A Avenell

Summary

Affiliation: University of Aberdeen
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up for mortality and cancer in a randomized placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D(3) and/or calcium (RECORD trial)
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:614-22. 2012
  2. pmc Effect of multivitamin and multimineral supplementation on cognitive function in men and women aged 65 years and over: a randomised controlled trial
    Geraldine McNeill
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Nutr J 6:10. 2007
  3. pmc Group interventions to improve health outcomes: a framework for their design and delivery
    Pat Hoddinott
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:800. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Lessons for search strategies from a systematic review, in The Cochrane Library, of nutritional supplementation trials in patients after hip fracture
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:505-10. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of an open design on trial participant recruitment, compliance and retention--a randomized controlled trial comparison with a blinded, placebo-controlled design
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Clin Trials 1:490-8. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Glutamine in critical care: current evidence from systematic reviews
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    Proc Nutr Soc 65:236-41. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation to prevent infections: a sub-study of a randomised placebo-controlled trial in older people (RECORD trial, ISRCTN 51647438)
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, Third Floor, Applied Health Sciences Building, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Age Ageing 36:574-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint What interventions should we add to weight reducing diets in adults with obesity? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of adding drug therapy, exercise, behaviour therapy or combinations of these interventions
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 17:293-316. 2004
  9. pmc Effect of multivitamin and multimineral supplements on morbidity from infections in older people (MAVIS trial): pragmatic, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    BMJ 331:324-9. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint What are the long-term benefits of weight reducing diets in adults? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 17:317-35. 2004

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. doi request reprint Long-term follow-up for mortality and cancer in a randomized placebo-controlled trial of vitamin D(3) and/or calcium (RECORD trial)
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:614-22. 2012
    ..Vitamin D or calcium supplementation may have effects on vascular disease and cancer...
  2. pmc Effect of multivitamin and multimineral supplementation on cognitive function in men and women aged 65 years and over: a randomised controlled trial
    Geraldine McNeill
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    Nutr J 6:10. 2007
    ..We examined the effect of daily supplementation with 11 vitamins and 5 minerals on cognitive function in older adults to assess the possibility that this could help to prevent cognitive decline...
  3. pmc Group interventions to improve health outcomes: a framework for their design and delivery
    Pat Hoddinott
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Health Sciences Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    BMC Public Health 10:800. 2010
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  4. ncbi request reprint Lessons for search strategies from a systematic review, in The Cochrane Library, of nutritional supplementation trials in patients after hip fracture
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:505-10. 2001
    ..A key aim when conducting systematic reviews of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) is to include all of the evidence, if possible. Serious bias may result if trials are missed through inadequate search strategies...
  5. ncbi request reprint The effects of an open design on trial participant recruitment, compliance and retention--a randomized controlled trial comparison with a blinded, placebo-controlled design
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Clin Trials 1:490-8. 2004
    ..In randomized trials there may be no overriding reason whether or not to have a placebo control...
  6. ncbi request reprint Glutamine in critical care: current evidence from systematic reviews
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    Proc Nutr Soc 65:236-41. 2006
    ..The evidence base is limited by the quality of the reported trials and the suggestion that there is publication bias, with trials suggesting reduced infection being more likely to be published...
  7. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D supplementation to prevent infections: a sub-study of a randomised placebo-controlled trial in older people (RECORD trial, ISRCTN 51647438)
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, Third Floor, Applied Health Sciences Building, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Age Ageing 36:574-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint What interventions should we add to weight reducing diets in adults with obesity? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials of adding drug therapy, exercise, behaviour therapy or combinations of these interventions
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 17:293-316. 2004
    ..Evidence is needed for the effectiveness of interventions given with reducing diets for obese adults: drug therapy, exercise, or behaviour therapy...
  9. pmc Effect of multivitamin and multimineral supplements on morbidity from infections in older people (MAVIS trial): pragmatic, randomised, double blind, placebo controlled trial
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD
    BMJ 331:324-9. 2005
    ..To examine whether supplementation with multivitamins and multiminerals influences self reported days of infection, use of health services, and quality of life in people aged 65 or over...
  10. ncbi request reprint What are the long-term benefits of weight reducing diets in adults? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 17:317-35. 2004
    ..Evidence is needed for the best long-term diet for weight loss, and improvement in cardiac risk and disease in obese adults...
  11. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of protein and energy supplementation for hip fracture aftercare in older people
    A Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:895-903. 2003
    ..To evaluate whether protein and energy supplementation influences recovery after hip fracture...
