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Among the physiological and metabolic changes occurring with ageing, the ageing of heart function is a key determinant of health. The death number from CVDs is expected to reach over 23.6 million by 2030. An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2019 in the UK, representing 32% of all global deaths. Evidence suggested that the Mediterra...
Epidemiological and intervention studies have reported negative health effects of sucrose intake, but many of these studies were not representative of typical dietary habits. In this pilot study, we aimed to test the effect of increasing sucrose intakes for 1 week on body composition and blood pressure and explore the feasibility of consuming high...
Recommendations for free sugar intake in the UK should be no more than 5% of total energy due to increased health risks associated with overconsumption. It was therefore of interest to examine free sugar intakes and associations with health parameters in the UK population. The UK National Diet and Nutrition Survey (NDNS) rolling programme (2008-201...
Efficacy of nutritional interventions supplementing nuts on cardiovascular risk factors among adults individuals: A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies - Volume 77 Issue OCE4 - F Liang, J Young, J Lara
Adherence to and acceptability of the Mediterranean diet amongst young adults in the North East of England - Volume 77 Issue OCE4 - L. Francis, J. Young, J. Lara
Weight loss behaviours and their association with diet and perceived barriers to healthy eating among young adults in North East England - Volume 77 Issue OCE4 - L. Francis, J. Young, J. Lara
Background and aims: Epidemiological evidence of the beneficial health effects of fish consumption is strong, but the evidence from intervention trials is less documented. Our aim was to evaluate the state of the evidence on the potential effects of fish consumption on vascular risk factors arising from intervention trials. Methods: A systematic...
The scope, efficacy and effectiveness of Mediterranean diet interventions outside Mediterranean countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention studies - Volume 76 Issue OCE2 - L. Francis, J. Young, J. Lara
The impact of intermittent fasting on body composition and cardiovascular biomarkers: a systematic review and meta-analysis - Volume 76 Issue OCE2 - L. Francis, J. Young, J. Lara
We piloted three-dimensional (3D) body scanning in eating disorder (ED) patients. Assessments of 22 ED patients (including nine anorexia nervosa (AN) patients, 12 bulimia nervosa (BN) patients, and one patient with eating disorder not otherwise specified) and 22 matched controls are presented. Volunteers underwent visual screening, two-dimensional...
Oxidative stress is implicated in the development of a range of neurological diseases. There is increasing interest in the neuroprotective efficacy of antioxidants in modulating such processes with at least one polyphenolic being tested as a prophylactic in Alzheimer's disease. Beneficial effects of adjunctive n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids with c...
Increasing evidence indicates that oxidative injury exists in schizophrenia. Although it may not be the main cause, oxidative damage has been suggested to contribute to the pathophysiology and may account for deteriorating course and poor outcome in schizophrenia. A human study was undertaken, therefore, to investigate possible differences in bioma...
Background Increasing evidence indicates that oxidative injury exists in schizophrenia. Although it may not be the main cause, oxidative damage has been suggested to contribute to the pathophysiology and may account for deteriorating course and poor outcome in schizophrenia. There is increasing interest in the neuroprotective efficacy of antioxidan...
My research is mainly about to create nutritional interventions and then to evaluate the efficacy of nutritional interventions to improve cardiovascular health aging mostly by changing any CVD risk factors amongst middle-aged Chinese and Caucasians adults. My PhD title is Nutritional interventions for cardiovascular health aging. Firstly, qualitative research (online or paper surveys) investigating the use of and attitudes towards the proposed nutritional interventions-olive oil, walnuts and green tea. Secondly, systematic reviews and meta-analysis, of the relevant literature; one SR on the effect of the proposed nutritional interventions on CV risk factors in intervention trials, and the second one on the impact of ethnicity on the effectiveness of these interventions. Thirdly, a cross-sectional study to know differences in markers of vascular risk among two ethnic groups and differences in dietary patterns. Last but not least, a cross-over, randomized, placebo-controlled open-label clinical trial in subjects… Changes in endothelial function and biomarkers of NO production (nitrite), Changes in SBP, DBP and mean arterial pressure (MAP).