Gita Mishra

Summary

Affiliation: National Institute for Medical Research
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Commentary: The relationship between parity and overweight--a life course perspective
    Gita Mishra
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:102-3. 2007
  2. pmc How useful are the SF-36 sub-scales in older people? Mokken scaling of data from the HALCyon programme
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London, 33, Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    Qual Life Res 20:1005-10. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in dietary patterns during adult life
    G D Mishra
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Br J Nutr 96:735-44. 2006
  4. ncbi request reprint Are the effects of risk factors for timing of menopause modified by age? Results from a British birth cohort study
    Gita Mishra
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Menopause 14:717-24. 2007
  5. pmc Body weight through adult life and risk of urinary incontinence in middle-aged women: results from a British prospective cohort
    G D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1415-22. 2008
  6. pmc Intake of B vitamins in childhood and adult life in relation to psychological distress among women in a British birth cohort
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University, College Medical School, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health Nutr 12:166-74. 2009
  7. pmc Dietary calcium and vitamin D intakes in childhood and throughout adulthood and mammographic density in a British birth cohort
    G Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:1539-43. 2008
  8. pmc A structured approach to modelling the effects of binary exposure variables over the life course
    Gita Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:528-37. 2009
  9. pmc Early life circumstances and their impact on menarche and menopause
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 5:175-90. 2009
  10. pmc A longitudinal investigation of the impact of typology of urinary incontinence on quality of life during midlife: results from a British prospective study
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B5JU, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 64:246-8. 2009

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Publications48

  1. ncbi request reprint Commentary: The relationship between parity and overweight--a life course perspective
    Gita Mishra
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 36:102-3. 2007
  2. pmc How useful are the SF-36 sub-scales in older people? Mokken scaling of data from the HALCyon programme
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College London, 33, Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    Qual Life Res 20:1005-10. 2011
    ..To evaluate two psychometric properties of SF-36, namely unidimensionality and reliability...
  3. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in dietary patterns during adult life
    G D Mishra
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Br J Nutr 96:735-44. 2006
    ....
  4. ncbi request reprint Are the effects of risk factors for timing of menopause modified by age? Results from a British birth cohort study
    Gita Mishra
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Menopause 14:717-24. 2007
    ..This study investigated the influence of mother's age at menopause, early life and adult behavioral factors on the timing of menopause until age 57 years, and whether these effects vary according to the women's age at menopause...
  5. pmc Body weight through adult life and risk of urinary incontinence in middle-aged women: results from a British prospective cohort
    G D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:1415-22. 2008
    ..To determine whether the onset and duration of being overweight or obese are associated with symptoms of urinary incontinence...
  6. pmc Intake of B vitamins in childhood and adult life in relation to psychological distress among women in a British birth cohort
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, Royal Free and University, College Medical School, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Public Health Nutr 12:166-74. 2009
    ..Lower levels of B vitamins (particularly folate, vitamin B12 and vitamin B6) may be associated with psychological distress. Little is known about the impact of childhood nutrition on psychological distress in adult life...
  7. pmc Dietary calcium and vitamin D intakes in childhood and throughout adulthood and mammographic density in a British birth cohort
    G Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Br J Cancer 99:1539-43. 2008
    ..53 s.d. lower percent breast density than those in the lowest fifth (P-value <0.01 for linear trend)...
  8. pmc A structured approach to modelling the effects of binary exposure variables over the life course
    Gita Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 38:528-37. 2009
    ..This article highlights potential issues in the interpretation of results obtained from such an approach...
  9. pmc Early life circumstances and their impact on menarche and menopause
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, UK
    Womens Health (Lond Engl) 5:175-90. 2009
    ..It examines possible explanations of the associations found, including life history theory, and discusses areas for future research...
  10. pmc A longitudinal investigation of the impact of typology of urinary incontinence on quality of life during midlife: results from a British prospective study
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B5JU, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 64:246-8. 2009
    ..More research is needed to understand the mechanism that link childhood enuresis to being in the 'chronic' group for urge and severe incontinence...
