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Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change. (2020)
Journal Article
MASSON, L.F., DOUGLAS, F. and MACLURE, K. 2020. Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change. Nutrition bulletin [online], 45(1), pages 66-73. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1111/nbu.12419

More people are living for longer following a cancer diagnosis, however long-term survivors are more likely to experience chronic illnesses. Improving their diet and physical activity behaviours may increase survival and reduce the risk of cancer rec... Read More about Nutrition and physical activity recommendations for cancer survivors in Scotland: feasibility of a short course to promote behaviour change..

Meeting population dietary goals in Scotland and Malta: shared challenges and opportunities for learning. (2019)
Journal Article
MASSON, L.F. and COPPERSTONE, C. [2019]. Meeting population dietary goals in Scotland and Malta: shared challenges and opportunities for learning. Malta journal of health sciences [online], (accepted).

Scotland and Malta share a high prevalence of overweight and obesity: around two-thirds of adults are overweight (including obese), and one-third are obese. Reducing this burden of overweight and obesity is a priority for both Scottish and Maltese Go... Read More about Meeting population dietary goals in Scotland and Malta: shared challenges and opportunities for learning..

Estimation of food and nutrient intakes from food purchase data in Scotland, 2001-2015: report to Food Standards Scotland. (2018)
Report
BARTON, K.L., MASSON, L.F. and WRIEDEN, W.L. 2018. Estimation of food and nutrient intakes from food purchase data in Scotland, 2001-2015: report to Food Standards Scotland. Aberdeen: Food Standards Scotland [online], project number FS424018. Available from: http://www.foodstandards.gov.scot/downloads/D19-01_Final_Report_2001-2015_-_130618.pdf

The aim of this study was to update annual trends in food consumption and nutrient intakes using the same robust secondary analysis methodology previously developed to convert purchase to consumption. This work is part of a rolling programme to updat... Read More about Estimation of food and nutrient intakes from food purchase data in Scotland, 2001-2015: report to Food Standards Scotland..

Has the contribution of selected foods to intakes of energy, fat, saturated fat and sugar changed over time? (2018)
Presentation / Conference
BARTON, K.L., MASSON, L.F., WRIEDEN, W.L., ANDERSON, A.S., SHERRIFF, A. and ARMSTRONG, J.A. 2018. Has the contribution of selected foods to intakes of energy, fat, saturated fat and sugar changed over time? Presented at the 2018 Nutrition Society spring conference: nutrient-nutrient interaction, 26-27 March 2018, Glasgow, UK.

Progress towards the Scottish Dietary goals has been monitored since 2001, principally using Scottish food purchase data collected annually by the Office for National Statistics. Since national and global food supplies are constantly evolving, it is... Read More about Has the contribution of selected foods to intakes of energy, fat, saturated fat and sugar changed over time?.

Changes in diet following a cancer diagnosis in Scotland. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
MASSON, L.F., VERRA, D., CUMMING, H., CAMERON, H. and ROBINSON, E. 2017. Changes in diet following a cancer diagnosis in Scotland. Presented at the 2017 Nutrition Society winter meeting: diet, nutrition and the changing face of cancer survivorship, 5-6 December 2017, London, UK.

Cancer survival has improved in Scotland from an age-standardised relative survival at five years of 39.6 % in 1987–1991 to 59.3 % in 2007–2011 in men and women aged 15–74 years. However, long-term cancer survival is associated with increased inciden... Read More about Changes in diet following a cancer diagnosis in Scotland..

Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population. (2017)
Presentation / Conference
BARTON, K.L., WRIEDEN, W.L., MASSON, L.F., ANDERSON, A.S., SHERRIFF, A. and ARMSTRONG, J. 2017. Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population. Presented at the 2017 Conference of the Irish Section of the Nutrition Society: what governs what we eat?, 21-23 June 2017, Belfast, UK.

Secondary analysis of food purchase data has been used to monitor progress towards Scottish Dietary Targets (Goals) since 2001, however little work has been carried out to assess the overall quality of the diet of the Scottish population. A diet qual... Read More about Development of a diet quality index for the Scottish population..

Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? (2017)
Journal Article
MCNEILL, G., MASSON, L.F., MACDIARMID, J.I., CRAIG, L.C.A., WILLS, W.J. and BROMLEY, C. 2017. Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap? Public health nutrition [online], 20(6), pages 951-958. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S1368980016002949

To investigate socio-economic differences in children's diet, activity and inactivity and changes in these differences over 4 years during which new policies on food in schools were introduced. Two cross-sectional surveys in which diet was assessed b... Read More about Socio-economic differences in diet, physical activity and leisure-time screen use among Scottish children in 2006 and 2010: are we closing the gap?.

Cardiovascular benefits of lycopene: fantasy or reality? (2016)
Journal Article
THIES, F., MILLS, L.M., MOIR, S. and MASSON, L.F. 2017. Cardiovascular benefits of lycopene: fantasy or reality? Proceedings of the nutrition society [online], 76(2), pages 122-129. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0029665116000744

Epidemiological evidence indicates that high consumption of tomatoes and tomato-based products reduces the risk of chronic diseases such as CVD and cancer. Such potential benefits are often ascribed to high concentrations of lycopene present in tomat... Read More about Cardiovascular benefits of lycopene: fantasy or reality?.

Food and drink purchasing habits out of school at lunchtime: a national survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland. (2015)
Journal Article
MACDIARMID, J.I., WILLS, W.J., MASSON, L.F., CRAIG, L.C.A., BROMLEY, C. and MCNEILL, G. 2015. Food and drink purchasing habits out of school at lunchtime: a national survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland. International of behavioural nutrition and physical activity [online], 12, article ID 98. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0259-4

Background: Food and drink purchasing habits of pupils out of school at lunchtime may be contributing to poor dietary intakes and overweight and obesity. The aim of this study was to identify the places from which purchases were made, types of food a... Read More about Food and drink purchasing habits out of school at lunchtime: a national survey of secondary school pupils in Scotland..

Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review. (2014)
Journal Article
THIES, F., MASSON, L.F., BOFFETTA, P. and KRIS-ETHERTON, P. 2014. Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review. British journal of nutrition [online], 112(S2), pages S19-S30. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0007114514002281

High consumption of whole-grain food such as oats is associated with a reduced risk of CVD and type 2 diabetes. The present study aimed to systematically review the literature describing long-term intervention studies that investigated the effects of... Read More about Oats and CVD risk markers: a systematic literature review..