Dr Joseph Henson


Diabetes Research Centre
University of Leicester
Leicester General Hospital
Gwendolen Road, Leicester, LE5 4PW


Email: jjh18@le.ac.uk


Physical activity, sedentary behaviour and cardio-metabolic health


Multiple projects within the Leicester, Loughborough Diet, Lifestyle and Physical Activity Biomedical Research Unit


Peer-reviewer for international medical journals


Diabetes MSc dissertation supervision


Henson, J., Davies, M.J., Bodicoat, D.H., Edwardson, C.L., Gill, J.M., Stensel, D.J., Tolfrey, K., Dunstan, D.W., Khunti, K., Yates, T., 2016. Breaking Up Prolonged Sitting With Standing or Walking Attenuates the Postprandial Metabolic Response in Postmenopausal Women: A Randomized Acute Study. Diabetes Care. 39, 130-138.

Henson, J., Dunstan, D.W., Davies, M.J., Yates, T., 2016. Sedentary behaviour as a new behavioural target in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes/Metabolism Research and Reviews. 32 Suppl 1, 213-220.

Henson, J., Edwardson, C.L., Morgan, B., Horsfield, M.A., Bodicoat, D.H., Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., Nimmo, M.A., McCann, G.P., Khunti, K., Davies, M.J., Yates, T., 2015. Associations of Sedentary Time with Fat Distribution in a High-Risk Population. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 47, 1727-1734.

Henson, J., Yates, T., Biddle, S.J., Edwardson, C.L., Khunti, K., Wilmot, E.G., Gray, L.J., Gorely, T., Nimmo, M.A., Davies, M.J., 2013. Associations of objectively measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity with markers of cardiometabolic health. Diabetologia. 56, 1012-1020.

Henson, J., Yates, T., Edwardson, C.L., Khunti, K., Talbot, D., Gray, L.J., Leigh, T.M., Carter, P., Davies, M.J., 2013. Sedentary time and markers of chronic low-grade inflammation in a high risk population. PLoS One. 8, e78350.

Yates, T., Davies, M.J., Henson, J., Edwardson, C., Webb, D., Bodicoat, D.H., Webb, M., Howard, P., Cooper, J.A., Humphries, S.E., Khunti, K., Talmud, P., 2015. Effect of the PPARG2 Pro12Ala Polymorphism on Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Time with Markers of Insulin Sensitivity in Those with an Elevated Risk of Type 2 Diabetes. PLoS One. 10, e0124062.

Yates, T., Henson, J., Edwardson, C., Dunstan, D., Bodicoat, D.H., Khunti, K., Davies, M.J., 2015. Objectively measured sedentary time and associations with insulin sensitivity: Importance of reallocating sedentary time to physical activity. Preventive Medicine. 76, 79-83.

Yates, T., Henson, J., Edwardson, C., Bodicoat, D.H., Davies, M.J., Khunti, K., 2015. Differences in levels of physical activity between White and South Asian populations within a healthcare setting: impact of measurement type in a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 5, e006181-2014-006181.

Bodicoat, D.H., Gray, L.J., Henson, J., Webb, D., Guru, A., Misra, A., Gupta, R., Vikram, N., Sattar, N., Davies, M.J., Khunti, K., 2014. Body mass index and waist circumference cut-points in multi-ethnic populations from the UK and India: the ADDITION-Leicester, Jaipur heart watch and New Delhi cross-sectional studies. PLoS One. 9, e90813.

Wilmot, E.G., Edwardson, C.L., Biddle, S.J., Gorely, T., Henson, J., Khunti, K., Nimmo, M.A., Yates, T., Davies, M.J., 2013. Prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose metabolism in younger 'at risk' UK adults: insights from the STAND programme of research. Diabetic Medicine: A Journal of the British Diabetic Association. 30, 671-675.

Yates, T., Henson, J., Khunti, K., Morris, D.H., Edwardson, C., Brady, E., Davies, M.J., 2013. Effect of physical activity measurement type on the association between walking activity and glucose regulation in a high-risk population recruited from primary care. International Journal of Epidemiology. 42, 533-540.

Bharakhada, N., Yates, T., Davies, M.J., Wilmot, E.G., Edwardson, C., Henson, J., Webb, D., Khunti, K., 2012. Association of sitting time and physical activity with CKD: a cross-sectional study in family practices. American Journal of Kidney Diseases: The Official Journal of the National Kidney Foundation. 60, 583-590.

Gray, L.J., Khunti, K., Edwardson, C., Goldby, S., Henson, J., Morris, D.H., Sheppard, D., Webb, D., Williams, S., Yates, T., Davies, M.J., 2012. Implementation of the automated Leicester Practice Risk Score in two diabetes prevention trials provides a high yield of people with abnormal glucose tolerance. Diabetologia. 55, 3238-3244.

Yates, T., Khunti, K., Wilmot, E.G., Brady, E., Webb, D., Srinivasan, B., Henson, J., Talbot, D., Davies, M.J., 2012. Self-reported sitting time and markers of inflammation, insulin resistance, and adiposity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 42, 1-7.

Yates, T., Davies, M.J., Henson, J., Troughton, J., Edwardson, C., Gray, L.J., Khunti, K., 2012. Walking away from type 2 diabetes: trial protocol of a cluster randomised controlled trial evaluating a structured education programme in those at high risk of developing type 2 diabetes. BMC Family Practice. 13, 46-2296-13-46.

Yates, T., Davies, M.J., Gray, L.J., Webb, D., Henson, J., Gill, J.M., Sattar, N., Khunti, K., 2010. Levels of physical activity and relationship with markers of diabetes and cardiovascular disease risk in 5474 white European and South Asian adults screened for type 2 diabetes. Preventive Medicine. 51, 290-294.

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