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Validated screening tools for the assessment of cachexia, sarcopenia, and malnutrition: a systematic review (2018)
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Miller, J., Wells, L., Nwulu, U., Currow, D., Johnson, M. J., & Skipworth, R. J. (2018). Validated screening tools for the assessment of cachexia, sarcopenia, and malnutrition: a systematic review. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(6), 1196-1208. doi:10.1093/ajcn/nqy244

Background: There is great overlap between the presentation of cachexia, sarcopenia, and malnutrition. Distinguishing between these conditions would allow for better targeted treatment for patients. Objectives: The aim was to systematically review va... Read More

Occurrence of deoxynivalenol in an elderly cohort in the UK: a biomonitoring approach (2018)
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Papageorgiou, M., Wells, L., Williams, C., White, K. L., De Santis, B., Liu, Y., …Sathyapalan, T. (2018). Occurrence of deoxynivalenol in an elderly cohort in the UK: a biomonitoring approach. Food Additives and Contaminants: Part A: Chemistry, Analysis, Control, Exposure and Risk Assessment, 35(10), 2032-2044. doi:10.1080/19440049.2018.1508890

Deoxynivalenol (DON) is a Fusarium toxin, to which humans are frequently exposed via diet. Although the elderly are speculated to be sensitive to the toxic effects of DON as a result of age-related conditions, disease and altered DON metabolism, ther... Read More

Assessment of urinary deoxynivalenol biomarkers in UK children and adolescents (2018)
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Papageorgiou, M., Wells, L., Williams, C., White, K., De Santis, B., Liu, Y., …Sathyapalan, T. (2018). Assessment of urinary deoxynivalenol biomarkers in UK children and adolescents. Toxins, 10(2), 50. https://doi.org/10.3390/toxins10020050

© 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. Deoxynivalenol (DON), the mycotoxin produced mainly by Fusarium graminearum and found in contaminated cereal-based foodstuff, has been consistently detected in body fluids in adults. Available... Read More

Deoxynivalenol biomarkers in the urine of UK vegetarians (2017)
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Wells, L., Hardie, L., Williams, C., White, K., Liu, Y., De Santis, B., …Sathyapalan, T. (2017). Deoxynivalenol biomarkers in the urine of UK vegetarians. Toxins, 9(7), 196. doi:10.3390/toxins9070196

Deoxynivalenol (DON) is produced by Fusarium graminearum and is one of the most commonly occurring trichothecenes. Vegetarians are alleged to be a high-risk group for DON exposure due to high intakes of cereals susceptible to the growth of the mycoto... Read More

Determination of deoxynivalenol in the urine of pregnant women in the UK (2016)
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Rigby, A., Sathyapalan, T., Wells, L., Atkin, S., Brera, C., De Santis, B., …Williams, C. (2016). Determination of deoxynivalenol in the urine of pregnant women in the UK. Toxins, 8(11), (306). doi:10.3390/toxins8110306. ISSN 2072-6651

Deoxynivalenol (DON) is one of the most commonly occurring trichothecenes, produced mainly by Fusarium graminearum. Little is known about the effect of DON exposure or the levels of DON exposure that occur during pregnancy. The project aimed to provi... Read More

Pilot investigation of a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy intervention (2016)
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Greetham, S., Goodwin, S., Wells, L., Whitham, C., Jones, H., Rigby, A., …Atkin, S. (2016). Pilot investigation of a virtual gastric band hypnotherapy intervention. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 64(4), 419-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/00207144.2016.1209037

This was a pilot investigation of 30 men and women with a BMI > 27kg/m² over a 24 week period. It aimed to determine whether virtual gastric band (VGB) hypnotherapy has an effect on weight loss in overweight adults, compared to relaxation hypnotherap... Read More