Publications

McNeill G, Masson LF, Macdiarmid JI, Craig LCA, Wills WJ, Bromley C.  Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? Public Health Nutrition 2017 doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949  

Luciano M, Corley J, Cox SR, Valdes Hernandez MC, Craig LCA, Dickie DA, Karama S, McNeill G, Bastin ME, Wardlaw JM, Deary IJ.  Mediteranean-type diet and brain structural change from 73 to 76 years in a Scottish cohort. Neurology 2017 doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000003559  

Corley J, Kyle JAM, Starr JM, McNeill G, Deary IJ.  Dietary factors and biomarkers of systemic inflammation in older people: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Br J Nutr 2015;114:1088-1098 doi: 10.1017/S000711451500210X

Allan KM, Prabhu N, Craig LCA, McNeill G, Kirby B, MacLay J, Helms PJ, Ayres JG, Seaton A, Turner SW, Devereux, G.  Maternal vitamin D and E intakes are associated with asthma in children. Eur Respir J 2015;45:1027-1036 doi: 10.1183/09031936.00102214

Miller DP, Turner SW, Spiteri-Cornish D, Scaife AR, Daniellan PJ, Devereux GS, Walsh GM.  Maternal vitamin D and E intakes during pregnancy are associated with airway epithelial cell responses in neonates. Clin Exp Allergy 2015;45:920-927 doi: 10.1111/cea.12490

Valdes Hernandez MDC, Allan J, Glatz A, Kyle J, Corley J, Brett CE, Munoz Maniega S, Royle NA, Bastin ME, Starr JM, Deary IJ, Wardlaw JM.  Exploratory analysis of dietary intake and brain iron accumulation detected using magnetic resonance imaging in older individuals: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. J Nutr Health Aging 2015;19:64-69 doi: 10.1007/s12603-014-0523-3

Tsiountsioura T, Wong JE, Upton J, McIntyre K, Dimakou D, Buchanan E, Cardigan T, Flynn D, Bishop J, Russell RK, Barclay A, McGrogan P, Edwards, C, Gerasimidis K.  Detailed assessment of nutritional status and eating patterns in children with gastrointestinal diseases attending an outpatients clinic and contemporary healthy controls. Eur J Clin Nutr 2014 link

Mõttus R, McNeill G, Jia X, Craig LCA, Starr JM, Deary IJ.  The associations between personality, diet and body mass index in older people. Health Psychology 2013;32: 353-360 link 

Zgaga L, Theodoratou E, Kyle J Farrington SM, Agakov F, Tenesa A, Walker M, McNeill G, Wright AF, Rudan I, Dunlop MG, Campbell H. The association of dietary intake of purine-rich vegetables, sugar-sweetened beverages and dairy with plasma urate, in a cross-sectional study. PLoS ONE. 2012;7: e38123 link

Zgaga L, Theodoratou E, Farrington SM, Agakov F, Tenesa A, Walker M, Knox S, Wallace M, Cetnarskyj R, McNeill G, Kyle J, Porteous ME, Dunlop MG, Campbell H. Diet, environmental factors, and lifestyle underlie the high prevalence of Vitamin D Deficiency  in healthy adults in Scotland, and supplementation reduces the proportion that are severly deficient. J Nutr. 2011;141: 1535-1542 link

Butchart C, Kyle J, McNeill G, Corley J, Gow AJ, Starr JM, Deary IJ. Flavenoid intake in relation to cognitive function in later life in the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936. Br J Nutr. 2011 Jul;106(1):141-8. link

Wood A, Baxter G, Thies F, Kyle J, Duthie G. A systematic review of salicylates in foods: estimated daily intake of a Scottish population. Mol Nutr Food Res. 2011 May;55 Suppl 1:S7-S14. link

Masson LF, Bromley C, Macdiarmid JI, Craig LCA, Willis W, Tipping S, McNeill G. Survey of Diet Among Children in Scotland. (2010). Volume 1: Diet, Obesity and Physical Activitiy. Food Standards Agency in Scotland. link

