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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

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

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

Atomistic modelling of scattering data in the Collaborative Computational Project for Small Angle Scattering (CCP-SAS) (2016)
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Perkins, S. J., Wright, D. W., Zhang, H., Brookes, E. H., Chen, J., Irving, T. C., …Curtis, J. E. (2016). Atomistic modelling of scattering data in the Collaborative Computational Project for Small Angle Scattering (CCP-SAS). Journal of Applied Crystallography, 49(6), 1861-1875. https://doi.org/10.1107/S160057671601517X

The capabilities of current computer simulations provide a unique opportunity to model small-angle scattering (SAS) data at the atomistic level, and to include other structural constraints ranging from molecular and atomistic energetics to crystallog... Read More

Antenatal weight management: women’s experiences, behaviours, and expectations of weighing in early pregnancy (2016)
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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

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

Improving the sustainability of global meat and milk production (2016)
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Salter, A. M. (2017). Improving the sustainability of global meat and milk production. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 76(1), doi:10.1017/S0029665116000276

Global demand for meat and dairy products has increased dramatically in recent decades and, through a combination of global population growth, increased lifespan and improved economic prosperity in the developing world will inevitably continue to inc... Read More

Consequences of late-stage non-small cell lung cancer cachexia on muscle metabolic processes (2016)
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Murton, A. J., Maddocks, M., Stephens, F. B., Marimuthu, K., England, R., & Wilcock, A. (in press). Consequences of late-stage non-small cell lung cancer cachexia on muscle metabolic processes. Clinical Lung Cancer, doi:10.1016/j.cllc.2016.06.003

Introduction: Loss of muscle is common in patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), and contributes to the high morbidity and mortality of this group. The exact mechanisms behind the loss of muscle are unclear. Patients and methods... Read More

Setting targets leads to greater long-term weight losses and ‘unrealistic’ targets increase the effect in a large community-based commercial weight management group (2016)
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Avery, A., Langley-Evans, S. . C., Harrington, M., & Swift, J. A. (2016). Setting targets leads to greater long-term weight losses and ‘unrealistic’ targets increase the effect in a large community-based commercial weight management group. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 29(6), doi:10.1111/jhn.12390

Background. Setting personal targets is an important behavioural component in weight management programmes. Normal practice is to encourage ‘realistic’ weight loss but the under-pinning evidence base for this is limited and controversial. This study... Read More

Improving efficiency in meat production (2016)
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Brameld, J. M., & Parr, T. (in press). Improving efficiency in meat production. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, doi:10.1017/S0029665116000161

Selective breeding and improved nutritional management over the past 20–30 years has resulted in dramatic improvements in growth efficiency for pigs and poultry, particularly lean tissue growth. However, this has been achieved using high-quality feed... Read More