Dr Thomas Yates, PhD, MSc, BSc

Reader in Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Health

Contact details

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

Personal details

Dr Tom Yates is the lead physical activity researcher within the Diabetes Research Centre, University of Leicester. He works across a broad portfolio of physical activity research, including the Walking Away from Type 2 Diabetes and Let’s Prevent Diabetes programmes which are now delivered within primary care nationally and internationally. Dr Yates is also a core member of the NIHR Leicester Biomedical Research Centre where ongoing research is investigating how physical activity and reduced sedentary behaviour can be used as a therapy in the prevention and treatment of chronic disease. Dr Yates has published widely, including in the Lancet, and holds several prestigious research grants.

 

Publications

2018

Henson J, Morgan B, Horsfield M, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T. Sedentary time and MRI derived measures of adiposity in active vs. inactive patients. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2018 Jan; 26(1): 29-36. doi: 10.1002/oby.22034. PMID: 29265769.

 

2017

Varela Mato V, Caddick N, King JA, Yates T, Stensel DJ, Nimmo MA, Clemes SA. A Structured Health Intervention for Truckers (SHIFT): A Process Evaluation of a Pilot Health Intervention in a Transport Company. J Occup Environ Med. 2017 Dec 21. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0000000000001258. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29271840.

Sargeant JA, Aithal GP, Takamura K, Misu H, Takayama H, Douglas JA, Turner MC, Stensel DJ, Nimmo MA, Webb DR, Yates T, King JA. The influence of adiposity and acute exercise on circulating hepatokines in normal weight and overweight/obese men. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 2017 Dec 8. doi: 10.1139/apnm-2017-0639. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29220580

Jelleyman C, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Gray LJ, Rowlands AV, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of Physicial Activity Intensities with Markers of Insulin Sensitivity. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017 Dec; 49(12): 2451-2458. DOI:10.1249/MSS.0000000000001381 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28723844

Henson J, Edwardson CE, Bodicoat DH, Bakrania K, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Talbot DCS, Yates T. Reallocating sitting time to standing or stepping through isotemporal analysis: associations with markers of chronic low-grade inflammation. J Sports Sci. 21 Nov 2017; 21:1-8. DOI: 10.1080/02640414.2017.1405709. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 29157133

Yates T, Bakrania K, Dhalwani N, Hamer M, Zaccardi F, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Reaction time, cardiorespiratory fitness and mortality in UK Biobank: An observational study. Intelligence (2017), Nov 23 (online). doi.org/10.1016/j.intell.2017.11.006

Rowlands A, Mirkes EM, Yates T, Clemes S, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Edwardson CL. Accelerometer assessed physical activity in epidemiology: Are monitors equivalent? Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Oct 2. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001435. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28976493

Yates T, Davies MJ. Physical activity and Type 1 diabetes: an underused therapy. Diabetic Medicine. 2017 Nov;34(11): 1498-1499. doi: 10.1111/dme.13445. [Epub 2017 Sep 14]. PMID: 28792627

Yates T, Zaccardi F, Dhalwani NN, Davies M, Bakrania K, Celis-Morales C, Gill JMR, Franks PW, Khunti K. Association of walking pace and handgrip strength with all-cause, cardiovascular, and cancer mortality: A UK Biobank observational study. European Heart Journal. 2017 August 21. (2017) 00, 1–9 doi:10.1093/eurheartj/ehx449. PMID: 29020281

Yates T, Davies MJ, Jung H, Bosch J, Spinas GA, Sreenan S, Commerford P, Gerstein HC, ORGIN Investigators. Effect of insulin glargine on recreational physical activity and TV viewing: Analysis of the randomised ORIGIN trial. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2017 Oct; 132:137-143. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2017.07.035. [Epub 2017 Jul 31]. PMID: 28837885

Hamer M, Yates T, Zaccardi F, Demakakos P. Reply to: "Talking about mediation in health and physical activity sciences". Atherosclerosis. 2017 Sep;264:127-128. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.07.011. [Epub 2017 Jul 14]. PMID: 28733086

O’Donovan G, Chudasama Y, Grocock S, Leigh R, Dalton A, Gray L, Yates T, Edwardson C, Hill S, Webb D, Khunti K, Davies M. The association between air pollution and type 2 diabetes in a large cross-sectional study in Leicester: The CHAMPIONS Study. Environ Int. 2017 Jul;104:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.03.027. PMID: 28411585

Bakrania K, Edwardson CL, Khunti K, Bandelow S, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations between sedentary behaviours and cognitive function: cross-sectional and prospective findings from the UK Biobank. American Journal of Epidemiology. 13 July 2017. DOI:10.1093/aje/kwx273. PMID: 28992036

Dunkley AJ, Tyrer F, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Spong R, Makepeace C, Bhaumik S, Gangadharan SK, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K, on behalf of the STOP Diabetes Team. Development of a multi-component lifestyle intervention for preventing type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular risk factors in adults with intellectual disabilities. Journal of Public Health (Oxf) 2017 1-10. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdx067 [Published 17 June 2017] PMID: 28985308

Dunkley A, Tyrer F, Spong R, Gray L J, Gillett M, Doherty Y, Martin-Stacey L, Patel N, Yates T, Bhaumik S, Chalk T, Chudasama Y, Thomas C, Sadler S, Cooper S, Gangadharan S K, Davies M J, Khunti K. Screening for glucose inteolerance and development of a lifestyle education programme for prevention of type 2 diabetes in a population with intellectual disabilities: the STOP diabetes research project. NIHR Journals Library, Programme Grants Appl Res 2017;5(11). DOI 10.3310/pgfar05110. PMID:28671802

McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Rowlands A, King JA, Bodicoat D, Khunti K, Yates T. Breaking up sedentary time with seated upper body activity can regulate metabolic health in obese high risk adults: A randomised crossover trial. Diabetes Obes Metab. 2017 Dec;19(12):1732-1739. doi: 10.1111/dom.13016. Epub 2017 Jul 20. PMID:28544202

Varela-Mato V, O’Shea O, King JA, Yates T, Stensel DJ, Biddle SJ, Nimmo MA, Clemes SA. Cross-sectional surveillance study to phenotype lorry drivers' sedentary behaviours, physical activity and cardio-metabolic health. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 21; 7(6): e013162. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013162. PMID: 28637722

Hamer M, Yates T, Demakakos P. Television viewing and risk of mortality: Exploring the biological plausibility. Atherosclerosis. 2017 Aug; 263:151-155. doi: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2017.06.024. [Epub 2017 Jun 9]. PMID: 28645071

McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Bodicoat DH, Khunti K, Dunstan DW, King JA, Yates T. Fitness Moderates Glycemic Responses to Sitting and Light Activity Breaks. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Jun 8. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001338. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 28594657

McCarthy M, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Henson J, Gray L, Khunti K, Yates T. Change in Sedentary Time, Physical Activity, Bodyweight, and HbA1c in High-Risk Adults. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2017 Jun;49(6):1120-1125. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001218. PMID: 28121795

King JA, Deighton K, Broom DR, Wasse LK, Douglas JA, Burns SF, Cordery PA, Petherick ES, Batterham RL, Goltz FR, Thackray AE, Yates T, Stensel DJ. Individual Variation in Hunger, Energy Intake, and Ghrelin Responses to Acute Exercise. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. 2017 Jun;49(6):1219-1228. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000001220. PMID: 28511192

Yates T, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Gray L, Ashra NB, Troughton J, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Walking away from Type 2 diabetes: A cluster randomised controlled trial. Diabetic Medicine. 2017 May;34(5):698-707. DOI: 10.1111/dme.13254. PMID: 27589017

O’Donovan G, Chudasama Y, Grocock S, Leigh R, Dalton A, Gray L, Yates T, Edwardson C, Hill S, Webb D, Khunti K, Davies M. The association between air pollution and type 2 diabetes in a large cross-sectional study in Leicester: The CHAMPIONS Study. Environ Int. 2017 Jul;104:41-47. doi: 10.1016/j.envint.2017.03.027. [Epub 2017 Apr 13]. PMID: 28411585

Bakrania K, Yates T, Edwardson CL, Bodicoat DH, Esliger DW, Gill J, Kazi A, Velayudhan L, Sinclair AJ, Sattar N, Biddle S, Hamer M, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Associations of moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity and body mass index with glycated haemoglobin within the general population: a cross-sectional analysis of the 2008 Health Survey for England. BMJ Open. 2017 Apr 3;7(4):e014456. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014456. PMID: 28373255

Dhalwani NN, Zaccardi F, O'Donovan G, Carter P, Hamer M, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Association between lifestyle factors and the incidence of multimorbidity in an older English population. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2017 Apr 1;72(4):528-534. doi: 10.1093/Gerona/glw146. PMID: 27470302

Bakrania K, Edwardson CL, Khunti K, Henson J, Stamatakis E, Hamer M, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of objectively measured moderate-to-vigorous-intensity physical activity and sedentary time with all-cause mortality in a population of adults at high risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Preventive Medicine Reports, 26 Jan 5:285-8. [Available Online 26 January 2017] DOI: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2017.01.013 PMID: 28149710

Biddle S, Edwardson CL, Gorely T, Wilmot EG, Yates T, Nimmo MA, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Reducing sedentary time in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes: process evaluation of the STAND (Sedentary Time ANd Diabetes) RCT. BMC Public Health. 14 Jan 2017 17(1):80. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3941-9 PMID: 28088243

Edwardson CL, Henson J, Bodicoat DH, Bakrania K, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of re-allocating sitting time into standing or stepping with glucose, insulin and insulin sensitivity: a cross sectional analysis of adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. BMJ Open. 13 Jan 7(1):e014267. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014267 PMID: 28087555

Carter P, Bodicoat DH, Jones A, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Edwardson CL, Henson J, Yates T, Coombes E. The impact of neighbourhood walkability on the effectiveness of a structured education programme to increase objectively measured walking. Journal of Public Health. 1-8 2017 Jan 9. DOI: 10.1093/pubmed/fdw144. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28069992

Leal J, Ahrabian D, Davies MJ, Gray LJ, Khunti K, Yates T, Gray AM. Cost-effectiveness of a pragmatic structured education intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes: economic evaluation of data from the Let’s Prevent diabetes cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2017 Jan 9;7(1):e013592. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013592 PMID: 28069625.

Henson J, Yates T, Davies M, Khunti K. Unit 3 special care groups type 2 diabetes prevention: A guide to management. Diabetes and Primary Care. 19(3):126-134 01 Jan 2017.

