Leah Li

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Affiliation: University College London
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Child-to-adult body mass index and height trajectories: a comparison of 2 British birth cohorts
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics Medical Research Council Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N1EH, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1008-15. 2008
  2. ncbi request reprint Influences on childhood height: comparing two generations in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1320-8. 2004
  3. pmc Breast feeding and obesity in childhood: cross sectional study
    L Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 327:904-5. 2003
  4. pmc Predicting cardiovascular disease risk factors in midadulthood from childhood body mass index: utility of different cutoffs for childhood body mass index
    Leah Li
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1204-11. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Body mass index throughout the life-course and blood pressure in mid-adult life: a birth cohort study
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 25:1215-23. 2007
  6. ncbi request reprint Life-time socio-economic position and cortisol patterns in mid-life
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:824-33. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Early life influences on adult leg and trunk length in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 19:836-43. 2007
  8. doi request reprint Intergenerational influences on childhood body mass index: the effect of parental body mass index trajectories
    Leah Li
    Center for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:551-7. 2009
  9. ncbi request reprint Early environment and child-to-adult growth trajectories in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:185-92. 2004
  10. doi request reprint Cognitive development and cortisol patterns in mid-life: findings from a British birth cohort
    Chris Power
    UCL Institute of Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:530-9. 2008

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Publications35

  1. pmc Child-to-adult body mass index and height trajectories: a comparison of 2 British birth cohorts
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics Medical Research Council Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N1EH, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1008-15. 2008
    ..1% vs. 10.8% in males and 23.7% vs. 14.8% in females). Changes in height and adiposity over a relatively short period of 12 years suggest the likelihood of opposing trends of influences on later disease risk in these populations...
  2. ncbi request reprint Influences on childhood height: comparing two generations in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 33:1320-8. 2004
    ..Genetics and early environment are known to influence height, but evidence is sparse on changes in these influences over time...
  3. pmc Breast feeding and obesity in childhood: cross sectional study
    L Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 327:904-5. 2003
  4. pmc Predicting cardiovascular disease risk factors in midadulthood from childhood body mass index: utility of different cutoffs for childhood body mass index
    Leah Li
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:1204-11. 2011
    ..Identifying adults at increased risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) on the basis of childhood body mass index (BMI) could be informative for disease prevention but depends on the utility of childhood BMI cutoffs...
  5. ncbi request reprint Body mass index throughout the life-course and blood pressure in mid-adult life: a birth cohort study
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, UK
    J Hypertens 25:1215-23. 2007
    ..The contribution of body mass index (BMI) at different life stages to adult blood pressure (BP) is not well known. We investigated whether changes in BMI across childhood and adulthood, and birthweight, influence BP in mid-adulthood...
  6. ncbi request reprint Life-time socio-economic position and cortisol patterns in mid-life
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 32:824-33. 2007
    ..Thus, our study provides evidence for effects of chronic adversity on cortisol in mid-adult life...
  7. ncbi request reprint Early life influences on adult leg and trunk length in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College London, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Hum Biol 19:836-43. 2007
    ..Short leg length has been associated with increased disease risk. We investigated (1) whether taller childhood stature predicts longer adult leg than trunk length; (2) the effects of early life factors on adult leg/trunk length...
  8. doi request reprint Intergenerational influences on childhood body mass index: the effect of parental body mass index trajectories
    Leah Li
    Center for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:551-7. 2009
    ..Parental obesity in adulthood is a strong determinant of offspring obesity. Whether parental body mass index (BMI; in kg/m2) at earlier life stages is associated with offspring BMI is unknown...
  9. ncbi request reprint Early environment and child-to-adult growth trajectories in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:185-92. 2004
    ..Genetics and environmental conditions early in life are known to influence height. However, evidence is restricted to studies conducted at a specific age, and thus the effect on the entire growth trajectory has been neglected...
