M Hamer

Summary

Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory and hemostatic responses to repeated mental stress: individual stability and habituation over time
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 20:456-9. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between coffee consumption and markers of inflammation and cardiovascular function during mental stress
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 24:2191-7. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint A bidirectional relationship between psychosocial factors and atopic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Yoichi Chida
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 70:102-16. 2008
  4. doi request reprint Physical activity, sedentary time, and pericardial fat in healthy older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2113-7. 2012
  5. doi request reprint Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease risk: the role of physical activity
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College of London, UK
    Psychosom Med 74:896-903. 2012
  6. pmc Watching sport on television, physical activity, and risk of obesity in older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:10. 2014
  7. doi request reprint Television viewing, C-reactive protein, and depressive symptoms in older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK Electronic address
    Brain Behav Immun 33:29-32. 2013
  8. pmc Measures of frailty in population-based studies: an overview
    Kim Bouillon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Geriatr 13:64. 2013
  9. pmc Screen-based sedentary behavior, physical activity, and muscle strength in the English longitudinal study of ageing
    Mark Hamer
    Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e66222. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Overweight and obese cardiac patients have better prognosis despite reporting worse perceived health and more conventional risk factors
    Mark Hamer
    Population Domain Physical Activity Research Group PARG, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Prev Med 57:12-6. 2013

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Publications109 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory and hemostatic responses to repeated mental stress: individual stability and habituation over time
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 20:456-9. 2006
    ....
  2. ncbi request reprint Association between coffee consumption and markers of inflammation and cardiovascular function during mental stress
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 24:2191-7. 2006
    ..Research findings pertaining to the effects of coffee consumption on cardiovascular health are conflicting, and the role of caffeine is not clear...
  3. ncbi request reprint A bidirectional relationship between psychosocial factors and atopic disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Yoichi Chida
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 70:102-16. 2008
    ..There is growing epidemiological literature focusing on the bidirectional association between psychosocial factors and atopic disorders, but no efforts to quantify the relationship systematically have been published...
  4. doi request reprint Physical activity, sedentary time, and pericardial fat in healthy older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:2113-7. 2012
    ..Objectively assessed daily activity levels are related to pericardial fat in healthy participants, independently of BMI. This might be an important mechanism in explaining the association between physical activity and CVD prevention...
  5. doi request reprint Psychosocial stress and cardiovascular disease risk: the role of physical activity
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College of London, UK
    Psychosom Med 74:896-903. 2012
    ..These mechanisms may improve the treatment and prevention of stress-related illnesses and, thus, has important implications for public health and clinical care of high-risk patients...
  6. pmc Watching sport on television, physical activity, and risk of obesity in older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Public Health 14:10. 2014
    ..We examined the association between watching sport on TV, physical activity levels, and risk of obesity...
  7. doi request reprint Television viewing, C-reactive protein, and depressive symptoms in older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK Electronic address
    Brain Behav Immun 33:29-32. 2013
    ..08, 95% CI, 0.05, 0.10) and indirect effects (B=0.07, 95% CI, 0.05, 0.08). The indirect effects were largely explained through lack of physical activity, smoking, and alcohol, but not by CRP or body mass index...
  8. pmc Measures of frailty in population-based studies: an overview
    Kim Bouillon
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    BMC Geriatr 13:64. 2013
    ..This overview offers three services: first, we provide a comprehensive catalogue of current frailty measures; second, we evaluate their reliability and validity; third, we report on their popularity of use...
  9. pmc Screen-based sedentary behavior, physical activity, and muscle strength in the English longitudinal study of ageing
    Mark Hamer
    Population Health Domain Physical Activity Research Group, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 8:e66222. 2013
    ..We examined the association between two screen-based leisure time sedentary activities (daily TV viewing time and internet use) and muscle strength...
  10. doi request reprint Overweight and obese cardiac patients have better prognosis despite reporting worse perceived health and more conventional risk factors
    Mark Hamer
    Population Domain Physical Activity Research Group PARG, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Prev Med 57:12-6. 2013
    ..We examined the role of self-rated health, behavioral and objectively assessed risk factors, in order to further explore mechanisms that might influence the association between body mass index (BMI) and mortality in CVD patients...
