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Publications 2020 – Present


Anisha Mahajan, Jessica Yu, Jaimie L. Hogan, Kira Jewell, Alex Carriero, Angela Annis, Adam Sadowski, Gerarda Darlington, Andrea C. Buchholz, Alison M. Duncan, Jess Haines and David W.L. Ma; for the Guelph Family Health Study. September 14, 2021 9 (3) E855-E863; DOI:

Templeman JR, Trevizan L, Ma DWL, Shoveller AK. Fatty Acid Profiles of Serum Lipid Fractions Change Minimally in Sled Dogs Before and After Short Bouts of Exercise. Front Vet Sci. 2021 Aug 23;8:704770. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2021.704770. eCollection 2021. PMID: 34497842.

Gonzalez-Soto M, Abdelmagid SA, Ma DWL, El-Sohemy A, Mutch DM. Soy Consumption, but Not Dairy Consumption, Is Inversely Associated with Fatty Acid Desaturase Activity in Young Adults. Nutrients. 2021 Aug 17;13(8):2817. doi: 10.3390/nu13082817. PMI 34444977.

Dodd SAS, Shoveller AK, Fascetti AJ, Yu ZZ, Ma DWL, Verbrugghe A. A Comparison of Key Essential Nutrients in Commercial Plant-Based Pet Foods Sold in Canada to American and European Canine and Feline Dietary Recommendations. Animals (Basel). 2021 Aug 9;11(8):2348. doi: 10.3390/ani11082348. PMID: 34438805.

Broad J, Forbes LE, Darlington G, Ma DWL, Haines J. Child Involvement in Meal Preparation and Grocery Shopping is Associated with Lower Levels of Food Fussiness Among Young Children. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2021 Aug 25. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2021-0390. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34432990.

Barco Leme AC, Laila A, Hou S, Fisberg RM, Ma DWL, Fisberg M, Haines J. Perceptions of the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide: a qualitative study with parents from Southwestern Ontario. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2021 Aug 19. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2021-0414. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34411486.

Salazar E, Alenezi S, Schwenger KJP, Casselman S, Somlaw N, Kim P, Adjemian D, Lu Z, Lou W, Ma D, Allard JP. Olive oil-based lipid emulsion is noninferior to soybean oil-based lipid emulsion in the acute care setting: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. Nutrition. 2021 Apr 18;89:111283. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2021.111283. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34090216.

Monk JM, Liddle DM, Hutchinson AL, Burns JL, Wellings H, Cartwright NM, Muller WJ, Power KA, Robinson LE, Ma DWL. Fish oil supplementation increases expression of mammary tumor apoptosis mediators and reduces inflammation in an obesity-associated HER-2 breast cancer model. J Nutr Biochem. 2021 Jun 6;95:108763. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2021.108763. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33965532.

Hruska V, Shivappa N, Hébert JR, Duncan AM, Haines J, Ma DWL. Associations between Family-Based Stress and Dietary Inflammatory Potential among Families with Preschool-Aged Children. Nutrients. 2021 Apr 26;13(5):1464. doi: 10.3390/nu13051464. PMID: 33925798.

Leme AC, Muszynski D, Mirotta JA, Caroll N, Hogan JL, Jewell K, Yu J, Fisberg RM, Duncan AM, Ma DWL, Haines J; Guelph Family Health Study. Diet Quality of Canadian Preschool Children: Associations with Socio-demographic Characteristics. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2021 Apr 20:1-5. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2021-009. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33876988.

Buchanan CDC, Lust CAC, Burns JL, Hillyer LM, Martin SA, Wittert GA, Ma DWL. Analysis of major fatty acids from matched plasma and serum samples reveals highly comparable absolute and relative levels. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2021 Mar 31;168:102268. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2021.102268. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33831721.

140. Tang L, Broad J, Lewis R, Ma DWL, Haines J; Guelph Family Health. Transitioning a home-based, motivational interviewing intervention among families to remote delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic: Key lessons learned. Study.Patient Educ Couns. 2021 Feb 25:S0738-3991(21)00165-8. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2021.02.043. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33674132.

Laila A, Topakas N, Farr E, Haines J, Ma DWL, Newton G, Buchholz AC. Barriers and facilitators of household provision of dairy and plant-based dairy alternatives in families with preschool-aged children. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Feb 19:1-35. doi: 10.1017/S136898002100080X. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33602360.

Racey M, MacFarlane AJ, Carlson S, Stark KD, Plourde M, Field CJ, Yates AA, Wells GA, Grantham A, Bazinet RP, Ma DWL. Dietary Reference Intakes Based on Chronic Disease Endpoints: Outcomes from a case study workshop for omega 3’s EPA and DHA. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2021 Feb 13. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0994. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33583256.

Lust CAC, Bi X, Henry CJ, Ma DWL. Development of Fatty Acid Reference Ranges and Relationship with Lipid Biomarkers in Middle-Aged Healthy Singaporean Men and Women. Nutrients. 2021 Jan 29;13(2):435. doi: 10.3390/nu13020435. PMID: 33572735.

Carroll N, Sadowski A, Parizeau K, von Massow M, Wallace A, Jewell K, Ma DWL, Buchholz AC, Duncan AM, Chan B, Haines J. Food Skills: Associations With Diet Quality and Food Waste Among Canadian Parents. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2021 Jan 30:S1499-4046(20)30696-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2020.10.018. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33526389.

Akbari Moghaddam Kakhki R, Ma DWL, Price KR, Moats J, Karrow NA, Kiarie EG. Impact of feeding n-3 fatty acids to layer breeders and their offspring on concentration of antibody titers against infectious bronchitis, and Newcastle diseases and plasma fatty acids in the offspring. Br Poult Sci. 2021 Apr;62(2):270-277. doi: 10.1080/00071668.2020.1847254. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33155822.

