Recent Submissions

  • Defying geometric similarity: Shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Nevill, Alan M. (Wiley https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935, 2016-11-01)
    STEWART, A.D., LEDINGHAM, R.J., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and NEVILL, A.M. 2016. Defying geometric similarity: Shape centralization in male UK offshore workers. American journal of human biology, Early View. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1002/ajhb.22935
    Objectives - Applying geometric similarity predictions of body dimensions to specific occupational groups has the potential to reveal useful ergonomic and health implications. This study assessed a representative sample ...
  • Bibliometric analysis as measure of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research. 

    Turri, G.; Piccinini, A.; Zanini, Sara; Giovinazzo, F. (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2016.02.237, 2016-04-19)
    TURRI, G., PICCININI, A., ZANINI, S. and GIOVINAZZO, F. 2016. Bibliometric analysis as measure of long-term performance in pancreatic cancer research. HPB [online], 18(Suppl 1), pages e101. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.hpb.2016.02.237
    Introduction: Research on pancreatic cancer consists in basic, translational and clinical research. Bibliometric indexes as IF and H-Index have been proposed as measures of quality and performance for medical research. Our ...
  • Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Williams, Hector (Elsevier https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001, 2016-07-17)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R. and WILLIAMS, H. 2016. Variability in body size and shape of UK Offshore Workers: a cluster analysis approach. Applied ergonomics [online], 58, pages 265-272. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2016.07.001
    Male UK offshore workers have enlarged dimensions compared with UK norms and knowledge of specific sizes and shapes typifying their physiques will assist a range of functions related to health and ergonomics. A representative ...
  • Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. 

    Stewart, Arthur D.; Ledingham, Robert J.; Furnace, Graham; Williams, Hector; Coleshaw, Susan (Taylor and Francis http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219, 2016-06-23)
    STEWART, A., LEDINGHAM, R., FURNACE, G., WILLIAMS, H. and COLESHAW, S. 2016. Survival suit volume reduction associated with immersion: implications for buoyancy estimation in offshore workers of different size. Ergonomics [online], Latest Articles. Available from: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2016.1188219
    Rationale: It is currently unknown how body size affects buoyancy in submerged helicopter escape. Method: Eight healthy males aged 39.6 ± 12.6 year (mean ± SD) with BMI 22.0-40.0 kg m-2 wearing a standard survival ('dry') ...
  • Practices of food and diet in an urban context. 

    Spencer, Sophie Rebecca (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology., 2015-11)
    SPENCER, S.R. 2015. Practices of food and diet in an urban context. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing the health of the British population, and this is reflected here in the city of Aberdeen. In order to be able to holistically assess the elements which interplay in the causes ...
  • 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. 

    Ledingham, Robert J. (Robert Gordon University Faculty of Health and Social Care. Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology., 2016-04)
    LEDINGHAM, R.J. 2016. 3D anthropometry: quantifying the shape and size variability within the UK male offshore oil and gas workforce. Robert Gordon University, MRes thesis.
    Background: UK male offshore workers typically increased in weight by 19% since 1985, and are also heavier than the background UK male population. Aim: To conduct an anthropometric survey on UK offshore workers, ...
  • Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. 

    Broom, Iain (SAGE https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744987116647820, 2016-05-11)
    BROOM, I. 2016. Review: barriers to physical activity in obese adults: a rapid evidence assessment. Journal of research in nursing [online], 21(4), pages 288-289. Available from: https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1744987116647820
    Obesity is clearly a major public health problem in developed nations, but also impacts on the health of developing countries, as they adopt lifestyle practices of the former. Physical activity, or lack of it, contributes ...
  • Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. 

    Barron, Gemma A.; Goua, Marie; Kuraoka, Isao; Bermano, Giovanna; Iwai, Shigenori; Kong Thoo Lin, Paul (Elsevier http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cbi.2015.10.017, 2015-12-05)
    BARRON, G. A., GOUA, M., KURAOKA, I., BERMANO, G., IWAI, S. and LIN, P. K. T. L., 2015. Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane induces DNA damage and repair instability in triple negative breast cancer cells via p21 expression. Chemico-Biological Interactions, Vol 242, pp. 307-315.
    Bisnaphthalimidopropyl diaminodicyclohexylmethane (BNIPDaCHM) bisintercalates to DNA and is a potential anti-cancer therapeutic. In an attempt to elucidate the mechanism(s) underlying the potential of BNIPDaCHM; earlier ...
  • Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks. 

