Dr Ada Garcia

  • Senior Lecturer (Medicine)
  • Associate (Institute of Health & Wellbeing)

telephone: 01412018687
email: Ada.Garcia@glasgow.ac.uk

School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, Human Nutrition, New Lister Building, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow, G31 2ER

ORCID iDhttps://orcid.org/0000-0002-3526-2380

Biography

Dr Ada Garcia is a UK registered Public Health Nutritionist leading the Public Health Nutrition component at the MSc Human Nutrition at Glasgow University.

Her research focuses on:

  • Improving dietary intake in infants and young children
  • Design and evaluation of public health nutrition interventions at community level to improve diet and reduce health inequalities.
  • Food matrix interactions influencing bioavailability and metabolic responses, including dietary fibre and plant polyphenols.

She has a PhD in Nutritional Physiology and Pathophysiology from the University of Potsdam, Germany. Her nutrition BSc is from the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. She previously worked as a clinical nutritionist with undernourished children in rural Guatemala and has worked as post-doc at the German Institute of Human Nutrition (DiFE) in Potsdam, Germany and Queen’s University in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Research interests

Nutrition in infants and young children

Key themes: Infant Nutrition, Complementary feeding (weaning), Commercial baby foods, Feeding and Eating Behaviours, Dietary Fibre, Fruit and Vegetable intake, Pre-school/Nursery Interventions, Malnutrition in Low and Middle Income Countries. Food Environment.

Projects include:


Evaluation of nutrition interventions at community level

Key themes: Programme design and evaluation, Community based approaches, Healthy Eating, Cooking skills.

Working in partnership with charity and government based organisations that deliver nutrition interventions at community level I aim to provide academic expertise to ongoing interventions that promote healthy eating in areas of socioeconomic deprivation.

Evaluation Projects include:


Human Feeding Interventions

Dietary interventions for free-living subjects to determine the effect of bioactive dietary constituents such as non-digestible carbohydrates (dietary fibre) and dietary polyphenols on metabolism of nutrients; including postprandial glucose response, plasma lipids and insulin resistance as well as hormone secretion and satiety in healthy individuals and those with the metabolic syndrome.  

Publications

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Number of items: 92.

2021

Thomson, C., Garcia, A. L. and Edwards, C. A. (2021) Interactions between dietary fibre and the gut microbiota. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, (doi: 10.1017/S0029665121002834) (Early Online Publication)

Mayén, V. A., Ogunlusi, A., Wright, C. M. and Garcia, A. L. (2021) Childhood stunting and micronutrient status unaffected by RCT of micronutrient fortified drink. Maternal and Child Nutrition, (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13256) (PMID:34355514) (Early Online Publication)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. , Kimani-Murage, E. W. and Wright, C. M. (2021) Prevalence and overlap of known undernutrition risk factors in children in Nairobi Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition, (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13261) (Early Online Publication)

Wright, C. M. et al. (2021) Development of a scale to measure infant eating behaviour worldwide. Nutrients, 13(8), 2495. (doi: 10.3390/nu13082495)

2020

Garcia, A.L. , Curtin, L., Ronquillo, D., Parrett, A. and Wright, C.M. (2020) Changes in the UK baby food market surveyed in 2013 and 2019: the rise of baby snacks and sweet/savoury foods. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(12), pp. 1162-1166. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-318845) (PMID:32675379)

Pereira-Caro, G., Clifford, M. N., Polyviou, T., Ludwig, I. A., Alfheeaid, H. , Morena-Rojas, J. M., Garcia, A. L. , Malkova, D. and Crozier, A. (2020) Plasma pharmacokinetics of (poly)phenol metabolites and catabolites after ingestion of orange juice by endurance trained men. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 160, pp. 784-795. (doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.09.007) (PMID:32927016)

Lessa, A., Garcia, A. L. , Emmett, P., Crozier, S., Robinson, S., Godfrey, K. M. and Wright, C. M. (2020) Does early introduction of solid feeding lead to early cessation of breastfeeding? A secondary analysis of three cohort studies. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(4), e12944. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12944) (PMID:31995283) (PMCID:PMC7507438)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. , Kimani-Murage, E. W. and Wright, C. M. (2020) Eating and feeding behaviours in children in low‐income areas in Nairobi, Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(4), e13023. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13023) (PMID:32476265) (PMCID:PMC7506998)

Wright, C. M. , Lessa, A., Garcia, A. , Emmett, P., Crozier, S., Robinson, S. and Godfrey, K. M. (2020) Early introduction of solid feeding and early cessation of breastfeeding. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(4), e13049. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13049) (PMID:32548950) (PMCID:PMC7507694)

Garcia, A. L. , Brown, E., Goodale, T., McLachlan, M. and Parrett, A. (2020) A nursery-based cooking skills programme with parents and children reduced food fussiness and increased willingness to try vegetables: a quasi-experimental study. Nutrients, 12(9), 2623. (doi: 10.3390/nu12092623) (PMID:32872123)

Weiss-Hersh, K., Garcia, A. L. , Marosvölgyi, T., Szklenár, M., Decsi, T. and Rühl, R. (2020) Saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids in membranes are determined by the gene expression of their metabolizing enzymes SCD1 and ELOVL6 regulated by the intake of dietary fat. European Journal of Nutrition, 59, pp. 2759-2769. (doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02121-2) (PMID:31676951) (PMCID:PMC7413877)

Ezeofor, I. O., Garcia, A. and Wright, C. (2020) Criteria for undernutrition screening in hospitalised infants under 6 months: a diagnostic accuracy study in a resource poor setting. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(6), pp. 524-529. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-318313) (PMID:31852658)

Alyahya, W., Simpson, J., Garcia, A. L. , Mactier, H. and Edwards, C. A. (2020) Early versus delayed fortification of human milk in preterm infants: a systematic review. Neonatology, 117(1), pp. 24-32. (doi: 10.1159/000501279) (PMID:31326969)

Garcia, A. L. , Ronquillo, J. D., Morillo Santander, G., Mazariegos, C. V., Donado-Lopez, L., Vargas-Garcia, E. J., Curtin, L., Parrett, A. and Mutoro, A. N. (2020) Sugar content and nutritional quality of child orientated ready to eat cereals and yoghurts in the UK and Latin America; does food policy matter? Nutrients, 12(3), 856. (doi: 10.3390/nu12030856) (PMID:32210128)

Garcia, A. L. , Athifa, N. S., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie-Diben, A. (2020) A community-based cooking programme "Eat Better Feel Better" can improve child and family eating behaviours in low socioeconomic groups. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74, pp. 190-196. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211773) (PMID:31727789)

Addison, R., Hill, L., Bode, L., Robertson, B., Choudhury, B., Young, D., Wright, C. , Relton, C., Garcia, A. L. and Tappin, D. M. (2020) Development of a biochemical marker to detect current breast milk intake. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(1), e12859. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12859) (PMID:31216094)

2019

Wright, C. and Garcia, A. L. (2019) Too much effort for too little effect: time to reconsider the merits of food supplementation programs? Journal of Nutrition, 150(2), pp. 190-191. (doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz304) (PMID:31848602)

Alyahya, W., Barnett, D., Cooper, A., Garcia, A. L. , Edwards, C. A. , Young, D. and Simpson, J. (2019) Donated human milk use and subsequent feeding pattern in neonatal units. International Breastfeeding Journal, 14, 39. (doi: 10.1186/s13006-019-0233-x)