2016

Dempsey PC, Owen N, Yates T, Kingwell BA, Dunstan DW. Sitting Less and Moving More: Improved Glycaemic Control for Type 2 Diabetes Prevention and Management. Current Diabetes Reports. 2016 Nov;16(11):114. PMID: 27699700

Bakrania K, Yates T, Rowlands AV, Esliger DW, Bunnewell S, Sanders J, Davies M, Edwardson CL. Intensity Thresholds on Raw Acceleration Data: Euclidean Norm Minus One (ENMO) and Mean Amplitude Deviation (MAD) Approaches. PloS One. 2016 Oct 5;11(10):e0164045. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164045. PMID: 27706241

Harrington D, Edwardson C, Henson J, Khunti K, Yates T, Davies M. Moderate to vigorous physical activity, not sedentary time, is associated with total and regional adiposity in a sample of UK adults at risk of type 2 diabetes. Physiological Measurement. 2016 Sep 21;37(10):1862-1871 DOI: 10.1088/0967-3334/37/10/1862 PMID: 27654326.

Winkler EA, Bodicoat DH, Healy GN, Bakrania K, Yates T, Owen N, Dunstan DW, Edwardson CL. Identifying adults' valid waking wear time by automated estimation in activPAL data collected with a 24 h wear protocol. Physiological Measurement. 2016 Sep 21;37(10):1653-1668. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27652827

Willis A, Roshan M, Patel N, Gray L, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K. A community faith centre based screening and educational intervention to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes: A feasibility study. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2016 Aug 6;120:73-80. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2016.07.025. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 27522562

Htike ZZ, Yates T, Brady EM, Webb D, Gray LJ, Swarbrick D, McCann GP, Khunti K and Davies MJ. Rationale and design of the randomised controlled trial to assess the impact of liraglutide on cardiac function and structure in young adults with type 2 diabetes (the LYDIA study). Cardiovascular Diabetology 2016 Jul 21;15(1):102. DOI: 10.1186/s12933-016-0421-6. PMID: 27440110.

Gray L, Yates T, Troughton J, Khunti K, Davies MJ, the “Let’s Prevent Diabetes” Team. Engagement, retention, and progression to type 2 diabetes: a retrospective analysis of the cluster-randomized "Let's Prevent Diabetes" trial. PLoS Medicine. 2016 Jul 12;13(7):e1002078. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002078. [Accepted Article 3 June 2016] PMID: 27404094

Yates T, Khunti K. Epidemiology: The diabetes mellitus tsunami: worse than the 'Spanish flu' pandemic? Comment on: (Worldwide trends in diabetes since 1980: a pooled analysis of 751 population-based studies with 4·4 million participants. Lancet 387, 1513–1530 (2016)). Nat Rev Endocrinol. eLetter 2016 Jul;12(7):377-8. DOI: 10.1038/nrendo.2016.74. [Epub 2016 May 20] PMID: 27199294

Rowlands AV, Yates T, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Edwardson CL. Raw accelerometer data analysis with GGIR R-package: Does accelerometer brand matter? Med Sci Sports Exerc 48(10), 1935-41. 2016 May 13. [Epub ahead of print] DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000978 PMID: 27183118

Rowlands AV, Olds TS, Bakrania K, Stanley RM, Parfitt G, Eston RG, Yates T, Fraysse F. Accelerometer wear-site detection: When one site does not suit all, all of the time. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 2017 Apr;20(4):368-372. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2016.04.013. [Epub 2016 May 21].

Clarke AL, Yates T, Smith AC, Chilcot J. Patient's perceptions of chronic kidney disease and their association with psychosocial and clinical outcomes: a narrative review. Clinical Kidney Journal. 2016 Jun;9(3):494-502. doi: 10.1093/ckj/sfw014. [Epub 2016 May 10]. PMID: 27274839

Sanders JP, Loveday A, Pearson N, Edwardson CL, Yates T, Biddle SJ, Esliger DW. Devices for Self-Monitoring Sedentary Time or Physical Activity: A Scoping Review. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2016 May 4;18(5):e90. doi: 10.2196/jmir.5373.

O’Donovan G, Bakrania K, Ghouri N, Yates T, Gray L, Hamer M, Stamatakis E, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Sattar N, Gill J. Nonexercise Equations to Estimate Fitness in White European and South Asian Men. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 May;48(5):854-9. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000836 PMID: 26694847

Hamer M, Yates T, Sherar LB, Clemes SA, Shankar A. Association of after school sedentary behaviour in adolescence with mental wellbeing in adulthood. Preventative Medicine. 2016 Jun;87:6-10. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2016.02.021. [Epub 2016 Feb 12]. PMID: 26876629

Davies MJ, Gray LJ, Ahrabian D, Carey M, Farooqi A, Gray A, Goldby S, Hill S, Jones K, Leal J, Realf K, Skinner T, Stribling B, Troughton J, Yates T, and Khunti K, on behalf of the Let's Prevent Diabetes Team (2016). A community based primary prevention programme for type 2 diabetes integrating identification and lifestyle intervention for prevention: the Let's Prevent Diabetes cluster randomised controlled trial. Preventive Med. 84, 48-56. [online: 2016 Feb 02] DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2015.12.012. PMID: 26740346.

Henson J, Dunstan DW, Davies MJ, and Yates T. Sedentary behaviour as a new behavioural target in the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Metab Res Rev. 32 (Suppl S1), 213-20. [First published online: 2016 Jan 26.] DOI: 10.1002/dmrr.2759. PMID: 26813615.

