Karen Best


  • 424 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Research Output 2000 2020

  • 424 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 11 Article
  • 3 Other report
  • 1 Chapter
  • 1 Review article

DNA extraction approaches substantially influence the assessment of the human breast milk microbiome

Douglas, C. A., Ivey, K. L., Papanicolas, L. E., Best, K. P., Muhlhausler, B. S. & Rogers, G. B., 10 Jan 2020, In : Scientific Reports. 10, 1, p. 123

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

A randomized trial of prenatal n−3 fatty acid supplementation and preterm delivery

Makrides, M., Best, K., Yelland, L., McPhee, A., Zhou, S., Quinlivan, J., Dodd, J., Atkinson, E., Safa, H., Van Dam, J., Khot, N., Dekker, G., Skubisz, M., Anderson, A., Kean, B., Bowman, A., McCallum, C., Cashman, K. & Gibson, R., 12 Sep 2019, In : New England Journal of Medicine. 381, 11, p. 1035-1045 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation of preterm infants and parent-reported symptoms of allergic disease at 7 years corrected age: Follow-up of a randomized controlled trial

Gunaratne, A. W., Makrides, M., Collins, C., Gibson, R., McPhee, A., Sullivan, T., Gould, J., Green, T., Doyle, L. W., Davis, P. G., French, N. P., Colditz, P. B., Simmer, K., Morris, S. A. & Best, K., 1 Jun 2019, In : American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 109, 6, p. 1600-1610 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Perinatal nutrition interventions and post-partum depressive symptoms

Gould, J., Best, K. & Makrides, M., 15 Dec 2017, In : Journal of Affective Disorders. 224, p. 2-9 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Polyunsaturated fatty acids: metabolism and nutritional requirements in pregnancy and infancy

Muhlhausler, B., Collins, C., Gould, J., Best, K. & Leghi, G., 2017, Polyunsaturated Fatty Acid Metabolism. Burdge, G. (ed.). San diego: Elsevier Inc., p. 111 134 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

5 Citations (Scopus)

Docosahexaenoic acid and preterm birth

Makrides, M. & Best, K., 1 Nov 2016, In : Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 69, 1, p. 30-34 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Citations (Scopus)

Prenatal fish oil supplementation and allergy: 6-Year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial

Best, K. P., Sullivan, T., Palmer, D., Gold, M., Kennedy, D. J., Martin, J. & Makrides, M., 1 Jun 2016, In : Pediatrics. 137, 6, e20154443.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Six-year follow up of children at high hereditary risk of allergy, born to mothers supplemented with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) in the domino trial

Best, K., Sullivan, T. R., Gold, M., Kennedy, D. R., Martin, J., Palmer, D. & Makrides, M., 2015, In : Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health. 51, p. 58 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

320 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of DHA supplementation during pregnancy on maternal depression and neurodevelopment of young children: A randomized controlled trial

Makrides, M., Gibson, R. A., McPhee, A. J., Yelland, L., Quinlivan, J., Ryan, P., Doyle, L. W., Anderson, P., Else, P. L., Meyer, B. J., Colditz, P., Pritchard, M., Zhou, S., Collins, C. T., Gulpers, Z., McCusker, S., Naccarella, N., Best, K., Loudis, H., Anderson, A. & 1 othersGriffith, E., 20 Oct 2010, In : JAMA - Journal of the American Medical Association. 304, 15, p. 1675-1683 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Neonatal Early Discharge Program.

Best, K., 2001, Women's and Children's Hospital.

Research output: Book/ReportOther report