Garcia, A. , Looby, S., McLean-Guthrie, K. and Parrett, A. (2019) An exploration of complementary feeding practices, information needs and sources. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(22), 4311. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224311) (PMID:31698714) (PMCID:31698714)

García, A. L. , Morillo-Santander, G., Parrett, A. and Mutoro, A. N. (2019) Confused health and nutrition claims in food marketing to children could adversely affect food choice and increase risk of obesity. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104(6), pp. 541-546. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315870) (PMID:30530844)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. M. (2019) What can meal observations tell us about eating behavior in malnourished children? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12), 2197. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122197) (PMID:31234377) (PMCID:PMC6617361)

Tully, L., Wright, C. M. , McCormick, D. and Garcia, A. L. (2019) Assessing the potential for integrating routine data collection on complementary feeding to child health visits: a mixed-methods study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(10), 1722. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101722) (PMID:31100804) (PMCID:PMC6571620)

Mansoorian, B., Combet Aspray, E. , Garcia, A. and Edwards, C. (2019) Impact of fermentable fibres on the colonic microbiota metabolism of dietary polyphenols rutin and quercetin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(2), 292. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16020292) (PMID:30669671)

Jalil, A. M. M., Combet, E. , Edwards, C. A. and Garcia, A. L. (2019) Effect of β-glucan and black tea in a functional bread on short chain fatty acid production by the gut microbiota in a gut digestion/fermentation model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(2), 227. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16020227) (PMID:30650566) (PMCID:PMC6352285)

2018

Ejebu, O.-Z., Whybrow, S., Mckenzie, L., Dowler, E., Garcia, A. L. , Ludbrook, A., Barton, K., Wrieden, W. and Douglas, F. (2018) What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(1), 82. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16010082) (PMID:30597954) (PMCID:30597954)

Douglas, F., MacKenzie, F., Ejebu, O.-Z., Whybrow, S., Garcia, A. L. , McKenzie, L., Ludbrook, A. and Dowler, E. (2018) “A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do”: Frontline service provider perspectives of the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(12), 2738. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122738)

Lean, M. E.J. , Garcia, A. and Gill, T. (2018) Sugar taxation: a good start but not the place to finish. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(3), pp. 435-436. (doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy211)

Lazarova, S., Morillo, B. G., Malkova, D. and Garcia, A. L. (2018) A pilot study on the acute effect of orange juice with oat β-glucan on blood glucose and insulin responses in healthy overweight humans. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 77(OCE2), E41. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665118000356)

2017

Arthur, E., McDonald, M., Agbozo, F., Ellahi, B., Mutoro, A. , Wright, C. and Garcia, A. (2017) Feeding Behaviours as Risk Factors for Undernutrition in Infants Living in Semi-urban Communities of the Volta Region, Ghana. IUNS. 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-20 Oct 2017. pp. 528-529. ISBN 9783318061925

Ezeofor, I. O., Garcia, A. L. , Ibeziako, S. N., Muturo, A. N. and Wright, C. M. (2017) Health staff understanding, application, and interpretation of growth charts in Nigeria. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(4), e12402. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12402) (PMID:28025865)

Garcia, A. and Parrett, A. (2017) Nutritional Quality, Nutrient Claims and '1 of your 5 a day' Logos in Pre-packaged Foods Marketed to Young Children in the UK. IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-20 Oct 2017. p. 651. ISBN 9783318061925

Mutoro, A. , Garcia, A. , Kimani-Murage, E. and Wright, C. (2017) Eating and Feeding Behaviours in Healthy and Malnourished Children aged 6-24 Months in Urban Slums in Nairobi. IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 15-20 2017. p. 514. ISBN 9783318061925 (doi:10.1159/000480486)

Pereira-Caro, G., Polyviou, T., Ludwig, I. A., Natase, A.-M., Moreno-Rojas, M., Garcia, A. L. , Malkova, D. and Crozier, A. (2017) Bioavailability of orange juice (poly)phenols: the impact of short-term cessation of training by male endurance athletes. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106(3), pp. 791-800. (doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.149898) (PMID:28747329)

Garcia, A. L. , Reardon, R., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie-Diben, A. (2017) Evaluation of the “Eat Better Feel Better” cooking programme to tackle barriers to healthy eating. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(4), 380. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph14040380) (PMID:28375186) (PMCID:PMC5409581)

Caris-Veyrat, C., Garcia, A. L. , Reynaud, E., Lucas, R., Aydemir, G. and Rühl, R. (2017) A review about lycopene-induced nuclear hormone receptor signalling in inflammation and lipid metabolism via still unknown endogenous apo-10´-lycopenoids. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 86, pp. 62-70. (doi: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000404) (PMID:29052471)

2016

Garcia, A. L. , Reardon, R., McDonald, M. and Vargas-Garcia, E. J. (2016) Community interventions to improve cooking skills and their effects on confidence and eating behavior. Current Nutrition Reports, 5(4), pp. 315-322. (doi: 10.1007/s13668-016-0185-3)

Garcia, A. L. , McLean, K. and Wright, C. M. (2016) Types of fruits and vegetables used in commercial baby foods and their contribution to sugar content. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12(4), pp. 838-847. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12208) (PMID:26299640)

Pereira-Caro, G., Ludwig, I. A., Polyviou, T., Malkova, D. , Garcia, A. , Moreno-Rojas, J. M. and Crozier, A. (2016) Identification of plasma and urinary metabolites and catabolites derived from orange juice (poly)phenols: analysis by high-performance liquid chromatography–high-resolution mass spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(28), pp. 5724-5735. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b02088) (PMID:27339035)

Garcia, A. L. , Reardon, R. L., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie‐Diben, A. (2016) How Effective is the “Eat Better Feel Better” Community‐based Cooking Intervention at Tackling Barriers of Time, Cost, Waste and Knowledge of Healthy Eating in Glasgow, Scotland? Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, 2-6 Apr 2016. 674.20-674.20.

Wright, C. M., Ifeyinwa, E. and Garcia, A. (2016) How Should Undernutrition be Diagnosed in Nigerian Hospitalised Infants Aged Under six Months? Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, 2-6 Apr 2016. 890.6-890.6.

Wright, C. M., Ifeyinwa, E. and Garcia, A. (2016) How well do Nigerian Health Staff Interpret Weight Trajectory on Growth Charts in Children Under 6 months? Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, 2-6 Apr 2016. 890.1-890.1.