Drolet J, Buchner-Duby B, Stykel MG, Coackley C, Kang JX, Ma DWL, Ryan SD. Docosahexanoic acid signals through the Nrf2-Nqo1 pathway to maintain redox balance and promote neurite outgrowth. Mol Biol Cell. 2021 Jan 27:mbcE20090599. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E20-09-0599. Online ahead of print. PMID: 33502893.

Chamoun E, Liu AS, Duizer LM, Feng Z, Darlington G, Duncan AM, Haines J, Ma DWL. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in sweet, fat, umami, salt, bitter and sour taste receptor genes are associated with gustatory function and taste preferences in young adults Nutr Res. 2021 Jan;85:40-46. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2020.12.007. Epub 2020 Dec 5. PMID: 33444969.


Carroll N, Sadowski A, Laila A, Hruska V, Nixon M, Ma DWL, Haines J, On Behalf Of The Guelph Family Health Study. The Impact of COVID-19 on Health Behavior, Stress, Financial and Food Security among Middle to High Income Canadian Families with Young Children. Nutrients. 2020 Aug 7;12(8):E2352. doi: 10.3390/nu12082352. PMID: 32784530.

Coyle-Asbil HJ, Breau B, Ma DWL, Haines J, Vallis LA. Examining the effects of applying ActiGraph Low Frequency Extension feature to analyze the sleeping behaviours of preschool aged children. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 Aug 11. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2019-0969. Online ahead of print. PMID: 32780964. 

Hruska V, Darlington G, Haines J, Ma DWL. Nutrients. Parent Stress as a Consideration in Childhood Obesity Prevention: Results From the Guelph Family Health Study, a Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients. 2020 Jun 19;12(6):E1835. doi: 10.3390/nu12061835. PMID: 32575660.

Carroll N, Wallace A, Jewell K, Darlington G, Ma DWL, Duncan AM, Parizeau K, von Massow M, Haines J. Association between diet quality and food waste in Canadian families: a cross-sectional study. Nutr J. 2020 Jun 9;19(1):54. doi: 10.1186/s12937-020-00571-7. PMID: 32517706.

Melissa Fernandez, Robert F Bertolo, Alison M. Duncan, Stuart M Phillips, Rajavel Elango; David W.L. Ma, Sophie Desroches, Andrea Grantham, James D. House. Translating ‘protein foods’ from the new Canada’s Food Guide to consumers: Knowledge gaps and recommendations. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 May 27. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2020-0192. 

Amar Laila, Gerarda Darlington, Alison M Duncan, Jess Haines, David W L Ma, Michael Von Massow, Angela Wallace, Genevieve Newton, Andrea C Buchholz. Dairy and Plant-based Dairy Alternatives Purchasing Habits of Guelph-based Families with Preschool-Aged Children. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2020 Jun 4;1-3. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2020-018. PMID: 32495684. 

Lisa Tang, Valerie Hruska, David W.L. Ma, Jess Haines, and on behalf of the Guelph Family Health Study. Parenting Under Pressure: Stress is Associated with Mothers’ and Fathers’ Media Parenting Practices in Canada. Journal of Children and Media. Published online 15 May 2020.

Ducrocq F, Walle R, Contini A, Oummadi A, Caraballo B, van der Veldt S, Boyer ML, Aby F, Tolentino-Cortez T, Helbling JC, Martine L, Grégoire S, Cabaret S, Vancassel S, Layé S, Kang JX, Fioramonti X, Berdeaux O, Barreda-Gómez G, Masson E, Ferreira G, Ma DWL, Bosch-Bouju C, De Smedt-Peyrusse V, Trifilieff P. Causal Link between n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Deficiency and Motivation Deficits. Cell Metab. 2020 Mar 2. pii: S1550-4131(20)30071-1. doi: 10.1016/j.cmet.2020.02.012. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32142670. 

Lust CAC, Mountjoy M, Robinson LE, Oliver JM, Ma DWL. Sports-related concussions & sub-concussive impacts in athletes: Incidence, diagnosis, and the emerging role of EPA & DHA. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2020 Mar 2. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2019-0555. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 32119565.

Akbari Moghaddam Kakhki R, Ma DWL, Price KR, Moats JR, Karrow NA, Kiarie EG. Enriching Isa brown and Shaver white breeder diets with sources of n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids increased embryonic utilization of docosahexaenoic acid. Poult Sci. 2020 Feb;99(2):1038-1051. doi: 10.1016/j.psj.2019.09.002. Epub 2019 Dec 12. PMID: 32036961.

Hruska V, Ambrose T, Darlington G, Ma DWL, Haines J, Buchholz AC; Guelph Family Health Study. Stress is Associated with Adiposity in Parents of Young Children. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2020 Feb 6. doi: 10.1002/oby.22710. [Epub ahead of print].PMID: 32030916.

Liddle DM, Monk JM, Hutchinson AL, Ma DWL, Robinson LE. CD8+ T cell/adipocyte inflammatory cross-talk and ensuing M1 macrophage polarization are reduced by fish oil-derived n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, in part by a TNF-α-dependent mechanism.  J Nutr Biochem. 2020 Feb;76 108243. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2019.108243. Epub 2019 Oct 24.PMID: 31760229.

Wedde S, Haines J, Ma D, Duncan A, Haines J, Darlington, G. Associations Between Family Meal Context and Diet Quality Among Preschool-aged Children in the Guelph Family Health Study. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2020 Mar 1;81(1):21-27. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2019-022. PMID: 31512491.