Dhalwani N, O'Donovan G, Zaccardi F, Hamer M, Yates T, Davies MJ, and Khunti K. Long term trends of multimorbidity and association with physical activity in older English population. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 19 Jan 2016; 13(1), 8. DOI: 10.1186/s12966-016-0330-9. PMID: 26785753

Bakrania K, Edwardson CL, Bodicoat DH, Esliger D, Gill J, Kazi A, Velayudhan L, Sinclair AJ, Sattar N, Khunti K, Biddle S, Davies MJ, and Yates T. Associations of mutually exclusive categories of physical activity and sedentary time with markers of cardiometabolic health in English adults: a cross-sectional analysis of the Health Survey for England. BMC Public Health. 12 January 2016; 16:25 DOI 10.1186/s12889-016-2694-9. PMID: 26753523

Edwardson C, Rowlands A, Bunnewell S, Sanders J, Esliger D, Gorely T, O’Connell S, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Yates T. Accuracy of posture allocation algorithms for thigh and waist-worn accelerometers. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2016 Jun;48(6):1085-90. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000865 [Epub ahead of print Jan 7] PMID:26741122

 

2015

Morton K, Sutton S, Hardeman W, Troughton J, Yates T, Griffin S, Davies MJ, Khunti K, Eborall H on behalf of the PROPELS investigators. A Text-Messaging and Pedometer Program to Promote Physical Activity in People at High Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: The Development of the PROPELS Follow-On Support Program. JMIR mHealth uHealth. 2015 Dec 15;3(4):e105. DOI: 10.2196/mhealth.5026. PMID: 26678750

O'Connell SE, Jackson BR, Edwardson CL, Yates T, Biddle SJH, Davies MJ, Dunstan D, Esliger D, Gray LJ, Miller P, and Munir F. Providing NHS staff with height-adjustable workstations and behaviour change strategies to reduce workplace sitting time: protocol for the Stand More AT (SMArT) Work cluster randomised controlled trial. BMC Public Health. 2015 Dec 9; 15(1), 1219. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-015-2532-5. PMID: 26646026.

Varela-Mato V, Yates T, Stensel DJ, Biddle SJ, Clemes SA. Time spent sitting during and outside working hours in bus drivers: A pilot study. Preventative Medicine Reports. 2015 Dec 3;3:36-9. doi: 10.1016/j.pmedr.2015.11.011. eCollection 2016 Jun. PMID: 26844184

Biddle S, Edwardson C, Wilmot E, Yates T, Gorely T, Bodicoat D, Ashra N, Khunti K, Nimmo M, Davies MJ. A randomised controlled trial to reduce sedentary time in young adults at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: Project STAND (Sedentary Time ANd Diabetes). PLoS One. 2015 Dec 1;10(12):e0143398. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0143398. PMID: 26623654

Henson J, Davies MJ, Bodicoat D, Edwardson C, Gill J, Stensel D, Tolfrey K, Dunstan D, Khunti K, Yates T. Breaking up prolonged sitting with standing or walking attenuates the postprandial metabolic response in post-menopausal women: A randomised acute study. Diabetes Care. 2016 Jan; 39(1):130-8. doi: 10.2337/dc15-1240. [Epub 2015 Dec 1]. PMID:26628415

Zaccardi F, Webb DR, Yates T, and Davies MJ. Pathophysiology of type 1 and type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 90-year perspective. Postgrad Med J. 92:1084, 63-69. [Epub ahead of print: 2015 Nov 30.] DOI: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2015-133281. PMID: 26621825.

Rowlands AV, Yates T, Olds TS, Davies MJ, Khunti K, and Edwardson CL. Sedentary Sphere: Wrist-Worn Accelerometer-Brand Independent Posture Classification. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 48(4), 748-54. [Epub ahead of print: 2015 Nov 10.] DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000813. PMID: 26559451.

Jelleyman C, Yates T, O’Donovan G, Gray L, King J, Khunti K, Davies MJ. The Effects of high-intensity interval training on glucose regulation and insulin resistance; a meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2015 Nov;16(11):942-61. DOI: 10.1111/obr.12317. PMID: 26481101

Zaccardi F, O’Donovan G, Webb D, Yates T, Kurl S, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Laukkanen J. Cardiorespiratory fitness and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a 23-year cohort study and a meta-analysis of prospective studies. Atherosclerosis. 2015 Nov;243(1):131-7. DOI: 10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2015.09.016. PMID: 26386209

Troughton J, Chatterjee S, Hill S, Daly H, Martin-Stacey L, Stone M, Patel N, Khunti K, Yates T, Gray L, Davies MJ. Development of a lifestyle intervention using the MRC framework for diabetes prevention in people with impaired glucose regulation. J Public Health (Oxf) 38(3), 493-501. 2015 Aug 25. pii: fdv110. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 26311822

Preiss D, Thomas LE, Wojdyla DM, Haffner SM, Gill JM, Yates T, Davies MJ, Holman RR, McMurray JJ, Califf RM, Kraus WE; NAVIGATOR Investigators. Prospective relationships between body weight and physical activity: an observational analysis from the NAVIGATOR study. BMJ Open. 2015 Aug 14;5(8):e007901. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2015-007901. PMID: 26275900

Yates T, Davies M.J, Haffner S, Schulte P, Thomas L, Huffman K.M, Bales C.W, Preiss D, Califf R.M, Holman R.R, McMurray J.V, Bathel A, Toumilehto J, Kraus W.E. Physical activity as a determinant of fasting and 2-hour post-challenge glucose: a prospective cohort analysis of the NAVIGATOR trial. Diabet Med; 2015 Aug; 32(8):1090 - 1096.  doi:10.1111/dme.12762. PMID: 25818859.

