Anwar T Merchant

Summary

Affiliation: McMaster University
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. pmc Childhood obesity, prevalence and prevention
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Nutr J 4:24. 2005
  2. pmc Percutaneous injuries among dental professionals in Washington State
    Syed M Shah
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
    BMC Public Health 6:269. 2006
  3. ncbi request reprint Intake of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of community-acquired pneumonia in US men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:668-74. 2005
  4. ncbi request reprint Can nonstandardized bitewing radiographs be used to assess the presence of alveolar bone loss in epidemiologic studies?
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:271-6. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Interrelation of saturated fat, trans fat, alcohol intake, and subclinical atherosclerosis
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:168-74. 2008
  6. doi request reprint Development and validation of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire among rural- and urban-dwelling adults in Colombia
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:609-13. 2012
  7. pmc Development of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for use in United Arab Emirates and Kuwait based on local foods
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Hamilton General Hospital, Population Health Research Institute, 237 Barton, Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    Nutr J 4:18. 2005
  8. pmc Nutrient estimation from an FFQ developed for a Black Zimbabwean population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 4:37. 2005
  9. pmc Validation of a semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire for Argentinean adults
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e37958. 2012
  10. pmc Is bioelectrical impedance accurate for use in large epidemiological studies?
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Nutr J 7:26. 2008

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  1. pmc Childhood obesity, prevalence and prevention
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Nutr J 4:24. 2005
    ..All in all, there is an urgent need to initiate prevention and treatment of obesity in children...
  2. pmc Percutaneous injuries among dental professionals in Washington State
    Syed M Shah
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Canada
    BMC Public Health 6:269. 2006
    ..This study was conducted to identify the circumstances and equipment related to percutaneous injuries among dental professionals...
  3. ncbi request reprint Intake of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of community-acquired pneumonia in US men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:668-74. 2005
    ..Essential fatty acids modulate inflammation and glucose metabolism and may alter infection risk...
  4. ncbi request reprint Can nonstandardized bitewing radiographs be used to assess the presence of alveolar bone loss in epidemiologic studies?
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:271-6. 2004
    ..To compare periodontitis-associated alveolar bone loss assessment by standardized and nonstandardized radiographs in clinical and epidemiologic studies...
  5. ncbi request reprint Interrelation of saturated fat, trans fat, alcohol intake, and subclinical atherosclerosis
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:168-74. 2008
    ..Intake of saturated fat, trans fat, and alcohol alter cardiovascular disease risk, but their effect on subclinical atherosclerosis remains understudied...
  6. doi request reprint Development and validation of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire among rural- and urban-dwelling adults in Colombia
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:609-13. 2012
    ..To validate a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) against multiple 24-hour dietary recalls (DRs) that could be used for Colombian adults...
  7. pmc Development of a semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire for use in United Arab Emirates and Kuwait based on local foods
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Hamilton General Hospital, Population Health Research Institute, 237 Barton, Street East, Hamilton, ON L8L 2X2, Canada
    Nutr J 4:18. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study is to describe the development of a culture specific FFQ for Arab populations in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Kuwait...
  8. pmc Nutrient estimation from an FFQ developed for a Black Zimbabwean population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 4:37. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the development of an FFQ and a food composition table to calculate nutrient intake in a Black Zimbabwean population...
  9. pmc Validation of a semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire for Argentinean adults
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    PLoS ONE 7:e37958. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to develop a Semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire (SFFQ) and evaluate its validity and reproducibility in estimating nutrient intake in urban and rural areas of Argentina...
  10. pmc Is bioelectrical impedance accurate for use in large epidemiological studies?
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON, Canada
    Nutr J 7:26. 2008
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  11. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate intake and HDL in a multiethnic population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:225-30. 2007
    ..Ethnic differences in serum lipids are not explained by genetics, central adiposity, lifestyle, or diet, possibly because dietary carbohydrate has not been considered...
  12. doi request reprint Association between body composition and conformity to the recommendations of Canada's Food Guide and the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet in peri-adolescence
    Samantha Hajna
    Department of Community Health Sciences, Brock University, 500 Glenridge Avenue, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 15:1890-6. 2012
    ..The present study assessed how conformity to the recommendations of these diets was associated with BMI, waist-to-height ratio (WHtR), waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), waist girth (WG), hip girth (HG) and risk of overweight in peri-adolescents...
  13. ncbi request reprint Researching periodontitis: challenges and opportunities
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1492 Barker Avenue, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Periodontol 34:1007-15. 2007
    ..We analyse these questions and provide possible solutions. As many of these issues are generic to dentistry, possible solutions can improve the quality of future studies and the evidence base for primary prevention in dentistry...
  14. ncbi request reprint Whole-grain and fiber intakes and periodontitis risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1395-400. 2006
    ..Diabetes and hyperglycemia increase periodontitis risk, severity, and extent. Increased whole-grain and fiber intakes are associated with improved insulin sensitivity and may therefore affect periodontitis risk...
  15. pmc Food composition database development for between country comparisons
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 5:2. 2006
    ..Using this common metric for nutrient assessment will reduce differential errors in nutrient estimation and improve the validity of between-country comparisons...
  16. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio as predictors of cardiovascular events: meta-regression analysis of prospective studies
    Lawrence de Koning
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 2X2
    Eur Heart J 28:850-6. 2007
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  17. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in leisure-time physical activity among Canadians
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 98:203-8. 2007
    ..Canada has substantial climatic variation but its relation with physical activity is understudied. In this investigation, we evaluated the relation between seasonality and physical activity among Canadians...
  18. ncbi request reprint Use of preexisting radiographs for assessing periodontal disease in epidemiologic studies
    Waranuch Pitiphat
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Dent 64:223-30. 2004
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  19. ncbi request reprint Increased physical activity decreases periodontitis risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:891-8. 2003
    ..Increased physical activity improves insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, and may therefore affect incidence of periodontitis...
  20. pmc Diet, physical activity, and adiposity in children in poor and rich neighbourhoods: a cross-sectional comparison
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 6:1. 2007
    ..The objective of this pilot study was to compare diet, physical activity, and the built environment in two Hamilton area elementary schools serving socio-economically different communities...
  21. ncbi request reprint Effect of type 2 diabetes and its duration on the risk of peripheral arterial disease among men
    Wael K Al-Delaimy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 116:236-40. 2004
    ..To assess the relation between the duration of diabetes and the risk of peripheral arterial disease among men...
  22. ncbi request reprint Vitamin intake is not associated with community-acquired pneumonia in U.S. men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 134:439-44. 2004
    ..58, 95% CI, 0.39-0.86, P-value test for trend = 0.01). Vitamin supplements are unlikely to reduce pneumonia risk in well-nourished, middle-aged and older men...
  23. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of social support, anger expression and risk of periodontitis in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 134:1591-6. 2003
    ..Stress is associated with poor oral hygiene, increased glucocorticoid secretion that can depress immune function, increased insulin resistance and potentially increased risk of periodontitis...
  24. ncbi request reprint Protein intake is inversely associated with abdominal obesity in a multi-ethnic population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Nutr 135:1196-201. 2005
    ..Substituting a modest amount of protein for carbohydrate may reduce abdominal obesity in a diverse multi-ethnic population. Smoking was positively related to abdominal obesity after accounting for BMI...