Victor R. Preedy

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Polyphenols contained within plant tissues are consumed in significant amounts in the human diet and are known to influence a number of biological processes. This study investigated the effects of an anthocyanin-rich berry-extract on glucose uptake by human intestinal Caco-2 cells. Acute exposure (15 min) to berry extract (0.125%, w/v) significantly(More)
Wound healing in muscle involves the deposition of collagen, but it is not known whether this is achieved by changes in the synthesis or the degradation of collagen. We have used a reliable flooding dose method to measure collagen synthesis rate in vivo in rat abdominal muscle following a surgical incision. Collagen synthesis rate was increased by 480% and(More)
China is encountering formidable healthcare challenges brought about by the problem of aging. By 2050, there will be 400 million Chinese citizens aged 65+, 150 million of whom will be 80+. The undesirable consequences of the one-child policy, rural-to-urban migration, and expansion of the population of 'empty nest' elders are eroding the traditional family(More)
AIMS Previous immunohistochemical studies have shown that the post-translational formation of aldehyde-protein adducts may be an important process in the aetiology of alcohol-induced muscle disease. However, other studies have shown that in a variety of tissues, alcohol induces the formation of various other adduct species, including hybrid(More)
BACKGROUND The pathogenesis of diarrhea in patients receiving enteral feeding includes colonic water secretion, antibiotic prescription, and enteropathogenic colonization, each of which involves an interaction with the gastrointestinal microbiota. OBJECTIVE The objective was to investigate temporal changes in the concentrations of fecal microbiota and(More)
(2016). Oxytocin inhibits ethanol consumption and ethanol induced dopamine release in the nucleus accumbens. Addiction Biology, In press. <a href=" (2014). Active coping toward predatory stress is associated with lower corticosterone and progesterone plasma levels and decreased methylation in the medial amygdala vasopressin system. the selective oxytocin(More)
towards harm reduction services and a newly established needle and syringe automatic dispensing machine in an inner-city area of Sydney, Australia. al (2016). Development of immunity following financial incentives for hepatitis B vaccination among people who inject drugs: A randomized controlled trial. Exaggerated acquisition and resistance to extinction of(More)
(2016). Capacity building in physical activity and non-communicable disease prevention: a low-cost online training course can reach isolated practitioners [Forthcoming]. (2015). Chronic erythropoietin treatment improves diet-induced glucose intolerance in rats. Erythropoietin enhances whole body lipid oxidation during prolonged exercise in humans.(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the prevalence of hazardous drinking among staff in a UK university and its association with key socio-demographic features. DESIGN A cross-sectional study. SETTING A university in the UK. PARTICIPANTS All employees on the university employee database were eligible to participate. Those who completed and returned the(More)
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