Henson J, Edwardson C, Morgan B, Horsfield M, Bodicoat D, Biddle S, Gorely T, Nimmo M, McCann G, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Yates T. Associations of sedentary time with regional fat distribution in a high risk population. Med Sci Sports Exerc 2015 Aug;47(8):1727-34. DOI: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000000572. PMID: 25386715

Yates T, Henson J, Edwardson C, Morris D, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Differences in levels of physical activity between white and South Asian populations within a health care setting: impact of measurement type in a cross sectional study. BMJ Open. 2015 Jul 23;5(7):e006181. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006181. PMID: 26204908

Yates T, Griffin S, Bodicoat D, Brierly G, Dallosso H, Davies MJ, Eborall H, Edwardson C, Gillett M, Gray L, Hardeman W, Hill S, Morton K, Triughton J, Khunti K. Promotion of physical activity through structured education with differing Levels of ongoing support for people at high risk of type 2 diabetes (PROPELS): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials. 2015 Jul 2;16:289. DOI: 10.1186/s13063-015-0813-z. PMID: 26130075

Yates T, Henson J, Edwardson C, Dunstan D, Bodicoat D, Khunti K, Davies M.J, . Objectively measured sedentary time and associations with insulin sensitivity: Importance of re-allocating sedentary time to physical activity. Preventive Medicine. 2015 Jul; 76:79 - 83. doi: 10.1016/j.ypme.2015.04.006. PMID: 25900801.

Edwardson C, Harrington D, Yates T, Bodicoat D, Khunti K, Sherar L, Edwards R.T, Wright C, Harrington K, Davies M.J. A cluster randomised controlled trial to investigate the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of the 'Girls Active' intervention: a study protocol. BMC Public Health. Jun 4 2015 526. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1886-z. PMID: 26036965.

Bodicoat DH, Carter P, Comber A, Edwardson C, Gray L, Hill S, Webb D, Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Is the number of fast food outlets in the neighbourhood related to type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors? Public Health Nutrition. 2015 Jun;18(9):1698-705. DOI: 10.1017/S1368980014002316. PMID: 25358618

Mansoubi M, Pearson N, Clemes SA, Biddle SJ, Bodicoat DH, Tolfrey K, Edwardson CL, Yates T. Energy expenditure during common sitting and standing tasks: examining the 1.5 MET definition of sedentary behaviour. BMC Public Health. 2015 May 29;15:516. doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1851-x. PMID: 26021449

Yates T, Davies M.J, Henson J, Edwardson C, Webb D, Bodicoat D, Webb M, Howard P, Cooper J.A, Humphries S.E, Khunti K, Talmud P. 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. May 14 10 (5) e0124062. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0124062. PMID: 25974167.

2014

Bodicoat D, O’Donovan G, Dalton A, Edwardson C, Gray LJ, Hill S, Webb D, Yates T, Khunti K, Davies MJ, Jones AP. The association between neighbourhood greenspace and type 2 diabetes in a large cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2014 Dec;4(12):e006076. DOI: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-006076. PMID:25537783

Bodicoat D, Carter P, Comber A, Gray L, Webb D, Yates T, Davies M.J, Khunti K. Is the number of fast food outlets in the neighbourhood related to type 2 diabetes mellitus and associated risk factors? Public Health Nutr. 18 (9) 1698 - 1705. [Epub ahead of print Oct 31 2014] doi: 10.1017S1368980014002316. PMID: 25358618.

Edwardson C, Gray L, Yates T, Barber S, Khunti K, Davies MJ. Detection and early lifestyle intervention in those at risk of type 2 diabetes. European Medical Journal Diabetes. 2014 Oct; 2: 48-57.

Yates T, Davies M.J, Edwardson C, Bodicoat D, Biddle S, Khunti K. Adverse responses and Physical Activity: Secondary analysis of the PREPARE Trial. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2014 Aug 46 (8) 1617 - 1623. doi: 10.1249/MSS.00000000000000260. PMID: 24500536.

Khan J, Wilmot E, Leggate M, Singh A, Yates T, Nimmo M, Khunti K, Horsfield M, Plein S, Biglands J, Clarysse P, Croisille P, Davies M.J, McGann G. Subclinical diastolic dysfunction in young adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a multiparametic contrast-enhances cardiovascular magnet resonance pilot study assessing potential mechanisms. Eur Heart J Cardiovasc Imaging. Nov 15 (11) 1263 - 1269 doi: 10.1093/ehjci/jeu121. [Epub ahead of print: 2014 Jun 26]. PMID: 24970723.

Gray L, Khunti K, Wilmot E, Yates T, Davies M.J.  External validation of two diabetes risk scores in a young UK South Asian population. Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2014 June; 104 (3) 451 - 458. dx.doi.org/doi:10.1016/j.diabres.2014.03.018. PMID: 24785738

Preiss D, Sattar N, McMurray J.J, Haffner S.M, Thomas L.E, Sun J-L, Yates T, Davies M.J, Holman R.R, Califf R.M, Kraus W.E.  Change in levels of physical activity after diagnosis of type 2 diabetes: an observational analysis from the navigator study. Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism. 16 (12) 1265 - 1266. doi:10.1111/dom.12320. [Epub ahead of print May 26 2014]. PMID: 24861892

Wilmot EG, Leggate M, Khan JN, Yates T, Gorely T, Bodicoat DH, Khunti K, Kuijer JPA, Gray LJ, Singh A, Clarysse P, Croisille P, Nimmo MA, McCann GP, Davies MJ. Type 2 diabetes mellitus and obesity in young adults: the extreme phenotype with early cardiovascular dysfunction. Diabetic Medicine. 2014 Jul;31(7):794-8. DOI: 10.1111/dme.12431. [Epub 2014 Apr 2] PMID: 24606573.