    Nikokavoura, Efsevia Anastasia; Johnston, Kelly L.; Broom, John; Wrieden, Wendy L.; Rolland, Catherine (Dove Medical Press http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S85134, 2015-10)
    NIKOKAVOURA, E. A., JOHNSTON, E. L., BROOM, J., WRIEDEN, W. L. and ROLLAND, C., 2015. Weight loss for women with and without polycystic ovary syndrome following a very low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, 2015:8, pp. 495-503.
    Background: Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects between 2% and 26% of reproductive-age women in the UK, and accounts for up to 75% of anovulatory infertility. The major symptoms include ovarian disruption, hyperandrogenism, ...
  • Long-term weight loss maintenance and management following a VLCD: a 3-year outcome. 

    Rolland, Catherine; Johnston, Kelly L.; Lula, Sadiq; Macdonald, Ian; Broom, Iain (Wiley http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.12300, 2014-03)
    ROLLAND, C., JOHNSTON, K. L., LULA, S., MACDONALD, I. and BROOM, I., 2014. Long-term weight loss maintenance and management following a VLCD: a 3-year outcome. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 68 (3), pp. 379-387.
    Background: Effective weight loss treatment is important as obesity has severe health and socioeconomic repercussions. Emerging evidence suggests that rapid initial weight loss results in better long-term weight loss ...
  • Leptin inhibits proliferation of breast cancer cells at supraphysiological concentrations by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling. 

    Weichhaus, Michael; Broom, John; Wahle, Klaus; Bermano, Giovanna (Spandidos Publications. http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ol.2014.2085, 2014-07)
    WEICHHAUS, M., BROOM, J., WAHLE, K. and BERMANO, G., 2014. Leptin inhibits proliferation of breast cancer cells at supraphysiological concentrations by inhibiting mitogen-activated protein kinase signaling. Oncology Letters, 8 (1), pp. 374-378.
    Leptin is a hormone secreted by white fat tissue and signals the amount of overall body fat to the hypothalamus. The circulating concentration of leptin correlates with the level of obesity. Breast cancer risk is higher ...
  • A retrospective analysis of a community based weight loss programme in conjunction with group behavioural change sessions in women with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). 

    Nikokavoura, Efsevia Anastasia (Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, 2014-11)
    Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) is variously reported to affect between 5-26 % of reproductive age women in the UK and it accounts for up to to 75% of women attending fertility clinics due to anovulation. The major symptoms ...
  • Volumetric and space requirements of the offshore workforce: the effects of donning a survival suit. 

    Ledingham, Robert J.; Stewart, Arthur D. (Hometrica Consulting. http://dx.doi.org/10.15221/13.317, 2013-11)
    LEDINGHAM, R. J. and STEWART A. D., 2013. Volumetric and space requirements of the offshore workforce: the effects of donning a survival suit. In: Proceedings of the 4th 3D Body Scanning Conference. 19-20 November 2013. Ascona, Switzerland: Hometrica Consulting. Pp. 317-322.
    Confined space working is common place within the offshore oil and gas infrastructure and it is a person’s absolute size that governs their fit within this built environment. The design and adjustability of the environment ...
  • Reproducibility of body volume assessments in survival clothing in fixed and portable scanning systems. 

    Ledingham, Robert J.; Nevill, Alan M.; Stewart, Arthur D. (Hometrica Consulting. http://dx.doi.org/10.15221/13.355, 2013-11)
    LEDINGHAM, R. J., NEVILL, A. M., AND STEWART, A. D., 2013 Reproducibility of body volume assessments in survival clothing in fixed and portable scanning systems. In: Proceedings of the 4th 3D Body Scanning Conference. 19-20 November 2013. Ascona, Switzerland: Hometrica Consulting. Pp. 355-359.
    The recent development of portable 3D scanning systems for industries such as animation and museum artefact digitisation have considerable potential for applications involving human body measurement. However, this requires ...
  • Impact of high intensity interval training (HIIT) and/or selenium (Se) supplementation on oxidative stress and antioxidant status in active females. 

    Keane, Karen (Robert Gordon University Centre for Obesity Research and Epidemiology, 2014-02)
    Background: Cells continuously produce free radicals (FR) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) as part of metabolic processes. These free radicals are neutralized by an elaborate antioxidant defence system consisting of ...
  • Weight loss for individuals with type 2 diabetes following a very-low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks. 

