I Shai

Summary

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

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Dietary intervention to reverse carotid atherosclerosis
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems Evaluation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Circulation 121:1200-8. 2010
  3. pmc Renal function following three distinct weight loss dietary strategies during 2 years of a randomized controlled trial
    Amir Tirosh
    Corresponding author Iris Shai
    Diabetes Care 36:2225-32. 2013
  4. doi request reprint The effect of personal lifestyle intervention among health care providers on their patients and clinics; the Promoting Health by Self Experience (PHASE) randomized controlled intervention trial
    Iris Shai
    The S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition and Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Prev Med 55:285-91. 2012
  5. pmc Abdominal superficial subcutaneous fat: a putative distinct protective fat subdepot in type 2 diabetes
    Rachel Golan
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Diabetes Care 35:640-7. 2012
  6. 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
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, obesity, and risk of type 2 diabetes in women: a 20-year follow-up study
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1585-90. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Soluble intercellular adhesion molecules, soluble vascular cell adhesion molecules, and risk of coronary heart disease
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2099-106. 2006
  9. 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
  10. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of lipoprotein(a) and risk of coronary heart disease among women with type 2 diabetes
    I Shai
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Diabetologia 48:1469-76. 2005

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  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Dietary intervention to reverse carotid atherosclerosis
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems Evaluation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Circulation 121:1200-8. 2010
    ..It is currently unknown whether dietary weight loss interventions can induce regression of carotid atherosclerosis...
  3. pmc Renal function following three distinct weight loss dietary strategies during 2 years of a randomized controlled trial
    Amir Tirosh
    Corresponding author Iris Shai
    Diabetes Care 36:2225-32. 2013
    ..Potential improvement is likely to be mediated by weight loss-induced improvements in insulin sensitivity and blood pressure. ..
  4. doi request reprint The effect of personal lifestyle intervention among health care providers on their patients and clinics; the Promoting Health by Self Experience (PHASE) randomized controlled intervention trial
    Iris Shai
    The S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition and Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Prev Med 55:285-91. 2012
    ..To determine the effect of self-experience multidisciplinary lifestyle intervention on health care providers (HCPs), patients and clinics...
  5. pmc Abdominal superficial subcutaneous fat: a putative distinct protective fat subdepot in type 2 diabetes
    Rachel Golan
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Diabetes Care 35:640-7. 2012
    ....
  6. 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...
  7. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, obesity, and risk of type 2 diabetes in women: a 20-year follow-up study
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1585-90. 2006
    ..To examine ethnic differences in risk of type 2 diabetes, taking dietary and lifestyle risk factors into account...
  8. ncbi request reprint Soluble intercellular adhesion molecules, soluble vascular cell adhesion molecules, and risk of coronary heart disease
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2099-106. 2006
    ....
  9. 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...
  10. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of lipoprotein(a) and risk of coronary heart disease among women with type 2 diabetes
    I Shai
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Diabetologia 48:1469-76. 2005
    ..We examined the association between lipoprotein (Lp)(a) and CHD among women with type 2 diabetes...
  11. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol intake and markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction among diabetic men
    I Shai
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetologia 47:1760-7. 2004
    ..It remains to be determined whether there is an association between alcohol and inflammation in individuals with diabetes...
  12. ncbi request reprint Joint role of non-HDL cholesterol and glycated haemoglobin in predicting future coronary heart disease events among women with type 2 diabetes
    M B Schulze
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetologia 47:2129-36. 2004
    ..We aimed to determine whether non-HDL cholesterol predicts CHD events among diabetic women independently of currently established risk factors and the status of glycaemic control...
  13. doi request reprint Halo effect of a weight-loss trial on spouses: the DIRECT-Spouse study
    Rachel Golan
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemiology and Health Systems Evaluation, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Be er Sheva, Israel
    Public Health Nutr 13:544-9. 2010
    ..We examined the halo effect of a 2-year weight-loss diet trial, the Dietary Intervention Randomized Controlled Trial (DIRECT), on the weight and nutritional patterns of participants' spouses...