Mwase, I., Mutoro, A., Owino, V., Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. (2016) Poor infant feeding practices and high prevalence of malnutrition in urban slum child care centres in nairobi: a pilot study. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 62(1), pp. 46-54. (doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmv071) (PMID:26507408)

Jalil, A.M.M., Combet Aspray, E. , Edwards, C.A. and Garcia, A.L. (2016) Acute Effects of Breads Prepared With β-glucan and Black Tea on Glucose and Insulin Responses in Healthy Volunteers. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 75(OCE2). Scottish Section Meeting: Phytochemicals and Health: New Perspectives on Plant Based Nutrition, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21-22 Mar 2016. E68. (doi:10.1017/S0029665116000586)

Tully, L. .M., Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. M. (2016) Routine Electronic Surveys: Development and Testing of a Pilot Instrument for Health Staff Assessment of Feeding at 12 Months: the “Weaning at One” Survey. Summer Meeting New technology in nutrition research and practice, 11-14 July 2016. E261. (doi:10.1017/S0029665116002767)

2015

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. M. (2015) Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in an Urban Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 11(S2). Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood Conference, Preston, UK, 10-12 Jun 2015. pp. 94-95. (doi:10.1111/mcn.12238)

Garcia, A. , Cole, E. and Wright, C. (2015) Taste Evaluation of Fruits and Vegetables in Commercial Baby Foods. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 67(suppl 1). 12th European Nutrition Conference (FENS), Berlin, Germany, 20-23 Oct 2015. p. 559. (doi:10.1159/000440895)

Edwards, C. , Xie, C. and Garcia, A. (2015) Dietary fibre and health in children and adolescents. In: The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2014, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 14-17 Jul 2015, pp. 292-302. (doi:10.1017/S0029665115002335)

George, R., Garcia, A. L. and Edwards, C. A. (2015) Glycaemic responses of staple South Asian foods alone and combined with curried chicken as a mixed meal. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 28(3), pp. 283-291. (doi: 10.1111/jhn.12232) (PMID:24661372)

M. Jalil, A. M., Edwards, C. A. , Combet, E. , Ibrahim, M. and Garcia, A. L. (2015) Combined effects of added beta glucan and black tea in breads on starch functionality. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 66(2), pp. 159-165. (doi: 10.3109/09637486.2014.971225) (PMID:25578762)

Jalil, A. M. M., Combet, E. , Edwards, C. A. and Garcia, A. L. (2015) Interaction of β-glucan and Tea During Bread Baking Increased SCFA Production in vitro. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 74(OCE1). Summer Meeting: Carbohydrates in Health: Friends or Foes, Glasgow, UK, 14-17 Jul 2014. E73. (doi:10.1017/S0029665115000889)

2014

Mihály, J., Marosvölgyi, T., Szegedi, A., Köröskényi, K., Lucas, R., Törocsik, D., Garcia, A. L. , Decsi, T. and Rühl, R. (2014) Increased FADS2-derived n-6 PUFAs and reduced n-3 PUFAs in plasma of atopic dermatitis patients. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 27(5), pp. 242-248. (doi: 10.1159/000358290)

Ezeofor, I., Ibeziako, N., Garcia, A. and Wright, C. (2014) Slow Weight Gain is Strongly Associated With Morbidity in Children Under 6 Months, but Health Staff Fail to Recognise. International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions-IAEA CN-217, Vienna, Austria, 26-29 May 2014. p. 48.

Garcia, A. L. , Vargas, E., Lam, P. S., Shennan, D. B., Smith, F. and Parrett, A. (2014) Evaluation of a cooking skills programme in parents of young children: a longitudinal study. Public Health Nutrition, 17(5), pp. 1013-1021. (doi: 10.1017/S1368980013000165)

Wright, C. , Garcia, A. and Mutoro, A. (2014) Caring Practices, Energy Regulation and the Use of Ready to Use Foods in the Management of Moderate Malnutrition: Lessons From the Developed World. International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions-IAEA CN-217, Vienna, Austria, 26-29 May 2014. p. 54.

Garcia, A. , McLean, K., Parrett, A. and Wright, C. (2014) Are Fruits and Vegetables Used to Sweeten Commercial Baby Foods in the U.K.? (393.2). FASEB Journal 28(S1). Experimental Biology 2014 Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 26-30 Apr 2014. 393.2. (doi:10.1096/fasebj.28.1_supplement.393.2)

Sauveplane-Stirling, V., Crichton, D., Tessier, S., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A.L. (2014) The food retail environment and its use in a deprived, urban area of Scotland. Public Health, 128(4), pp. 360-366. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.11.005)

Weiss, K., Mihaly, J., Liebisch, G., Marosvolgyi, T., Garcia, A. L. , Schmitz, G., Desci, T. and Ruhl, R. (2014) Effect of high versus low doses of fat and vitamin A dietary supplementation on fatty acid composition of phospholipids in mice. Genes and Nutrition, 9, 368. (doi: 10.1007/s12263-013-0368-0) (PMID:24306959) (PMCID:PMC3896631)

2013

Garcia, A. L. , Raza, S., Parrett, A. and Wright, C. M. (2013) Nutritional content of infant commercial weaning foods in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(10), pp. 793-797. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-303386)

Ezeofor, I., Ibeziako, S., Garcia, A. and Wright, C. (2013) Very Young Nigerian Infants Fit Into the WHO Child Growth Standards Well, as Long as They are Healthy. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 63(suppl 1). 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, 15-20 Sep 2013. p. 1408. (doi:10.1159/000354245)

Garcia, A. , Parrett, A. and Wright, C. (2013) Assessment of Nutritional Content of Commercial Baby Foods in the UK. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 63(suppl 1). 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, 15-20 Sep 2013. pp. 584-585. ISBN 9783318025163 (doi:10.1159/000354245)

Yassin, F., Vlachou, P. and Garcia, A. (2013) Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Secondary School Students in Negara Brunei Darussalam. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 63(suppl 1). 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, 15-20 Sep 2013. pp. 1737-1738. ISBN 9783318025163 (doi:10.1159/000354245)

Aydemir, G., Kasiri, Y., Birta, E., Béke, G., Garcia, A.L. , Bartók, E. and Rühl, R. (2013) Lycopene-derived bioactive retinoic acid receptors/retinoid-X receptors-activating metabolites may be relevant for lycopene's anti-cancer potential. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 57(5), pp. 739-747. (doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200548)

2012

Wright, C.M. and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Child undernutrition in affluent societies: what are we talking about? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(4), pp. 545-555. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112000687)

Garcia, A.L. , Combet, E. , Gerasimidis, K. , Provan, D. and Edwards, C.A. (2012) Evaluation of an on-line educational programme: nutritional care of people affected by cancer. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(OCE2), E208. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112002650)

Raza, S., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Are infant/toddler commercial ready to eat foods in the UK market meeting the European commission directives for relevant nutrients? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(OCE1), (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112000444)

Vargas, E., Casey, J., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A. L. (2012) Development and formative evaluation of a community cookery book for use in deprived areas of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(OCE1), E25. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112000535)

Edwards, C. , Garcia, A. and Combet, E. (2012) Colonic metabolism of bioactive molecules; potential impact of dietary fiber. In: Cho, S. and Almeida, N. (eds.) Dietary Fiber and Health. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, pp. 209-234. ISBN 9781439899298

Mansoorian, B., Garcia, A. , Combet, E. and Edwards, C. A. (2012) Impact of Cocoa on Short Chain Fatty Acid Production From Ispaghula by Colonic Bacteria in Vitro. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 71(OCE2). Summer Meeting Hosted by the Irish Section. Translational Nutrition: Integrating Research, Practice and Policy, Belfast, UK, 16-19 Jul 2012. E183. (doi:10.1017/S0029665112002406)

2011

Crichton, D., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A. L. (2011) A Mapping Study of Food Availability in an Area of Deprivation: Viewpark, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 70(OCE1). Scottish Section Meeting. 70th Anniversary: Nutrition and Health: From Conception to Adolescence, Glasgow, UK, 05-06 Apr 2011. E25. (doi:10.1017/S0029665111000413)

2010

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2010) Plasma β-carotene is not a suitable biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake in German subjects with a long-term high consumption of fruits and vegetables. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 56(1), pp. 23-30. (doi: 10.1159/000262295)

