Keith M. Godfrey
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Publications 730
#1Kathryn R. Hesketh (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 10
#2Soren Brage (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 65
Last.Esther M. F. van Sluijs (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 37
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Background Physical activity decreases through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood: parents of young children are particularly inactive, potentially negatively impacting their children’s activity levels. This study aimed to determine the association between objectively measured maternal and 6-year-old children’s physical activity; explore how this association differed by demographic and temporal factors; and identify change during the transition to school (from age 4–6).
#1See Ling Loy (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)H-Index: 4
Last.Claudia Chi (NUS: National University of Singapore)
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Iron deficiency is the most prevalent nutrient deficiency and the most common cause of anaemia worldwide. Because of the increased iron requirements during pregnancy, iron deficiency can lead to maternal anaemia and reduced newborn iron stores. We examined the proportion and risk factors of iron deficiency among pregnant women in a developed Asian country. Within a prospective cohort in Singapore, 985 Asian women were assessed for iron status at 26–28 weeks’ gestation, with plasma ferritin and s...
#1Bozhi Chen (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 1
#2Jonathan Y. Bernard (French Institute of Health and Medical Research)H-Index: 7
Last.Falk Müller-Riemenschneider (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 20
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Integrated 24-Hour Movement Guidelines provide specific recommendations on screen viewing (SV), moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) and sleep to improve health of children and youth. However, few studies have examined whether these guidelines are met in young children, particularly in Asia. We evaluated adherence to integrated and individual guidelines and its predictors in 5.5-year-old Singaporean children. Growing Up in Singapore towards Healthy Outcomes (GUSTO) is a mother-offspring...
#1Shijia Hu (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 4
#2Yu Fan Sim (NUS: National University of Singapore)
Last.Chin-Ying Stephen Hsu (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 12
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Dental caries, although preventable, remains one of the most prevalent chronic disease worldwide. Most studies focused on the relationship between sugar intake and caries. However, examining multidimensional dietary patterns is becoming increasingly important. Here, we examined the relationship between dietary patterns from ages 6 to 12 months and early childhood caries (ECC) at age 2 to 3-years. Infant dietary data was collected from caregivers and dietary pattern trajectories from 6 to 12 mont...
#1Lisa R. Fries (Nestlé)H-Index: 4
#2Mei Jun Chan (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)H-Index: 4
Last.Mary Foong-Fong Chong (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)H-Index: 15
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Abstract Parents' feeding practices have been shown to be associated with children's food intake and weight status, but little is known about feeding practices in Asian countries. This study used behavioral observation to explore the feeding practices of 201 mothers of 4.5 year-old children in Singapore during an ad libitum buffet lunch. Feeding practices were coded from videos, focusing on behaviors used to prompt the child to eat more food (autonomy-supportive and coercive-controlling prompts ...
#1Evelyn Xiu Ling Loo (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)H-Index: 6
#2Yanan Zhu (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)H-Index: 1
Last.Lynette Pei-Chi Shek (Agency for Science, Technology and Research)H-Index: 26
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#1Oliver C Watkins (NUS: National University of Singapore)
#2Mohammed Omedul Islam (NUS: National University of Singapore)
Last.Shiao-Yng Chan (NUS: National University of Singapore)H-Index: 2
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#2John M. D. Thompson (Health Science University)H-Index: 2
Last.Edwin A. MitchellH-Index: 1
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Background: Maternal obesity has been implicated in the origins of childhood obesity through a sub-optimal environment in-utero. Objective: We examined relationships of maternal early pregnancy body mass index (BMI), overweight/obesity and plasma biomarkers of obesity, inflammation, insulin resistance and placental function with measures of childhood BMI and adiposity. Methods: BMI z-score, sum of skinfold thicknesses (SST), body fat percentage (BFP, by bioelectrical impedance), waist, arm and h...
#1Tao Huang (PKU: Peking University)H-Index: 15
#2Tiange Wang (Tulane University)
Last.Lu Qi (Tulane University)H-Index: 72
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Importance Observational studies have shown associations of birth weight with type 2 diabetes (T2D) and glycemic traits, but it remains unclear whether these associations represent causal associations. Objective To test the association of birth weight with T2D and glycemic traits using a mendelian randomization analysis. Design, Setting, and Participants This mendelian randomization study used a genetic risk score for birth weight that was constructed with 7 genome-wide significant single-nucleo...