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Publications 2020 – Present


Richards TL, Burron S, Ma DWL, Pearson W, Trevizan L, Minikhiem D, Grant C, Patterson K, Shoveller AK. Effects of dietary camelina, flaxseed, and canola oil supplementation on inflammatory and oxidative markers, transepidermal water loss, and coat quality in healthy adult dogs. Front Vet Sci. 2023 Mar 9;10:1085890. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2023.1085890. eCollection 2023. PMID: 36968475.

Yu J, Mahajan A, Darlington G, Buchholz AC, Duncan AM, Haines J, Ma DWL; Guelph Family Health Study. Free sugar intake from snacks and beverages in Canadian preschool- and toddler-aged children: a cross-sectional study. BMC Nutr. 2023 Mar 8;9(1):44. doi: 10.1186/s40795-023-00702-3. PMID: 36890595.

Sahye-Pudaruth S, Ma DWL. Assessing the Highest Level of Evidence from Randomized Controlled Trials in Omega-3 Research. Nutrients. 2023 Feb 16;15(4):1001. doi: 10.3390/nu15041001. PMID: 36839358.

Lust CAC, Burns J, Jones MT, Smith SB, Choi SH, Krk M, Gable DA, Oliver JM, Ma DWL. The Dose-Response Effect of Docosahexaenoic Acid on the Omega-3 Index in American Football Athletes. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2023 Jan 11. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000003117. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36728325.

Laila A, Leme AC, Hou S, Ma DWL, Haines J. Perceived challenges and strategies to achieve Canada’s Food Guide recommendation to “Cook more often”: Findings from parents of young children. Appetite. 2023 Mar 1;182:106413. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2022.106413. Epub 2022 Dec 15. PMID: 36529319.

Smith EK, Lewis R, Buchholz AC, Haines J, Ma DWL, Duncan AM. Breakfast Quality of Preschool-aged Canadian Children. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2023 Mar 1;84(1):58-61. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-023. Epub 2022 Aug 25. PMID: 36004742


Ashraf R, Duncan AM, Darlington G, Buchholz AC, Haines J, Ma DWL. The degree of food processing is associated with anthropometric measures of obesity in Canadian families with preschool-aged children. Front Nutr. 2022 Sep 23;9:1005227. doi: 10.3389/fnut.2022.1005227. eCollection 2022. PMID: 36211496.

Zhang F, Laila A, Leme ACB, Ma DWL, Haines J. Knowledge and perceptions of the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide: a qualitative study with Canadian children. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2022 Sep 12. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2022-0271. Online ahead of print. PMID: 36095331.

Ramuscak AV, Ma DWL, Forbes LE, Duncan AM, Sadowski A, Haines J. Comparing the perceptions and opinions of the 2007 and 2019 Canada’s food guides among parents of young children. Front Public Health. 2022 Aug 9;10:944648. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.944648. eCollection 2022. PMID: 36016900.

Martin JLA, Cartwright NM, Hutchinson AL, Robinson LE, Ma DWL, Monk JM. Differential Effects of Short-Chain Fatty Acids on L6 Myotube Inflammatory Mediator Production in Response to Lipopolysaccharide- or Palmitic Acid-Stimulation. Nutrients. 2022 Jul 9;14(14):2826. doi: 10.3390/nu14142826. PMID: 35889783.

Burns JL, Mirotta JA, Duncan AM, Darlington G, Haines J, Shivappa N, Hebert JR, Ma DWL. Intakes of PUFA are Low in Preschool-aged Children in the Guelph Family Health Study Pilot Cohort. Appl Physiol Nutr Metab. 2022 Jun 1. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2021-0618. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35649282.

Mahajan A, Haines J, Carriero A, Hogan JL, Yu J, Buchholz AC, Duncan AM, Darlington G, Ma DWL, On Behalf Of The Guelph Family Health Study. Non-Nutritive Sweetener Intake Is Low in Preschool-Aged Children in the Guelph Family Health Pilot Study. Nutrients. 2022 May 17;14(10):2091. doi: 10.3390/nu14102091. PMID: 35631232 Free PMC article.

