Publications

Applied Health Sciences - Health Sciences & Kinesiology




Publications

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS, GROUPED BY TOPIC:
(students are denoted by *)

EARLY DIET FOR PROGRAMMING OF BONE HEALTH

*Kaludjerovic J, Ward WE. Bone-specific gene expression patterns and whole bone tissue of female mice are programmed by early life exposure to soy isoflavones and folic acid. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2015; epub ahead of print.

*Miotto P, *Castelli L, Amoye F, LeBlanc PJ, Peters SJ, Roy B, Ward WE. Maternal high fat feeding does not have long-lasting effects on body composition and bone health in female and male rat offspring at young adulthood. Molecules. 18(12):15094-15109, 2013.

*Lau BYY, Cohen DJA, Ward WE, Ma DWL. Investigating the role of polyunsaturated fatty acids in bone development using animal models. Molecules. 18(11):14203-27, 2013.

*Kaludjerovic J, Ward WE. Adequate but not supplemental folic acid combined with soy isoflavones during early life improves bone health at adulthood in male mice. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 24(10):1691-1696, 2013.

*Dinsdale EC, *Kaludjerovic J, Ward WE. Isoflavone exposure throughout suckling results in improved adult bone health in mice. Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease. 3(4):271-275, 2012. 

*Kaludjerovic J, Ward WE. Neonatal administration of isoflavones attenuates deterioration of bone tissue in female but not male mice. Journal of Nutrition. 140(4):766-772, 2010.

BIOACTIVES AS A STRATEGY TO PROMOTE BONE HEALTH DURING AGING

*Nash LA, Ward WE. Tea and bone health: Findings from human studies, potential mechanisms, and identification of knowledge gaps. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2015, epub ahead of print.

*Nash LA, Sullivan PJ, Peters SJ, Ward WE. Rooibos flavonoids, orientin and luteolin, stimulate mineralization in human osteoblasts through the Wnt pathway. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 59(3):443-453, 2015

Weaver CM, Alekel L, Ward WE, Ronis MJ. Flavonoid intakes and bone health. Journal of Nutrition in Gerontology and Geriatrics. 31(3):239-253, 2012. 

GUT-BONE AXIS (in collaboration with E. Comelli, University of Toronto)

*Villa CR, Ward WE, Comelli EM. Gut microbiota-bone axis. Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition. 2015, in press.  

Jahani R, *Fielding KA, *Chen J, Villa CR, *Castelli LM, Ward WE, Comelli EM. Low vitamin D status from conception onwards results in an inflammatory prone status in healthy CD-1 mice but does not alter bone strength. Molecular Nutrition and Food Research. 58(7):1491-1501, 2014

*Glenn AJ, *Fielding KA, *Chen J, Comelli EM, Ward WE. Long-term vitamin D3 supplementation does not prevent colonic inflammation or modulate bone health in IL-10 knockout mice at young adulthood. Nutrients. 6(9):3847-3862, 2014.

ORAL HEALTH AND HEALING 

*Dodington DW, Fritz PC, Sullivan PJ, Ward WE. Higher intakes of fruits and vegetables, ß-carotene, vitamin C, alpha-tocopherol, EPA and DHA are positively associated with periodontal healing after non-surgical periodontal therapy in non-smokers but not in smokers. Journal of Nutrition. 2015; in press.

*Johnston BD, Ward WE. The ovariectomized rat as a model for studying alveolar bone loss in postmenopausal women. BioMed Research International. 2015:635023, 2015

*Lau B, *Johnston BD, Fritz PC, Ward WE. Dietary strategies to optimize wound healing after periodontal and dental implant surgery: an evidence-based review. Open Dentistry Journal. 7:36-46, 2013. 

*Johnston BD, Fritz PC, Ward WE. Use of dietary supplements in patients seeking treatment at a periodontal clinic. Nutrients. 5(4):1110-1121, 2013. 

PUBLISHED BOOKS 
ON NUTRITION AND WOMEN’S HEALTH

Optimizing Women’s Health Through Nutrition, L.U. Thompson, W.E. Ward (eds), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2007, pp.454

Food-Drug Synergy and Safety, L.U. Thompson, W.E. Ward (eds), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. 2005. pp. 488.

SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS 
ON NUTRITION AND BONE HEALTH

*Dodington DW, Ward WE. Diet, physical activity and osteoporosis. In: Diet, Exercise, and Disease: the Biological Basis of Prevention. M. Ardies (ed.), CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL, 2013, in press.

Ward WE, Thompson LU. Flaxseed and bone health in animal models of menopause. In: Handbook of Nutrition and Diet in Menopause. V. Preedy (ed), Springer, UK. 2013, in press.

*Kaludjerovic J, Ward WE. Soy: animal studies; spanning the lifespan. In: Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population. R.R. Watson (ed.), Academic Press, UK. 2013, pp. 383-408.

Ronis MJ, Ward WE, Weaver CM. Skeletal effects of plant products other than soy. In: Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population. R.R. Watson (ed.), Academic Press, UK. 2013, pp. 409-420.

Alekel DL, Weaver CM, Ronis MJ, Ward WE. Nutritional influences on bone health and overview of methods. In: Bioactive Food as Dietary Interventions for the Aging Population. R.R. Watson (ed.), Academic Press, UK. 2013, pp. 357-370.

a portrait of Wendy Ward

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