2009

Edwards, C. and Garcia, A. (2009) The health aspects of hydrocolloids. In: Phillips, G.O. and Williams, P.A. (eds.) Handbook of Hydrocolloids. Series: Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology and nutrition. Woodhead Publishing: Cambridge, UK, pp. 50-81. ISBN 9781845694142

2008

Machowetz, A., Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L. , Harsch, I., Covas, M.I., Zunft, H.J.F. and Koebnick, C. (2008) Effect of olive oil consumption on serum resistin concentrations in healthy men. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 40(10), pp. 697-701. (doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1078728)

Garcia, A.L. , Koebnick, C., Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Elmadfa, I., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C. and Hoffmann, I. (2008) Long-term strict raw food diet is associated with favourable plasma b-carotene and low plasma lycopene concentrations in Germans. British Journal of Nutrition, 99(6), pp. 1293-1300. (doi: 10.1017/S0007114507868486)

2007

Ruhl, R., Hanel, A., Garcia, A.L. , Dahten, A., Herz, U., Schweigert, F.J. and Worm, M. (2007) Role of vitamin A elimination or supplementation diets during postnatal development on the allergic sensitisation in mice. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 51(9), pp. 1173-1181. (doi: 10.1002/mnfr.200600277)

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2007) Arabinoxylan consumption decreases postprandial serum glucose, serum insulin and plasma total ghrelin response in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61(3), pp. 334-341.

Gruendel, S. et al. (2007) Increased acylated plasma ghrelin, but improved lipid profiles 24-h after consumption of carob pulp preparation rich in dietary fibre and polyphenols. British Journal of Nutrition, 98(6), pp. 1170-1177. (doi: 10.1017/S0007114507777127)

Gruendel, S., Otto, B., Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Mueller, C., Weickert, M.O., Heldwein, W. and Koebnick, C. (2007) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fibre and polyphenols increases plasma glucose and serum insulin responses in combination with a glucose load in humans. British Journal of Nutrition, 98(1), pp. 101-105. (doi: 10.1017/S0007114507701642)

2006

Gruendel, S., Weickert, M.O., Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Pfeiffer, A.F., Harsch, I. and Koebnick, C. (2006) Serum resistin increases in a postprandial state during liquid meal challenge test in healthy human subjects. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 29(10), RC27-RC30.

Garcia, A.L. , Raila, J., Koebnick, C., Eulenberger, K. and Schweigert, F.J. (2006) Great apes show highly selective plasma carotenoids and have physiologically high plasma retinyl esters compared to humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 131(2), pp. 236-242. (doi: 10.1002/ajpa.20428)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2006) Increase in serum resistin during weight loss in overweight subjects is related to lipid metabolism. International Journal of Obesity, 30(7), pp. 1097-1103. (doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803242)

Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L. , Otto, B., Mueller, C., Steiniger, J., Weickert, M.O., Speth, M., Katz, N. and Koebnick, C. (2006) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fiber and polyphenols enhances lipid oxidation and lowers postprandial acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 136(6), pp. 1533-1538.

Garcia, A.L. , Hoehne, A. and Koebnick, C. (2006) Treatment of obesity and the role of physical activity. In: Harsch, I. (ed.) The Various Types and Treatments for Obesity. Nova Science Publishers: New York, NY, USA, pp. 345-388. ISBN 9781594543623

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2006) Arabinoxylan fibre consumption improved glucose metabolism, but did not affect serum adipokines in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 38(11), pp. 761-766.

Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Einig, C., Trippo, U., Koebnick, C. and Zunft, H.J. (2006) Evaluation of body fat changes during weight loss by using improved anthropometric predictive equations. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 50(3), pp. 297-304. (doi: 10.1159/00009260)

2005

Koebnick, C., Garcia, A.L. , Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Lindemans, J., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C. and Hoffmann, I. (2005) Long-term consumption of a raw food diet is associated with favorable serum LDL cholesterol and triglycerides but also with elevated plasma homocysteine and low serum HDL cholesterol in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 135(10), pp. 2372-2378.

Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Hothorn, T., Koebnick, C., Zunft, H.J. and Trippo, U. (2005) Improved prediction of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness, circumferences, and bone breadths. Obesity Research, 13(3), pp. 626-634.

Garcia, A.L. , Ruhl, R. and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Retinoid concentrations in the mouse during postnatal development and after maternal vitamin A supplementation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 49(5), pp. 333-341. (doi: 10.1159/000087697)

Koebnick, C., Leitzmann, R., Garcia, A.L. , Heins, U.A., Heuer, T., Golf, S., Katz, N., Hoffmann, I. and Leitzmann, C. (2005) Long-term effect of a plant-based diet on magnesium status during pregnancy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(2), pp. 219-225. (doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602062)

Ruhl, R., Hamscher, G., Garcia, A.L. , Nau, H. and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Identification of 14-hydroxy-retro-retinol and 4-hydroxy-retinol as endogenous retinoids in rats throughout neonatal development. Life Sciences, 76(14), pp. 1613-1622. (doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2004.08.027)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2005) An easy-to-use semiquantitative food record validated for energy intake by using doubly labelled water technique. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(9), pp. 989-995. (doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602200)

2004

Ruhl, R., Garcia, A.L. , Schweigert, F.J. and Worm, M. (2004) Modulation of cytokine production by low and high retinoid diets in ovalbumin-sensitized mice. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 74(4), pp. 279-284.

2003

Garcia, A.L. , Ruhl, R., Herz, U., Koebnick, C., Schweigert, F.J. and Worm, M. (2003) Retinoid- and carotenoid-enriched diets influence the ontogenesis of the immune system in mice. Immunology, 110(2), pp. 180-187. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2567.2003.01734.x)

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Articles

Thomson, C., Garcia, A. L. and Edwards, C. A. (2021) Interactions between dietary fibre and the gut microbiota. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, (doi: 10.1017/S0029665121002834) (Early Online Publication)

Mayén, V. A., Ogunlusi, A., Wright, C. M. and Garcia, A. L. (2021) Childhood stunting and micronutrient status unaffected by RCT of micronutrient fortified drink. Maternal and Child Nutrition, (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13256) (PMID:34355514) (Early Online Publication)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. , Kimani-Murage, E. W. and Wright, C. M. (2021) Prevalence and overlap of known undernutrition risk factors in children in Nairobi Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition, (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13261) (Early Online Publication)

Wright, C. M. et al. (2021) Development of a scale to measure infant eating behaviour worldwide. Nutrients, 13(8), 2495. (doi: 10.3390/nu13082495)

Garcia, A.L. , Curtin, L., Ronquillo, D., Parrett, A. and Wright, C.M. (2020) Changes in the UK baby food market surveyed in 2013 and 2019: the rise of baby snacks and sweet/savoury foods. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(12), pp. 1162-1166. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2020-318845) (PMID:32675379)

Pereira-Caro, G., Clifford, M. N., Polyviou, T., Ludwig, I. A., Alfheeaid, H. , Morena-Rojas, J. M., Garcia, A. L. , Malkova, D. and Crozier, A. (2020) Plasma pharmacokinetics of (poly)phenol metabolites and catabolites after ingestion of orange juice by endurance trained men. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 160, pp. 784-795. (doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.09.007) (PMID:32927016)