McNeill G, Masson LF, Craig LC, Macdiarmid JI, Holmes BA, Nelson M, Sheehy C. Sugar and fat intake among children in Scotland: what is needed to reach the dietary targets? Public Health Nutr. 2010 Aug;13(8):1286-94 link

Corley J, Jia X, Kyle JA, Gow AJ, Brett CE, Starr JM, McNeill G, Deary IJ. Caffeine consumption and cognitive function at age 70: the Lothian Birth Cohort 1936 Study. Psychosom Med. 2010 Feb;72(2):206-14 link

Kyle JA, Sharp L, Little J, Duthie GG, McNeill G. Dietary flavonoid intake and colorectal cancer: a case-control study. Br J Nutr. 2010 Feb;103(3):429-36. link

Craig CA, McNeill G, Macdiarmid JI, Masson LF, Homes BA. Dietary Patterns of school-age children in Scotland:association with socio-economic indicators, physical activity and obesity. Br J Nutr 2010; 103:319-334 link

Craig LC, McNeill G, Macdiarmid JI, Masson LF, Holmes BA. Modification of the associations between lifestyle, dietary factors and colorectal cancer risk by APC variants. Br J Nutr. 2010 Feb;103(3):319-34 link

Masson LF, Blackburn A, Sheehy C, Craig LC, Macdiarmid JI, Holmes BA, McNeill G. Sugar intake and dental decay: results from a national survey of children in Scotland. Br J Nutr. 2010 Nov;104(10):1555-64 link

McNeill G, Winter J, Jia X. Diet and cognitive function in later life: a challenge for nutrition epidemiology. Eur J Clin Nutr. 2009 Feb;63 Suppl 1:S33-7 link

Jia X, Craig LC, Aucott LS, Milne AC, McNeill G. Repeatablilty and validity of a food frequency questionnaire in free-living older people in relation to cognitive function. J Nutr Health Aging. 2008 Dec;12(10):735-41 link

Theodoratou E, Campbell H, Tenesa A, McNeill G, Cetnarskyj R, Barnetson RA, Porteous ME, Dunlop MG, Farrington SM. Modifications of the associations between lifestyle, dietary factors and colorectal cancer risk by APC variants. Carcinogenesis. 2008 Sep;29(9):1774-80 link

Sheehy C, McNeill G, Masson L, Craig L, Macdiarmid J, Holmes B, Nelson M. (2008) Survey of sugar intake among children in Scotland. Aberdeen, Food Standards Agency Scotland link

O'Connell ED, Nolan JM, Stack J, Greenberg D, Kyle J, Maddock L, Beatty S. Diet and risk factors for age-related maculopathy. Am J Clin Nutr. 2008 Mar;87(3):712-22.link

Theodoratou E, McNeill G, Cetnarskyj R, Farrington SM, Tenesa A, Barnetson R, Porteous M, Dunlop M, Campbell H. Dietary Fatty Acids and Colorectal Cancer: A Case-Control Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2007 Jul 15;166(2):181-95.link

Theodoratou E, Kyle J, Cetnarskyj R, Farrington SM, Tenesa A, Barnetson R, Porteous M, Dunlop M, Campbell H. Dietary flavonoids and the risk of colorectal cancer. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2007;16(4):684-93.link

Willers S, Devereux G, Craig L, McNeill G, Wijga A, Abou El-Magd W, Turner S, Helms P, Seaton A. Maternal food consumption during pregnancy and asthma, respiratory and atopic symptoms in 5-year-old children. Thorax.2007; 62(9):773.9.link

Devereux G, Litonjua AA, Turner SW, Craig LC, McNeill G, Martindale S, Helms PJ, Seaton A, Weiss ST. Maternal vitamin D intake during pregnancy and early childhood wheezing. Am J Clin Nutr. 2007;85(3):853-9.link

Heald CL, Ritchie MR, Bolton-Smith C, Morton MS, Alexander FE.Phyto-oestrogens and risk of prostate cancer in Scottish men. Br J Nutr. 2007 Aug;98(2):388-96 link

Nolan JM, Stack J, O'connell E, Beatty S (2007). The relationships between macular pigment optical density and its constituent carotenoids in diet and serum. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2007;48(2):571-82.link

