Andy R Ness

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Are multidisciplinary teams in secondary care cost-effective? A systematic review of the literature
    K Melissa Ke
    School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 11:7. 2013
  2. pmc Maternal and offspring fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes-associated genetic variants and cognitive function at age 8: a Mendelian randomization study in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
    Carolina Bonilla
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Med Genet 13:90. 2012
  3. pmc Gender differences in the ratio between humerus width and length are established prior to puberty
    E M Clark
    Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Osteoporos Int 18:463-70. 2007
  4. pmc Objectively measured physical activity and fat mass in a large cohort of children
    Andy R Ness
    Department of Oral and Dental Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e97. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Drawing causal inferences in epidemiologic studies of early life influences
    Andy R Ness
    School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1959S-1963S. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)--a resource for the study of the environmental determinants of childhood obesity
    Andy R Ness
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
    Eur J Endocrinol 151:U141-9. 2004
  7. pmc Smoking during pregnancy and offspring fat and lean mass in childhood
    Sam D Leary
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, United Kingdom
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2284-93. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and blood pressure in childhood: findings from a population-based study
    Sam D Leary
    Department of Oral and Dental Science, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ UK
    Hypertension 51:92-8. 2008
  9. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in trajectories of adiposity across childhood
    Laura D Howe
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e144-53. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint The social patterning of fat and lean mass in a contemporary cohort of children
    Andy R Ness
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Division of Child Health, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:59-61. 2006

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Are multidisciplinary teams in secondary care cost-effective? A systematic review of the literature
    K Melissa Ke
    School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Lower Maudlin Street, Bristol BS1 2LY, UK
    Cost Eff Resour Alloc 11:7. 2013
    ..To investigate the cost effectiveness of management of patients within the context of a multidisciplinary team (MDT) meeting in cancer and non-cancer teams in secondary care...
  2. pmc Maternal and offspring fasting glucose and type 2 diabetes-associated genetic variants and cognitive function at age 8: a Mendelian randomization study in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
    Carolina Bonilla
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    BMC Med Genet 13:90. 2012
    ..These associations could be explained by confounding...
  3. pmc Gender differences in the ratio between humerus width and length are established prior to puberty
    E M Clark
    Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Osteoporos Int 18:463-70. 2007
    ....
  4. pmc Objectively measured physical activity and fat mass in a large cohort of children
    Andy R Ness
    Department of Oral and Dental Science, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e97. 2007
    ..Previous studies have been unable to characterise the association between physical activity and obesity, possibly because most relied on inaccurate measures of physical activity and obesity...
  5. doi request reprint Drawing causal inferences in epidemiologic studies of early life influences
    Andy R Ness
    School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Bristol Dental School, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1959S-1963S. 2011
    ..These approaches to confounding often require the comparison of data from different populations or a combination of studies to ensure adequate power to provide robust estimates of the causal effect...
  6. ncbi request reprint The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)--a resource for the study of the environmental determinants of childhood obesity
    Andy R Ness
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
    Eur J Endocrinol 151:U141-9. 2004
    ..Recent analyses have identified important modifiable risk factors and further analyses based on more accurate measures of diet, activity and body composition should provide further insights...
  7. pmc Smoking during pregnancy and offspring fat and lean mass in childhood
    Sam D Leary
    Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, 24, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ, United Kingdom
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2284-93. 2006
    ..This study examined the association between maternal and partner smoking during pregnancy and offspring total fat, truncal fat, and lean mass in childhood...
  8. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and blood pressure in childhood: findings from a population-based study
    Sam D Leary
    Department of Oral and Dental Science, University of Bristol, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TQ UK
    Hypertension 51:92-8. 2008
    ..03 (95% CI -0.54, 0.48) mm Hg per 15 minutes/d MVPA. In conclusion, higher levels of PA were associated with lower BP, and results suggested that the volume of activity may be more important than the intensity...
  9. doi request reprint Socioeconomic disparities in trajectories of adiposity across childhood
    Laura D Howe
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, UK
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:e144-53. 2011
    ..Socioeconomic inequalities in obesity are consistently observed in high-income countries. The development of such inequalities across childhood; however, has not been studied using longitudinal data...
  10. ncbi request reprint The social patterning of fat and lean mass in a contemporary cohort of children
    Andy R Ness
    Unit of Paediatric and Perinatal Epidemiology, Division of Child Health, 24 Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TQ, UK
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:59-61. 2006
    ..Our data show that inequalities in adiposity are present in primary school children and suggest that social inequalities in childhood obesity may have been underestimated in previous studies...
  11. ncbi request reprint Maternal anemia, iron intake in pregnancy, and offspring blood pressure in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children
    Marie Jo A Brion
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1126-33. 2008
    ..Studies in pregnant women are limited in number, have had inconsistent results, and have not accounted for maternal iron supplementation...
  12. pmc Changes in ponderal index and body mass index across childhood and their associations with fat mass and cardiovascular risk factors at age 15
    Laura D Howe
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 5:e15186. 2010
    ....
  13. doi request reprint Modifiable maternal exposures and offspring blood pressure: a review of epidemiological studies of maternal age, diet, and smoking
    Marie Jo A Brion
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol BS8 2PR, United Kingdom
    Pediatr Res 63:593-8. 2008
    ..03 to 0.21, I = 89.8%). In sum, there is little empirical evidence that the maternal exposures reviewed program offspring BP. Other components of offspring health may be more susceptible to effects of programming in utero...
