Associate Professor Sarah Garnett

Associate Professor
Paediatrics & Child Health, Children's Hospital, Westmead

T: +61 2 98453152
F: +61 2 9845 3170


Insulin resistance; Adolescent health; Nutrition and metabolism; Diabetes; Obesity & overweight


2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010


  • Ho, M., Benitez-Aguirre, P., Donaghue, K., Mitchell, P., Baur, L., Jenkins, A., Craig, M., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2015), Arterial elasticity in obese adolescents with clinical features of insulin resistance. Diabetes & Vascular Disease Research. 12(1), 62-69. [Abstract]
  • Joslowski, G., Halim, J., Goletzke, J., Gow, M., Ho, M., Louie, J., Buyken, A., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2015), Dietary glycemic load, insulin load, and weight loss in obese, insulin resistant adolescents: RESIST study. Clinical Nutrition. 34(1), 89-94. [Abstract]


  • Golley, R., McNaughton, S., Collins, C., Magarey, A., Garnett, S., Campbell, K., Mallan, K., Burrows, T. (2014), Australasian nutrition research for prevention and management of child obesity: innovation and progress in the last decade. Pediatric Obesity. 9(6), e132-136. [Abstract]
  • Ho, M., Garnett, S., Baur, L. (2014), Childhood obesity and insulin resistance: how should it be managed?. Current Treatment Options in Cardiovascular Medicine. 16(12), 351. [Abstract]
  • Graves, L., Garnett, S., Cowell, C., Baur, L., Ness, A., Sattar, N., Lawlor, D. (2014), Waist-to-height ratio and cardiometabolic risk factors in adolescence: findings from a prospective birth cohort. Pediatric Obesity. 9(5), 327-338. [Abstract]
  • Ho, M., Gow, M., Baur, L., Benitez-Aguirre, P., Tam, C., Donaghue, K., Craig, M., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2014), Effect of fat loss on arterial elasticity in obese adolescents with clinical insulin resistance: RESIST study. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 99(10), E1846-1853. [Abstract]
  • Gow, M., Ho, M., Burrows, T., Baur, L., Stewart, L., Hutchesson, M., Cowell, C., Collins, C., Garnett, S. (2014), Impact of dietary macronutrient distribution on BMI and cardiometabolic outcomes in overweight and obese children and adolescents: a systematic review. Nutrition Reviews. 77(7), 453-470. [Abstract]
  • Wan, C., Ward, L., Halim, J., Gow, M., Ho, M., Briody, J., Leung, K., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2014), Bioelectrical impedance analysis to estimate body composition, and change in adiposity, in overweight and obese adolescents: comparison with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry. BMC Pediatrics. 14(1), 249. [Abstract]
  • Ho, M., Halim, J., Gow, M., El-Haddad, N., Marzulli, T., Baur, L., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2014), Vitamin B12 in Obese Adolescents with Clinical Features of Insulin Resistance. Nutrients. 6(12), 5611-5618. [Abstract]


  • Joslowski, G., Remer, T., Assmann, K., Krupp, D., Cheng, G., Garnett, S., Kroke, A., Wudy, S., Gunther, A., Buyken, A. (2013), Animal protein intakes during early life and adolescence differ in their relation to the growth hormone-insulin-like-growth-factor axis in young adulthood. The Journal of Nutrition. 143(7), 1147-1154. [Abstract]
  • Ho, M., Garnett, S., Baur, L., Burrows, T., Stewart, L., Neve, M., Collins, C. (2013), Impact of Dietary and Exercise Interventions on Weight Change and Metabolic Outcomes in Obese Children and Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Randomized Trials. JAMA Pediatrics. 167(8), 759-768. [Abstract]
  • Skilton, M., Marks, G., Ayer, J., Garden, F., Garnett, S., Harmer, J., Leeder, S., Toelle, B., Webb, K., Baur, L., Celermajer, D. (2013), Weight gain in infancy and vascular risk factors in later childhood. Pediatrics. 131(6), e1821-1828. [Abstract]
  • Garnett, S., Gow, M., Ho, M., Baur, L., Noakes, M., Woodhead, H., Broderick, C., Burrell, S., Chisholm, K., Halim, J., De, S., Steinbeck, K., Srinivasan, S., Ambler, G., Kohn, M., Cowell, C. (2013), Optimal Macronutrient Content of the Diet for Adolescents With Prediabetes; RESIST a Randomised Control Trial. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 98(5), 2116-2125. [Abstract]
  • Poulton, A., Melzer, E., Tait, P., Garnett, S., Cowell, C., Baur, L., Clarke, S. (2013), Growth and pubertal development of adolescent boys on stimulant medication for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The Medical Journal of Australia. 198(1), 29-32. [Abstract]
  • Ho, M., Gow, M., Halim, J., Chisholm, K., Baur, L., Noakes, M., Steinbeck, K., Kohn, M., Cowell, C., Garnett, S. (2013), Effect of a prescriptive dietary intervention on psychological dimensions of eating behavior in obese adolescents. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 10(1), 119. [Abstract]