Dunkley A.J, Bodicoat D.H, Greaves C, Russell C, Yates T, Davies M.J, Khunti K. Diabetes Prevention in the Real World: Effectiveness of Pragmatic Lifestyle Interventions for the Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes and of the Impact of Adherence to Guideline Recommendations. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. Diabetes Care. Apr 37 (4) 9222 - 933. doi:10.2337/dc13-2195. PMID: 24652723.

Huffman K, Sun J, Thomas L, Bales C, Califf R, Yates T, Davies M.J, Holman R, McMurray J, Bethel M.A, Toumilehto J, Haffner S, Kraus W. Impact of baseline physical activity and diet behaviour on metabolic syndrome in a pharmaceutical trial: Results from NAVIGATOR. Metabolism. 2014 Apr; 63(4): 554 - 561. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2014.01.002. PMID: 24559843.

 

2013

Yates T, Haffner S, Schulte P, Thomas L, Huffman K, Bales C, Califf R.M, Holman R.R, McMurray J.J, Bethel A, Tuomilehto J, Davies M.J, Kraus W.E. The Association Between Change in Daily Ambulatory Activity and Cardiovascular Events in Those with Impaired Glucose Tolerance: Cohort Analysis of the NAVIGATOR Trial. Lancet, 2014 Mar 22; 383(9922):1059-66. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(13)62061-9. [Epub 2013 Dec 20].

Henson J, Yates T, Edwardson C.L, Khunti K, Talbot D, Gray L, Leigh T, Carter P, Davies M.J. Sedentary time and markers of chronic low-grade inflammation in a high risk population. PLoS One. 29 Oct 2013; 8(10):e78350. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0078350. PMID: 24205208

Wilmot E, Edwardson C, Biddle S.J.H, Gorely T, Henson J, Khunti K, Nimmo M, Yates T, Davies M.J. Prevalence of diabetes and impaired glucose tolerance in younger UK adults: Insights from Project STAND baseline data. Diabetic Medicine. 2013 Jun; 30(6):671-5. doi: 10.1111/dme.12173. [Epub 2013 Apr 12.]

Makda S I, Davies M, Wilmot E, Bankart J, Yates T, Varghese M., Fisher H, Khunti K. Prescribing in pregnancy for women with diabetes: use of potential teratogenic drugs and contraception. Diabetic Medicine. 2013 Apr;30(4):457-63. doi: 10.1111/dme.12051.

Henson J, Yates T, Edwardson C, Khunti K, Wilmot E, Gray L, Gorely T, Nimmo M, Davies M. Associations of objectively measured sedentary behaviour and physical activity with markers of cardio-metabolic health. Diabetologia. 2013 May; 56(5):1012-20. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-013-2845-9. [Epub 2013 Mar 1] PMID: 23456209

Yates T, Henson J, Morris D, Edwardson C, Brady E, Davies M. 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. 2013 Apr; 42(2):533-40. DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyt015. [Epub 2013 Feb 18] PMID: 23421988

Wilmot EG, Edwardson CL, Achana FA, Davies MJ, Gorely T, Gray LJ, Khunti K, Yates T, Biddle SJ. Erratum to: Sedentary time in adults and the association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death: systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetologia. 2013 Jan 31, 56(4), 942-943. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-013-2842-z.

2012

Mostafa S, Davies M, Morris M, Yates T, Srinivasan B, Webb D, Khunti, K. The Association of the Triglyceride-to-HDL Cholesterol Ratio with Insulin Resistance in White European and South Asian Men and Women. PloS one. 10 December 2012. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0050931. PMID: 23251403

Atkin AJ, Gorely T, Clemes SA, Yates T, Edwardson C, Brage S, Salmon J, Marshall SJ, Biddle SJ. Methods of Measurement in epidemiology: sedentary Behaviour. Int J Epidemiol. 2012 Oct;41(5):1460-71. doi: 10.1093/ije/dys118. PMID: 23045206

Gray LJ, Khunti K, Edwardson C, Goldby S, Henson J, Morris D.H, Sheppard D, Webb D, Williams S, Yates T, Davies M.J. Implementation of the automated Leicester Practice Risk Score in two diabetes prevention trials provides a high yield of people with abnormal glucose tolerance. Diabetologia. 2012 Dec;55(12):3238-44. doi: 10.1007/s00125-012-2725-8. Epub 2012 Sep 22. PMID: 23001376

Wilmot E, Edwardson C.L, Davies M.J, Gorely T, Gray L, Khunti K, Yates T, Biddle S. Sitting time in adults and the association with diabetes, cardiovascular disease and death: systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetologia. 2012 Nov; 55(11):2895-905. doi: 10.1007/s00125-012-2677-z. [Epub 2012 Aug 14] PMID: 22890825

Willis A, Davies M, Yates T, Khunti K. Primary prevention of cardiovascular disease using validated risk scores: a systematic review. J R Soc Med. 2012 Aug;105(8):348-56. DOI: 10.1258/jrsm.2012.110193 PMID: 22907552

Biddle S.J, Davies M, Khunti K., Yates T. Standing up to diabetes: sedentary behavior matters. Diabetes Management. July 2012; 2(4), 261-263 DOI: 10.2217/dmt.12.36

Yates T and Bharakhada N (joint first authors), Davies M, Wilmot E, Edwardson C, Henson J, Webb D, Khunti K. Sitting time and physical activity in relation to chronic kidney disease. American Journal of Kidney Disease. 2012 Oct; 60(4):583-90. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2012.04.024. [Epub 2012 Jun 19]. PMID: 22717340

Biddle S.J, King J, Yates T. TV viewing, but not total sedentary behaviour, is associated with adverse cardiometabolic biomarkers in adolescents. Evidence Based Nursing. 2012 Oct; 15(4):113-4. [Epub 2012 Jun 12]. PMID: 22691407

