Amy E Taylor

Summary

Affiliation: University of Bristol
Country: UK

Publications

  1. pmc Partner smoking and maternal cotinine during pregnancy: implications for negative control methods
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit IEU at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 139:159-63. 2014
  2. pmc Associations of FTO and MC4R Variants with Obesity Traits in Indians and the Role of Rural/Urban Environment as a Possible Effect Modifier
    A E Taylor
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    J Obes 2011:307542. 2011
  3. pmc Mendelian randomization in health research: using appropriate genetic variants and avoiding biased estimates
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit IEU at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 13:99-106. 2014
  4. pmc Validation of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of abdominal fat by comparison with magnetic resonance imaging in an Indian population
    Amy E Taylor
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e51042. 2012
  5. pmc IQ, educational attainment, memory and plasma lipids: associations with apolipoprotein E genotype in 5995 children
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Biol Psychiatry 70:152-8. 2011
  6. pmc Vitamin B-12 status during pregnancy and child's IQ 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, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e51084. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Phenotype Refinement Strengthens the Association of AHR and CYP1A1 Genotype with Caffeine Consumption
    George McMahon
    Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e103448. 2014
  8. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring smoking initiation: assessing the role of intrauterine exposure
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit IEU at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Addiction 109:1013-21. 2014
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of the associations of body mass index and measures of central adiposity and fat mass with coronary heart disease, diabetes, and all-cause mortality: a study using data from 4 UK cohorts
    Amy E Taylor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:547-56. 2010

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. pmc Partner smoking and maternal cotinine during pregnancy: implications for negative control methods
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit IEU at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK Electronic address
    Drug Alcohol Depend 139:159-63. 2014
    ..However, this approach assumes that the effects of passive smoking from exposure to partner smoking during pregnancy are minimal. We evaluated this assumption using a biochemical measure of tobacco exposure in pregnant women...
  2. pmc Associations of FTO and MC4R Variants with Obesity Traits in Indians and the Role of Rural/Urban Environment as a Possible Effect Modifier
    A E Taylor
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Canynge Hall, 39 Whatley Road, Bristol BS8 2PS, UK
    J Obes 2011:307542. 2011
    ..03), but no evidence for effect modification by diet or physical activity. Further studies are needed to investigate ways in which urban environment may modify genetic risk of obesity...
  3. pmc Mendelian randomization in health research: using appropriate genetic variants and avoiding biased estimates
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit IEU at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, 12a Priory Road, Bristol BS8 1TU, UK Electronic address
    Econ Hum Biol 13:99-106. 2014
    ..We illustrate these points with specific reference to tobacco research. ..
  4. pmc Validation of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry measures of abdominal fat by comparison with magnetic resonance imaging in an Indian population
    Amy E Taylor
    School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e51042. 2012
    ..DXA has not been fully validated for use in South Asians. Here, we determined the accuracy of DXA for measurement of abdominal fat in an Indian population by comparison with MRI...
  5. pmc IQ, educational attainment, memory and plasma lipids: associations with apolipoprotein E genotype in 5995 children
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Centre for Causal Analyses in Translational Epidemiology, School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Biol Psychiatry 70:152-8. 2011
    ..Although there is also evidence of milder cognitive impairment in later life in carriers of the APOE ε4 allele, there have been few studies investigating the impact of APOE genotype on cognitive function in children...
  6. pmc Vitamin B-12 status during pregnancy and child's IQ 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, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 7:e51084. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that maternal vitamin B-12 may not have an important effect on offspring cognitive ability. However, further examination of this issue is warranted...
  7. ncbi request reprint Phenotype Refinement Strengthens the Association of AHR and CYP1A1 Genotype with Caffeine Consumption
    George McMahon
    Medical Research Council Integrative Epidemiology Unit at the University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom School of Social and Community Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, United Kingdom
    PLoS ONE 9:e103448. 2014
    ..Future studies may therefore be able to use this combined allelic score to explore causal effects of habitual caffeine consumption on health outcomes. ..
  8. ncbi request reprint Maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring smoking initiation: assessing the role of intrauterine exposure
    Amy E Taylor
    MRC Integrative Epidemiology Unit IEU at the University of Bristol, UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies, School of Experimental Psychology, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Addiction 109:1013-21. 2014
    ..To assess whether associations between maternal smoking during pregnancy and offspring smoking initiation are due to intrauterine mechanisms...
  9. doi request reprint Comparison of the associations of body mass index and measures of central adiposity and fat mass with coronary heart disease, diabetes, and all-cause mortality: a study using data from 4 UK cohorts
    Amy E Taylor
    Department of Social Medicine, University of Bristol, Bristol, UK
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:547-56. 2010
    ..Measures of regional adiposity have been proposed as alternatives to the measurement of body mass index (BMI) for identifying persons at risk of future disease...