  • Shrewsbury, V., Garnett, S., Campbell, K., Carver, A., Torvaldsen, S., Steinbeck, K., Cowell, C., Baur, L. (2012), Maternal misconceptions of weight status among Nepean adolescents. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 112(12), 2007-2013. [Abstract]
  • Ho, M., Garnett, S., Baur, L., Burrows, T., Stewart, L., Neve, M., Collins, C. (2012), Effectiveness of Lifestyle Interventions in Child Obesity: Systematic Review With Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 130(6), e1647-1671. [Abstract]
  • Munns, C., Simm, P., Rodda, C., Garnett, S., Zacharin, M., Ward, L., Geddes, J., Cherian, S., Zurynski, Y., Cowell, C. (2012), Incidence of vitamin D deficiency rickets among Australian children: an Australian Paediatric Surveillance Unit study. Medical Journal of Australia. 196(7), 466-468. [Abstract]
  • Hayes, R., Garnett, S., Clarke, S., Harkin, N., Chan, A., Ambler, G. (2012), A flexible diet using an insulin to carbohydrate ratio for adolescents with type 1 diabetes - A pilot study. Clinical Nutrition. 31(5), 705-709. [Abstract]


  • Garnett, S., Baur, L., Cowell, C. (2011), The prevalence of increased central adiposity in Australian school children 1985 to 2007. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 12(11), 887-96. [Abstract]
  • Gopinath, B., Baur, L., Garnett, S., Pfund, N., Burlutsky, G., Mitchell, P. (2011), Body mass index and waist circumference are associated with blood pressure in preschool-aged children. Annals of Epidemiology. 21(5), 351-357. [Abstract]
  • Xiong, F., Garnett, S., Cowell, C., Biesheuvel, C., Zeng, Y., Long, C., Wang, Q., Wang, D., Luo, Y., Luo, S. (2011), Waist circumference and waist-to-height ratio in Han Chinese children living in Chongqing, south-west China. Public health nutrition. 14(1), 20-6. [Abstract]


  • Quinn, S., Baur, L., Garnett, S., Cowell, C. (2010), Treatment of clinical insulin resistance in children: a systematic review. Obesity reviews : an official journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity. 11(10), 722-30. [Abstract]
  • Garnett, S., Srinivasan, S., Birt, S., Ambler, G., Lawrie, E., Cowell, C., Craig, M. (2010), Evaluation of glycaemic status in young people with clinical insulin resistance; fasting glucose, fasting insulin or an oral glucose tolerance test?. Clinical endocrinology. 72(4), 475-80. [Abstract]
  • Garnett, S., Baur, L., Noakes, M., Steinbeck, K., Woodhead, H., Burrell, S., Chisholm, K., Broderick, C., Parker, R., De, S., Shrinivasan, S., Hopley, L., Hendrie, G., Ambler, G., Kohn, M., Cowell, C. (2010), Researching Effective Strategies to Improve Insulin Sensitivity in Children and Teenagers - RESIST. A randomised control trial investigating the effects of two different diets on insulin sensitivity in young people with insulin resistance and/or pre-diabetes. BMC Public Health. 10, 575. [Abstract]
  • Tam, C., Garnett, S., Cowell, C., Heilbronn, L., Lee, J., Wong, M., Baur, L. (2010), IL-6, IL-8 and IL-10 levels in healthy weight and overweight children. Hormone Research in Paediatrics. 73(2), 128-134. [Abstract]