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Gemini Research, Department of Behavioural Science and Health, University College London, London, WC1E 7HB 

gemini@ucl.ac.uk | Tel: 020 7679 1263

Over the past decade, Gemini has led to some important discoveries about the nature and nurture of early growth and eating behaviours. With the continued support of the Gemini families, the Gemini Research team has been able to publish a large number of important research papers. Below is a comprehensive list of of our publications.

 

We aim to update this list regularly, however if you are looking for a particular study that is not mentioned below please contact us.

RESEARCH

Schrempft, S., van Jaarsveld, C. M., Fisher, A., & et al. (2018). Variation in the heritability of child body mass index by obesogenic home environment. JAMA Pediatr, 172(12), 1153–1160.

Herle M, Fildes A, Llewellyn CH. (2018) Emotional eating is learned not inherited in children, regardless of obesity risk. Pediatr Obes. Oct;13(10):628-631.

Herle M, Fildes A, Rijsdijk F, Steinsbekk S, Llewellyn C.(2017) The home environment shapes emotional eating. Child Dev.

Herle M, Fildes A, Steinsbekk S, Rijsdijk F, Llewellyn CH. (2017). Emotional over- and under-eating in early childhood are learned not inherited.Sci Rep-Uk, 7, 9092.

Llewellyn, C., & Fildes, A. (2017). Behavioural Susceptibility Theory: Professor Jane Wardle and the Role of Appetite in Genetic Risk of Obesity. Current Obesity Reports, 6(1), 38–45.

Smith, L. Cornelia H. M. van Jaarsveld, C.H.M, Llewellyn, C.H., Fildes, A., Sánchez, G., Wardle, J., & Fisher, A. (2017) Genetic and Environmental Influences on Developmental Milestones and Movement: Results From the Gemini Cohort Study, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, 88:4, 401-407

Smith, A.D., Fildes, A., Cooke, L., Herle, M., Shakeshaft, N., Plomin, R., & Llewellyn, C. (2016). Genetic and environmental influences on food preferences in adolescence, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 104, Issue 2, Pages 446–453

Smith AD, Herle M, Fildes A, Cooke L, Steinsbekk S, Llewellyn CH. (2017) Food fussiness and food neophobia share a common etiology in early childhood. J Child Psychol Psychiatry, 58(2):189-196.

Harris HA, Fildes A, Mallan KM, Llewellyn CH. (2016) Maternal feeding practices and fussy eating in toddlerhood: a discordant twin analysis. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 13(1):81

Herle M, Fildes A, van Jaarsveld C, Rijsdijk F, Llewellyn CH. (2016). Parental Reports of Infant and Child Eating Behaviors are not Affected by Their Beliefs About Their Twins’ Zygosity. Behavioural Genetics, 46(6):763–71.

Fildes, A. van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Cooke, L., Wardle, J., & Llewellyn, C.H. (2016). Common genetic architecture underlying young children’s food fussiness and liking for vegetables and fruit, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(4), 1099–1104

Syrad, H., Llewellyn, C., Van Jaarsveld, C., Johnson, L., Jebb, S., & Wardle, J. (2016). Energy and nutrient intakes of young children in the UK: Findings from the Gemini twin cohort. British Journal of Nutrition, 115(10), 1843-1850.

Syrad, H., Johnson, L., Wardle, J., & Llewellyn, C.H. (2016). Appetitive traits and food intake patterns in early life, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 103(1); 231–235

Syrad H, van Jaarsveld CHM, Wardle J, et al (2015). The role of infant appetite in extended formula feeding, Archives of Disease in Childhood, 100:758-762.

Schrempft, S., van Jaarsveld, C. H., Fisher, A., & Wardle, J. (2015). The Obesogenic Quality of the Home Environment: Associations with Diet, Physical Activity, TV Viewing, and BMI in Preschool Children. PLoS ONE, 10(8), e0134490.

Schrempft, S., van Jaarsveld, C. H. M., Fisher, A., Fildes, A., & Wardle, J. (2016). Maternal characteristics associated with the obesogenic quality of the home environment in early childhood. Appetite, 107, 392–397.

Fildes, A., van Jaarsveld, C., Llewellyn, C., Wardle, J., & Fisher, A., (2015). Parental control over feeding in infancy. Influence of infant weight, appetite and feeding method. Appetite.

Fildes, A., Mallan, K.M., Cooke, L., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C., Fisher, A., & Daniels, L. (2015). The relationship between appetite and food preferences in British and Australian children. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act

Fildes, A., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Wardle, J., & Cooke, L. (2014). Parent-administered exposure to increase children’s vegetable acceptance: a randomized controlled trial Journ Acad Nutr Diet

Fildes, A. van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C.H., Fisher, A., Cooke, L., & Wardle, J. (2014). Nature and nurture in children’s food preferences, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 99, Issue 4, April 2014, Pages 911–917

McDonald, L., Wardle, J., Llewellyn,C.H., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M. & Fisher, A. (2014) Predictors of shorter sleep in early childhood, Sleep Medicine, 15(5), 536-540

Llewellyn CH, Trzaskowski M, van Jaarsveld CHM, Plomin R, Wardle J. (2014) Satiety Mechanisms in Genetic Risk of Obesity. JAMA Pediatrics, 168(4):338–344.

Fisher, A., McDonald, L., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C., Fildes, A., Schrempft, S. & Wardle, J. (2014). Sleep and energy intake in early childhood. International Journal of Obesity, 38, 926–929

Pimpin, L., Ambrosini, G., Llewellyn, C., Johnson, L., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Jebb, S.A., Wardle, J. (2013) Dietary intake of young twins: nature or nurture?, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 98,1326–1334

Llewellyn CH, van Jaarsveld CH, Plomin R, Fisher A, Wardle J. (2012). Inherited behavioral susceptibility to adiposity in infancy: a multivariate genetic analysis of appetite and weight in the Gemini birth cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. January 25;95(3):633–9.

Fisher, A., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C.H., & Wardle, J. (2012). Genetic and environmental influences on infant sleep in Pediatrics, 129 (6) 1091-1096

van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C., Fildes, A., Fisher A, Wardle J. (2012) Are my twins identical: parents may be misinformed by prenatal scan observations. BJOG, 119:517–518.

van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., Llewellyn, C.H., Johnson, L., & Wardle, J. (2011) Prospective associations between appetitive traits and weight gain in infancy, The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 94, Issue 6, Pages 1562–1567

Wijlaars, L.P.M.M., Johnson, L., van Jaarsveld, C.H.M., & Wardle, J. (2011). Socioeconomic status and weight gain in early infancy in International Journal of Obesity 2011 Volume 35 Issue 7 page 963-970.

Johnson L, Llewellyn CH, van Jaarsveld CHM, Cole TJ, Wardle J (2011) Genetic and Environmental Influences on Infant Growth: Prospective Analysis of the Gemini Twin Birth Cohort. PLOS ONE 6(5): e19918.

Llewellyn CH, van Jaarsveld CH, Johnson L, Carnell S, Wardle J. (2011) Development and factor structure of the Baby Eating Behaviour Questionnaire in the Gemini birth cohort. Appetite, 57:388–96.

Llewellyn CH, van Jaarsveld CHM, Johnson L, Carnell S, Wardle J. Nature and nurture in infant appetite: analysis of the Gemini twin birth cohort. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010. March 24;91(5):1172–9.

van Jaarsveld CH, Johnson L, Llewellyn C, Wardle J. (2010) Gemini: a UK twin birth cohort with a focus on early childhood weight trajectories, appetite and the family environment. Twin Res Hum Genet;13:72–8.