  11. doi request reprint Sleep loss due to worry and future risk of cardiovascular disease and all-cause mortality: the Scottish Health Survey
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Eur J Prev Cardiol 19:1437-43. 2012
    ..We assessed the association between sleep loss due to worry and future risk of CVD and death in a representative sample of community dwelling adults...
  12. pmc Longitudinal patterns in physical activity and sedentary behaviour from mid-life to early old age: a substudy of the Whitehall II cohort
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:1110-5. 2012
    ..The authors examined associations of self-reported physical activity, adiposity and socio-demographic factors in mid-life with objectively assessed measures of activity in older age...
  13. pmc Risk of future depression in people who are obese but metabolically healthy: the English longitudinal study of ageing
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Mol Psychiatry 17:940-5. 2012
    ..38; 95% CI, 0.88-2.17). The association between obesity and risk of depressive symptoms appears to be partly dependent on metabolic health, although further work is required to confirm these findings...
  14. doi request reprint Sympathetic nervous activity, depressive symptoms, and metabolic syndrome in black Africans: the sympathetic activity and ambulatory blood pressure in Africans study
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Stress 15:562-8. 2012
    ..07, 95% CI, 0.96-1.20). These data indicate an association between sympathetic activity, depressive symptoms, and metabolic syndrome in a sample of black Africans...
  15. doi request reprint Low-dose physical activity attenuates cardiovascular disease mortality in men and women with clustered metabolic risk factors
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, UK
    Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes 5:494-9. 2012
    ..Physical activity may ameliorate the health hazards of metabolic disorders but evidence is inconclusive, and estimates of the minimal threshold for protection remain unknown...
  16. doi request reprint Physical activity, stress reduction, and mood: insight into immunological mechanisms
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Methods Mol Biol 934:89-102. 2012
    ..We then describe the exercise withdrawal paradigm as an experimental protocol to study mechanisms linking exercise, mood, and stress. In particular we will discuss the potential role of the inflammatory response as a central mechanism...
  17. pmc Physical activity and inflammatory markers over 10 years: follow-up in men and women from the Whitehall II cohort study
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Circulation 126:928-33. 2012
    ..We therefore examined the association between physical activity and inflammatory markers over a 10-year follow-up period...
  18. pmc Metabolically healthy obesity and risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:2482-8. 2012
    ..Previous studies have identified an obese phenotype without the burden of adiposity-associated cardiometabolic risk factors, although the health effects remain unclear...
  19. doi request reprint Vascular inflammation and blood pressure response to acute exercise
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Eur J Appl Physiol 112:2375-9. 2012
    ..In summary, central adiposity and vascular inflammatory processes may underlie exaggerated BP responses to acute exercise...
  20. pmc Cortisol responses to mental stress and the progression of coronary artery calcification in healthy men and women
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e31356. 2012
    ..We examined the association between cortisol responses to laboratory-induced mental stress and the progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC)...
  21. doi request reprint Psychophysiological risk markers of cardiovascular disease
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Neurosci Biobehav Rev 35:76-83. 2010
    ..Further work is also required that examines the associations of ambulatory responses to real life stress in relation to risk of CVD...
  22. doi request reprint Association of very highly elevated C-reactive protein concentration with cardiovascular events and all-cause mortality
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Clin Chem 56:132-5. 2010
    ..We examined the association between very highly increased hsCRP and risk of incident cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality...
  23. doi request reprint Cardiorespiratory fitness and metabolic risk factors in obesity
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Curr Opin Lipidol 21:1-7. 2010
    ..We review recent evidence about the relationships between CRF, exercise training and metabolic risk factors in obesity...
  24. doi request reprint Salivary cortisol responses to mental stress are associated with coronary artery calcification in healthy men and women
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Eur Heart J 31:424-9. 2010
    ..We examined the cross-sectional association between the cortisol response to laboratory-induced mental stress and a marker of sub-clinical coronary atherosclerosis...
  25. 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...
  26. doi request reprint Utility of C-reactive protein for cardiovascular risk stratification across three age groups in subjects without existing cardiovascular diseases
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Cardiol 104:538-42. 2009
    ..Our results provide validation of the recently devised Framingham risk factor algorithm for use in primary care in participants <65 years old...