  12. doi request reprint Hot topics in parenteral nutrition. Current evidence and ongoing trials on the use of glutamine in critically-ill patients and patients undergoing surgery
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Proc Nutr Soc 68:261-8. 2009
    ..There is no evidence to suggest that glutamine is harmful in terms of organ failure and parenteral glutamine may reduce the development of organ failure...
  13. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the long-term effects and economic consequences of treatments for obesity and implications for health improvement
    A Avenell
    Heath Services Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Health Technol Assess 8:iii-iv, 1-182. 2004
    ..To undertake a systematic review of the long-term effects of obesity treatments on body weight, risk factors for disease, and disease...
  14. ncbi request reprint Long-term weight loss effects on all cause mortality in overweight/obese populations
    A S Poobalan
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 8:503-13. 2007
    ..75 (0.67-0.83). There is some evidence that intentional weight loss has long-term benefits on all cause mortality for women and more so for diabetics. Long-term effects especially for men are not clear and need further investigation...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effects of weight loss in overweight/obese individuals and long-term lipid outcomes--a systematic review
    A Poobalan
    Department of Child Health, Medical School, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 5:43-50. 2004
    ..Weight loss has long-term beneficial effects especially on LDL and cholesterol. Weight loss in obese patients should be encouraged and sustained...
  16. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of multivitamin and multimineral supplementation for infection
    Audrey I Stephen
    The Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 19:179-90. 2006
    ..This systematic review examined the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs) on whether multivitamin and multimineral supplementation is effective in reducing infection...
  17. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing the participation of older people in clinical trials - data analysis from the MAVIS trial
    P Fearn
    Centre of Academic, Primary Care, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Health Centre, Aberdeen, AB25 2AY, UK
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:51-6. 2010
    ..Older people are less likely to be included in clinical trials. Little is known about factors influencing older people's decisions about participating in clinical trials...
  18. ncbi request reprint Oral vitamin D3 and calcium for secondary prevention of low-trauma fractures in elderly people (Randomised Evaluation of Calcium Or vitamin D, RECORD): a randomised placebo-controlled trial
    A M Grant
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Lancet 365:1621-8. 2005
    ..Vitamin D and calcium supplements are often recommended for fracture prevention. We aimed to assess whether vitamin D3 and calcium, either alone or in combination, were effective in prevention of secondary fractures...
  19. ncbi request reprint Weight loss in obese diabetic and non-diabetic individuals and long-term diabetes outcomes--a systematic review
    L Aucott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Diabetes Obes Metab 6:85-94. 2004
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Does taking vitamin, mineral and fatty acid supplements prevent cognitive decline? A systematic review of randomized controlled trials
    X Jia
    Department of Environmental and Occupational Medicine, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill Road, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 21:317-36. 2008
    ..The present study systematically reviewed the evidence on the effect of nutrient supplementation on cognitive function in people aged >or=65 years...
  21. ncbi request reprint Assessment of nutritional status in hospital in-patients
    S E Campbell
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen, UK
    QJM 95:83-7. 2002
    ..Systematic review evidence also suggests that protein and energy supplementation of adults in hospital with a wide range of conditions improves outcome...
  22. doi request reprint A systematic review of the effectiveness of group versus individual treatments for adult obesity
    Virginia Paul-Ebhohimhen
    Health Services Research Unit, School of Medicine, University of Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Facts 2:17-24. 2009
    ..We systematically reviewed randomised controlled trials of treatments for adult obesity to compare the effectiveness of group-based to individual-based modes of treatment delivery...
  23. ncbi request reprint A cost-utility analysis of multivitamin and multimineral supplements in men and women aged 65 years and over
    Mary M Kilonzo
    Health Economics Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, UK
    Clin Nutr 26:364-70. 2007
    ..However, the evidence from the available randomised controlled trials (RCTs) is mixed. The aim of the study was to assess the relative efficiency of multivitamin and multimineral supplementation compared with no supplementation...
  24. doi request reprint Behavioural interventions for obese adults with additional risk factors for morbidity: systematic review of effects on behaviour, weight and disease risk factors
    Stephan U Dombrowski
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Facts 3:377-96. 2010
    ..Reducing obesity through effective behaviour change interventions is of key importance to prevent disabling and life-threatening conditions, particularly in individuals already at risk for morbidity...
  25. ncbi request reprint Oral protein and energy supplementation in older people: a systematic review of randomized trials
    Anne C Milne
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Polwarth Building, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZD, Scotland, UK
    Nestle Nutr Workshop Ser Clin Perform Programme 10:103-20; discussion 120-5. 2005
  26. ncbi request reprint Meta-analysis: protein and energy supplementation in older people
    Anne C Milne
    Health Services Research Unit, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, United Kingdom
    Ann Intern Med 144:37-48. 2006
    ..Protein and energy undernutrition is common in older people, and further deterioration may occur during illness...
