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Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research staff profile

Dr Andrew Reynolds

PositionPostdoctoral Research Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Medicine (Dunedin)
QualificationsBSc MSc PhD
Research summaryCarbohydrate intake in non-communicable disease incidence and management
Memberships
  • Member, Guideline Development Group of the Diabetes and Nutrition Study Group of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes
  • Member, Oceanic Nutrition Leadership Platform
  • Member, Nutrition Society of New Zealand
  • Member, Public Health Association of Australia

Research

Dr Andrew Reynolds is a postdoctoral research fellow with a background in lifestyle modification for improved health outcomes. He is a member of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre, one of the University’s flagship Research Centres.

”I work in a fascinating area. There are strong opinions in current media about carbohydrates and health; however these opinions often focus on the amount of carbohydrate in the diet and don’t always coincide with evidence based dietary guidelines or messages for improved health outcomes.”

Andrew is interested in the quality of carbohydrates, especially fibre and wholegrain intake, and their role in blood glucose control, cardiovascular risk, oral health outcomes, and their association with some of the adiposity-related cancers. His work consists of randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews and meta analyses of prospective observational studies or clinical trials.

His current research includes:

  • Carbohydrate intake and the incidence of and mortality from non-communicable diseases
  • Development of the evidence base on carbohydrate quality in the management of type 2 diabetes
  • Evidence based medicine, dietary guidelines, and nutrition messages
  • Investigating the health attributes of wholegrain products with differing structural properties
  • Cognition during carbohydrate digestion
  • Barriers and enablers to undertaking regular physical activity

Publications

Reynolds, A. N. (2018). Associations of fats and carbohydrates with cardiovascular disease and mortality: PURE and simple? Lancet, 391(10131), 1676. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30845-6

Reynolds, A. N., Mann, J. I., Williams, S., & Venn, B. J. (2016). Advice to walk after meals is more effective for lowering postprandial glycaemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus than advice that does not specify timing: A randomised crossover study. Diabetologia, 59(12), 2572-2578. doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-4085-2

Reynolds, A. N., & Skeaff, S. A. (2018). Maternal adherence with recommendations for folic acid and iodine supplements: A cross-sectional survey [Short communication]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(1), 125-127. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12719

Reynolds, A. N., Duncan, A., Kruimer, D., & Venn, B. J. (2017). Glycated albumin is associated with body mass index in euglycemic adults but is not predictive of postprandial blood glucose response [Brief report]. Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, 31(5), e22085. doi: 10.1002/jcla.22085

Reynolds, A. N., Harper, M., Venn, B. J., & Mann, J. (2018). Glycated albumin is stable in plasma when exposed to common laboratory conditions and comparable when drawn from venous or capillary sites. Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, 32(3), e22236. doi: 10.1002/jcla.22236

Journal - Research Article

Reynolds, A. N., Harper, M., Venn, B. J., & Mann, J. (2018). Glycated albumin is stable in plasma when exposed to common laboratory conditions and comparable when drawn from venous or capillary sites. Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, 32(3), e22236. doi: 10.1002/jcla.22236

Reynolds, A. N., Mann, J. I., Williams, S., & Venn, B. J. (2016). Advice to walk after meals is more effective for lowering postprandial glycaemia in type 2 diabetes mellitus than advice that does not specify timing: A randomised crossover study. Diabetologia, 59(12), 2572-2578. doi: 10.1007/s00125-016-4085-2

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Journal - Research Other

Reynolds, A. N., & Skeaff, S. A. (2018). Maternal adherence with recommendations for folic acid and iodine supplements: A cross-sectional survey [Short communication]. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, 58(1), 125-127. doi: 10.1111/ajo.12719

Reynolds, A. N. (2018). Associations of fats and carbohydrates with cardiovascular disease and mortality: PURE and simple? Lancet, 391(10131), 1676. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(18)30845-6

Reynolds, A. N., Duncan, A., Kruimer, D., & Venn, B. J. (2017). Glycated albumin is associated with body mass index in euglycemic adults but is not predictive of postprandial blood glucose response [Brief report]. Journal of Clinical Laboratory Analysis, 31(5), e22085. doi: 10.1002/jcla.22085

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