  27. doi request reprint The role of conventional and novel mechanisms in explaining increased risk of cardiovascular events in offspring with positive parental history
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 27:1966-71. 2009
    ..We examined the contribution of conventional and novel risk factors in explaining the excess risk of cardiovascular events in offspring with positive parental history (PH+)...
  28. doi request reprint Persistent depressive symptomatology and inflammation: to what extent do health behaviours and weight control mediate this relationship?
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 23:413-8. 2009
    ..The presence of persistent depression appears to be associated with the greatest risk of elevated inflammation...
  29. pmc Association of C-reactive protein and muscle strength in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Age (Dordr) 31:171-7. 2009
    ..These results confirm an independent association between low grade systemic inflammation (as indexed by CRP) and muscle strength that appears to be more robust in women...
  30. doi request reprint Physical activity and risk of cardiovascular disease events: inflammatory and metabolic mechanisms
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 41:1206-11. 2009
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  31. 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
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  32. ncbi request reprint The effects of depressive symptoms on cardiovascular and catecholamine responses to the induction of depressive mood
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Biol Psychol 74:20-5. 2007
    ..These findings suggest depressive symptoms are associated with heightened central adrenergic activation during negative mood induction, but that the time course of responses is dependent on the type of emotion elicited...
  33. doi request reprint Associations of very high C-reactive protein concentration with psychosocial and cardiovascular risk factors in an ageing population
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Atherosclerosis 206:599-603. 2009
    ..We examined cross-sectional associations of very high CRP with psychosocial, behavioural, and cardiovascular risk factors...
  34. doi request reprint Physical activity and mortality in men and women with diagnosed cardiovascular disease
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, Torrington Place, London, UK
    Eur J Cardiovasc Prev Rehabil 16:156-60. 2009
    ..We examined the association between different types of physical activity (domestic, walking, sports) and mortality in participants with established cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  35. doi request reprint Leisure time physical activity, risk of depressive symptoms, and inflammatory mediators: the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1050-5. 2009
    ..To examine if inflammatory markers (CRP, fibrinogen) might partly explain the association between physical activity (PA) and risk of depression...
  36. pmc Walking speed and subclinical atherosclerosis in healthy older adults: the Whitehall II study
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Heart 96:380-4. 2010
    ..This study examined whether performance in an 8-ft walking speed test is associated with metabolic risk factors and subclinical atherosclerosis...
  37. pmc Persistent cognitive depressive symptoms are associated with coronary artery calcification
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Atherosclerosis 210:209-13. 2010
    ..We examined the association of long-term depressive symptoms assessed at three time points (over 10 yrs) with a marker of sub-clinical atherosclerosis...
  38. doi request reprint Television- and screen-based activity and mental well-being in adults
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, United Kingdom
    Am J Prev Med 38:375-80. 2010
    ..Sedentary behavior is emerging as an independent risk factor for physical health, although there is no existing evidence regarding mental well-being...
  39. doi request reprint Depressive symptoms and sub-clinical atherosclerosis in Africans: role of metabolic syndrome, inflammation and sympathoadrenal function
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College of London, London, UK
    Physiol Behav 104:744-8. 2011
    ..In summary, depressive symptoms were associated with an excess burden of sub-clinical vascular disease. Treatment of metabolic syndrome in patients with depression may partly reduce the risk of sub-clinical vascular disease development...
  40. doi request reprint Temporal trends in diabetes prevalence and key diabetes risk factors in Scotland, 2003-2008
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabet Med 28:595-8. 2011
    ..We assessed temporal trends in diabetes prevalence and key diabetes risk factors (obesity, physical activity, smoking) over 5 years in a nationally representative sample...
  41. pmc Haemoglobin A1c, fasting glucose and future risk of elevated depressive symptoms over 2 years of follow-up in the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Psychol Med 41:1889-96. 2011
    ..We examined the longitudinal associations between diabetes, indicators of glucose metabolism and depressive symptoms over 2 years of follow-up...
  42. doi request reprint Conventional and behavioral risk factors explain differences in sub-clinical vascular disease between black and Caucasian South Africans: the SABPA study
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Atherosclerosis 215:237-42. 2011
    ..We examined the role of health behaviors in explaining the excess burden of sub clinical vascular disease seen in black Africans compared to Caucasians...