  11. pmc Menopausal transition and the risk of urinary incontinence: results from a British prospective cohort
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, University College, London, UK
    BJU Int 106:1170-5. 2010
    ..to investigate the effect of menopausal transition and age on symptoms of urinary incontinence in midlife...
  12. pmc Energy intake and dietary patterns in childhood and throughout adulthood and mammographic density: results from a British prospective cohort
    Gita D Mishra
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 22:227-35. 2011
    ..To examine the role of energy intake and dietary patterns in childhood and throughout adulthood on subsequent mammographic density...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sexual functioning throughout menopause: the perceptions of women in a British cohort
    Gita Mishra
    Medical Research Council National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, London, United Kingdom
    Menopause 13:880-90. 2006
    ..We examine relationships between women's reports of a change in sex life and difficulties with intercourse and their experience of menopausal transition, use of hormone therapy, and hysterectomy...
  14. ncbi request reprint Perceived change in quality of life during the menopause
    Gita Mishra
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Gower Street Campus, MRC National Survey of Health and Development Royal Free and University College Medical School, 1 19, Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Soc Sci Med 62:93-102. 2006
    ..05) domain. In terms of the three QoL domains, women's experience of the menopausal transition appears complex, potentially involving a range of other factors and influences in their lives, and is by no means overwhelmingly negative...
  15. pmc A life course approach to reproductive health: theory and methods
    Gita D Mishra
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JU, United Kingdom
    Maturitas 65:92-7. 2010
    ..This approach has implications for the development of effective health policy that moves beyond identifying not only the type of intervention but also the most appropriate time across life to intervene...
  16. pmc Do childhood cognitive ability or smoking behaviour explain the influence of lifetime socio-economic conditions on premature adult mortality in a British post war birth cohort?
    Diana Kuh
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WC1B 5JU, United Kingdom
    Soc Sci Med 68:1565-73. 2009
    ..These findings were similar for cardiovascular and cancer mortality...
  17. pmc Objective measures of physical capability and subsequent health: a systematic review
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Division of Population Health, University College London, London, UK
    Age Ageing 40:14-23. 2011
    ....
  18. doi request reprint Hysterectomy and subsequent psychological health: findings from a British birth cohort study
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, 33 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    J Affect Disord 115:122-30. 2009
    ..We aimed to test the association between hysterectomy and subsequent psychological health and examine variation in this association by characteristics of hysterectomy...
  19. pmc Menopausal status and physical performance in midlife: findings from a British birth cohort study
    Rachel Cooper
    MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Menopause 15:1079-85. 2008
    ..To test the associations of menopausal status, timing of menopause, and hysterectomy with physical performance at age 53 years...
  20. pmc Cessation of hormone replacement therapy after reports of adverse findings from randomized controlled trials: evidence from a British Birth Cohort
    Gita Mishra
    National Survey of Health and Development, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, England
    Am J Public Health 96:1219-25. 2006
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparability of dietary patterns assessed by multiple dietary assessment methods: results from the 1946 British Birth Cohort
    S A McNaughton
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:341-52. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to evaluate the consistency of dietary patterns assessed through the use of a dietary recall and a 5-day food diary...
  22. pmc Smoking history and physical performance in midlife: results from the British 1946 birth cohort
    Bjørn Heine Strand
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, London, UK
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 66:142-9. 2011
    ..The adverse effects of smoking on individual medical conditions are well known; however, the cumulative effect of smoking on physical performance is not well characterized, particularly in midlife...
  23. pmc Offspring birth weight, gestational age and maternal characteristics in relation to glucose status at age 53 years: evidence from a national birth cohort
    D Kuh
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, MRC Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, Royal Free and University College Medical School, London, UK
    Diabet Med 25:530-5. 2008
    ..We investigated pathways linking offspring birth weight to maternal diabetes risk in later life by taking into account a range of prospective early-life and adult maternal factors...
  24. pmc Age at birth of first child and coronary heart disease risk factors at age 53 years in men and women: British birth cohort study
    R Hardy
    Medical Research Council Unit for Lifelong Health and Ageing, 33 Bedford Place, London, WC1B 5JU, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:99-105. 2009
    ..To investigate whether the associations are explained by childhood predictors of age at parenthood or adult lifestyle factors related to child rearing...