    Rolland, Catherine; Lula, S.; Jenner, C.; Dyson, Lee; Macdonald, I.; Johnston, Kelly L.; Broom, Iain (Wiley. http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cob.12029, 2013-10)
    ROLLAND, C., LULA, S., JENNER, C., DYSON, L., MACDONALD, I., JOHNSTON, K. L. and BROOM, I., 2013. Weight loss for individuals with type 2 diabetes following a very-low-calorie diet in a community-based setting with trained facilitators for 12 weeks. Clinical Obesity, 3 (5), pp. 150-157.
    Approximately 80% of people with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) are overweight or obese, and obesity compounds the cardiovascular risk of T2DM. The aim of this retrospective study was twofold: first to investigate whether ...
  • The effect of very-low calorie diets on renal and hepatic outcomes: a systematic review. 

    Rolland, Catherine; Mavroeidi, Alexandra; Johnston, Kelly L.; Broom, John (Dove Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/DMSO.S51151, 2013-10)
    ROLLAND, C., MAVROEIDI, A., JOHNSTON, K. L. and BROOM, J., 2013. The effect of very-low calorie diets on renal and hepatic outcomes: a systematic review. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy, Volume 2013 (6), pp. 393-401.
    Very low-calorie diets (VLCDs) are an effective means by which to induce clinically significant weight loss. However, their acceptance by health care practitioners and the public is generally lower than that for other ...
  • The implementation of the Counterweight Programme in Scotland, UK. 

    Counterweight Project Team; Bell-Higgs, Anna E.; Brosnahan, Naomi T.; Clarke, Anne M.; Dow, Maria S. A.; Haynes, Sarah M.; Lyons, G. Felicity; McCombie, E. Louise; Mongia, Sarika; Noble, Paula A.; Quinn, Marney F.; Regan, Paula J.; Ross, Hazel M.; Thompson, Frances E.; Vermeulen, Adri; Broom, Iain; Reckless, John P. D.; Kumar, Sudhesh; Lean, Michael E. J.; Frost, Gary S.; Finer, Nick; Haslam, David W.; Morrison, David; Sloan, Billy; McLoone, Philip (Oxford University Press. http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/fampra/cmr074, 2012-04)
    COUNTERWEIGHT PROJECT TEAM, 2012. The implementation of the Counterweight Programme in Scotland, UK. Family Practice, 29 (Supp. 1), pp. i139-i144.
    Background. The Counterweight Programme is a proven model for the management of obesity in the UK, evaluated over 5 years (2000–05) and demonstrating clinical and cost effectiveness. The Scottish Government commissioned ...
  • Obesity and its health impact in Africa: a systematic review. 

    Adeboye, Bridget; Bermano, Giovanna; Rolland, Catherine (Clinics Cardive Publishing. http://dx.doi.org/10.5830/CVJA-2012-040, 2012-10)
    ADEBOYE, B., BERMANO, G. and ROLLAND, C., 2012. Obesity and its health impact in Africa: a systematic review. Cardiovascular Journal of Africa, 23 (9), pp. 512-521.
    Obesity and its association with co-morbidities in Africa are on the rise. This systematic review examines evidence of obesity and its association with co-morbidities within the African continent. Comparative studies ...
  • Optimizing acceptability and feasibility of an evidence-based behavioral intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: an open-pilot intervention study in secondary care. 

    Dombrowski, Stephan U.; Sniehotta, Falko F.; Johnston, Marie; Broom, Iain; Kulkarni, Utkarsh; Brown, Jennifer E.; Murray, Lynne; Soares, Vera A. (Elsevier. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2011.08.003, 2012-04)
    DOMBROWSKI, S. U., SNIEHOTTA, F. F., JOHNSTON, M., BROOM, I., KULKARNI, U., BROWN, J., MURRAY, L., SOARES, V. A., 2012. Optimizing acceptability and feasibility of an evidence-based behavioral intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors for co-morbidities: an open-pilot intervention study in secondary care. Patient Education and Counseling, 87 (1), pp. 108-119.
    Objective To test and optimize the feasibility and acceptability of a physical activity (PA) and healthy eating behavior change intervention for obese adults with obesity-related co-morbidities or additional risk factors ...

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