  43. doi request reprint Objectively measured secondhand smoke exposure and mental health in children: evidence from the Scottish Health Survey
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:326-31. 2011
    ..To examine the association between objectively assessed secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure and mental health in a representative sample of British children...
  44. pmc Antidepressant medication use and future risk of cardiovascular disease: the Scottish Health Survey
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Eur Heart J 32:437-42. 2011
    ..We assessed the association between antidepressant medication use and future risk of CVD in a representative sample of community-dwelling adults without known CVD...
  45. doi request reprint Psychological distress, glycated hemoglobin, and mortality in adults with and without diabetes
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Psychosom Med 72:882-6. 2010
    ..To examine associations between psychological distress, glucose metabolism, and death. There is limited information about the long-term prognosis of diabetic patients with psychological distress...
  46. pmc Anti-depressant medication use and C-reactive protein: results from two population-based studies
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 25:168-73. 2011
    ..This might be a potential mechanism through which antidepressant medication increases CVD risk. Further data are required to explore the effects of dosage and duration of antidepressant treatment...
  47. doi request reprint The combined influence of hypertension and common mental disorder on all-cause and cardiovascular disease mortality
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 28:2401-6. 2010
    ..We examined the combined effects of hypertension and common mental disorder on mortality in participants with both treated and untreated hypertension...
  48. doi request reprint Plasma renin responses to mental stress and carotid intima-media thickness in black Africans: the SABPA study
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 25:437-43. 2011
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  49. pmc Hypertension awareness and psychological distress
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Pl, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Hypertension 56:547-50. 2010
    ..These findings suggest that labeling individuals as hypertensive, rather than having elevated blood pressure, per se, may partially explain the greater levels of distress in patients treated for hypertension...
  50. pmc Objectively measured secondhand smoke exposure and risk of cardiovascular disease: what is the mediating role of inflammatory and hemostatic factors?
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Cardiol 56:18-23. 2010
    ....
  51. doi request reprint Objectively assessed secondhand smoke exposure and mental health in adults: cross-sectional and prospective evidence from the Scottish Health Survey
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Pl, University College London, London WC1E 6BT, England
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 67:850-5. 2010
    ..Secondhand smoke (SHS) exposure has been related to various somatic health outcomes, although very little is known about the association between SHS exposure and mental health...
  52. pmc Dietary patterns, assessed from a weighed food record, and survival among elderly participants from the United Kingdom
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Eur J Clin Nutr 64:853-61. 2010
    ....
  53. doi request reprint Objectively assessed physical activity, sedentary time, and coronary artery calcification in healthy older adults
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Pl, University College London, London, WC1E 6BT, United Kingdom
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 32:500-5. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between objectively measured physical activity and coronary artery calcium (CAC)...
  54. ncbi request reprint Psychobiological mechanisms of exercise dependence
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Psychobiology Group, University College London, London, UK
    Sports Med 37:477-84. 2007
    ..Recent developments in methods to reliably assess these biological markers from blood and saliva samples should encourage such research to be undertaken in exercise settings...
  55. ncbi request reprint Intake of fruit, vegetables, and antioxidants and risk of type 2 diabetes: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 25:2361-9. 2007
    ..The public health recommendation is to consume five or more servings of fruit and vegetables daily, but the association between the intake of fruit and vegetables and the risk of type 2 diabetes is unclear...
  56. ncbi request reprint Association between physical fitness, parasympathetic control, and proinflammatory responses to mental stress
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychosom Med 69:660-6. 2007
    ..Exercise and physical fitness may act as a buffer to the detrimental effects of psychosocial stress exposure...
  57. ncbi request reprint Effect of pedal rate and power output on rating of perceived exertion during cycle ergometry exercise
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Psychobiology Group, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Percept Mot Skills 101:827-34. 2005
    ..Also, pedal rate had a significant effect on heart rate and heart-rate variability at constant power output...
  58. ncbi request reprint Active commuting and cardiovascular risk: a meta-analytic review
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 46:9-13. 2008
    ..The present review examines evidence from prospective epidemiological studies of commuting activity and cardiovascular risk...
