Sangita Sharma

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alberta
Country: Canada

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable consumption, ethnicity and risk of fatal ischemic heart disease
    S Sharma
    Sangita Sharma, PhD, Endowed Chair in Aboriginal Health, Professor of Aboriginal and Global Health, University of Alberta, Department of Medicine, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T4, Canada Tel 780 492 3214 Fax 780 492 3018 Email
    J Nutr Health Aging 18:573-8. 2014
  2. pmc Dietary adequacy of vitamin D and calcium among Inuit and Inuvialuit women of child-bearing age in Arctic Canada: a growing concern
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e78987. 2013
  3. pmc Dietary quality and adequacy among Aboriginal alcohol consumers in the Northwest Territories, Canada
    Stacey E Rittmueller
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 71:17341. 2012
  4. pmc Food expenditure patterns in the Canadian Arctic show cause for concern for obesity and chronic disease
    Mohammadreza Pakseresht
    Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, Edmonton, AB T6G 2 T4, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:51. 2014
  5. pmc Dietary adequacies among South African adults in rural KwaZulu-Natal
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e67184. 2013
  6. doi request reprint Adherence to recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake, ethnicity and ischemic heart disease mortality
    S Sangita
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Center, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:1247-54. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Impact of diet on mortality from stroke: results from the U.S. multiethnic cohort study
    Sangita Sharma
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 32:151-9. 2013
  8. pmc Adherence to the USDA dietary recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake and risk of fatal stroke among ethnic groups: a prospective cohort study
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
    BMC Neurol 13:120. 2013
  9. pmc Ethnic differences in grains consumption and their contribution to intake of B-vitamins: results of the Multiethnic Cohort Study
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
    Nutr J 12:65. 2013
  10. pmc Eating habits of a population undergoing a rapid dietary transition: portion sizes of traditional and non-traditional foods and beverages consumed by Inuit adults in Nunavut, Canada
    Tony Sheehy
    School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Nutr J 12:70. 2013

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable consumption, ethnicity and risk of fatal ischemic heart disease
    S Sharma
    Sangita Sharma, PhD, Endowed Chair in Aboriginal Health, Professor of Aboriginal and Global Health, University of Alberta, Department of Medicine, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street Edmonton, Alberta, T6G 2T4, Canada Tel 780 492 3214 Fax 780 492 3018 Email
    J Nutr Health Aging 18:573-8. 2014
    ..Additional research is needed to clarify associations for fruit versus vegetable intake and impact on cardiovascular outcomes. ..
  2. pmc Dietary adequacy of vitamin D and calcium among Inuit and Inuvialuit women of child-bearing age in Arctic Canada: a growing concern
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e78987. 2013
    ..This study aimed to assess the adequacy of dietary vitamin D and calcium among women of child-bearing age in Arctic Canada...
  3. pmc Dietary quality and adequacy among Aboriginal alcohol consumers in the Northwest Territories, Canada
    Stacey E Rittmueller
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Int J Circumpolar Health 71:17341. 2012
    ..The present study aimed to assess dietary adequacy and quality among Inuvialuit alcohol consumers and non-consumers in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada. Study design: Cross-sectional study...
  4. pmc Food expenditure patterns in the Canadian Arctic show cause for concern for obesity and chronic disease
    Mohammadreza Pakseresht
    Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, Edmonton, AB T6G 2 T4, Canada
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 11:51. 2014
    ..This study aims to determine the pattern of household food expenditure in the Canadian Arctic...
  5. pmc Dietary adequacies among South African adults in rural KwaZulu-Natal
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 8:e67184. 2013
    ..This study aimed to further investigate dietary adequacy amongst adults in rural KwaZulu-Natal, by determining daily energy and nutrient intakes, and identifying the degree of satisfaction of dietary requirements...
  6. doi request reprint Adherence to recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake, ethnicity and ischemic heart disease mortality
    S Sangita
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Center, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA Electronic address
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 23:1247-54. 2013
    ..S. and mortality rates vary by ethnicity. The association between adherence to dietary guidelines for fruit and vegetable intake with IHD mortality among different ethnic groups has not previously been examined...