Yates T, Davies MJ, Henson J, Troughton J, Edwardson C, Gray LJ, Khunti K. 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. 2012 May 29; 13:46. doi: 10.1186/1471-2296-13-46. PMID: 22642610

Gray LJ, Khunti K, Williams S, Goldby S, Troughton J, Yates T, Gray A, Davies MJ. Let’s Prevent Diabetes: study protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial of an educational intervention in a multi-ethnic UK population with screen detected impaired glucose regulation. Cardiovascular Diabetology. 2012 May 20; 11:56. PMID: 22607160

Edwardson C, Wilmot E, Davies M,  Gorely T, Gray L, Khunti K, Yates T, Biddle SJ. Association of sedentary behaviour with metabolic syndrome: A meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34916. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0034916. [Epub 2012 Apr 13]. PMID: 22514690.

Blüher S, Markert J, Herget S, Yates T, Davis M, Müller G, Waldow T, Schwarz PE. Who should we target for diabetes prevention and diabetes risk reduction? Current Diabetes Reports. 2012 Apr; 12(2):147-156. doi: 10.1007/s11892-012-0255-x. PMID: 22298028

Schwarz P, Greaves C, Lindstrom J, Yates T, Davies M. Nonpharmacological interventions for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Nature Reviews Endocrinology. 8, 363–373 (17 Jan 2012) doi:10.1038/nrendo.2011.232. PMID: 22249519

Yates T, Khunti K, Wilmot W, Brady E, Webb D, Srinivasan B Henson J, Talbot D, Davies M. Associations of self-reported sitting time with biomarkers of chronic low-grade inflammation, insulin resistance and adiposity. American Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2012 Jan; 42(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.09.022. PMID: 22176839

Yates T, Davies MJ, Khunti K. Obesity and chronic disease in younger people: an unfolding crisis. British Journal of General Practice. 2012 Jan; 62 (594):4-5. DOI: 10.3399/bjgp12X616201.PMID: 22520657 (Editorial)

 

2011

Wilmot E, Edwardson C, Gorely T, Khunti K, Nimmo M, Yates T, Biddle SJH. Rationale and study design for a randomised controlled trial to reduce sedentary time in adults at risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: Project STAND (Sedentary Time ANd Diabetes). BMC Public Health. 2011 Dec 8;11:908. PMID: 22151909

Yates T, Davies M, Khunti K, Schwarz PE. Diabetes prevention: A call to action. Indian Journal of Medical Research. 2011 Nov; 134(5): 579-82. DOI: 10.4103/0971-5916.90979. PMID: 22199093

Gray L, Yates T, Davies M, Brady E, Webb, Sattar N, Khunti K.  Defining obesity cut-off points for migrant South Asians. PLoS One. 19 Oct 2011; 6(10):e26464. doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0026464. PMID: 22039493

Yates T, Daves M, Sehmi S, Gorely T, Khunti K.  The Prediabetes Risk Education and Physical Activity Recommendation and Encouragement (PREPARE) programme study: Are improvements in glucose regulation sustained at two years? Diabetic Medicine. 2011 Oct; 28(10):1268-71. doi: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2011.03357.x. PMID: 21672008

T Yates, K Khunti, M Davies. Physical activity: Efficacy and application in the management of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes & Primary Care. 2011 Sep-Oct: 13(5) 311-315.

Yates T, Wilmot EG, Davies MJ, Gorely T, Edwardson C, Biddle S, Khunti K. Sedentary behaviour: what's in a definition? Am J Prev Med. 2011 Jun;40(6):e33-4; author reply e34. DOI: 10.1016/j.amepre.2011.02.017. PMID: 21565646

Dunkley A, Davies M, Stone M, Taub N, Troughton J, Yates T, Khunti K. The Reversal Intervention for Metabolic Syndrome (TRIMS) study: rationale, design, and baseline data. Trials. 2011; 12: 107. Published online 2011 May 4. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-12-107. PMID: 21542913

Yates T, Wilmot E, Khunti K, Biddle S, Gorely T, Davies M. Stand up for your health: is it time to rethink the physical activity paradigm? Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 2011 Aug; 93(2):292-4. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2011.03.023. [Epub 2011 Apr 20]. PMID: 21507499

 

2010

Yates T, Davies MJ, Gorely T, Talbot D, Bull F, Sattar N, Khunti K. The effect of increased ambulatory activity on markers of chronic low-grade inflammation: evidence from the PREPARE programme randomized controlled trial. Diabetic Medicine. 2010 Nov;27(11):1256-63. DOI: 10.1111/j.1464-5491.2010.03091.x. PMID: 20950383

Wilmot EG, Davies MJ, Yates T, Benhalima K, Lawrence IG, Khunti K. Type 2 diabetes in younger adults: the emerging UK epidemic. Postgrad Med J. 2010 Dec;86(1022):711-8. DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.2010.100917. [Epub 2010 Oct 21] PMID: 20966485

Yates T, Davies MJ, Gray LJ, Webb D, Henson J, Gill J Khunti K. 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. 2010 Sep-Oct; 51(3-4):290-4. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2010.06.011. [Epub 2010 Jun 19] PMID: 20600259

 

2009

Yates T, Khunti K, Davies M. Preventing type 2 diabetes: making the evidence work for migrant Indian populations. Indian J Med Res. 2009 Nov;130(5):495-7. PMID: 20090093 (Editorial)