  10. doi request reprint Cognitive development and cortisol patterns in mid-life: findings from a British birth cohort
    Chris Power
    UCL Institute of Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 33:530-9. 2008
    ..Our results for males, but less so for females, are compatible with a causal relationship in either direction, namely from cortisol to cognitive ability or vice versa...
  11. doi request reprint Parental and offspring adiposity associations: insights from the 1958 British birth cohort
    Chris Power
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Ann Hum Biol 38:390-9. 2011
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  12. ncbi request reprint Associations of early growth and adult adiposity with patterns of salivary cortisol in adulthood
    Chris Power
    Center for Pediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, United Kingdom
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:4264-70. 2006
    ..A suspected mediator is the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and cortisol regulation. Our prior hypothesis was that cortisol levels are affected by anthropometry at several life stages...
  13. pmc Trends in resting pulse rates in 9-11-year-old children in the UK 1980-2008
    Helen Peters
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 99:10-4. 2014
    ..We aimed to examine the time trends in resting pulse rate (a marker of physical fitness) among UK children, in order to better understand the trends in levels of physical fitness in recent decades...
  14. ncbi request reprint Changing influences on childhood obesity: a study of 2 generations of the 1958 British birth cohort
    Angela Pinot de Moira
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health London, United Kingdom
    Am J Epidemiol 171:1289-98. 2010
    ..Socioeconomic factors had improved across generations. Parental obesity, maternal employment, and socioeconomic factors may play an increasing role in the childhood obesity epidemic...
  15. doi request reprint Psychological health throughout life and adult cortisol patterns at age 45 y
    Chris Power
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London, WC1N 1EH, United Kingdom
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 36:87-97. 2011
    ..Our study suggests that psychological ill-health over years and decades "blunts" post-awakening cortisol secretion, possibly reflecting HPA dysregulation due to social stressors...
  16. doi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary behaviour at different life stages and adult blood pressure in the 1958 British cohort
    Theodora Pouliou
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, UK
    J Hypertens 30:275-83. 2012
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  17. ncbi request reprint Childhood psychosocial adversity and adult cortisol patterns
    Chris Power
    Medical Research Council MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University College London UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Br J Psychiatry 201:199-206. 2012
    ..Cortisol levels may be altered in childhood in association with maltreatment (neglect, abuse and witnessing abuse) and other adversities, yet little is known about whether effects on cortisol persist into later life...
  18. ncbi request reprint Trends in blood pressure in 9 to 11-year-old children in the United Kingdom 1980-2008: the impact of obesity
    Helen Peters
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Hypertens 30:1708-17. 2012
    ..Our aims are to determine whether BP in children has changed over time and whether the change reflected trends in adiposity...
  19. doi request reprint Physical (in)activity over 20 y in adulthood: associations with adult lipid levels in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Myung Ki
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Atherosclerosis 219:361-7. 2011
    ..To investigate associations between physical (in)activity at different life-stages and lipids in mid-adulthood, examining the role of potential confounding and mediating factors, such as adiposity...
  20. pmc Are inequalities in height underestimated by adult social position? Effects of changing social structure and height selection in a cohort study
    Chris Power
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH
    BMJ 325:131-4. 2002
    ..To investigate whether changing social structure and social mobility related to height generate (inflate) inequalities in height...
  21. pmc Social inequalities in low birth weight in England and Wales: trends and implications for future population health
    K Moser
    Office for National Statistics, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:687-91. 2003
    ..To examine social inequalities and trends in low birth weight in England and Wales...
  22. ncbi request reprint Apoptotic death of hair cells in mammalian vestibular sensory epithelia
    A Forge
    Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College London, 330 332 Gray s Inn Road, London, UK
    Hear Res 139:97-115. 2000
    ..Explant cultures of mature vestibular organs may be, therefore, a useful model system for examining putative hair cell protecting agents...