Lessa, A., Garcia, A. L. , Emmett, P., Crozier, S., Robinson, S., Godfrey, K. M. and Wright, C. M. (2020) Does early introduction of solid feeding lead to early cessation of breastfeeding? A secondary analysis of three cohort studies. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(4), e12944. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12944) (PMID:31995283) (PMCID:PMC7507438)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. , Kimani-Murage, E. W. and Wright, C. M. (2020) Eating and feeding behaviours in children in low‐income areas in Nairobi, Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(4), e13023. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13023) (PMID:32476265) (PMCID:PMC7506998)

Wright, C. M. , Lessa, A., Garcia, A. , Emmett, P., Crozier, S., Robinson, S. and Godfrey, K. M. (2020) Early introduction of solid feeding and early cessation of breastfeeding. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(4), e13049. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.13049) (PMID:32548950) (PMCID:PMC7507694)

Garcia, A. L. , Brown, E., Goodale, T., McLachlan, M. and Parrett, A. (2020) A nursery-based cooking skills programme with parents and children reduced food fussiness and increased willingness to try vegetables: a quasi-experimental study. Nutrients, 12(9), 2623. (doi: 10.3390/nu12092623) (PMID:32872123)

Weiss-Hersh, K., Garcia, A. L. , Marosvölgyi, T., Szklenár, M., Decsi, T. and Rühl, R. (2020) Saturated and monounsaturated fatty acids in membranes are determined by the gene expression of their metabolizing enzymes SCD1 and ELOVL6 regulated by the intake of dietary fat. European Journal of Nutrition, 59, pp. 2759-2769. (doi: 10.1007/s00394-019-02121-2) (PMID:31676951) (PMCID:PMC7413877)

Ezeofor, I. O., Garcia, A. and Wright, C. (2020) Criteria for undernutrition screening in hospitalised infants under 6 months: a diagnostic accuracy study in a resource poor setting. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 105(6), pp. 524-529. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2019-318313) (PMID:31852658)

Alyahya, W., Simpson, J., Garcia, A. L. , Mactier, H. and Edwards, C. A. (2020) Early versus delayed fortification of human milk in preterm infants: a systematic review. Neonatology, 117(1), pp. 24-32. (doi: 10.1159/000501279) (PMID:31326969)

Garcia, A. L. , Ronquillo, J. D., Morillo Santander, G., Mazariegos, C. V., Donado-Lopez, L., Vargas-Garcia, E. J., Curtin, L., Parrett, A. and Mutoro, A. N. (2020) Sugar content and nutritional quality of child orientated ready to eat cereals and yoghurts in the UK and Latin America; does food policy matter? Nutrients, 12(3), 856. (doi: 10.3390/nu12030856) (PMID:32210128)

Garcia, A. L. , Athifa, N. S., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie-Diben, A. (2020) A community-based cooking programme "Eat Better Feel Better" can improve child and family eating behaviours in low socioeconomic groups. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 74, pp. 190-196. (doi: 10.1136/jech-2018-211773) (PMID:31727789)

Addison, R., Hill, L., Bode, L., Robertson, B., Choudhury, B., Young, D., Wright, C. , Relton, C., Garcia, A. L. and Tappin, D. M. (2020) Development of a biochemical marker to detect current breast milk intake. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 16(1), e12859. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12859) (PMID:31216094)

Wright, C. and Garcia, A. L. (2019) Too much effort for too little effect: time to reconsider the merits of food supplementation programs? Journal of Nutrition, 150(2), pp. 190-191. (doi: 10.1093/jn/nxz304) (PMID:31848602)

Alyahya, W., Barnett, D., Cooper, A., Garcia, A. L. , Edwards, C. A. , Young, D. and Simpson, J. (2019) Donated human milk use and subsequent feeding pattern in neonatal units. International Breastfeeding Journal, 14, 39. (doi: 10.1186/s13006-019-0233-x)

Garcia, A. , Looby, S., McLean-Guthrie, K. and Parrett, A. (2019) An exploration of complementary feeding practices, information needs and sources. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(22), 4311. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224311) (PMID:31698714) (PMCID:31698714)

García, A. L. , Morillo-Santander, G., Parrett, A. and Mutoro, A. N. (2019) Confused health and nutrition claims in food marketing to children could adversely affect food choice and increase risk of obesity. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 104(6), pp. 541-546. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2018-315870) (PMID:30530844)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. M. (2019) What can meal observations tell us about eating behavior in malnourished children? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(12), 2197. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16122197) (PMID:31234377) (PMCID:PMC6617361)

Tully, L., Wright, C. M. , McCormick, D. and Garcia, A. L. (2019) Assessing the potential for integrating routine data collection on complementary feeding to child health visits: a mixed-methods study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(10), 1722. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101722) (PMID:31100804) (PMCID:PMC6571620)

Mansoorian, B., Combet Aspray, E. , Garcia, A. and Edwards, C. (2019) Impact of fermentable fibres on the colonic microbiota metabolism of dietary polyphenols rutin and quercetin. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(2), 292. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16020292) (PMID:30669671)

Jalil, A. M. M., Combet, E. , Edwards, C. A. and Garcia, A. L. (2019) Effect of β-glucan and black tea in a functional bread on short chain fatty acid production by the gut microbiota in a gut digestion/fermentation model. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(2), 227. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16020227) (PMID:30650566) (PMCID:PMC6352285)

Ejebu, O.-Z., Whybrow, S., Mckenzie, L., Dowler, E., Garcia, A. L. , Ludbrook, A., Barton, K., Wrieden, W. and Douglas, F. (2018) What can secondary data tell us about household food insecurity in a high-income country context? International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16(1), 82. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph16010082) (PMID:30597954) (PMCID:30597954)

Douglas, F., MacKenzie, F., Ejebu, O.-Z., Whybrow, S., Garcia, A. L. , McKenzie, L., Ludbrook, A. and Dowler, E. (2018) “A lot of people are struggling privately. They don’t know where to go or they’re not sure of what to do”: Frontline service provider perspectives of the nature and prevalence of household food insecurity in Scotland. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(12), 2738. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph15122738)

Lean, M. E.J. , Garcia, A. and Gill, T. (2018) Sugar taxation: a good start but not the place to finish. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 108(3), pp. 435-436. (doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy211)

Lazarova, S., Morillo, B. G., Malkova, D. and Garcia, A. L. (2018) A pilot study on the acute effect of orange juice with oat β-glucan on blood glucose and insulin responses in healthy overweight humans. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 77(OCE2), E41. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665118000356)

Ezeofor, I. O., Garcia, A. L. , Ibeziako, S. N., Muturo, A. N. and Wright, C. M. (2017) Health staff understanding, application, and interpretation of growth charts in Nigeria. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 13(4), e12402. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12402) (PMID:28025865)

Pereira-Caro, G., Polyviou, T., Ludwig, I. A., Natase, A.-M., Moreno-Rojas, M., Garcia, A. L. , Malkova, D. and Crozier, A. (2017) Bioavailability of orange juice (poly)phenols: the impact of short-term cessation of training by male endurance athletes. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 106(3), pp. 791-800. (doi: 10.3945/ajcn.116.149898) (PMID:28747329)

Garcia, A. L. , Reardon, R., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie-Diben, A. (2017) Evaluation of the “Eat Better Feel Better” cooking programme to tackle barriers to healthy eating. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 14(4), 380. (doi: 10.3390/ijerph14040380) (PMID:28375186) (PMCID:PMC5409581)

