Publications: Lisa Te Morenga

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Senior Lecturer Faculty of Health


  • Verbiest M, Borrell S, Dalhousie S, Tupa'i-Firestone R, Funaki T, Goodwin D, Grey J, Henry A, Hughes E, Humphrey G, Jiang Y, Jull A, Pekepo C, Schumacher J, Te Morenga L, Tunks M, Vano M, Whittaker R, Ni Mhurchu CA Co-Designed, Culturally-Tailored mHealth Tool to Support Healthy Lifestyles in Maori and Pasifika Communities in New Zealand: Protocol for a Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial JMIR Res Protoc 2018;7(8):e10789
  • Williams Erickson L, Taylor RW, Haszard JJ, Fleming EA, Daniels L, Morison BJ, Leong C, Fangupo LJ, Wheeler BJ, Taylor BJ, Te Morenga L, McLean R, Heath, AL. (2018) Impact of a Modified Version of Baby-Led Weaning on Infant Food and Nutrient Intakes: The BLISS Randomized Controlled Trial. Nutrients, 10(6), 740.
  • McLean RM, Williams SM, Te Morenga LA, Mann JI. Spot urine and 24-h diet recall estimates of dietary sodium intake from the 2008/09 New Zealand Adult Nutrition Survey: a comparison. (2018) European Journal of Clinical Nutrition. May 22:1.
  • Te Morenga, L., Pekepo, C., Corrigan, C., Matoe, L., Mules, R., Goodwin, D., Dymus, J., Tunks, M., Grey, J., Humphrey, G.; Jull, A., … Ni Mhurchu, C. (2018). Co-designing an mHealth tool in the New Zealand Māori community with a "Kaupapa Māori" approach. AlterNative: An International Journal of Indigenous Peoples, 14(1), 90-99.. doi: 10.1177/1177180117753169
  • Kibblewhite, R., Nettleton, A., McLean, R., Haszard, J., Fleming, E., Kruimer, D., & Te Morenga, L. (2017). Estimating free and added sugar intakes in New Zealand. Nutrients, 9(12), 1292. doi: 10.3390/nu9121292
  • Te Morenga, L., & Montez, J. M. (2017). Health effects of saturated and trans-fatty acid intake in children and adolescents: Systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS ONE, 12(11), e0186672. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0186672
  • Te Morenga, L., Docherty, P., Williams, S., & Mann, J. (2017). The effect of a diet moderately high in protein and fiber on insulin sensitivity measured using the Dynamic Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion Test (DISST). Nutrients, 9(12), 1291.doi: 10.3390/nu9121291
  • Vaipuna, T. F. W., Williams, S. M., Farmer, V. L., Meredith-Jones, K. A., Richards, R., Galland, B. C., Te Morenga, L., & Taylor, R. W. (2017). Sleep patterns in children differ by ethnicity: Cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses using actigraphy. Sleep Health. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.sleh.2017.10.012
  • Lean, M. E., & Te Morenga, L. (2016). Sugar and Type 2 diabetes. British Medical Bulletin, 120(1), 43-53.
  • Mann J, Te Morenga L, McLean R, Swinburn B, Mhurchu CN, Jackson R, Kennedy J, Beaglehole R. Dietary guidelines on trial: the charges are not evidence based [Comment]. (2016) The Lancet. 27;388(10047):851-3.
  • Lofthouse C, Te Morenga L, McLean R. Sodium reduction in New Zealand requires major behaviour change. Appetite 2016; 105: 721-730. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.07.006 8 IF 2.7
  • Eyles, H., Jull, A., Dobson, R., Firestone, R., Whittaker, R., Te Morenga, L., ... & Mhurchu, C. N. (2016). Co-design of mHealth delivered interventions: a systematic review to assess key methods and processes. Current Nutrition Reports, 5(3), 160-167.
