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Ellen W. Demerath
University of Minnesota
207Publications
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5,410Citations
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#1Rahul Gondalia (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 7
#2Antoine R Baldassari (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 3
Last.Stephanie M. Engel (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 34
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Abstract Background DNA methylation (DNAm) may contribute to processes that underlie associations between air pollution and poor health. Therefore, our objective was to evaluate associations between DNAm and ambient concentrations of particulate matter (PM) ≤2.5, ≤10, and 2.5–10 μm in diameter (PM 2.5 ; PM 10 ; PM 2.5–10 ). Methods We conducted a methylome-wide association study among twelve cohort- and race/ethnicity-stratified subpopulations from the Women's Health Initiative and the Atheroscl...
#1Anne E. Justice (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 20
#2Geetha ChittoorH-Index: 7
Last.Lindsay Fernández-Rhodes (UNC: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)H-Index: 14
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We conducted a methylome-wide association study to examine associations between DNA methylation in whole blood and central adiposity and body fat distribution, measured as waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio, and waist-to-height ratio adjusted for body mass index, in 2684 African American adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study. We validated significantly associated Cytosine-phosphate-Guanine methylation sites (CpGs) among adults using the Women9s Health Initiative and Framin...
#1Guillaume C. Onyeaghala (UMN: University of Minnesota)
#2Pamela L. Lutsey (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 40
Last.Anna E. Prizment (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 19
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Purpose Previous studies have reported that taller people have an increased risk of colorectal cancer (CRC). We examined the association of two height components—leg length and sitting height—with CRC risk in 14,532 individuals aged 45–64 years in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study.
#1Elvira Isganaitis (Harvard University)H-Index: 16
#2Sarah Venditti (Joslin Diabetes Center)H-Index: 1
Last.David A. Fields (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center)H-Index: 28
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#1L. M. Mudd (NIH: National Institutes of Health)
#2Johannah M. Scheurer (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 1
Last.Sara E. Ramel (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 10
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#1Duke Appiah (TTUHSC: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center)H-Index: 7
#2Pamela J. Schreiner (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 58
Last.James S. Pankow (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 78
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Aims It is unclear if the presence of type-2 diabetes in one spouse is associated with the development of diabetes in the other spouse. We studied the concordance of diabetes among black and white participants in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and summarized existing studies in a meta-analysis.
#1Tom Norris (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 4
#2Sara E. Ramel (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 10
Last.William Johnson (Lboro: Loughborough University)H-Index: 16
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#2Jacob L. HaapalaH-Index: 4
Last.Kara M. WhitakerH-Index: 8
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Full breastfeeding (FBF) is promoted as effective for losing pregnancy weight during the postpartum period. This study evaluated whether longer FBF is associated with lower maternal postpartum weight retention (PPWR) as compared to a shorter FBF duration. The MILK (Mothers and Infants Linked for Healthy Growth) study is an ongoing prospective cohort of 370 mother–infant dyads, all of whom fully breastfed their infants for at least 1 month. Breastfeeding status was subsequently self-reported by m...
#1Lori A. Fischer (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 3
#2Ellen W. Demerath (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 40
Last.Massimo Costalonga (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 9
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Abstract Observational studies demonstrate that women with severe periodontitis have a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes like preterm birth and low birth weight. Standard treatment for periodontitis in the form of scaling and root planing during the second trimester failed to reduce the risk of preterm or low birth weight. It is premature to dismiss the association between periodontitis and adverse pregnancy outcomes, as one explanation for the failure of scaling and root planing to redu...
#1Ghazaleh Sadr Dadres (UMN: University of Minnesota)
#2Kara M. Whitaker (UMN: University of Minnesota)H-Index: 8
Last.Patricia M. McGovern (UMN: University of Minnesota)
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