Drora Fraser

Summary

Affiliation: Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
Country: Israel

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in food intake and disparity in obesity rates between adult Jews and Bedouins in southern Israel
    Drora Fraser
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Ethn Dis 18:13-8. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Assessing individual dietary intake from common-plate meals: a new tool for an enduring practice
    Kathleen Abu-Saad
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Public Health Nutr 12:2464-72. 2009
  3. ncbi request reprint Diet and eating habits in high and low socioeconomic groups
    Danit Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nutrition 21:559-66. 2005
  4. doi request reprint Dairy calcium intake, serum vitamin D, and successful weight loss
    Danit R Shahar
    S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition and the Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1017-22. 2010
  5. doi request reprint Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or low-fat diet
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    N Engl J Med 359:229-41. 2008
  6. pmc Characteristics of undernourished older medical patients and the identification of predictors for undernutrition status
    Ilana Feldblum
    The S, Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nutr J 6:37. 2007
  7. doi request reprint Bread type intake is associated with lifestyle and diet quality transition among Bedouin Arab adults
    Kathleen Abu-Saad
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Br J Nutr 102:1513-22. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity among acculturated and new immigrants
    Vered Kaufman-Shriqui
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Ethn Dis 23:329-35. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of changes in the intake of weight of specific food groups on successful body weight loss during a multi-dietary strategy intervention trial
    Ayala Canfi
    Nuclear Research Center Negev, Dimona, Israel
    J Am Coll Nutr 30:491-501. 2011
  10. ncbi request reprint Development of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for an elderly population based on a population survey
    Danit Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Nutr 133:3625-9. 2003