Devereux G, Turner SW, Craig LC, McNeill G, Martindale S, Harbour PJ, Helms PJ, Seaton A. Low maternal vitamin E intake during pregnancy is associated with asthma in 5-year-old children. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006;174(5):499-507. link

Tuya C, Mutch WJ, Haggarty P, Campbell DM, Cumming A, Kelly K, Broom I, McNeill G. The influence of birth weight and genetic factors on lipid levels: a study in adult twins. Br J Nutr. 2006 Mar;95(3):504-10 link

Haggarty P, McCallum H, McBain H, Andrews K, Duthie S, McNeill G, Templeton A, Haites N, Campbell D, Bhattacharya S. Effect of B vitamins and genetics on success of in-vitro fertilisation: prospective cohort study. Lancet 2006;367(9521):1513-9. link

Scaife AR, McNeill G, Campbell DM, Martindale S, Devereux G, Seaton A. Maternal intake of antioxidant vitamins in pregnancy in relation to maternal and fetal plasma levels at delivery. Br J Nutr 2006; 95(4):771-8.link

Martindale S, McNeill G, Devereux G, Campbell D, Russell G, Seaton A (2005). Antioxidant intake in pregnancy in relation to wheeze and eczema in the first two years of life. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2005;171(2):121-8.link

Smolkova B, Dusinska M, Raslova K, McNeill G, Spustova V, Blazicek P, Horska A, Collins A. Seasonal changes in markers of oxidative damage to lipids and DNA; correlations with seasonal variation in diet. Mutat Res 2004;551(1-2):135-44. link

McNaughton SA, Bolton-Smith C, Mishra GD, Jugdaohsingh R, Powell JJ. Dietary silicon intake in post-menopausal women. Br J Nutr 2005;94(5):813-7. link

Validation Studies

Hollis JL, Craig LCA, Whybrow S, Clark H, Kyle JAM, McNeill G.  Assessing the relative validity of the Scottish Collaborative Group FFQ for measuring dietary intake in adults. Public Health Nutrition 2017 20 (3) 449-455  doi: 10.1017/S1368980016002421 link

Mod-Shukri NA, Bolton JL, Norman JE, Walker BR, Reynolds RM.  Evaluation of an FFQ to assess total energy and nutrient intakes in severely obese pregnant women. Public Health Nutrition 2013;16: 1427-1435 link

Kyle J, Marais D, Gilson G, McPherson G. Evaluation of an electronic Scottish collaborative group food frequency questionnaire for British and Irish adults International Conference on Diet and Activity Methods. Rome, Italy. May 2012 link

Jia X, Aucott L, Milne AC, Craig LCA, McNeill G. Repeatability and validity of a Food Frequency Questionnaire in free-living older people in relation to cognitive function. J Nutr Health and Aging 2008;12:735-41 link

Heald CL, Bolton-Smith C, Ritchie MR, Morton MS, Alexander FE. Phyto-oestrogen intake in Scottish men: use of serum to validate aself-administered food-frequency questionnaire in older men. Eur J Clin Nutr 2006;60(1):129-35.link

Masson LF, McNeill G, Tomany JO, Simpson JA, Peace HS, Wei L, Grubb DA, Bolton-Smith C. Statistical approaches for assessing the relative validity of a food-frequency questionnaire: use of correlation coefficients and the kappa statistic. Public Health Nutr 2003;6(3):313-21.link

Kyle J, Masson L, Duthie GG and McNeill G. Estimating dietary flavonoid intake: comparison of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire with 4-day weighed diet records in a Scottish population. Proc Nut Soc. 2002;61:69A link

Craig LCA, McNeill G, Masson LF, Macdiarmid J,  Holmes B, Nelson M and Sheehy C. Relative validity of two food-frequency questionnaires for children compared with 4-day diet diaries. Proc Nutr Soc 2010;69: E428 link

Craig LCA, Thies, F, Brittenden J, Kyle J and McNeill G. Relative validity of fatty acid intakes from an FFQ compared with subcutaneous adipose tissue fatty acids. Proc Nutr Soc 2009;68:E92 link