination does not improve an observed deficit in antibody responses in Pakistani adults born of a lower birth weight
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC Keneba, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Fajara, P O Box 273, Banjul, Gambia
    Vaccine 26:158-65. 2008
    ..No such association was observed in response to a polysaccharide-protein conjugate vaccine indicating an early-life programming effect on the generation of antibodies during a B-cell-dependent immune response...
  44. doi request reprint Haptoglobin genotype, anaemia and malaria in Gambian children
    Sharon E Cox
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 13:76-82. 2008
    ..To retest our previous finding that the haptoglobin (Hp) 22 genotype is associated with seasonal anaemia, and to investigate the role of malaria in this effect...
  45. pmc Iron incorporation and post-malaria anaemia
    Conor P Doherty
    Nutrition Program, Keneba Field Station, Medical Research Council, Fajara, The Gambia
    PLoS ONE 3:e2133. 2008
    ..Malaria induces an intense inflammatory reaction that stalls reticulo-endothelial macrophagal iron recycling from haemolysed red blood cells and inhibits oral iron absorption, but the magnitude and duration of these effects are unclear...
  46. pmc Early-life risk factors for adult chronic disease: follow-up of a cohort born during 1964-1978 in an urban slum of Lahore, Pakistan
    Fehmida Jalil
    Department of Social and Preventive Paediatrics, King Edward Medical College and Mayo Hospital, Lahore, Pakistan
    J Health Popul Nutr 26:12-21. 2008
    ..The results suggest that low birthweight may increase later risk of impaired glucose tolerance in urban Pakistani adults. Further research in this area is warranted...
  47. ncbi request reprint Fifty-year mortality trends in three rural African villages
    Pura Rayco-Solon
    MRC Keneba, Banjul, The Gambia
    Trop Med Int Health 9:1151-60. 2004
    ..To determine differential improvements in mortality rates according to age, and to discuss differences in neonatal and post-neonatal mortality rates, using longitudinal data from the past 50 years in three rural Gambian villages...
  48. ncbi request reprint Efficiency of autoregulatory homeostatic responses to imposed caloric excess in lean men
    Mario Siervo
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, UK
    Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab 294:E416-24. 2008
    ..This result supports present conclusions from genetic studies in which all known causes of human obesity are related to defects in the regulation of appetite...
  49. ncbi request reprint Energy and transport
    James Woodcock
    London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 370:1078-88. 2007
    ..There exists the potential for a global contraction and convergence in use of fossil-fuel energy for transport to benefit health and achieve sustainability...
  50. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of ad libitum low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets on body weight and serum lipids in overweight subjects with metabolic syndrome
    Sally D Poppitt
    MRC Dunn Clinical Nutrition Centre, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:11-20. 2002
    ..Overweight individuals with metabolic syndrome are at increased risk of type 2 diabetes and coronary vascular disease. Weight gain and features of the syndrome may be ameliorated by dietary intervention...
  51. ncbi request reprint Association of physical activity with body-composition indexes in children aged 6-8 y at varied risk of obesity
    Kirsten L Rennie
    Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:13-20. 2005
    ..Physical inactivity increases the risk of obesity, but the relations between reported levels of physical activity (PA) and measures of body fatness (BF) in children are remarkably inconsistent...
  52. ncbi request reprint Maternal preconceptional weight and gestational length
    Pura Rayco-Solon
    MRC Keneba, Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia, Banjul, West Africa
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 192:1133-6. 2005
    ..Pregnancies conceived in September to November were significantly shorter than those from better-fed months (38.6 vs 39.0 weeks; log-rank chi 2 = 17.4, P < .0001)...
  53. ncbi request reprint Differential effects of seasonality on preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction in rural Africans
    Pura Rayco-Solon
    MRC Keneba, Medical Research Council Laboratories, The Gambia and the MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:134-9. 2005
    ..Low birth weight (LBW) can result from prematurity or intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and result in small-for-gestational-age (SGA) infants. Prematurity and IUGR may have different etiologies and consequences...
  54. ncbi request reprint Improved thymic function in exclusively breastfed infants is associated with higher interleukin 7 concentrations in their mothers' breast milk
    Pa T Ngom
    Department of Immunology, Imperial College London, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London SW10 9NH, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:722-8. 2004
    ..The differences were greatest at 8 wk of age, a time when all infants were exclusively breastfed, which suggests the involvement of breast milk factors...
  55. ncbi request reprint Birth weight predicts response to vaccination in adults born in an urban slum in Lahore, Pakistan
    Sophie E Moore
    Medical Research Council International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:453-9. 2004
    ..Evidence is also emerging that some components of immune function may be programmed in early life. However, this evidence is limited and requires confirmation...
  56. ncbi request reprint Comparative analysis of patterns of survival by season of birth in rural Bangladeshi and Gambian populations
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Public Health Nutrition Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 49 51 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:137-43. 2004
    ..The current paper uses data from a large demographic survey in the Matlab region of Bangladesh to retest the Gambian-derived hypothesis that early life exposures correlated with season of birth predict later patterns of mortality...
  57. ncbi request reprint A critical evaluation of the fetal origins hypothesis and its implications for developing countries
    Linda S Adair
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 134:191-3. 2004
  58. pmc Modification of immune function through exposure to dietary aflatoxin in Gambian children
    Paul C Turner
    Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Epidemiology and Health Services Research, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
    Environ Health Perspect 111:217-20. 2003
    ..Given the high burden of infection-related mortality in West Africa, further investigation of the immune effects of aflatoxin exposure in children is merited...