Caris-Veyrat, C., Garcia, A. L. , Reynaud, E., Lucas, R., Aydemir, G. and Rühl, R. (2017) A review about lycopene-induced nuclear hormone receptor signalling in inflammation and lipid metabolism via still unknown endogenous apo-10´-lycopenoids. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 86, pp. 62-70. (doi: 10.1024/0300-9831/a000404) (PMID:29052471)

Garcia, A. L. , Reardon, R., McDonald, M. and Vargas-Garcia, E. J. (2016) Community interventions to improve cooking skills and their effects on confidence and eating behavior. Current Nutrition Reports, 5(4), pp. 315-322. (doi: 10.1007/s13668-016-0185-3)

Garcia, A. L. , McLean, K. and Wright, C. M. (2016) Types of fruits and vegetables used in commercial baby foods and their contribution to sugar content. Maternal and Child Nutrition, 12(4), pp. 838-847. (doi: 10.1111/mcn.12208) (PMID:26299640)

Pereira-Caro, G., Ludwig, I. A., Polyviou, T., Malkova, D. , Garcia, A. , Moreno-Rojas, J. M. and Crozier, A. (2016) Identification of plasma and urinary metabolites and catabolites derived from orange juice (poly)phenols: analysis by high-performance liquid chromatography–high-resolution mass spectrometry. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 64(28), pp. 5724-5735. (doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.6b02088) (PMID:27339035)

Mwase, I., Mutoro, A., Owino, V., Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. (2016) Poor infant feeding practices and high prevalence of malnutrition in urban slum child care centres in nairobi: a pilot study. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, 62(1), pp. 46-54. (doi: 10.1093/tropej/fmv071) (PMID:26507408)

George, R., Garcia, A. L. and Edwards, C. A. (2015) Glycaemic responses of staple South Asian foods alone and combined with curried chicken as a mixed meal. Journal of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, 28(3), pp. 283-291. (doi: 10.1111/jhn.12232) (PMID:24661372)

M. Jalil, A. M., Edwards, C. A. , Combet, E. , Ibrahim, M. and Garcia, A. L. (2015) Combined effects of added beta glucan and black tea in breads on starch functionality. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition, 66(2), pp. 159-165. (doi: 10.3109/09637486.2014.971225) (PMID:25578762)

Mihály, J., Marosvölgyi, T., Szegedi, A., Köröskényi, K., Lucas, R., Törocsik, D., Garcia, A. L. , Decsi, T. and Rühl, R. (2014) Increased FADS2-derived n-6 PUFAs and reduced n-3 PUFAs in plasma of atopic dermatitis patients. Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, 27(5), pp. 242-248. (doi: 10.1159/000358290)

Garcia, A. L. , Vargas, E., Lam, P. S., Shennan, D. B., Smith, F. and Parrett, A. (2014) Evaluation of a cooking skills programme in parents of young children: a longitudinal study. Public Health Nutrition, 17(5), pp. 1013-1021. (doi: 10.1017/S1368980013000165)

Sauveplane-Stirling, V., Crichton, D., Tessier, S., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A.L. (2014) The food retail environment and its use in a deprived, urban area of Scotland. Public Health, 128(4), pp. 360-366. (doi: 10.1016/j.puhe.2013.11.005)

Weiss, K., Mihaly, J., Liebisch, G., Marosvolgyi, T., Garcia, A. L. , Schmitz, G., Desci, T. and Ruhl, R. (2014) Effect of high versus low doses of fat and vitamin A dietary supplementation on fatty acid composition of phospholipids in mice. Genes and Nutrition, 9, 368. (doi: 10.1007/s12263-013-0368-0) (PMID:24306959) (PMCID:PMC3896631)

Garcia, A. L. , Raza, S., Parrett, A. and Wright, C. M. (2013) Nutritional content of infant commercial weaning foods in the UK. Archives of Disease in Childhood, 98(10), pp. 793-797. (doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2012-303386)

Aydemir, G., Kasiri, Y., Birta, E., Béke, G., Garcia, A.L. , Bartók, E. and Rühl, R. (2013) Lycopene-derived bioactive retinoic acid receptors/retinoid-X receptors-activating metabolites may be relevant for lycopene's anti-cancer potential. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 57(5), pp. 739-747. (doi: 10.1002/mnfr.201200548)

Wright, C.M. and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Child undernutrition in affluent societies: what are we talking about? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(4), pp. 545-555. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112000687)

Garcia, A.L. , Combet, E. , Gerasimidis, K. , Provan, D. and Edwards, C.A. (2012) Evaluation of an on-line educational programme: nutritional care of people affected by cancer. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(OCE2), E208. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112002650)

Raza, S., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A.L. (2012) Are infant/toddler commercial ready to eat foods in the UK market meeting the European commission directives for relevant nutrients? Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(OCE1), (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112000444)

Vargas, E., Casey, J., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A. L. (2012) Development and formative evaluation of a community cookery book for use in deprived areas of Glasgow and East Dunbartonshire. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society, 71(OCE1), E25. (doi: 10.1017/S0029665112000535)

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2010) Plasma β-carotene is not a suitable biomarker of fruit and vegetable intake in German subjects with a long-term high consumption of fruits and vegetables. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 56(1), pp. 23-30. (doi: 10.1159/000262295)

Machowetz, A., Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L. , Harsch, I., Covas, M.I., Zunft, H.J.F. and Koebnick, C. (2008) Effect of olive oil consumption on serum resistin concentrations in healthy men. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 40(10), pp. 697-701. (doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1078728)

Garcia, A.L. , Koebnick, C., Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Elmadfa, I., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C. and Hoffmann, I. (2008) Long-term strict raw food diet is associated with favourable plasma b-carotene and low plasma lycopene concentrations in Germans. British Journal of Nutrition, 99(6), pp. 1293-1300. (doi: 10.1017/S0007114507868486)

Ruhl, R., Hanel, A., Garcia, A.L. , Dahten, A., Herz, U., Schweigert, F.J. and Worm, M. (2007) Role of vitamin A elimination or supplementation diets during postnatal development on the allergic sensitisation in mice. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 51(9), pp. 1173-1181. (doi: 10.1002/mnfr.200600277)

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2007) Arabinoxylan consumption decreases postprandial serum glucose, serum insulin and plasma total ghrelin response in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 61(3), pp. 334-341.

Gruendel, S. et al. (2007) Increased acylated plasma ghrelin, but improved lipid profiles 24-h after consumption of carob pulp preparation rich in dietary fibre and polyphenols. British Journal of Nutrition, 98(6), pp. 1170-1177. (doi: 10.1017/S0007114507777127)

Gruendel, S., Otto, B., Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Mueller, C., Weickert, M.O., Heldwein, W. and Koebnick, C. (2007) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fibre and polyphenols increases plasma glucose and serum insulin responses in combination with a glucose load in humans. British Journal of Nutrition, 98(1), pp. 101-105. (doi: 10.1017/S0007114507701642)

Gruendel, S., Weickert, M.O., Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Pfeiffer, A.F., Harsch, I. and Koebnick, C. (2006) Serum resistin increases in a postprandial state during liquid meal challenge test in healthy human subjects. Journal of Endocrinological Investigation, 29(10), RC27-RC30.

