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The effects of probiotics and symbiotics on risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy (2017)
Journal Article
Viramontes Hörner, D., Avery, A., & Stow, R. (2017). The effects of probiotics and symbiotics on risk factors for hepatic encephalopathy. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, 51(4), doi:10.1097/MCG.0000000000000789. ISSN 0192-0790

Alterations in the levels of intestinal microbiota, endotoxemia, and inflammation are novel areas of interest in the pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy (HE). Probiotics and symbiotics are a promising treatment option for HE due to possible benefi... Read More

Impact on weight and glycaemic control in adults with diabetes attending a group- based commercial weight management programme (2017)
Journal Article
Avery, A., Nagar, R., Hillier, S., & Pallister, C. (in press). Impact on weight and glycaemic control in adults with diabetes attending a group- based commercial weight management programme. Practice Nursing, 28(2), doi:10.12968/pnur.2017.28.2.60. ISSN 0964-9271

Healthcare professionals could work in partnership with commercial group weight management programmes (CGWMP) to help people with diabetes lose weight and improve their glycaemic control. The effect of ongoing CGWMP support on diabetes control has no... Read More

Associations between children's diet quality and watching television during meal or snack consumption: a systematic review (2017)
Journal Article
Avery, A., Anderson, C., & McCullough, F. (2017). Associations between children's diet quality and watching television during meal or snack consumption: a systematic review. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(4), doi:10.1111/mcn.12428. ISSN 1740-8695

Studies have identified an association between watching television (TV) and childhood obesity. This review adds context to existing research by examining the associations between TV viewing, whilst eating, and children's diet quality. Web of Science... Read More

Antenatal weight management: diet, physical activity, and gestational weight gain in early pregnancy (2017)
Journal Article
Swift, J. A., Elliott-Sale, K. J., Pearce, J., Jethwa, P. H., Taylor, M. A., Avery, A., …McMullen, S. (2017). Antenatal weight management: diet, physical activity, and gestational weight gain in early pregnancy. Midwifery, 49, doi:10.1016/j.midw.2017.01.016. ISSN 0266-6138

Objective to investigate women's physical activity levels, diet and gestational weight gain, and their experiences and motivations of behavior change. Design analysis of cross-sectional data collected during a longitudinal, cohort study examin... Read More

Factors influencing engagement in postnatal weight management and subsequent weight and well-being outcomes (2016)
Journal Article
Avery, A., Hillier, S., Pallister, C., Barber, J., & Lavin, J. (in press). Factors influencing engagement in postnatal weight management and subsequent weight and well-being outcomes. British Journal of Midwifery, 24(11), doi:10.12968/bjom.2016.24.11.806. ISSN 0969-4900

Many women exceed gestational weight gain recommendations. Successful postnatal weight management decreases the risk of entering further pregnancies obese. This service evaluation investigates women’s motivations to lose weight postnatally, the weigh... Read More

Dietitians' practice in giving carbohydrate advice in the management of type 2 diabetes: a mixed methods study (2016)
Journal Article
McArdle, P. D., Greenfield, S. M., Avery, A., Adams, G. G., & Gill, P. S. (in press). Dietitians' practice in giving carbohydrate advice in the management of type 2 diabetes: a mixed methods study. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 30(3), doi:10.1111/jhn.12436. ISSN 0952-3871

Background: Carbohydrate is accepted as the principal nutrient affecting blood glucose in diabetes; however, current guidelines are unable to specify the optimal quantity of carbohydrate for glycaemic control. No studies exist that describe current p... Read More

Antenatal weight management: women’s experiences, behaviours, and expectations of weighing in early pregnancy (2016)
Journal Article
Swift, J. A., Pearce, J., Jethwa, P., Taylor, M. A., Avery, A., Ellis, S., …McMullen, S. (2016). Antenatal weight management: women’s experiences, behaviours, and expectations of weighing in early pregnancy. Journal of Pregnancy, doi:10.1155/2016/8454759. ISSN 2090-2727

The current emphasis on obstetric risk management helps to frame gestational weight gain as problematic and encourages intervention by healthcare professionals. However pregnant women have reported confusion, distrust, and negative affect associated... Read More