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Professor Jeremy Krebs

Associate Professor Jeremy KrebsContact details

Tel +64 4 918 6630
Email jeremy.krebs@otago.ac.nz

Research

Dr Jeremy Krebs is an Endocrinologist and Clinical Leader of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Capital and Coast District Health Board, where he heads the research group. He is also a Professor at the University of Otago, Wellington, and part of the Edgar Diabetes and Obesity Research Centre.

His MD thesis examined the association between obesity and insulin resistance, immersing him in both large intervention studies and small detailed physiological studies, using multiple techniques to measure body composition, insulin sensitivity, and other physiological parameters.

Jeremy continues to develop research projects in both areas, with a particular focus on the association between obesity and type 2 diabetes, both from an aetiology and management perspective.

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Inaugural Professorial Lecture

On Wednesday, 12 June 2019 Professor Jeremy Krebs gave his Inaugural Professorial lecture (IPL) on ‘From haggis to hāngi: Are we what we eat?’.

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Publications

Krebs, J. D., Elley, C. R., Parry-Strong, A., Lunt, H., Drury, P. L., Bell, D. A., … Mann, J. I. (2012). The Diabetes Excess Weight Loss (DEWL) trial: A randomised controlled trial of high-protein versus high-carbohydrate diets over 2 years in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 55, 905-914. doi: 10.1007/s00125-012-2461-0

Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Weatherall, M., Carroll, R. W., & Downie, M. (2012). A cross-over study of the acute effects of espresso coffee on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism, 61(9), 1231-1237. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.01.021

Krebs, J. D., Bell, D., Hall, R., Parry-Strong, A., Docherty, P. D., Clarke, K., & Chase, J. G. (2013). Improvements in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity with a low-carbohydrate diet in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32(1), 11-17. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2013.767630

Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Gamble, E., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, E. S., … Coppell, K. J. (2013). A structured, group-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) programme for people, families and whanau with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in New Zealand: An observational study. Primary Care Diabetes, 7(2), 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2013.02.002

Krebs, J. D., Browning, L. M., McLean, N. K., Rothwell, J. L., Mishra, G. D., Moore, C. S., & Jebb, S. A. (2006). Additive benefits of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and weight-loss in the management of cardiovascular disease risk in overweight hyperinsulinaemic women. International Journal of Obesity, 30, 1535-1544. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803309

Journal - Research Article

Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Gamble, E., McBain, L., Bingham, L. J., Dutton, E. S., … Coppell, K. J. (2013). A structured, group-based diabetes self-management education (DSME) programme for people, families and whanau with type 2 diabetes (T2DM) in New Zealand: An observational study. Primary Care Diabetes, 7(2), 151-158. doi: 10.1016/j.pcd.2013.02.002

Krebs, J. D., & Parry-Strong, A. (2013). Is there an optimal diet for patients with type 2 diabetes? Yes, the one that works for them! British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease, 13(2), 60-66. doi: 10.1177/1474651413479040

Sukala, W. R., Page, R., Lonsdale, C., Lys, I., Rowlands, D., Krebs, J., Leikis, M., & Cheema, B. S. (2013). Exercise improves quality of life in indigenous Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 10(5), 699-707.

Krebs, J. D., Bell, D., Hall, R., Parry-Strong, A., Docherty, P. D., Clarke, K., & Chase, J. G. (2013). Improvements in glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity with a low-carbohydrate diet in obese patients with type 2 diabetes. Journal of the American College of Nutrition, 32(1), 11-17. doi: 10.1080/07315724.2013.767630

Carroll, R. W., Hall, R. M., Parry-Strong, A., Wilson, J. M., & Krebs, J. D. (2013). Therapeutic options in the management of obesity. New Zealand Medical Journal, 126(1386). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Parry-Strong, A., Leikis, M., & Krebs, J. D. (2013). High protein diets and renal disease: Is there a relationship in people with type 2 diabetes? British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease, 13(5-6), 238-243. doi: 10.1177/1474651413503020

Krebs, J. D., Parry-Strong, A., Weatherall, M., Carroll, R. W., & Downie, M. (2012). A cross-over study of the acute effects of espresso coffee on glucose tolerance and insulin sensitivity in people with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Metabolism, 61(9), 1231-1237. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2012.01.021

Sukala, W. R., Page, R., Rowlands, D. S., Krebs, J., Lys, I., Leikis, M., … Cheema, B. S. (2012). South Pacific Islanders resist type 2 diabetes: Comparison of aerobic and resistance training. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 112(1), 317-325. doi: 10.1007/s00421-011-1978-0

Krebs, J. D., Elley, C. R., Parry-Strong, A., Lunt, H., Drury, P. L., Bell, D. A., … Mann, J. I. (2012). The Diabetes Excess Weight Loss (DEWL) trial: A randomised controlled trial of high-protein versus high-carbohydrate diets over 2 years in type 2 diabetes. Diabetologia, 55, 905-914. doi: 10.1007/s00125-012-2461-0