  14. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with low reported energy intake in the elderly
    D Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, POB 653, Beer Sheva 84105 Israel
    J Nutr Health Aging 9:300-4. 2005
    ..The gap between EI and TEE is usually attributed to underreporting. In elderly populations, compromised dietary intake and health status may offer alternative explanations to this gap...
  15. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and eating patterns of elderly people in Israel: who is at nutritional risk?
    D Shahar
    The S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:18-25. 2003
    ..To determine dietary intake and eating patterns of older persons in Israel and to identify factors associated with low intake...
  16. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin and future coronary heart disease events among men with type 2 diabetes
    Matthias B Schulze
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes 54:534-9. 2005
    ..Our study suggests that increased adiponectin levels are associated with a moderately decreased CHD risk in diabetic men. This association seems to be mediated in part by effects of adiponectin on HDL cholesterol levels...
  17. 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...
  18. pmc Changes in triglyceride levels over time and risk of type 2 diabetes in young men
    Amir Tirosh
    1Department of Internal Medicine A C, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Diabetes Care 31:2032-7. 2008
    ..The association between changes in triglyceride concentrations over time and diabetes is unknown. We assessed whether two triglyceride determinations obtained 5 years apart can predict incident type 2 diabetes...
  19. doi request reprint A controlled intervention study of changing health-providers' attitudes toward personal lifestyle habits and health-promotion skills
    Danit R Shahar
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Nutrition 25:532-9. 2009
    ..Data regarding health providers' personal lifestyle and the differential effect of a short-term personal lifestyle experience intervention program on health providers are limited...
  20. ncbi request reprint Adherence and success in long-term weight loss diets: the dietary intervention randomized controlled trial (DIRECT)
    Ilana Greenberg
    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
    J Am Coll Nutr 28:159-68. 2009
    ..Data are limited as to whether participants in diet trials truly adhere to their assigned diet and the factors that affect their adherence...
  21. doi request reprint Dietary strategies for patients with type 2 diabetes in the era of multi-approaches; review and results from the Dietary Intervention Randomized Controlled Trial (DIRECT)
    Sivan Ben-Avraham
    The S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition, Department of Epidemilogy, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 86:S41-8. 2009
    ..Furthermore special features of the Mediterranean diet have apparent additional favorable effects for patients with T2DM...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. ncbi request reprint Normal fasting plasma glucose levels and type 2 diabetes in young men
    Amir Tirosh
    Medical Corps Headquarters, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    N Engl J Med 353:1454-62. 2005
    ..55 mmol per liter). Whether higher fasting plasma glucose levels within this range independently predict type 2 diabetes in young adults is unclear...
  25. 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...
  26. ncbi request reprint Relationship between adiponectin and glycemic control, blood lipids, and inflammatory markers in men with type 2 diabetes
    Matthias B Schulze
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:1680-7. 2004
    ..However, previous studies did not evaluate the complex relationships between adiponectin and the array of metabolic abnormalities commonly observed in diabetes...
  27. 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...
  28. 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...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dietary treatment of hypercholesterolemia: can we predict long-term success?
    Yaakov Henkin
    Department of Cardiology, PO Box 151, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Am Coll Nutr 22:555-61. 2003
    ..To look for associations between changes in LDL cholesterol and baseline characteristics of patients receiving dietary therapy for hypercholesterolemia...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Multivariate assessment of lipid parameters as predictors of coronary heart disease among postmenopausal women: potential implications for clinical guidelines
    Iris Shai
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 110:2824-30. 2004
    ..Over the past decade, lipid measurements have been significantly improved and standardized. We evaluated the usefulness of multiple plasma lipid parameters in predicting coronary heart diseases (CHD) among women...