  59. ncbi request reprint [The CARMEN trial: increased intake of carbohydrates--simple or complex--and unchanged blood lipids in overweight subjects]
    Anne Raben
    Forskningsinstitut for Human Ernaering, Levnedsmiddelcentret, Den Kgl Veterinaer og LandbohĂžjskole, Rolighedsvej 30, DK 1958 Frederiksberg C
    Ugeskr Laeger 164:627-31. 2002
    ..The purpose was to investigate the long-term effect of ad libitum low-fat, high-carbohydrate diets with mainly simple or complex carbohydrates on body weight and blood lipids...
  60. ncbi request reprint Iron and infection: effects of host iron status and the iron-regulatory genes haptoglobin and NRAMP1 (SLC11A1) on host-pathogen interactions in tuberculosis and HIV
    Joann M McDermid
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
    Clin Sci (Lond) 110:503-24. 2006
    ....
  61. ncbi request reprint Statistical modelling of the seasonality of preterm delivery and intrauterine growth restriction in rural Gambia
    Anthony J C Fulford
    MRC Keneba, Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:251-9. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Aflatoxin exposure in utero causes growth faltering in Gambian infants
    Paul C Turner
    Molecular Epidemiology Unit, Centre for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Leeds, Leeds, UK LS2 9JT
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1119-25. 2007
    ..However, in animal studies in utero exposure to low levels of aflatoxin also results in growth faltering...
  63. ncbi request reprint Use of stable-isotope techniques to validate infant feeding practices reported by Bangladeshi women receiving breastfeeding counseling
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Interventions Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1075-82. 2007
    ..The World Health Organization recommends exclusive breastfeeding until age 6 mo. Studies relying on mothers' self-reported behaviors have shown that lactation counseling increases both the rate and duration of exclusive breastfeeding...
  64. pmc The haptoglobin 2-2 genotype is associated with a reduced incidence of Plasmodium falciparum malaria in children on the coast of Kenya
    Sarah H Atkinson
    KEMRI Wellcome Trust Programme, Centre of Geographic Medicine Research, Kilifi District Hospital, Kilifi, Kenya
    Clin Infect Dis 44:802-9. 2007
    ..The Hp2 allele is thought to have spread under strong selection pressure, but it is unclear whether this is due to protection from malaria or other diseases...
  65. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of perinatal nutrition on T lymphocyte kinetics in young Gambian men
    Hala Ghattas
    Centre for Infection, St George s, University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:480-7. 2007
    ..In a rural Gambian setting, individuals born during periods of seasonal nutritional deprivation ("hungry seasons") are susceptible to mortality from infectious diseases in adult life...
  66. ncbi request reprint Effect of month of vaccine administration on antibody responses in The Gambia and Pakistan
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Trop Med Int Health 11:1529-41. 2006
    ..To explore the relationship between calendar month of administration and antibody (Ab) response to vaccination in subjects from The Gambia and Pakistan, two countries with distinct patterns of seasonality...
  67. ncbi request reprint Plasma homocysteine, folate and vitamin B(12) compared between rural Gambian and UK adults
    Sophie E Moore
    Medical Research Council, Keneba, The Gambia
    Br J Nutr 96:508-15. 2006
    ..Possible reasons are discussed...
  68. ncbi request reprint Early immunological development and mortality from infectious disease in later life
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC Keneba, MRC Laboratories, The Gambia, West Africa
    Proc Nutr Soc 65:311-8. 2006
    ..The present paper will review progress made to date within this field of research...
  69. pmc Seasonal childhood anaemia in West Africa is associated with the haptoglobin 2-2 genotype
    Sarah H Atkinson
    Medical Research Council Laboratories, Banjul, The Gambia
    PLoS Med 3:e172. 2006
    ..Previous studies examined the importance of haptoglobin polymorphism in malaria and iron homeostasis, but it is unknown whether haptoglobin genotype might be a risk factor for anaemia in children in a malaria-endemic area...
  70. ncbi request reprint Maternal malnutrition and the risk of infection in later life
    Sophie E Moore
    MRC International Nutrition Group, Nutrition and Public Health Intervention Research Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Pediatr Program 55:153-64; discussion 164-7. 2005
  71. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient supplementation and infection: a double-edged sword?
    Conor P Doherty
    Department of Child Health, University of Glasgow, Scotland
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 34:346-52. 2002
  72. pmc Intrauterine factors, adiposity, and hyperinsulinaemia
    Andrew M Prentice
    BMJ 327:880-1. 2003
  73. ncbi request reprint Measuring lymphocyte kinetics in tropical field settings
    Hala Ghattas
    Department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, St George s Hospital Medical School, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE, UK
    Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 99:675-85. 2005
    ..Cell kinetics research is applicable in tropical settings, and can contribute to further understanding the regulation of adaptive immunity in response to infections and other insults...
  74. ncbi request reprint Effectiveness of an early supplementation scheme of high-dose vitamin A versus standard WHO protocol in Gambian mothers and infants: a randomised controlled trial
    Momodou K Darboe
    MRC International Nutrition Group, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, UK
    Lancet 369:2088-96. 2007
    ....