Garcia, A.L. , Raila, J., Koebnick, C., Eulenberger, K. and Schweigert, F.J. (2006) Great apes show highly selective plasma carotenoids and have physiologically high plasma retinyl esters compared to humans. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 131(2), pp. 236-242. (doi: 10.1002/ajpa.20428)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2006) Increase in serum resistin during weight loss in overweight subjects is related to lipid metabolism. International Journal of Obesity, 30(7), pp. 1097-1103. (doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803242)

Gruendel, S., Garcia, A.L. , Otto, B., Mueller, C., Steiniger, J., Weickert, M.O., Speth, M., Katz, N. and Koebnick, C. (2006) Carob pulp preparation rich in insoluble dietary fiber and polyphenols enhances lipid oxidation and lowers postprandial acylated ghrelin in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 136(6), pp. 1533-1538.

Garcia, A.L. et al. (2006) Arabinoxylan fibre consumption improved glucose metabolism, but did not affect serum adipokines in subjects with impaired glucose tolerance. Hormone and Metabolic Research, 38(11), pp. 761-766.

Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Einig, C., Trippo, U., Koebnick, C. and Zunft, H.J. (2006) Evaluation of body fat changes during weight loss by using improved anthropometric predictive equations. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 50(3), pp. 297-304. (doi: 10.1159/00009260)

Koebnick, C., Garcia, A.L. , Dagnelie, P.C., Strassner, C., Lindemans, J., Katz, N., Leitzmann, C. and Hoffmann, I. (2005) Long-term consumption of a raw food diet is associated with favorable serum LDL cholesterol and triglycerides but also with elevated plasma homocysteine and low serum HDL cholesterol in humans. Journal of Nutrition, 135(10), pp. 2372-2378.

Garcia, A.L. , Wagner, K., Hothorn, T., Koebnick, C., Zunft, H.J. and Trippo, U. (2005) Improved prediction of body fat by measuring skinfold thickness, circumferences, and bone breadths. Obesity Research, 13(3), pp. 626-634.

Garcia, A.L. , Ruhl, R. and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Retinoid concentrations in the mouse during postnatal development and after maternal vitamin A supplementation. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism, 49(5), pp. 333-341. (doi: 10.1159/000087697)

Koebnick, C., Leitzmann, R., Garcia, A.L. , Heins, U.A., Heuer, T., Golf, S., Katz, N., Hoffmann, I. and Leitzmann, C. (2005) Long-term effect of a plant-based diet on magnesium status during pregnancy. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(2), pp. 219-225. (doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602062)

Ruhl, R., Hamscher, G., Garcia, A.L. , Nau, H. and Schweigert, F.J. (2005) Identification of 14-hydroxy-retro-retinol and 4-hydroxy-retinol as endogenous retinoids in rats throughout neonatal development. Life Sciences, 76(14), pp. 1613-1622. (doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2004.08.027)

Koebnick, C. et al. (2005) An easy-to-use semiquantitative food record validated for energy intake by using doubly labelled water technique. European Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 59(9), pp. 989-995. (doi: 10.1038/sj.ejcn.1602200)

Ruhl, R., Garcia, A.L. , Schweigert, F.J. and Worm, M. (2004) Modulation of cytokine production by low and high retinoid diets in ovalbumin-sensitized mice. International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research, 74(4), pp. 279-284.

Garcia, A.L. , Ruhl, R., Herz, U., Koebnick, C., Schweigert, F.J. and Worm, M. (2003) Retinoid- and carotenoid-enriched diets influence the ontogenesis of the immune system in mice. Immunology, 110(2), pp. 180-187. (doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2567.2003.01734.x)

Book Sections

Edwards, C. , Garcia, A. and Combet, E. (2012) Colonic metabolism of bioactive molecules; potential impact of dietary fiber. In: Cho, S. and Almeida, N. (eds.) Dietary Fiber and Health. CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, pp. 209-234. ISBN 9781439899298

Edwards, C. and Garcia, A. (2009) The health aspects of hydrocolloids. In: Phillips, G.O. and Williams, P.A. (eds.) Handbook of Hydrocolloids. Series: Woodhead Publishing in food science, technology and nutrition. Woodhead Publishing: Cambridge, UK, pp. 50-81. ISBN 9781845694142

Garcia, A.L. , Hoehne, A. and Koebnick, C. (2006) Treatment of obesity and the role of physical activity. In: Harsch, I. (ed.) The Various Types and Treatments for Obesity. Nova Science Publishers: New York, NY, USA, pp. 345-388. ISBN 9781594543623

Conference or Workshop Item

Arthur, E., McDonald, M., Agbozo, F., Ellahi, B., Mutoro, A. , Wright, C. and Garcia, A. (2017) Feeding Behaviours as Risk Factors for Undernutrition in Infants Living in Semi-urban Communities of the Volta Region, Ghana. IUNS. 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-20 Oct 2017. pp. 528-529. ISBN 9783318061925

Garcia, A. and Parrett, A. (2017) Nutritional Quality, Nutrient Claims and '1 of your 5 a day' Logos in Pre-packaged Foods Marketed to Young Children in the UK. IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 15-20 Oct 2017. p. 651. ISBN 9783318061925

Mutoro, A. , Garcia, A. , Kimani-Murage, E. and Wright, C. (2017) Eating and Feeding Behaviours in Healthy and Malnourished Children aged 6-24 Months in Urban Slums in Nairobi. IUNS 21st International Congress of Nutrition, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Oct 15-20 2017. p. 514. ISBN 9783318061925 (doi:10.1159/000480486)

Garcia, A. L. , Reardon, R. L., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie‐Diben, A. (2016) How Effective is the “Eat Better Feel Better” Community‐based Cooking Intervention at Tackling Barriers of Time, Cost, Waste and Knowledge of Healthy Eating in Glasgow, Scotland? Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, 2-6 Apr 2016. 674.20-674.20.

Wright, C. M., Ifeyinwa, E. and Garcia, A. (2016) How Should Undernutrition be Diagnosed in Nigerian Hospitalised Infants Aged Under six Months? Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, 2-6 Apr 2016. 890.6-890.6.

Wright, C. M., Ifeyinwa, E. and Garcia, A. (2016) How well do Nigerian Health Staff Interpret Weight Trajectory on Growth Charts in Children Under 6 months? Experimental Biology 2016, San Diego, CA, 2-6 Apr 2016. 890.1-890.1.

Jalil, A.M.M., Combet Aspray, E. , Edwards, C.A. and Garcia, A.L. (2016) Acute Effects of Breads Prepared With β-glucan and Black Tea on Glucose and Insulin Responses in Healthy Volunteers. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 75(OCE2). Scottish Section Meeting: Phytochemicals and Health: New Perspectives on Plant Based Nutrition, Edinburgh, Scotland, 21-22 Mar 2016. E68. (doi:10.1017/S0029665116000586)

Tully, L. .M., Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. M. (2016) Routine Electronic Surveys: Development and Testing of a Pilot Instrument for Health Staff Assessment of Feeding at 12 Months: the “Weaning at One” Survey. Summer Meeting New technology in nutrition research and practice, 11-14 July 2016. E261. (doi:10.1017/S0029665116002767)

Mutoro, A. N. , Garcia, A. L. and Wright, C. M. (2015) Infant and Young Child Feeding Practices in an Urban Slum in Nairobi, Kenya. Maternal and Child Nutrition. 11(S2). Nutrition and Nurture in Infancy and Childhood Conference, Preston, UK, 10-12 Jun 2015. pp. 94-95. (doi:10.1111/mcn.12238)

Garcia, A. , Cole, E. and Wright, C. (2015) Taste Evaluation of Fruits and Vegetables in Commercial Baby Foods. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 67(suppl 1). 12th European Nutrition Conference (FENS), Berlin, Germany, 20-23 Oct 2015. p. 559. (doi:10.1159/000440895)

Jalil, A. M. M., Combet, E. , Edwards, C. A. and Garcia, A. L. (2015) Interaction of β-glucan and Tea During Bread Baking Increased SCFA Production in vitro. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 74(OCE1). Summer Meeting: Carbohydrates in Health: Friends or Foes, Glasgow, UK, 14-17 Jul 2014. E73. (doi:10.1017/S0029665115000889)

Ezeofor, I., Ibeziako, N., Garcia, A. and Wright, C. (2014) Slow Weight Gain is Strongly Associated With Morbidity in Children Under 6 Months, but Health Staff Fail to Recognise. International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions-IAEA CN-217, Vienna, Austria, 26-29 May 2014. p. 48.

