Publications

Selected Publications14998558534_436ef86562_k

Lamers Y, MacFarlane AJ, O’Connor DL, Fontaine-Bisson B. Periconceptional intake of folic acid among low-risk women in Canada: summary of a workshop aiming to align prenatal folic acid supplement composition with current expert guidelinesAmerican Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2018;108(6):1357-1368. doi: 10.1093/ajcn/nqy212.

Schroder TH, Sinclair G, Mattman A, Jung B, Barr SI, Vallance HD, Lamers YPregnant women of South Asian ethnicity in Canada have substantially lower vitamin B12 status compared with pregnant women of European ethnicity. British Journal of Nutrition 2017; 118 (6): 454-462. doi: 10.1017/S0007114517002331

Quay TAW, Frimer L, Janssen PA, Lamers Y (2017). Barriers and facilitators to recruitment of South Asians to health research: a scoping review. BMJ Open; 7(5):e014889. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2016-014889.

Jeruszka-Bielak M*, Isman C*, Schroder TH, Li W, Green TJ, Lamers Y (2017).
South Asian ethnicity is related to the highest risk of vitamin B12 deficiency in Canadian pregnant women. *shared first authorship. Nutrients 9; doi: 10.3390/nu9040317

Chebaya P, Karakochuk CD, March KM, Chen NN, Stamm RA, Koreun H, Sophonneary P, Borath M, Shahab-Ferdows S, Hampel D, Barr SI, Lamers Y, Hougthon LA, Allen LH, Green TJ, Whitfield K (2017).
Correlations between maternal, breast milk, and infant vitamin B12 concentrations among mother-infant dyads in Vancouver, Canada and Prey Veng, Cambodia: an exploratory analysis. Nutrients 9; doi: 10.3390/nu9030270

Mujica-Coopman MF, Franco-Sena AB, Farias DR, Vaz J, Brito A, Kac G, Lamers Y (2017).
Vitamin B6 status in unsupplemented pregnant women is associated positively with serum docosahexaenoic acid and inversely with the n-6-to-n-3 fatty acid ratio. Journal of Nutrition 147(2):170-178. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.239483.

Ho CL, Quay TAW, Devlin AM, Lamers Y (2016).
Prevalence and predictors of low vitamin B6 status in healthy young adult women in Metro Vancouver. Nutrients 8, 538; doi:10.3390/nu8090538

Schroder TH, Quay TAW, Mattman A, Sinclair G, Vallance H, Lamers Y (2016).
Reference interval of methylmalonic acid concentrations in dried blood spots of healthy, term newborns to facilitate neonatal screening of vitamin B12 deficiency. Journal of Clinical Biochemistry March 31 Epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.clinbiochem.2016.03.007

Cheong M, Xiao Y, Tay V, Karakochuk CD, Liu Y, Harvey S, Lamers Y, Houghton LA, Kitts DD, Green TJ (2016).
Folic acid fortified milk increases blood folate to concentrations associated with a very low risk of neural tube defects in Singaporean women of childbearing age. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition 25(1):62-70

Quay TAW, Schroder TH, Jeruszka-Bielak M, Li W, Devlin AM, Barr SI, Lamers Y (2015).
High prevalence of suboptimal vitamin B12 status in young adult women of South Asian and European ethnicity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism DOI:10.1139/apnm-2015-0200

Karakochuk CD, Whitfield KC, Barr SI, Lamers Y, Devlin AM, Vercauteren SM, Kroeun H, Talukder A, McLean J, Green TJ (2015).
Genetic hemoglobin disorders rather than iron deficiency are a major predictor of hemoglobin concentration in women of reproductive age in rural Prey Veng, Cambodia. Journal of Nutrition 145(1):134-42

Schroder TH, Quay TAW, Lamers Y (2014).
Methylmalonic acid quantified in dried blood spots provides a precise, valid, and stable measure of functional vitamin B-12 status in healthy women. Journal of Nutrition 2014, 144(10):1658-63

da Silva VR, Rios-Avila L, Lamers Y, Ralat MA, Midttun Ø, Quinlivan EP, Garrett TJ, Coats B, Shankar MN, Percival SS, Chi YY, Muller KE, Ueland PM, Stacpoole PW, Gregory JF (2013).
Metabolite profile analysis reveals functional effects of vitamin B-6 restriction on one-carbon metabolism and tryptophan catabolic pathways in healthy men and women. Journal of Nutrition 2013,143(11):1719-27

Gregory JF, Park Y, Lamers Y, Bandyopadhyay N, Chi YY, Lee K, Kim S, da Silva V, Hove N, Ranka S, Kahveci T, Muller K, Stevens R, Newgard C, Stacpoole P, Jones D (2013).
Metabolomic Analysis Reveals Extended Metabolic Consequences of Marginal Vitamin B-6 Deficiency in Healthy Human Subjects. Public Library of Science (PLoS) One 2013, 8(6):e63544

Yaremco E, Inglis A, Innis S, Hippman C, Carrion P, Lamers Y, Honer WG, Austin J (2013).
Red blood cell folate concentrations in pregnant women with mood disorders: A case series. Birth Defects Research Part A: Clinical and Molecular Teratology 2013, 97(6):416-20

Zhao M, Lamers Y, Ralat MA, Coats BS, Chi YY, Muller KE, Bain JR, Shankar MN, Newgard CB, Stacpoole PW, Gregory  JF (2012).
Marginal vitamin B-6 deficiency decreases plasma n-3 and n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acid concentrations in healthy men and womenJournal of Nutrition 2012, 142(10): 1791-1797

Lamers Y (2011).
Folate recommendations for pregnancy, lactation, and infancyAnnals of Nutrition and Metabolism 2011, 59(1): 32-37

Lamers Y (2011).
Indicators and methods for folate, vitamin B-12, and vitamin B-6 status assessment in humansCurrent Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolic Care 2011, 14(5): 445-54

Chi YY, Gribbin M, Lamers Y, Gregory JF, Muller KE (2011).
Global hypothesis testing for high dimensional repeated measures outcomes. Statistics in Medicine 2011. DOI: 10.1002/sim.4435

Lamers Y,Coats B, Ralat M, Quinlivan EP, Stacpoole PW, Gregory JF (2011).
Moderate vitamin B-6 restriction does not alter postprandial methionine cycle rates of remethylation, transmethylation and total transsulfuration but increases the fractional synthesis rate of cystathionine in healthy young men and womenJournal of Nutrition 2011, 141(5): 835-42

Book Chapters

Gregory JF, da Silva V, Lamers Y (2009).
Kinetics of folate and one-carbon metabolism. In: Folate in Health and Disease. Pages 491-516. Editor: Bailey LB. 2nd Edition. Taylor and Francis Group, Florida.