  59. ncbi request reprint Fatness is related to blunted vascular stress responsivity, independent of cardiorespiratory fitness in normal and overweight men
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Int J Psychophysiol 63:251-7. 2007
    ..31, p<.05). There were no interactive effects of fitness and fatness. Fitness does not appear to moderate the association between fatness and impaired vascular stress responsivity in normal and overweight men...
  60. ncbi request reprint The relative influences of fitness and fatness on inflammatory factors
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Prev Med 44:3-11. 2007
    ..The present review examines the hypothesis that the association between fitness and inflammatory factors is independent of fatness...
  61. ncbi request reprint Exercise and psychobiological processes: implications for the primary prevention of coronary heart disease
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Sports Med 36:829-38. 2006
    ..Future work should focus on the efficacy of exercise for promoting anti-inflammatory pathways in relation to psychosocial stress...
  62. ncbi request reprint Coffee and health: Explaining conflicting results in hypertension
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 20:909-12. 2006
  63. ncbi request reprint The effects of effort-reward imbalance on inflammatory and cardiovascular responses to mental stress
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychosom Med 68:408-13. 2006
    ..We examined the influence of effort-reward imbalance, a stressful feature of the work environment, on cardiovascular and inflammatory responses to acute mental stress...
  64. ncbi request reprint Reproducibility of skeletal muscle vasodilatation responses to Stroop mental challenge over repeated sessions
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Biol Psychol 73:186-9. 2006
    ..These findings demonstrate skeletal muscle vasodilatation responses to repeated stress are robust, so may be a useful psychophysiological indicator in studies of stress reactivity and disease risk...
  65. ncbi request reprint Impact of moderate overweight and body composition on postexercise hemodynamic responses in healthy men
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 20:612-7. 2006
    ..These findings suggest body composition impacts on mechanisms of PEH and should therefore be considered as an important confounding variable in future studies...
  66. ncbi request reprint Influence of specific nutrients on progression of atherosclerosis, vascular function, haemostasis and inflammation in coronary heart disease patients: a systematic review
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Nutr 95:849-59. 2006
    ..Future research should also utilise techniques that provide a direct measure of atherosclerosis...
  67. ncbi request reprint Acute exercise reduces vascular reactivity to mental challenge in offspring of hypertensive families
    Mark Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 24:315-20. 2006
    ..To examine the effects of acute exercise on cardiac and vascular responses to mental challenge in males at risk of hypertension...
  68. ncbi request reprint The effects of exercise on haemodynamic function in relation to the familial hypertension risk model
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hum Hypertens 20:313-9. 2006
    ..Future studies that focus on inflammatory, metabolic, and genetic pathways may uncover further beneficial effects of exercise in relation to familial risk...
  69. ncbi request reprint The anti-hypertensive effects of exercise: integrating acute and chronic mechanisms
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England
    Sports Med 36:109-16. 2006
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  70. ncbi request reprint The effect of acute aerobic exercise on stress related blood pressure responses: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Psychobiology Group, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Biol Psychol 71:183-90. 2006
    ..In conclusion, an acute bout of aerobic exercise appears to have a significant impact on the BP response to a psychosocial stressor...
  71. ncbi request reprint Walking and primary prevention: a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Br J Sports Med 42:238-43. 2008
    ..To quantify the association between walking and the risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and all-cause mortality in healthy men and women...
  72. doi request reprint Inflammation as an intermediate pathway in the association between psychosocial stress and obesity
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Physiol Behav 94:536-9. 2008
    ..In summary, inflammatory processes appear to be an important intermediate pathway in the association between psychosocial stress and obesity...
  73. doi request reprint Dose-response relationship between physical activity and mental health: the Scottish Health Survey
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Br J Sports Med 43:1111-4. 2009
    ..The association between mental health and physical activity behaviours was examined among a representative sample of men and women from the Scottish Health Surveys...
  74. doi request reprint Psychological distress as a risk factor for cardiovascular events: pathophysiological and behavioral mechanisms
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College, London, United Kingdom
    J Am Coll Cardiol 52:2156-62. 2008
    ..This study sought to estimate the extent to which behavioral and pathophysiological risk factors account for the association between psychological distress and incident cardiovascular events...