  7. doi request reprint Impact of diet on mortality from stroke: results from the U.S. multiethnic cohort study
    Sangita Sharma
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 32:151-9. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between food group consumption and risk of death from stroke among 5 ethnic groups in the United States...
  8. pmc Adherence to the USDA dietary recommendations for fruit and vegetable intake and risk of fatal stroke among ethnic groups: a prospective cohort study
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
    BMC Neurol 13:120. 2013
    ..S. and stroke mortality rates differ substantially by ethnic group. The impact of adherence to the USDA dietary guidelines on risk for fatal stroke among different ethnic groups has not previously been examined...
  9. pmc Ethnic differences in grains consumption and their contribution to intake of B-vitamins: results of the Multiethnic Cohort Study
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
    Nutr J 12:65. 2013
    ..The objective of the current study was to identify major dietary sources of grains and describe their contribution to B vitamins in five ethnic groups...
  10. pmc Eating habits of a population undergoing a rapid dietary transition: portion sizes of traditional and non-traditional foods and beverages consumed by Inuit adults in Nunavut, Canada
    Tony Sheehy
    School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Nutr J 12:70. 2013
    ..To determine the portion sizes of traditional and non-traditional foods being consumed by Inuit adults in three remote communities in Nunavut, Canada...
  11. doi request reprint Dietary sources of five nutrients in ethnic groups represented in the Multiethnic Cohort
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2T4
    Br J Nutr 109:1479-89. 2013
    ..Such data are valuable for identifying target foods for nutritional intervention programmes and directing public health strategies aimed at reducing dietary risk factors for chronic disease...
  12. doi request reprint Contribution of meat to vitamin B₁₂, iron and zinc intakes in five ethnic groups in the USA: implications for developing food-based dietary guidelines
    S Sharma
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Hum Nutr Diet 26:156-68. 2013
    ..To describe the sources of meat and their contributions to vitamin B₁₂, iron and zinc in five ethnic groups in the USA...
  13. doi request reprint Diet impacts mortality from cancer: results from the multiethnic cohort study
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4, Canada
    Cancer Causes Control 24:685-93. 2013
    ..Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and mortality varies by ethnicity. The objective of this study was to examine the association between cancer mortality and dietary intake among a large multiethnic population...
  14. doi request reprint Development and use of FFQ among adults in diverse settings across the globe
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Alberta, 8308 114 St, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2V2, Canada
    Proc Nutr Soc 70:232-51. 2011
    ..These and other case studies highlight the diversity in dietary intake between populations and the need for FFQ to be developed to capture this diversity...
  15. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and disease risk among aboriginal Arctic populations
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Nutr Rev 69:468-78. 2011
    ..Supplementation protocols may also be necessary to ensure adequate vitamin D status in the Arctic...
  16. pmc Assessing dietary patterns in Barbados highlights the need for nutritional intervention to reduce risk of chronic disease
    S Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Hum Nutr Diet 21:150-8. 2008
    ..The dietary habits of the Caribbean have been changing to include more fast foods and a less nutrient dense diet. The aims of this study are to examine dietary patterns in Barbados and highlight foods for a nutritional intervention...
  17. doi request reprint Validation of a quantitative FFQ for a study of diet and risk of colorectal adenoma among Japanese Brazilians
    Mohammadreza Pakseresht
    Department of Medicine, 5 10 University Terrace, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T6G 2T4
    Public Health Nutr 16:1445-53. 2013
    ..To assess the validity of a 161-item quantitative FFQ (QFFQ) that was developed to evaluate dietary risk factors for a colorectal adenoma case–control study...
  18. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire for a lifestyle intervention to reduce the risk of chronic diseases in Canadian First Nations in north-western Ontario
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:831-40. 2008
    ..To characterise the diet of First Nations in north-western Ontario, highlight foods for a lifestyle intervention and develop a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (QFFQ)...
