Jonathan C. K. Wells
University College London
EndocrinologyBody mass indexObesityDiabetes mellitusMedicine
What is this?
Publications 506
#1Mette Frahm Olsen (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 11
#2Ann-Sophie Iuel-Brockdorff (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 1
Last. Henrik Friis (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)H-Index: 43
view all 17 authors...
Malnutrition impairs cognitive, communication, and motor development, but it is not known how nutrition and health are associated with development in children with moderate acute malnutrition (MAM). We aimed to describe motor and language development of children with MAM and explore its nutrition and health-related correlates. This cross-sectional study used baseline data from a nutritional trial in children with MAM aged 6-23 months in Burkina Faso. Motor and language skills were assessed using...
Last. Patricia ClarkH-Index: 21
view all 9 authors...
Overweight (OW) and obesity (OB) during childhood/adolescence are major public health problems in Mexico. Several obesogenic lifestyle (OL) risk factors have been identified, but the burden and consequences of them in Mexican children/adolescents remain unclear. The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of OL components and describe their relationships with adiposity, and OW/OB. A population-based cross-sectional study of Mexican children/adolescents with nutritional assessment,...
#1Suvi T. Kangas (UCPH: University of Copenhagen)
#1Suvi T. KangasH-Index: 1
Last. Jonathan C. K. WellsH-Index: 62
view all 9 authors...
Summary Background & aims Treatment of children with uncomplicated severe acute malnutrition (SAM) is based on ready-to-use therapeutic foods (RUTF) prescribed based on body weight and administered at home. Treatment performance is typically monitored through weight gain. We previously reported that a reduced dose of RUTF resulted in weight gain velocity similar to standard dose. Here we investigate the change in body composition of children treated for SAM and compare it to community controls, ...
#1Meghan K. Shirley (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 1
#2Tim J. ColeH-Index: 120
Last. Jonathan C. K. WellsH-Index: 62
view all 5 authors...
OBJECTIVES: Pelvic growth may be sensitive to early-life nutrition, with implications for maternal risk of obstructed labor. However, the "developmental origins" of adult pelvic variability require further investigation. We tested whether adult pelvic dimensions are associated with two components of height, indexing different periods of linear growth: tibia length, a proxy for early postnatal growth, and height-residual (height regressed on tibia length), a proxy for later growth. We also tested...
#1Esther Neelis (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 3
#2Stefanie M. P. Kouwenhoven (VU: VU University Amsterdam)H-Index: 1
Last. Jessie M. Hulst (EUR: Erasmus University Rotterdam)H-Index: 8
view all 11 authors...
1 CitationsSource
#1Daniel P. Longman (Lboro: Loughborough University)
#2Jonathan C. K. Wells (ICH: UCL Institute of Child Health)H-Index: 62
Last. Jay T. Stock (University of Cambridge)H-Index: 31
view all 3 authors...
The use of sport as a conceptual framework offers unprecedented opportunities to improve our understanding of what the body does, shedding new light on our evolutionary trajectory, our capacity for adaptation, and the underlying biological mechanisms. This approach has gained traction over recent years. To date, sport has facilitated exploration not only of the evolutionary history of our species as a whole, but also of human variation and adaptation at the interindividual and intraindividual le...
#1Priscila de Morais Sato (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 7
#2Márcia Thereza Couto (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 18
Last. Fernanda Baeza Scagliusi (USP: University of São Paulo)H-Index: 19
view all 6 authors...
Abstract In recent decades, an increase in consumption of ultra-processed foods (UPF), a type of product frequently associated with diet-related obesity, chronic diseases, decrease of eating traditions and loss of culinary diversity, has been observed in middle-income countries. However, there is lack of information on factors related to choosing UPF. In this study, we aimed to understand the factors promoting UPF choices and consumption among mothers living in an urban context in the Brazilian ...
#2Naomi SavilleH-Index: 14
Last. Alice ReidH-Index: 10
view all 7 authors...
This analysis builds directly on AM’s Ph.D thesis, which was fully funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Centre, University of Cambridge. It is part of a project investigating the predictors and consequences of variability in women’s marriage age in lowland Nepal funded by the Leverhulme Trust. Data for this analysis comes from the LBWSAT, which was funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) South Asian Research Hub.
#1Mary FewtrellH-Index: 51
#2Nurul Husna Shukri (UPM: Universiti Putra Malaysia)H-Index: 2
Last. Jonathan C. K. WellsH-Index: 62
view all 3 authors...
Background Promoting breastfeeding is an important public health intervention, with benefits for infants and mothers. Even modest increases in prevalence and duration may yield considerable economic savings. However, despite many initiatives, compliance with recommendations is poor in most settings – particularly for exclusive breastfeeding. Mothers commonly consult health professionals for infant feeding and behavioural problems.