Detail Information

Publications33

  1. ncbi request reprint Differences in food intake and disparity in obesity rates between adult Jews and Bedouins in southern Israel
    Drora Fraser
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Ethn Dis 18:13-8. 2008
    ..The goal of this study was to compare eating patterns of Jews and Muslim Bedouins and investigate possible dietary causes for discrepancy in obesity rates...
  2. doi request reprint Assessing individual dietary intake from common-plate meals: a new tool for an enduring practice
    Kathleen Abu-Saad
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Public Health Nutr 12:2464-72. 2009
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  3. ncbi request reprint Diet and eating habits in high and low socioeconomic groups
    Danit Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nutrition 21:559-66. 2005
    ..We measured the difference of dietary intake and eating habits across socioeconomic statuses (SESs) in Israel...
  4. doi request reprint Dairy calcium intake, serum vitamin D, and successful weight loss
    Danit R Shahar
    S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition and the Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1017-22. 2010
    ..The role of dairy calcium intake and serum vitamin D concentrations in weight loss is controversial...
  5. doi request reprint Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or low-fat diet
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    N Engl J Med 359:229-41. 2008
    ..Trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of weight-loss diets are frequently limited by short follow-up times and high dropout rates...
  6. pmc Characteristics of undernourished older medical patients and the identification of predictors for undernutrition status
    Ilana Feldblum
    The S, Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nutr J 6:37. 2007
    ..The purpose of the current study is to compare malnourished elderly patients with those at nutritional risk and identify factors contributing to the variability between the groups...
  7. doi request reprint Bread type intake is associated with lifestyle and diet quality transition among Bedouin Arab adults
    Kathleen Abu-Saad
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Br J Nutr 102:1513-22. 2009
    ..White bread intake was associated with a less traditional lifestyle and poorer diet quality, and may constitute a useful marker for at-risk subgroups to target for nutritional interventions...
  8. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with childhood overweight and obesity among acculturated and new immigrants
    Vered Kaufman-Shriqui
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Ethn Dis 23:329-35. 2013
    ..To examine the relationship between acculturation and obesity among low socioeconomic status (LSES) children...
  9. ncbi request reprint Effect of changes in the intake of weight of specific food groups on successful body weight loss during a multi-dietary strategy intervention trial
    Ayala Canfi
    Nuclear Research Center Negev, Dimona, Israel
    J Am Coll Nutr 30:491-501. 2011
    ..Distinct weight loss dietary strategies are associated with changes in specific food groups...
  10. ncbi request reprint Development of a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) for an elderly population based on a population survey
    Danit Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Nutr 133:3625-9. 2003
    ..Further studies are required to compare the validity of existing tools adapted for the elderly to those developed on the basis of population surveys...
  11. ncbi request reprint Development of a semi-quantitative Food Frequency Questionnaire (FFQ) to assess dietary intake of multiethnic populations
    Danit Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:855-61. 2003
    ..The newly developed FFQ for the Negev population includes 126 items that are sufficient to rank the nutritional exposure of people over 35 years old from the three origin groups in Israel...
  12. ncbi request reprint Does dairy calcium intake enhance weight loss among overweight diabetic patients?
    Danit R Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105 Israel
    Diabetes Care 30:485-9. 2007
    ..To examine the effect of dairy calcium consumption on weight loss and improvement in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes indicators among overweight diabetic patients...
  13. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of multiple micronutrient supplementations on child health: study design and baseline characteristics
    Natalya Bilenko
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Isr Med Assoc J 12:342-7. 2010
    ..A daily dose of "Sprinkles" (SuppleForte, Heinz, Canada), a micronutrient home supplementation, was proven effective for the treatment of anemia worldwide...
  14. doi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder among preschoolers exposed to ongoing missile attacks in the gaza war
    Vered Kaufman-Shriqui
    Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology and Health Evaluation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel Centre for Research on Inner City Health, The Keenan Research Centre in the Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute of St Michael s Hospital, Toronto, Canada
    Depress Anxiety 30:425-31. 2013
    ..This study examined sociodemographic, familial, and psychosomatic correlates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among preschool children and their mothers who had been exposed to ongoing missile attacks in the Gaza war...
  15. ncbi request reprint Partial breastfeeding protects Bedouin infants from infection and morbidity: prospective cohort study
    Natalya Bilenko
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POBox 653, Beer Sheva, 84105, Israel
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 17:243-9. 2008
    ..Thus, encouraging mothers to continue to at least partially breastfeed past age 3 months may help reduce infections and morbidity in infants...
  16. ncbi request reprint Intestinal protein loss in acute and persistent diarrhea of early childhood
    Zvi Weizman
    Soroka Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Gastroenterol 34:427-9. 2002
    ..To determine fecal protein loss in children with acute and persistent diarrhea...
  17. ncbi request reprint Reduction of nasopharyngeal carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae after administration of a 9-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine to toddlers attending day care centers
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva 84101, Israel
    J Infect Dis 185:927-36. 2002
    ..The rate of carriage of non-vaccine-type pneumococci (excluding serotype 6A) was higher in the pneumococcal-vaccine group than in the control group...
  18. ncbi request reprint Serum serotype-specific pneumococcal anticapsular immunoglobulin g concentrations after immunization with a 9-valent conjugate pneumococcal vaccine correlate with nasopharyngeal acquisition of pneumococcus