  25. doi request reprint Psychological distress, television viewing, and physical activity in children aged 4 to 12 years
    Mark Hamer
    University College London, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Pediatrics 123:1263-8. 2009
    ....
  26. pmc Predictors of 25-hydroxyvitamin D status among adults in two British national surveys
    Vasant Hirani
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Royal Free and University College London Medical School, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Br J Nutr 101:760-4. 2009
    ..National prevention and treatments strategies of poor vitamin D status need to be targeted to include the adult population, particularly deprived populations, in addition to the elderly and ethnic minorities...
  27. ncbi request reprint Changes in intake of key nutrients over 17 years during adult life of a British birth cohort
    C J Prynne
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Br J Nutr 94:368-76. 2005
    ..Most of these trends are in line with accepted nutritional guidelines. How far these changes are due to consumer choice and real changes in food composition or are due to artefacts inherent in the methodology is discussed...
  28. ncbi request reprint Gamma-tocopherol as a possible marker for nutrition-related risk: results from four National Diet and Nutrition Surveys in Britain
    C J Bates
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Br J Nutr 92:137-50. 2004
    ..Although the mechanisms underlying these relationships are obscure, the gamma-tocopherol:alpha-tocopherol ratio may reveal poor dietary choices, status predictors and a propensity for obesity in later life, especially in women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Sociodemographic inequalities in the diet of young children in the 1946 British birth cohort
    C J Prynne
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Public Health Nutr 5:733-45. 2002
    ..To evaluate whether there was food and nutrient equality across occupational social classes and geographical region for members of the 1946 British birth cohort at age 4 years...
  30. ncbi request reprint Childhood and adult dietary vitamin E intake and cardiovascular risk factors in mid-life in the 1946 British Birth Cohort
    G D Mishra
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1418-25. 2003
    ..To determine whether dietary vitamin E intake in childhood or mid-life was predictive of adult hypertension and high waist circumference, as two important risk factors for cardiovascular disease...
  31. doi request reprint Is adult education associated with reduced coronary heart disease risk?
    Tarani Chandola
    Social Statistics, University of Manchester, Manchester, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 40:1499-509. 2011
    ..This study examines whether additional higher educational qualifications acquired later on in adulthood are associated with a reduction in coronary heart disease (CHD) risk over and above qualifications from earlier on in life...
  32. ncbi request reprint The impact of inter-generational social and regional circumstances on dietary intake patterns of British adults: results from the 1946 British Birth Cohort
    G D Mishra
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Public Health Nutr 7:737-44. 2004
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Dietary patterns and cardiovascular risk markers in the UK Low Income Diet and Nutrition Survey
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 20:491-7. 2010
    ..The objective was therefore to identify dietary patterns and how they relate to cardiovascular (CVD) risk markers in this specific population...
  34. pmc Characterisation of smoking behaviour across the life course and its impact on decline in lung function and all-cause mortality: evidence from a British birth cohort
    S Clennell
    MRC National Survey of Health and Development, University College and Royal Free Medical School, 33 Bedford Place, London WCIB 5JU, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 62:1051-6. 2008
    ..To describe smoking trajectories from early adolescence into mid-life and to examine the effects of these trajectories on health and all-cause mortality...
  35. ncbi request reprint Changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease with body fat loss in obese women
    J D Krebs
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Diabetes Obes Metab 4:379-87. 2002
    ..This study examines the temporal changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease with weight change over 52 weeks...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dietary silicon intake in post-menopausal women
    S A McNaughton
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge CB1 9NL, UK
    Br J Nutr 94:813-7. 2005
    ..Si intakes in the UK appear consistent with those reported previously for elderly women in Western populations, but lower than those reported for younger women or for men...