  19. pmc Diabetes prevalence and body mass index differ by ethnicity: the Multiethnic Cohort
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:49-55. 2009
    ..The objectives of this study were to estimate the prevalence of diabetes among participants of the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) and to examine the association of body mass index (BMI) with self-reported diabetes by ethnicity...
  20. ncbi request reprint A comparison of two methods of measuring food group intake: grams vs servings
    Ute Nöthlings
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:737-9. 2006
    ..00 for poultry, and 1.00 for fish. Because there was little effect on the ranking of study participants' intakes due to the method of calculating food group consumption, the two measures are interchangeable in disease risk models...
  21. doi request reprint Dietary adequacy and dietary quality of Inuit in the Canadian Arctic who smoke and the potential implications for chronic disease
    Stacey E Rittmueller
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 1 126 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 15:1268-75. 2012
    ..To compare dietary intake and quality among adult Inuit by smoking status...
  22. ncbi request reprint Nutritional composition of commonly consumed traditional Apache foods in Arizona
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 59:1-10. 2008
    ..To provide nutritional composition data for commonly consumed traditional Apache foods to enable an assessment of dietary intake and to evaluate a food-store based intervention aimed at reducing risk of chronic disease...
  23. ncbi request reprint Nutritional composition of the commonly consumed composite dishes for the Barbados National Cancer Study
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 58:461-74. 2007
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the food guide pyramid recommendations among African Americans and Latinos: results from the Multiethnic Cohort
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1873-7. 2004
    ..A greater percentage of Latinos born in the United States did not adhere to the food group recommendations compared to Latinos born in Mexico. All three groups would benefit from interventions designed to promote healthy food choices...
  25. doi request reprint Frequency of consumption of foods and beverages by Inuvialuit adults in Northwest Territories, Arctic Canada
    Francis Zotor
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 63:782-9. 2012
    ..0 times/day). Nutritional intervention strategies are needed to promote more frequent consumption of nutrient-rich foods and less frequent consumption of NNDFs in these Arctic communities...
  26. ncbi request reprint Nutritional composition of commonly consumed composite dishes from the Central Province of Cameroon
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 58:475-85. 2007
    ....
  27. pmc Smoking and dietary inadequacy among Inuvialuit women of child bearing age in the Northwest Territories, Canada
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, 5 10 University Terrace, 8303 112 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2T4, Canada
    Nutr J 12:27. 2013
    ..Compared with the general Canadian population, maternal smoking rates are almost twice as high. The aim of this study was to compare dietary adequacy of Inuvialuit women of childbearing age comparing smokers versus non-smokers...
  28. doi request reprint Dietary intake and development of a quantitative FFQ for a nutritional intervention to reduce the risk of chronic disease in the Navajo Nation
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:350-9. 2010
    ..To characterize dietary intake for Navajo adults, to identify foods for a nutritional intervention programme and to develop a culturally appropriate quantitative FFQ (QFFQ) for evaluating the impact of the intervention programme...
  29. pmc Well-done meat consumption, NAT1 and NAT2 acetylator genotypes and prostate cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort study
    Sangita Sharma
    Department of Medicine, 1 126 Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G2E1, Canada
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1866-70. 2010
    ....
  30. doi request reprint Assessment of dietary intake in an inner-city African American population and development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire to highlight foods and nutrients for a nutritional invention
    Sangita Sharma
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:155-67. 2009
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Assessing dietary intake in a population undergoing a rapid transition in diet and lifestyle: the Arctic Inuit in Nunavut, Canada
    Sangita Sharma
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Br J Nutr 103:749-59. 2010
    ..This QFFQ is culturally appropriate and specific for evaluating the effectiveness of the programme, as well as monitoring nutritional transition in this population...
  32. ncbi request reprint Adherence to the Food Guide Pyramid recommendations among Japanese Americans, Native Hawaiians, and whites: results from the Multiethnic Cohort Study
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu 96813, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 103:1195-8. 2003
    ..However, subjects in this energy-intake group also consumed more than three times as much discretionary fat, added sugar, and alcohol...