  27. ncbi request reprint Effects of weight loss in overweight/obese individuals and long-term hypertension outcomes: a systematic review
    Lorna Aucott
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 45:1035-41. 2005
    ..The weight/hypertension relationship is complex and needs well-conducted studies with long-term follow-up to examine the effects of weight loss on hypertension outcomes...
  28. ncbi request reprint Genetic variation and the lipid response to dietary intervention: a systematic review
    Lindsey F Masson
    Department of Public Health, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1098-111. 2003
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Lightening the load? A systematic review of community pharmacy-based weight management interventions
    J Gordon
    Community Dietetic Department, Westholme, Woodend Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 12:897-911. 2011
    ..No study reported economic evaluations. Currently, there is insufficient evidence for the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of community pharmacy-based weight management initiatives to support investment in their provision...
  30. doi request reprint A qualitative study comparing commercial and health service weight loss groups, classes and clubs
    K Allan
    Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology CORE, Faculty of Health and Social Care, The Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
    J Hum Nutr Diet 24:23-31. 2011
    ..The present study aimed to compare and contrast leaders' and attendees' experiences of health service and commercial weight loss groups, through in-depth interviews and group observations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Systematic review of the use of financial incentives in treatments for obesity and overweight
    V Paul-Ebhohimhen
    University of Aberdeen, Health Services Research Unit, Aberdeen, UK
    Obes Rev 9:355-67. 2008
    ....
  32. pmc ABC of obesity. Management: Part I--behaviour change, diet, and activity
    Alison Avenell
    Health Services Research Unit, School of Medicine, at the University of Aberdeen
    BMJ 333:740-3. 2006
  33. doi request reprint Systematic review and meta-analyses of studies of glutamine supplementation in haematopoietic stem cell transplantation
    M Crowther
    Department of Haematology, Ward 16, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Aberdeen, AB25 2ZD, UK
    Bone Marrow Transplant 44:413-25. 2009
    ..In conclusion, there may be beneficial effects of glutamine in HSCT but larger, well-designed studies are required to confirm the beneficial effects and investigate possible adverse effects...
  34. ncbi request reprint A systematic review of drug therapy for Graves' hyperthyroidism
    Prakash Abraham
    Department of Endocrinology, Health Services Research Unit, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, Foresterhill, Aberdeen AB25 2ZN, UK
    Eur J Endocrinol 153:489-98. 2005
    ..There were no data on the course of ophthalmopathy, health-related quality of life and economic outcomes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Adherence to dietary advice in weight-reduction drug trials
    Tamara J Brown
    Lancet 366:1847-8. 2005
  36. ncbi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of weight-loss interventions in adults with pre-diabetes: a review
    Susan L Norris
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA corrected
    Am J Prev Med 28:126-39. 2005
    ..To assess the effectiveness of weight-loss and weight-control interventions for adults with pre-diabetes (impaired fasting glucose and impaired glucose tolerance), an important risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of pharmacotherapy for weight loss in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis
    Susan L Norris
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1395-404. 2004
    ..The objective of this review was to assess the efficacy of pharmacotherapy for weight loss in adults with type 2 diabetes...
  38. ncbi request reprint Glutamine supplementation in serious illness: a systematic review of the evidence
    Frantisek Novak
    Department of Medicine, Queens University, Kingston General Hospital, Ontario, Canada
    Crit Care Med 30:2022-9. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship between glutamine supplementation and hospital length of stay, complication rates, and mortality in patients undergoing surgery and experiencing critical illness...
  39. ncbi request reprint Long-term effectiveness of lifestyle and behavioral weight loss interventions in adults with type 2 diabetes: a meta-analysis
    Susan L Norris
    Divisions of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Am J Med 117:762-74. 2004
    ..Our objective was to assess the effectiveness of lifestyle and behavioral weight loss and weight control interventions in adults with type 2 diabetes...
  40. ncbi request reprint Does enteral nutrition affect clinical outcome? A systematic review of the randomized trials
    Ronald L Koretz
    Department of Medicine, Olive View UCLA Medical Center, Sylmar, California 91342, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 102:412-29; quiz 468. 2007
    ..A systematic review of 82 randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of PN published in 2001 found little, if any, effect on mortality, morbidity, or duration of hospital stay; in some situations, PN increased infectious complication rates...
  41. ncbi request reprint The key role of micronutrients
    Alison Avenell
    Clin Nutr 26:159; author reply 160. 2007
  42. pmc Improved food intake in frail older people
    Anne C Milne
    BMJ 332:1165-6. 2006