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 192:367-76. 2005
    ..We attempted to correlate postvaccination serum serotype-specific pneumococcal anticapsular immunoglobulin (Ig) G concentrations with new acquisitions of vaccine-type (VT) serotypes and the VT-related serotype 6A...
  19. ncbi request reprint Does co-infection with Giardia lamblia modulate the clinical characteristics of enteric infections in young children?
    Natalya Bilenko
    Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation Department, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Eur J Epidemiol 19:877-83. 2004
    ..In this study we examined the hypothesis that G. lamblia may modulate the effect of other enteric pathogens during concurrent infection...
  20. ncbi request reprint Nutritional behavior as a predictor of early success after vertical gastroplasty
    Aline Israel
    Nutrition Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Obes Surg 15:88-94. 2005
    ..Patients' nutritional habits are seldom taken in account in planning surgery for clinically severe obesity. Our proposed hypothesis is that the patient's nutritional behavior may influence the outcome of bariatric surgery...
  21. pmc Pediatric epilepsy and parental sleep quality
    David Shaki
    Department of Pediatrics, Saban Pediatric Center, Soroka University Medical Center, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Sleep Med 7:502-6. 2011
    ..To evaluate the effects of pediatric epilepsy on sleep in parents of epileptic children...
  22. ncbi request reprint Glycemic effects of moderate alcohol intake among patients with type 2 diabetes: a multicenter, randomized, clinical intervention trial
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems Evaluation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O Box 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Diabetes Care 30:3011-6. 2007
    ..In a randomized controlled trial, we assessed the effect of daily moderate alcohol intake on glycemic control in the fasting and postprandial states in patients with type 2 diabetes who previously had abstained from alcohol...
  23. ncbi request reprint Adaptation of international nutrition databases and data-entry system tools to a specific population
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, PO Box 653, 84105, Israel
    Public Health Nutr 6:401-6. 2003
    ..To develop a nutritional dietary intake database based on available reliable international nutritional databases adapted to the local needs of a specific population...
  24. ncbi request reprint Spread of Streptococcus pneumoniae and antibiotic-resistant S. pneumoniae from day-care center attendees to their younger siblings
    Noga Givon-Lavi
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and the Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Infect Dis 186:1608-14. 2002
    ..Vaccinating DCC attendees with a 7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine may play a key role in controlling the spread of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci, because the most resistant serotypes are included in the vaccine...
  25. ncbi request reprint Vaccination of day-care center attendees reduces carriage of Streptococcus pneumoniae among their younger siblings
    Noga Givon-Lavi
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:524-32. 2003
    ....
  26. ncbi request reprint Effect of a nonavalent conjugate vaccine on carriage of antibiotic-resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in day-care centers
    Ron Dagan
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center and Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 22:532-40. 2003
    ..This study was conducted to determine the effect of a nonavalent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine (PCV-9) on the carriage of antibiotic-resistant pneumococci in the DCC...
  27. ncbi request reprint Selection of food items for inclusion in a newly developed food-frequency questionnaire
    Iris Shai
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:745-9. 2004
    ..To highlight the differences between the food list required in a food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) to rank people by their intake and the food items that contribute to absolute intake, and to discuss possible applications...
  28. ncbi request reprint Mediterranean diet and cardiovascular diseases in an Israeli population
    Natalya Bilenko
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Prev Med 40:299-305. 2005
    ..Israel is in the Mediterranean basin, but its population immigrated mostly from Europe, Asia, and Africa. We surveyed the adherence of the Israeli Jewish population to Mediterranean Diet (MD) and its association with cardiovascular disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dietary evaluation and attenuation of relative risk: multiple comparisons between blood and urinary biomarkers, food frequency, and 24-hour recall questionnaires: the DEARR study
    Iris Shai
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 135:573-9. 2005
    ..The DEARR study showed that the newly developed FFQ is a valid and reproducible instrument for assessing dietary intake. The VCs obtained can be used for future adjustment of diet-disease RR estimates in this population...
  30. ncbi request reprint Nutritional status and diarrheal illness as independent risk factors for alveolar pneumonia
    Christian L Coles
    Pediatric Infectious Disease Unit, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Am J Epidemiol 162:999-1007. 2005
    ..Results suggest that improving antenatal care and the nutritional status of infants may reduce the risk of CAAP in Bedouin children. Furthermore, they suggest that vaccines developed to prevent diarrhea may also lower the risk of CAAP...
  31. ncbi request reprint Child Nutrition Initiative in Israel and Palestine: Status of food security, micronutrient malnutrition, and behavioral change and communication programs
    Aron M Troen
    Ben Gurion University, Beersheba, Israel
    Food Nutr Bull 27:180-5. 2006
  32. ncbi request reprint Anemia as a risk factor for infectious diseases in infants and toddlers: results from a prospective study
    Amalia Levy
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Eur J Epidemiol 20:277-84. 2005
    ..The possibility that reducing anemia in infants may be a preventive measure to lower disease burden from infectious disease in this and other vulnerable populations should be tested in further studies...
  33. ncbi request reprint Maternal anemia during pregnancy is an independent risk factor for low birthweight and preterm delivery
    Amalia Levy
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Services Evaluation, Soroka University Medical Center, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel
    Eur J Obstet Gynecol Reprod Biol 122:182-6. 2005
    ..The present study was designed to investigate the outcome of pregnancy and delivery in patients with anemia...