  14. ncbi request reprint Associations of size at birth and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of lean and fat mass at 9 to 10 y of age
    Imogen S Rogers
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:739-47. 2006
    ..Birth weight has been positively associated with risk of overweight in later life. However, little information exists on how weight and length at birth are associated with subsequent lean and total body fat...
  15. pmc Vigorous physical activity increases fracture risk in children irrespective of bone mass: a prospective study of the independent risk factors for fractures in healthy children
    Emma M Clark
    Clinical Science at South Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 23:1012-22. 2008
    ....
  16. pmc Bone fragility contributes to the risk of fracture in children, even after moderate and severe trauma
    Emma M Clark
    Clinical Science at South Bristol, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 23:173-9. 2008
    ..9 +/- 0.3 (SD) yr is affected by trauma level. Bone size relative to body size and humeral vBMD showed similar inverse relationships with fracture risk, irrespective of whether fractures followed slight or moderate/severe trauma...
  17. pmc Maternal macronutrient and energy intakes in pregnancy and offspring intake at 10 y: exploring parental comparisons and prenatal effects
    Marie Jo A Brion
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:748-56. 2010
    ..Few prospective dietary studies have explored this relation...
  18. ncbi request reprint Similar associations of parental prenatal smoking suggest child blood pressure is not influenced by intrauterine effects
    Marie Jo A Brion
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, United Kingdom
    Hypertension 49:1422-8. 2007
    ..36 to 0.87; P=0.4 fully adjusted), providing further evidence that differences in child blood pressure observed in minimally adjusted models are not because of a biological influence of maternal smoking on the intrauterine environment...
  19. ncbi request reprint No effect of n-3 long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acid (EPA and DHA) supplementation on depressed mood and cognitive function: a randomised controlled trial
    Peter J Rogers
    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, UK
    Br J Nutr 99:421-31. 2008
    ..Adding the present result to a meta-analysis of previous relevant randomised controlled trial results confirmed an overall negligible benefit of n-3 LCPUFA supplementation for depressed mood...
  20. pmc Association between bone mass and fractures in children: a prospective cohort study
    Emma M Clark
    Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    J Bone Miner Res 21:1489-95. 2006
    ..A total of 6213 children 9.9 years of age were followed for 24 months. Results showed an 89% increased risk of fracture per SD decrease in size-adjusted BMC...
  21. ncbi request reprint Improving health through neighbourhood environmental change: are we speaking the same language? A qualitative study of views of different stakeholders
    Tanya Trayers
    Department of Exercise and Health Sciences, University of Bristol, UK
    J Public Health (Oxf) 28:49-55. 2006
    ....
  22. doi request reprint Lack of emergence of associations between selected maternal exposures and offspring blood pressure at age 15 years
    Sam D Leary
    Lifecourse Epidemiology and Population Oral Health Research Group, School of Oral and Dental Sciences, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    J Epidemiol Community Health 67:320-6. 2013
    ..A recent review found little evidence for substantial effects of modifiable maternal exposures on offspring blood pressure (BP), but this may have been because almost all the studies reported on BP in early and mid-childhood...
  23. pmc Habitual levels of physical activity influence bone mass in 11-year-old children from the United Kingdom: findings from a large population-based cohort
    Jon H Tobias
    University of Bristol, UK
    J Bone Miner Res 22:101-9. 2007
    ..Physical activity was positively related to both BMD and bone size in fully adjusted models. However, further exploration revealed that this effect on bone size was modified by fat mass...
  24. ncbi request reprint Commentary: the rough world of nutritional epidemiology: does dietary fibre prevent large bowel cancer?
    Debbie A Lawlor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, Whiteladies Road, Bristol BS8 2PR, UK
    Int J Epidemiol 32:239-43. 2003
  25. pmc Earlier mother's age at menarche predicts rapid infancy growth and childhood obesity
    Ken K Ong
    Medical Research Council Epidemiology Unit, Cambridge, United Kingdom
    PLoS Med 4:e132. 2007
    ..As age at menarche is a heritable trait, we hypothesised that age at menarche in the mother may in turn predict her children's early growth and obesity risk...
  26. pmc Objective measurement of levels and patterns of physical activity
    Chris J Riddoch
    Sport and Exercise Science, School for Health, University of Bath, Bath, UK
    Arch Dis Child 92:963-9. 2007
    ..To measure the levels and patterns of physical activity, using accelerometers, of 11-year-old children participating in the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)...
  27. pmc Risks and benefits of omega 3 fats for mortality, cardiovascular disease, and cancer: systematic review
    Lee Hooper
    School of Medicine, Health Policy and Practice, University of East Anglia, Norwich NR4 7TJ
    BMJ 332:752-60. 2006
    ..To review systematically the evidence for an effect of long chain and shorter chain omega 3 fatty acids on total mortality, cardiovascular events, and cancer...
  28. ncbi request reprint Folic acid supplements in pregnancy and birth outcome: re-analysis of a large randomised controlled trial and update of Cochrane review
    Deborah H M Charles
    Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women s Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen, UK
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:112-24. 2005
    ..73 [95% CI 0.53, 0.99]). We found no conclusive evidence of benefit for folic acid supplementation in pregnant women given from time of booking onwards...
  29. pmc Taking folate in pregnancy and risk of maternal breast cancer
    Deborah Charles
    Dugald Baird Centre for Research on Women s Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Aberdeen Maternity Hospital, Aberdeen AB25 2ZL
    BMJ 329:1375-6. 2004