  75. doi request reprint Physical activity and risk of neurodegenerative disease: a systematic review of prospective evidence
    M Hamer
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, UK
    Psychol Med 39:3-11. 2009
    ..The association between physical activity and risk of neurodegenerative diseases is not well established. We therefore aimed to quantify this association using meta-analytical techniques...
  76. doi request reprint Psychiatric hospital admissions, behavioral risk factors, and all-cause mortality: the Scottish health survey
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England
    Arch Intern Med 168:2474-9. 2008
    ..We examined whether the association between episodes of psychiatric illness that involved hospitalization and all-cause mortality is mediated by behavioral risk factors...
  77. doi request reprint Prospective study of coffee and tea consumption in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus among men and women: the Whitehall II study
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Br J Nutr 100:1046-53. 2008
    ..The limited range of exposure and beverage consumption according to socio-economic class may explain these conflicting findings...
  78. doi request reprint Prospective study of physical fitness, adiposity, and inflammatory markers in healthy middle-aged men and women
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:85-9. 2009
    ..Physical fitness may provide cardiovascular benefits in the obese...
  79. doi request reprint Psychological distress and cancer mortality
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Psychosom Res 66:255-8. 2009
    ..We examined the association between psychological distress and cancer mortality in a sample comprising participants with and without previous cancer admissions...
  80. doi request reprint Walking, vigorous physical activity, and markers of hemostasis and inflammation in healthy men and women
    M Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Scand J Med Sci Sports 18:736-41. 2008
    ..Regular walking is associated with lower levels of hemostatic and inflammatory markers independently of vigorous physical activity in healthy men and women...
  81. doi request reprint The accumulative effects of modifiable risk factors on inflammation and haemostasis
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 22:1041-3. 2008
    ..45, 95% CI, 3.07-3.87) although smoking most strongly predicted haemostasis (OR=2.19, 95% CI, 1.94-2.48). These findings suggest that targeting multiple risk factors is likely to have the greatest benefit for cardiovascular prevention...
  82. doi request reprint Cortisol responses to mental stress and incident hypertension in healthy men and women
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, 1 19 Torrington Place, University College London, London WC1E 6BT UK
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 97:E29-34. 2012
    ..Heightened cardiovascular responses to mental stressors are associated with future risk of hypertension. The role of cortisol, a key stress hormone produced by the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, remains unclear...
  83. doi request reprint The impact of physical activity on all-cause mortality in men and women after a cancer diagnosis
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Cancer Causes Control 20:225-31. 2009
    ..We examined the association between different types of physical activity (domestic, walking, sports) and mortality in 293 participants (65.5% women) with a cancer registration prior to the baseline assessment...
  84. doi request reprint Comparison of risk factors for fatal stroke and ischemic heart disease: a prospective follow up of the health survey for England
    Mark Hamer
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Atherosclerosis 219:807-10. 2011
    ..The aim was to compare risk factors for stroke and ischemic heart disease (IHD) in a large general population cohort...
  85. pmc Toothbrushing, inflammation, and risk of cardiovascular disease: results from Scottish Health Survey
    Cesar de Oliveira
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London WC1E 6BT
    BMJ 340:c2451. 2010
    ..To examine if self reported toothbrushing behaviour is associated with cardiovascular disease and markers of inflammation (C reactive protein) and coagulation (fibrinogen)...
  86. ncbi request reprint Stress and weight change in university students in the United Kingdom
    Anna Serlachius
    Cancer Research UK Health Behaviour Unit, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Physiol Behav 92:548-53. 2007
    ..The associations remained unchanged after adjustment for health behaviours. Our findings confirm a modest weight gain over the first year at university, which was associated with higher levels of perceived stress in women...
  87. doi request reprint Cardiovascular medication, physical activity and mortality: cross-sectional population study with ongoing mortality follow-up
    E Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Heart 95:448-53. 2009
    ..To establish physical activity levels in relation to cardiovascular medication and to examine if physical activity is associated with benefit independently of medication among people with no diagnosis of cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  88. doi request reprint Low-intensity physical activity is associated with reduced risk of incident type 2 diabetes in older adults: evidence from the English Longitudinal Study of Ageing
    P Demakakos
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabetologia 53:1877-85. 2010
    ..We examined whether small amounts of low-intensity physical activity were associated with reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes in a national sample of people aged 50 years and over...