Yates T, Jarvis J, Troughton J, Davies MJ. Preventing type 2 diabetes: applying the evidence in nursing practice. Nursing Times. 2009 Oct 20 - 26;105(4):10-14. PMID 19899488

Yates T, Davies M, Khunti K. Preventing type 2 diabetes: can we make the evidence work? Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2009 Sep; 85(1007):475-80. DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.2008.076166. PMID: 19734515

Yates T, Davies M, Gorely T, Bull F, Khunti K. Effectiveness of a Pragmatic Education Program Designed to Promote Walking Activity in Individuals With Impaired Glucose Tolerance. Diabetes Care. 2009 Aug;32(8):1404-10. DOI: 10.2337/dc09-0130. [Epub 2009 Jul 14] PMID: 19602539

Yates T, Khunti K, Troughton J, Davies M. The role of physical activity in the management of type 2 diabetes mellitus. Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2009 Mar;85(1001):129-33. DOI: 10.1136/pgmj.2008.067900. PMID: 19351639

 

2008

Yates T, Davies M, Gorely T, Bull F, Khunti K. Rationale, design and baseline data from the PREPARE (Pre-diabetes Risk Education and Physical Activity Recommendation and Encouragement) programme study: a randomized controlled trial. Patient Education and Counselling. 2008 Nov; 73(2): 264-71. DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2008.06.010. PMID: 18653305

Yates T, Davies M, Brady E, Webb D, Gorely T, Bull F, Khunti K. Walking and Inflammatory Markers in Individuals Screened for Type 2 Diabetes. Preventive Medicine. 2008 Oct;47(4):417-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2008.06.015. [Epub 2008 Jul 3]. PMID: 18652841

 

2007

Yates T, Bull F, Gorely T, Khunti K, Davies M. Increased physical activity is a cornerstone in the prevention of type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals. Reply to Laaksonen DE, Lindström J, Tuomilehto J, Uusitupa M (letter). Diabetologia. 22 Sep 2007; 50(12):2609-2610. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-007-0830-x

Yates T, Khunti K, Davies M. Prevention of diabetes: A reality in primary care. Primary Care Diabetes. 2007 Sep;1(3):119-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.pcd.2007.07.003. [Epub 2007 Jul 25] PMID: 18632031 (Editorial)

Yates T, Khunti K, Bull F, Gorely T, Davies MJ. The role of physical activity in the management of impaired glucose tolerance: a systematic review. Diabetologia. 2007 Jun;24(3):237-44. [Epub 2007 May 15] PMID: 17415549

Yates T, Khunti K, Davies M. Can structured education be used to promote physical activity in primary care? Diabetes and Primary Care. 2007 Jan; 9(5), 250-256.

 

Book Chapters and Reports

Henson J, Edwardson CL, Davies MJ, Yates T (2018), “Sedentary Behaviour, Diabetes, and the Metabolic Syndrome”, in Sedentary Behaviour Epidemiology. Springer, Cham, Switzerland.

Yates T, Scott A (2016). “Physical activity for type 2 diabetes”, in Clinical Exercise Science, Routledge, Abingdon, UK.

Yates T & Davies MJ (2015). “Prevention of type 2 diabetes”, in International Textbook of Diabetes Mellitus, Fourth Edition, Fourth Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK.

Yates T, Davies M, & Khunti K. (2013). “Prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: the Role of Physical Activity”, in Prevention of Diabetes. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford, UK.

Davies M, Khunti K, Webb D, Yates T, Gholap N, Cresto W, Gray L, Carter P, Sutton S, Bonar M, Hiles S (2012). Updating the handbook for vascular risk assessment, risk reduction and risk management. National Screening Committee and University of Leicester, UK.

Yates T, Davies M, Troughton J, Daley H, Martin-Stacey L, Khunti K (2010). “Walking Away from Type 2 Diabetes: development of a diabetes prevention programme for implementation within England”, in Diabetes Prevention in Practice. TUMAIMI institute for Prevention Management, Dresden, Germany.

Khunti K, Yates T, Troughton J, Stone M, Davies D, 2009. “The development of a diabetes prevention programme for a south Asian population: translating evidence and theory into practice”, in Effectiveness and efficiency in public health: systematic approaches to evidence and practice. NICE/OUP, Oxford, UK.

Davies M, Yates T, Khunti K. (2009). “Prevention of type 2 diabetes”, in Research priorities for diabetes in British South Asians. (Diabetes UK/South Asian Health Foundation report).

 

Supervision

Current PhD students

  • Kishan Bakrania, May 2014 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Prof Khunti, Prof Davies and Dr Tom Yates, Diabetes Research Centre.
    Novel approaches for analysing accelerometer data.
  • Greg Biddle, Oct 2016 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Tom Yates, Dr Alex Rowlands
    Reducing sitting time for health: are acute effects sustained?
  • Stavroula Argyridou, Oct 2016 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Tom Yates and Prof Melanie Davies
    Plant-based diets for health: from mechanisms to outcomes
  • Harriet Pearsey, October 2017 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Tom Yates, Prof Toru Suzuki and Prof Melanie Davies
    Discovering biomarkers linking lifestyle, ethnicity and disease
  • Cameron Razieh, Oct 2017 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Tom Yates and Prof Kamlesh Khunti
    Exercise for health promotion in South Asians
  • Tatiana Plekhanova, Oct 2017 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Dr Charlotte Edwardson, Dr Tom Yates, Dr Andrew Hall
    24 patterning of physical behaviours: impact of sleep
  • Grandezza Aburido, Oct 2017 -
    University of Leicester, jointly with Prof Karen Brown, Dr Tom Yates
    Dietary supplements and cancer risk






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