  33. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns using the Food Guide Pyramid groups are associated with sociodemographic and lifestyle factors: the multiethnic cohort study
    Song Yi Park
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Nutr 135:843-9. 2005
    ..These findings support the hypothesis that dietary patterns are influenced by interrelated sociocultural, demographic, and other lifestyle factors and may be useful in investigations of diet-disease relations...
  34. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin-multimineral supplements' effect on total nutrient intake
    Suzanne P Murphy
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:280S-284S. 2007
    ..Multivitamin products could be better formulated to reduce the prevalence of inadequacy and also to reduce the risk of excessive intakes...
  35. ncbi request reprint Dietary intakes and health-related behaviours of Korean American women born in the USA and Korea: the Multiethnic Cohort Study
    Song Yi Park
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Public Health Nutr 8:904-11. 2005
    ..This study assessed and compared heath-related behaviours and nutrient and food group intakes between US-born and Korea-born Korean American women...
  36. doi request reprint Nutritional composition of commonly consumed composite dishes for Afro-Caribbeans (mainly Jamaicans) in the United Kingdom
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:140-50. 2009
    ..To provide the calculated nutritional composition of 18 commonly consumed composite dishes among Afro-Caribbeans residing in the United Kingdom...
  37. doi request reprint The nutrition transition in the Republic of Ireland: trends in energy and nutrient supply from 1961 to 2007 using Food and Agriculture Organization food balance sheets
    Tony Sheehy
    School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Br J Nutr 106:1078-89. 2011
    ..Because they are so long established, they will be difficult to reverse unless major public health nutrition interventions are implemented...
  38. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake in a population undergoing a rapid transition in diet and lifestyle: the Inuvialuit in the Northwest Territories of Arctic Canada
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, USA
    Can J Public Health 100:442-8. 2009
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and development of a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire for the Barbados National Cancer Study
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:464-70. 2007
    ..To develop a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (QFFQ) for the Barbados National Cancer Study (BNCS) that will permit examination of associations of diet with breast and prostate cancer...
  40. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and a food-frequency instrument to evaluate a nutrition intervention for the Apache in Arizona
    Sangita Sharma
    Cancer Etiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:948-56. 2007
    ..To demonstrate how dietary data collected from 24-hour dietary recalls were incorporated into the development of a quantitative food-frequency questionnaire (QFFQ) for the Apache in Arizona...
  41. doi request reprint Development of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire for assessing food, nutrient, and heterocyclic aromatic amines intake in Japanese Brazilians for a colorectal adenoma case-control study
    Sangita Sharma
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 60:128-39. 2009
    ..To develop of a quantitative food frequency questionnaire (QFFQ) to assess intake of specific foods, nutrients and heterocyclic aromatic amines (HAAs) in a case-control study of colorectal adenoma...
  42. ncbi request reprint Assessment of dietary intake among Inuvialuit in Arctic Canada using a locally developed quantitative food frequency questionnaire
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    a Aboriginal and Global Health Research Group, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    J Am Coll Nutr 33:147-54. 2014
    ..The aim of the present study was to determine dietary intake of Inuvialuit adults in the Northwest Territories, Canada, using a culturally specific, validated quantitative food frequency questionnaire (QFFQ)...
  43. ncbi request reprint Use of FAO food balance sheets to estimate the potential ability of novel folate-enriched eggs to increase the folate supply in European Union countries
    Tony Sheehy
    School of Food and Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Republic of Ireland
    Public Health Nutr 14:551-6. 2011
    ..Our objective was to estimate the potential increase in folate supply that could occur in European Union (EU) countries if normal eggs were replaced by folate-enriched eggs...
  44. pmc Development of a Quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire for Use among the Yup'ik People of Western Alaska
    Fariba Kolahdooz
    Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    PLoS ONE 9:e100412. 2014
    ..This tool will allow for monitoring of dietary changes over time as well as the identification of foods and nutrients that could be promoted in a nutrition intervention program intended to reduce chronic disease. ..