  89. doi request reprint An association of adverse psychosocial factors with diabetes mellitus: a meta-analytic review of longitudinal cohort studies
    Y Chida
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, WC1E 6BT, UK
    Diabetologia 51:2168-78. 2008
    ..This analysis aims to evaluate the association between adverse psychosocial factors and diabetes mellitus...
  90. doi request reprint Television viewing and other screen-based entertainment in relation to multiple socioeconomic status indicators and area deprivation: the Scottish Health Survey 2003
    E Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 63:734-40. 2009
    ..This study aimed to assess the relationships between SEP, neighbourhood deprivation and an index of sedentary time...
  91. doi request reprint Chronic psychosocial factors and acute physiological responses to laboratory-induced stress in healthy populations: a quantitative review of 30 years of investigations
    Yoichi Chida
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, England
    Psychol Bull 134:829-85. 2008
    ..The results largely reflect an integrated stress response pattern of hypo- or hyperactivity depending on the specific nature of the psychosocial background...
  92. doi request reprint Social isolation and stress-related cardiovascular, lipid, and cortisol responses
    Nina Grant
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E6BT, UK
    Ann Behav Med 37:29-37. 2009
    ..Social support is a strong and consistent predictor of health outcomes, and social isolation predicts increased morbidity and mortality. The mediating processes are not completely understood...
  93. doi request reprint Physical activity, mortality, and cardiovascular disease: is domestic physical activity beneficial? The Scottish Health Survey -- 1995, 1998, and 2003
    Emmanuel Stamatakis
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Am J Epidemiol 169:1191-200. 2009
    ..CVD preventive efforts may need to focus on moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activities other than those performed in and around the household...
  94. ncbi request reprint The effects of acute psychological stress on circulating inflammatory factors in humans: a review and meta-analysis
    Andrew Steptoe
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1 6BT, UK
    Brain Behav Immun 21:901-12. 2007
    ..The acute stress-induced inflammatory response may have implications for future health, and has become an important topic of psychoneuroimmunological research...
  95. doi request reprint Physical activity behaviour and coronary heart disease mortality among South Asian people in the UK: an observational longitudinal study
    Emily D Williams
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Heart 97:655-9. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate the contribution of physical inactivity to the excess mortality from coronary heart disease (CHD) observed in the UK South Asian population...
  96. pmc Socioeconomic status and subclinical coronary disease in the Whitehall II epidemiological study
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e8874. 2010
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  97. pmc Antidepressant medication use, weight gain, and risk of type 2 diabetes: a population-based study
    Mika Kivimaki
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, London, UK
    Diabetes Care 33:2611-6. 2010
    ..To examine antidepressant medication use as a risk factor for type 2 diabetes and weight gain...
  98. ncbi request reprint Neuroendocrine and cardiovascular correlates of positive affect measured by ecological momentary assessment and by questionnaire
    Andrew Steptoe
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:56-64. 2007
    ..Effects were substantially stronger when positive affect was assessed by aggregating EMA samples than with questionnaire measures...
  99. doi request reprint Do stress-related psychosocial factors contribute to cancer incidence and survival?
    Yoichi Chida
    Psychobiology Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Nat Clin Pract Oncol 5:466-75. 2008
    ..These analyses suggest that stress-related psychosocial factors have an adverse effect on cancer incidence and survival, although there is evidence of publication bias and results should be interpreted with caution...
  100. ncbi request reprint The effects of tea on psychophysiological stress responsivity and post-stress recovery: a randomised double-blind trial
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London, UK
    Psychopharmacology (Berl) 190:81-9. 2007
    ..Tea has anecdotally been associated with stress relief, but this has seldom been tested scientifically...
  101. ncbi request reprint The effects of chronic tea intake on platelet activation and inflammation: a double-blind placebo controlled trial
    Andrew Steptoe
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College London, 1 19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT, UK
    Atherosclerosis 193:277-82. 2007
    ..We studied the effects of 6 weeks of black tea or placebo on platelet activation, C-reactive protein (CRP), total antioxidant status, and soluble (s) P-Selectin in a randomized double-blind trial...