  32. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of soluble tumor necrosis factor-alpha receptor II (sTNF-RII) and risk of coronary heart disease among women with type 2 diabetes
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1376-82. 2005
    ..Tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF-alpha), a cytokine secreted by adipose tissue and other cells, might play a role in insulin resistance...
  33. 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...
  34. 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...
  35. doi request reprint Progression of normotensive adolescents to hypertensive adults: a study of 26,980 teenagers
    Amir Tirosh
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Hypertension, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hypertension 56:203-9. 2010
    ..This progression and the apparent interaction between BP at age 17 years and BMI at adolescence and at adulthood are sex dependent...
  36. ncbi request reprint Macrophage infiltration into omental versus subcutaneous fat across different populations: effect of regional adiposity and the comorbidities of obesity
    Ilana Harman-Boehm
    Department of Clinical Biochemistry, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 92:2240-7. 2007
    ..Macrophage infiltration into adipose tissue has been demonstrated to accompany obesity, with a potential preferential infiltration into intraabdominal vs. sc fat...
  37. ncbi request reprint Lipoprotein (a) and coronary heart disease among women: beyond a cholesterol carrier?
    Iris Shai
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur Heart J 26:1633-9. 2005
    ..We assessed the role of Lp(a) in coronary heart diseases (CHD) by a recently developed assay that is not affected by the plasminogen-like Kringle-type-2 repeats...
  38. ncbi request reprint Negev nutritional studies: nutritional deficiencies in young and elderly populations
    D Fraser
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, P O B 653, Beer Sheva 84105, Israel
    Public Health Rev 28:31-46. 2000
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between breast artery calcification seen on mammography and coronary artery disease on angiography
    Y Henkin
    Department of Cardiology, Soroka University Medical Center, Beer Sheva, Israel
    J Med Screen 10:139-42. 2003
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate whether such calcifications could predict the presence of coronary atherosclerosis...
  40. ncbi request reprint Is plasma oxidized low-density lipoprotein, measured with the widely used antibody 4E6, an independent predictor of coronary heart disease among U.S. men and women?
    Tianying Wu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 48:973-9. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Homocysteine as a risk factor for coronary heart diseases and its association with inflammatory biomarkers, lipids and dietary factors
    Iris Shai
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Atherosclerosis 177:375-81. 2004
    ..tHcy is an independent risk predictor of CHD and modestly associated with TNF-receptors. However, the inflammatory biomarkers measured could not explain its role in CHD...
  42. pmc Differential immune responses to primary measles-mumps-rubella vaccination in Israeli children
    Bracha Rager-Zisman
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Ben Gurion University, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Clin Diagn Lab Immunol 11:913-8. 2004
    ..It is not known whether genetic differences or environmental exposure accounts for these differences...
  43. 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...
  44. ncbi request reprint Changes in triglyceride levels and risk for coronary heart disease in young men
    Amir Tirosh
    Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
    Ann Intern Med 147:377-85. 2007
    ..Current triglyceride levels might be only a weak predictor of risk for coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  45. ncbi request reprint The effect of measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) immunization on the immune responses of previously immunized primary school children
    Bracha Rager-Zisman
    Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Vaccine 21:2580-8. 2003
    ..Therefore, reimmunization was accompanied by decreased leukocyte counts, but leukocyte function was unchanged or improved...
  46. ncbi request reprint Determinants of long-term satisfaction after vertical banded gastroplasty
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Obes Surg 13:269-74. 2003
    ..Our objective was to evaluate patient satisfaction, and to identify parameters that are related to such satisfaction, 3 to10 years after VBG...
  47. ncbi request reprint Long-term dietary changes after vertical banded gastroplasty: is the trade-off favorable?
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham International Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    Obes Surg 12:805-11. 2002
    ..Insufficient data exist about the long-term health consequences of gastric restriction procedures used for treatment of obesity. The long-term nutritional changes that occur after vertical banded gastroplasty (VBG) were evaluated...