  37. ncbi request reprint In a population study, can parathyroid hormone aid the definition of adequate vitamin D status? A study of people aged 65 years and over from the British National Diet and Nutrition Survey
    C J Bates
    Medical Research Council Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, CB1 9NL, Cambridge, UK
    Osteoporos Int 14:152-9. 2003
    ..In people living in institutions such as nursing homes, who are less likely to be exposed to sunlight throughout the year, plasma 25OHD levels were lower throughout the year...
  38. ncbi request reprint Elevated sialic acid, but not CRP, predicts features of the metabolic syndrome independently of BMI in women
    L M Browning
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:1004-10. 2004
    ..This study examines the association between both CRP and SA with individual and combined features of the metabolic syndrome...
  39. ncbi request reprint The impact of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation on inflammation, insulin sensitivity and CVD risk in a group of overweight women with an inflammatory phenotype
    L M Browning
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Fulbourn Road, Cambridge, UK
    Diabetes Obes Metab 9:70-80. 2007
    ..Inflammation is strongly related to obesity and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The metabolic benefits of long chain (LC) n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) may be attributable to its anti-inflammatory properties...
  40. ncbi request reprint Additive benefits of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and weight-loss in the management of cardiovascular disease risk in overweight hyperinsulinaemic women
    J D Krebs
    MRC Human Nutrition Research, Elsie Widdowson Laboratory, Cambridge, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 30:1535-44. 2006
    ..Both weight-loss and long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (LC n-3 PUFA) are independently known to reduce metabolic risk, but the combined effects are unclear...
  41. ncbi request reprint Country of birth, country of residence, and menopausal transitions and symptoms: British birth cohort and Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
    Christina Lee
    School of Psychology, University of Queensland, St Lucia
    Aust N Z J Public Health 28:144-51. 2004
    ..To explore endocrine-related and general symptoms among three groups of middle-aged women defined by country of birth and country of residence, in the context of debates about biological, cultural and other factors in menopause...
  42. ncbi request reprint Which food-related behaviours are associated with healthier intakes of fruits and vegetables among women?
    David Crawford
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, Deakin University, Burwood, Victoria, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 10:256-65. 2007
    ..To examine associations between shopping, food preparation, meal and eating behaviours and fruit and vegetable intake among women...
  43. ncbi request reprint Socio-economic inequalities in women's fruit and vegetable intakes: a multilevel study of individual, social and environmental mediators
    Kylie Ball
    Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research, School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences, Deakin University, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria 3125, Australia
    Public Health Nutr 9:623-30. 2006
    ..This study employed a multilevel design to test the contribution of individual, social and environmental factors to mediating socio-economic status (SES) inequalities in fruit and vegetable consumption among women...
  44. ncbi request reprint Menopausal transitions, symptoms and country of birth: the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health
    Gita Mishra
    Research Centre for Gender and Health, University of Newcastle, Callaghan, New South Wales
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:563-70. 2002
    ..To assess differences among the menopausal transitions and symptoms experienced by women participating in the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health, according to their countries of birth...
  45. doi request reprint A health transition: birth weights, households and survival in an Australian working-class population sample born 1857-1900
    Janet Mccalman
    School of Population Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
    Soc Sci Med 66:1070-83. 2008
    ..We conclude that this is an early example of a successful public health intervention...
  46. ncbi request reprint Mars and Venus: does gender matter in ageing?
    Julie E Byles
    Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle, Newcastle, NSW, Australia
    Med J Aust 188:271-3. 2008
    ..Gender is more than just a variable to be controlled for in statistical analyses...
  47. ncbi request reprint Postnatal depression and the original mother-child relationship: a prospective cohort study
    Lindsay McLaren
    Department of Community Health Sciences, University of Calgary, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary, AB, Canada T2N 4N1
    J Affect Disord 100:211-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies assessing the role of early mother-child relationship as a risk factor for postnatal depression have been cross-sectional and/or retrospective in nature...
  48. ncbi request reprint History of domestic violence and physical health in midlife
    Deborah Loxton
    University of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
    Violence Against Women 12:715-31. 2006
    ..The results highlight the link between health and domestic violence in middle-aged women and underscore the need for health professionals to take a full social history from women presenting with physical symptoms...