Colin D Steer
Affiliation: University of Bristol
- Polyunsaturated fatty acid levels in blood during pregnancy, at birth and at 7 years: their associations with two common FADS2 polymorphismsColin D Steer
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Barley House, Oakfield Grove, Bristol BS8 2BN, UK
Hum Mol Genet 21:1504-12. 2012..However, by 7 years, no associations were observed with the maternal genotype. This suggested that the children's FA levels were related only to their own metabolism with no apparent lasting influences of the in utero environment...
- Traits contributing to the autistic spectrumColin D Steer
Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
PLoS ONE 5:e12633. 2010..It is increasingly recognised that traits associated with autism reflect a spectrum with no clear boundary between typical and atypical behaviour. Dimensional traits are needed to investigate the broader autism phenotype...
- FADS2 polymorphisms modify the effect of breastfeeding on child IQColin D Steer
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health, Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
PLoS ONE 5:e11570. 2010..A study by Caspi et al has suggested that rs174575 within the FADS2 gene moderates this effect so that children homozygous in the minor allele (GG genotype) have similar IQs irrespective of feeding method...
- Socio-demographic characteristics of UK families using pesticides and weed-killersColin D Steer
Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 16:251-63. 2006..They have also helped in identifying the important confounders for adjusting future analyses on the potential health consequences of pesticides and weed-killers...
- Methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase (MTHFR) C677T polymorphism is associated with spinal BMD in 9-year-old childrenColin D Steer
Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
J Bone Miner Res 24:117-24. 2009..To the extent that these findings reflect known influences of C677T MTHFR genotype on plasma homocysteine levels, our results suggest that the latter is an important regulator of spinal BMD in childhood...
- The variation in stool patterns from 1 to 42 months: a population-based observational studyC D Steer
Department of Community Based Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Arch Dis Child 94:231-3. 2009..To document the normal stool patterns of young children...
- Insights into the programming of bone development from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children (ALSPAC)Colin D Steer
Centre for Child and Adolescent Health and Academic Rheumatology, Southmead Hospital, University of Bristol, United Kingdom
Am J Clin Nutr 94:1861S-1864S. 2011..Together, these results confirm that there is a relation between bone development in childhood and several proxy measures for nutritional status in utero...
- Associations of size at birth and dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of lean and fat mass at 9 to 10 y of ageImogen S Rogers
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
Am J Clin Nutr 84:739-47. 2006..CONCLUSIONS: Higher PI at birth is associated with both higher fat and lean mass in childhood but also with an increase in the FLR. PI at birth is a better predictor of subsequent adiposity than is birth weight...
- Habitual levels of physical activity influence bone mass in 11-year-old children from the United Kingdom: findings from a large population-based cohortJon 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...
- Influences on child fruit and vegetable intake: sociodemographic, parental and child factors in a longitudinal cohort studyLouise R Jones
Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
Public Health Nutr 13:1122-30. 2010..To examine the sociodemographic, parental and child factors that predict fruit and vegetable consumption in 7-year-old children...