  • Broadbent JM, Theodore R, Te Morenga L, Thomson WM, Brunton PA. Ethnic and socioeconomic inequalities in dental treatment at a school of dentistry. (2017) NZ Dent J,112(2), 55-61.
  • Theodore M, McLean R, Te Morenga L. Challenges to addressing obesity for Māori in Aotearoa/New Zealand. (2015) Aust NZ J Publ Heal: doi 10.1111/1753-6405.12418
  • Mann, J, & Te Morenga, L. Carbohydrates in the treatment and prevention of Type 2 diabetes [Commentary]. (2014) Diabetic Medicine 32(5), 572-575. doi: 10.1111/dme.12673¬ )
  • Mann J, McLean R, Skeaff M, Te Morenga L. Going against the grain [Commentary] (2014). Lancet 384(9953): 1479-1480 doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(08)61345-8
  • Te Morenga LA, Howatson AJ, Jones RM, Mann J. Dietary sugars and cardiometabolic risk: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials of the effects on blood pressure and lipids. Am J Clin Nutr 2014 DOI: 10.3945/ajcn.113.081521.
  • Docherty PD, Chase JG, Te Morenga L, Fisk LM. (2014) A Novel Hierarchal-Based Approach to Measure Insulin Sensitivity and Secretion in At-Risk Populations. J Diabetes Sci Tech. Epub 2014/05/31.
  • Mann JI, Te Morenga L. Diet and diabetes revisited, yet again [Editorial]. Am J Clin Nutr. 2013;97(3):453–4.
  • Kataoka M, Venn BJ, Williams SM, Te Morenga LA, Heemels IM, Mann JI. Glycaemic responses to glucose and rice in people of Chinese and European ethnicity. Diabet Med 2013;30(3):e101–7.
  • Te Morenga L, Mallard S, Mann J. Dietary sugars and body weight: systematic review and meta-analyses of randomised controlled trials and cohort studies. BMJ 2013;346:e7492.
  • Docherty P, Berkeley J, Lotz T, Te Morenga L, Fisk L, Shaw G, McAuley K, Mann J, Chase G. Clinical Validation of the Quick Dynamic Insulin Sensitivity Test. (2012) IEEE Trans Biomed Eng doi: 10.1109/TBME.2012.2232667
  • Te Morenga L and Mann J. The role of high protein diets in body weight management and health. Br J Nutr (2012), 108, S130–S138
  • Te Morenga LA, Levers MT, Williams SM, Brown RC, Mann J: Comparison of high protein and high fiber weight-loss diets in women with risk factors for the metabolic syndrome: a randomized trial. Nutr J 2011;10:40
  • McAuley, K. A., Berkeley, J. E., Docherty, P. D., Lotz, T. F., Te Morenga, L. A., Shaw, G. M., Williams, S. M., Mann, J. I. (2011). The dynamic insulin sensitivity and secretion test: A novel measure of insulin sensitivity. Metabolism, 60(12), 1748-1756. IF 3.6
  • Docherty PD, Chase JG, Lotz TF, Hann CE, Shaw GM, Berkeley JE, Te Morenga L, Mann JI, McAuley K: Independent cohort cross-validation of the real-time DISTq estimation of insulin sensitivity. (2011) Comput Methods Programs Biomed 102:94-104.
  • Docherty PD, Chase JG, Te Morenga LA, Lotz, TF, Berkeley JE, Shaw GM, McAuley, KA, Mann, JI A spectrum of dynamic insulin sensitivity test protocols. (2011). Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology, 5(6), 1499-1508.
  • Te Morenga L, Williams S, Brown R, Mann J: Effect of a relatively high-protein, high-fiber diet on body composition and metabolic risk factors in overweight women. (2010) European Journal of Clinical Nutrition 64:1323-1331.

Peer reviewed book chapter

  • Te Morenga L, & Mann J. (2011). Nutrition: Its relevance in development and treatment of the metabolic syndrome. In C. D. Byrne & S. H. Wild (Eds.), The metabolic syndrome (2nd ed.) (pp. 297-326). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.