Sheremeta J MSc, Ma DWL, Haines J PhD, RD, Duncan AM PhD, RD, Darlington G PhD, Newton G PhD, DC, Buchholz AC PhD, RD; Guelph Family Health Study. Cheese Intake is Inversely Associated with LDL Cholesterol in Young Children. Can J Diet Pract Res. 2022 May 3:1-4. doi: 10.3148/cjdpr-2022-012. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35503897.

LeMoire A, Abdelmagid S, Ma DWL, El-Sohemy A, Mutch DM. Δ5 and Δ6 desaturase indices are not associated with zinc intake as determined by dietary assessment or modified by a zinc-FADS1 rs174547 SNP interaction in young Canadian adults. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2022 Apr 21;180:102439. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2022.102439. Online ahead of print. PMID: 35500529.

Becky Breau, Hannah J. Coyle-Asbil, Jess Haines, Ma DWL, Lori Ann Vallis, and on behalf of the Guelph Family Health Study. ActiGraph Cutpoints Impact Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior Outcomes in Young Children. Journal for the measurement of physical behaviour. Published online 13 May 2022.

Coyle-Asbil HJ, Ma DWL, Vallis LA. Comparison of Different Signal Processing Methodologies and Their Impact on the Range of Acceleration Amplitudes Experienced by Preschool-Aged Children. Measurement in Physical Education and Exercise Science. Published online 26 Dec 2021.

Lust CAC, Lin X, Rock EM, Limebeer CL, Parker LA, Ma DWL. Short communication: Tissue distribution of major cannabinoids following intraperitoneal injection in male rats. PLoS One . 2022 Jan 19;17(1):e0262633. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0262633. eCollection 2022. PMID: 35045097.


Lecques JD, Kerr BJK, Hillyer LM, Kang JX, Robinson LE, Ma DWL. N-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids Ameliorate Neurobehavioral Outcomes Post-Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Fat-1 Mouse Model. Nutrients. 2021 Nov 15;13(11):4092. doi: 10.3390/nu13114092. PMID: 34836347.

Carroll N, Perreault M, Ma DW, Haines J; Guelph Family Health Study. Assessing food and nutrition literacy in children and adolescents: a systematic review of existing tools. Public Health Nutr. 2021 Nov 3:1-16. doi: 10.1017/S1368980021004389. Online ahead of print. PMID: 34728004.

Armstrong A, Anzalone AJ, Pethick W, Murray H, Dahlquist DT, Askow AT, Heileson JL, Hillyer LM, Ma DWL, Oliver JM. An Evaluation of Omega-3 Status and Intake in Canadian Elite Rugby 7s Players. Nutrients 2021, 13(11), 3777;

Coyle-Asbil B, Coyle-Asbil HJ, Ma DWL, Haines J, and Vallis LA. Association between accelerometer and parental reported weekend and weekday sleeping patterns and adiposity among preschool-aged children. Journal for the measurement of physical behaviour. 2021 Sep;4(3):266-273. Doi: 10.1123/jmpb.2021-0004

Heileson JL, Anzalone AJ, Carbuhn AF, Askow AT, Stone JD, Turner SM, Hillyer LM, Ma DWL, Luedke JA, Jagim AR, Oliver JM. The effect of omega-3 fatty acids on a biomarker of head trauma in NCAA football athletes: a multi-site, non-randomized study. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2021 Sep 27;18(1):65. doi: 10.1186/s12970-021-00461-1. PMID: 34579748.

Mahajan A, Yu J, Hogan JL, Jewell K, Carriero A, Annis A, Sadowski A, Darlington G, Buchholz AC, Duncan AM, Haines J, Ma DWL; Guelph Family Health Study. Dietary sugar intake among preschool-aged children: a cross-sectional study. CMAJ Open. 2021 Sep 14;9(3):E855-E863. doi: 10.9778/cmajo.20200178. Print 2021 Jul-Sep. PMID: 34521651.

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.