Sukala, W. R., Page, R. A., Rowlands, D. S., Lys, I., Krebs, J. D., Leikis, M. J., & Cheema, B. S. (2012). Exercise intervention in New Zealand Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes: Cultural considerations and clinical trial recommendations. Australasian Medical Journal, 5(8), 429-435. doi: 10.4066/amj.2012.1311

Foo, J., Krebs, J., Hayes, M. T., Bell, D., Macartney-Coxson, D., Croft, T., & Stubbs, R. S. (2011). Studies in insulin resistance following very low calorie diet and/or gastric bypass surgery. Obesity Surgery, 21(12), 1914-1920. doi: 10.1007/s11695-011-0527-6

Smith, R., Krebs, J., Weatherall, M., McBain, L., Hullah, M., & Shapleski, M. (2011). Analysis of a primary care led diabetes annual review programme in a multi ethnic cohort in Wellington, New Zealand. Diabetes Research & Clinical Practice, 91(2), 164-170. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2010.11.018

Browning, L. M., Krebs, J. D., Magee, E. C., Frühbeck, G., & Jebb, S. A. (2008). Circulating markers of inflammation and their link to indices of adiposity. Obesity Facts, 1(5), 259-265. doi: 10.1159/000169832

Browning, L. M., Krebs, J. D., Siervo, M., Hall, R. M., Finer, N., Allison, M. E., & Jebb, S. A. (2008). Inflammation is associated with liver function markers, independent of other metabolic risk factors in overweight women. British Journal of Diabetes & Vascular Disease, 8, 73-76. doi: 10.1177/14746514080080020401

Browning, L. M., Krebs, J. D., Moore, C. S., Mishra, G. D., O'Connell, M. A., & Jebb, S. A. (2007). The impact of long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid supplementation of inflammation, insulin sensitivity and CVD risk in a group of overweight women with an inflammatory phenotype. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, 9, 70-80. doi: 10.1111/j.1463-1326.2006.00576.x

Harding, S. A., Anscombe, R., Weatherall, M., Prasad, S., Lever, N., & Krebs, J. (2006). Abnormal glucose metabolism and features of the metabolic syndrome are common in patients presenting for elective cardiac catheterization. Internal Medicine Journal, 36, 759-764.

Moore, C. S., Bryant, S. P., Mishra, G. D., Krebs, J. D., Browning, L. M., Miller, G. J., & Jebb, S. A. (2006). Oily fish reduces plasma triacylglycerols: A primary prevention study in overweight men and women. Nutrition, 22, 1012-1024. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2006.07.005

Krebs, J. D., Browning, L. M., McLean, N. K., Rothwell, J. L., Mishra, G. D., Moore, C. S., & Jebb, S. A. (2006). Additive benefits of long-chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and weight-loss in the management of cardiovascular disease risk in overweight hyperinsulinaemic women. International Journal of Obesity, 30, 1535-1544. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0803309

Browning, L. M., Jebb, S. A., Mishra, G. D., Cooke, J. H., O'Connell, M. A., Crook, M. A., & Krebs, J. D. (2004). Elevated sialic acid, but not CRP, predicts features of the metabolic syndrome independently of BMI in women. International Journal of Obesity, 28(8), 1004-1010. doi: 10.1038/sj.ijo.0802711

Browning, L. M., Krebs, J. D., & Jebb, S. A. (2004). Discrimination ratio analysis of inflammatory markers: Implications for the study of inflammation in chronic disease. Metabolism, 53(7), 899-903. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2004.01.013

Krebs, J. D., Evans, S., Cooney, L., Mishra, G. D., Fruhbeck, G., Finer, N., & Jebb, S. A. (2002). Changes in risk factors for cardiovascular disease with body fat loss in obese women. Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism, 4(6), 379-387. doi: 10.1046/j.1463-1326.2002.00231.x

Krebs, J., Robinson, G., Smith, R. B. W., & Toomath, R. (2000). Follow up testing of hyperglycaemia during hospital admission: Combined use of fasting plasma glucose and HbAlc. New Zealand Medical Journal, 113, 379-381.

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Journal - Research Other

Stoner, L., Shultz, S. P., Lambrick, D. M., Krebs, J., Weatherall, M., Palmer, B. R., … Williams, M. A. (2013). The Combating Obesity in Māori and Pasifika Adolescent School-children Study: COMPASS methodology and study protocol. International Journal of Preventive Medicine, 4(5), 565-579. [Protocol/Methodology].

Anscombe, R., Krebs, J., Weatherall, M., & Harding, S. A. (2006). Redefinition of the metabolic syndrome: Useful or creating illness? [Letter]. New Zealand Medical Journal, 119(1247). Retrieved from http://journal.nzma.org.nz/journal/119-1247/2372/content.pdf

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