Wright, C. , Garcia, A. and Mutoro, A. (2014) Caring Practices, Energy Regulation and the Use of Ready to Use Foods in the Management of Moderate Malnutrition: Lessons From the Developed World. International Symposium on Understanding Moderate Malnutrition in Children for Effective Interventions-IAEA CN-217, Vienna, Austria, 26-29 May 2014. p. 54.

Garcia, A. , McLean, K., Parrett, A. and Wright, C. (2014) Are Fruits and Vegetables Used to Sweeten Commercial Baby Foods in the U.K.? (393.2). FASEB Journal 28(S1). Experimental Biology 2014 Meeting, San Diego, CA, USA, 26-30 Apr 2014. 393.2. (doi:10.1096/fasebj.28.1_supplement.393.2)

Ezeofor, I., Ibeziako, S., Garcia, A. and Wright, C. (2013) Very Young Nigerian Infants Fit Into the WHO Child Growth Standards Well, as Long as They are Healthy. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 63(suppl 1). 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, 15-20 Sep 2013. p. 1408. (doi:10.1159/000354245)

Garcia, A. , Parrett, A. and Wright, C. (2013) Assessment of Nutritional Content of Commercial Baby Foods in the UK. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 63(suppl 1). 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, 15-20 Sep 2013. pp. 584-585. ISBN 9783318025163 (doi:10.1159/000354245)

Yassin, F., Vlachou, P. and Garcia, A. (2013) Prevalence of Overweight and Obesity in Secondary School Students in Negara Brunei Darussalam. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 63(suppl 1). 20th International Congress of Nutrition, Granada, Spain, 15-20 Sep 2013. pp. 1737-1738. ISBN 9783318025163 (doi:10.1159/000354245)

Mansoorian, B., Garcia, A. , Combet, E. and Edwards, C. A. (2012) Impact of Cocoa on Short Chain Fatty Acid Production From Ispaghula by Colonic Bacteria in Vitro. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 71(OCE2). Summer Meeting Hosted by the Irish Section. Translational Nutrition: Integrating Research, Practice and Policy, Belfast, UK, 16-19 Jul 2012. E183. (doi:10.1017/S0029665112002406)

Crichton, D., Parrett, A. and Garcia, A. L. (2011) A Mapping Study of Food Availability in an Area of Deprivation: Viewpark, North Lanarkshire, Scotland. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 70(OCE1). Scottish Section Meeting. 70th Anniversary: Nutrition and Health: From Conception to Adolescence, Glasgow, UK, 05-06 Apr 2011. E25. (doi:10.1017/S0029665111000413)

Conference Proceedings

Edwards, C. , Xie, C. and Garcia, A. (2015) Dietary fibre and health in children and adolescents. In: The Nutrition Society Summer Meeting 2014, University of Glasgow, Scotland, 14-17 Jul 2015, pp. 292-302. (doi:10.1017/S0029665115002335)

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Grants

Grants and Awards listed are those received whilst working with the University of Glasgow.

  • Assessment of infant feeding practices at 12 months
    NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
    2015 - 2016
     
  • The nature and extent of food poverty/insecurity in Scotland (2014/15 REG)
    NHS Health Scotland
    2014 - 2015
     
  • 'Nutritional Care of People Affected by Cancer' Education Programme Evaluation
    Macmillan Cancer Support
    2010 - 2011
     

Supervision

Present
  • Catriona Thomson (to start 2019): “Evaluating the impact of combinations of dietary fibres on digestive tolerance” (BBSRC-CTP studentship).
  • Beatriz Gabriela Morillo Santander (2018):  An exploration of dietary fibre consumption and breath hydrogen production in school-aged children. Scholarship from the Ecuadorian Government – via SENESCYT.
  • Aljazi Alajmi (2018) : Dietary fibre in the elderly in Kuwait - Funding from Republic of Kuwait.
  • Amara Khan (2017) Feeding and caregiving behaviours in healthy and malnourished Pakistani children.
  • Wesam Alyahya (2015): Effects of human milk fortification on health outcomes in premature babies. Funding from Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • Abuznada, Salma Ziad A
    PhD Nutrition - Public health nutrition. Diet and nutrition (knowledgem intention, practice) in the context of obesity and weight management and the ageing trajectory
  • Osagie, Aishat Mary
    Strategies for reformulation of baked good for improved nutritional status
Past
  • Mutoro, Antonina Namaemba (2017): Feeding, care-giving and behaviour characteristics of undernourished children aged between 6 and 24 months in low income areas in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Jalil, Abbe Maleyki Mhd (2016) Development of functional bread with beta glucan and black tea and effects on appetite regulation, glucose and insulin responses in healthy volunteers.
  • Ezeofor, Ifeyinwa Obiageli (2015) Diagnosis of undernutrition in the first 6 months of life in Enugu city, southeast Nigeria.
  • George, Ramlah (2015) Dietary glycaemic index, glycaemic load and insulin resistance (HOMAIR) of healthy South Asians in Glasgow, UK.
  • Alharbi, Sulaiman (2014) Developing an index of dietary estimation of fermentable carbohydrate to allow dietary analysis for epidemiological studies.
  • Mansoorian, Bahareh (2014) Effect of food matrix interaction between dietary fibre and polyphenols on their metabolism by colonic bacteria.  

Teaching

I am course leader for the Public Health Nutrition core and Public Health Nutrition specialization courses at the professionally accredited (AfN) MSc Human Nutrition programme at University of Glasgow. This MSc programme has been established for over 25 years and due to its international reputation attracts large numbers of overseas, European and UK students. I also teach 4Y BSc students and contribute to MSc Food Security teaching.

Course leader
  • PUBLIC HEALTH AND EATING BEHAVIOUR MED5180
  • PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION RESEARCH DISSERTATION MED5181
  • PUBLIC HEALTH NUTRITION SPECIALISATION MED5182
Contribution to courses
  • NUTRITION RESEARCH PROPOSAL MED5480
  • FOOD AND NUTRIENT REQUIREMENTS AND NUTRITION THROUGH THE LIFECYCLE MED5139
  • INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SECURITY BIOL5218
  • DIETARY ASSESSMENT AND NUTRITIONAL EPIDEMIOLOGY 4Y OPTION BIOL4036

Research datasets

Jump to: 2019
Number of items: 1.

2019

Garcia, A. , Athifa, N., Hammond, E., Parrett, A. and Gebbie-Diben, A. (2019) A community-based cooking programme “Eat Better Feel Better” can improve child and family eating behaviours in low socioeconomic groups. [Data Collection]

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