  23. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of limiting longstanding illness in early adulthood
    C Power
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 29:131-9. 2000
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  24. pmc Predictors of low back pain onset in a prospective British study
    C Power
    Department of Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, University College of London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, England
    Am J Public Health 91:1671-8. 2001
    ..This study examined predictors of low back pain onset in a British birth cohort...
  25. pmc Combination of low birth weight and high adult body mass index: at what age is it established and what are its determinants?
    C Power
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 57:969-73. 2003
    ..To investigate growth trajectories and predictive factors for those with low birth weight and high adult BMI...
  26. pmc Are inequalities in height narrowing? Comparing effects of social class on height in two generations
    L Li
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, WC1N 1EH London, UK
    Arch Dis Child 89:1018-23. 2004
    ..To determine whether social inequalities in height change across generations...
  27. pmc HIV and syphilis in migrant workers in eastern China
    T Hesketh
    Centre for International Child Health, Institute of Child Health, University College London, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1 N1EH, UK
    Sex Transm Infect 82:11-4. 2006
    ..To measure the prevalence of HIV and syphilis in migrant and urban workers in eastern China, and to determine their knowledge and attitudes towards HIV...
  28. ncbi request reprint Hair cell recovery in the vestibular sensory epithelia of mature guinea pigs
    A Forge
    Institute of Laryngology and Otology, University College London, United Kingdom
    J Comp Neurol 397:69-88. 1998
    ..There was also no evidence of any hair cell recovery in the organ of Corti. Thus, there appear to be limitations on the capacity for spontaneous replacement of lost hair cells in the mammalian inner ear...
  29. ncbi request reprint Does childcare influence socioeconomic inequalities in unintentional injury? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
    A Pearce
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 64:161-6. 2010
    ..Little is known about the impact that non-parental care has on childhood unintentional injury and whether this varies by socioeconomic group...
  30. pmc Early growth patterns in children with autism
    Pål Surén
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, United Kingdom
    Epidemiology 24:660-70. 2013
    ..Case-control studies have found increased head growth during the first year of life in children with autism spectrum disorder. Length and weight have not been as extensively studied, and there are few studies of population-based samples...
  31. ncbi request reprint Child maltreatment and household dysfunction: associations with pubertal development in a British birth cohort
    Leah Li
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London
    Int J Epidemiol 43:1163-73. 2014
    ..We aimed to establish the association between adverse childhood experiences (maltreatment and household dysfunction) and pubertal maturation, which is associated with later health outcome(s)...
  32. pmc Prospective association of morning salivary cortisol with depressive symptoms in mid-life: a life-course study
    Marie Claude Geoffroy
    Medical Research Council Center of Epidemiology for Child Health, Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University College London Institute of Child Health, University College London, United Kingdom McGill Group for Suicide Studies, Douglas Mental Health University Institute, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e77603. 2013
    ..We aimed to assess associations of morning cortisol with depressive symptoms in mid-life taking account of lifetime psychological health...
  33. doi request reprint Is childcare associated with the risk of overweight and obesity in the early years? Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study
    A Pearce
    Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Int J Obes (Lond) 34:1160-8. 2010
    ..Although childcare offers a potential setting for obesity prevention, little research has analysed the association between childcare and overweight, particularly in different socio-economic groups...
  34. doi request reprint Adverse childhood experiences and child-to-adult height trajectories in the 1958 British birth cohort
    Rachel Denholm
    MRC Centre of Epidemiology for Child Health Centre for Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCL Institute of Child Health, London, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 42:1399-409. 2013
    ..One possible pathway is through physical development, which has been linked to CVD risk. Our aim was to examine whether adverse childhood experiences are associated with child-to-adult height trajectories...
  35. ncbi request reprint Physical and psychological effects of injury. Data from the 1958 British birth cohort study
    L Li
    Department of Paediatric Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Institute of Child Health, 30 Guilford Street, London WC1N 1EH, UK
    Eur J Public Health 11:81-3. 2001
    ..These results highlight the need for identifying effective strategies for the prevention of road traffic injuries as well as more effective approaches for rehabilitation of the injured...