Mary Ann Johnson

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Publications

  1. doi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with cost-related medication non-adherence in community-dwelling, low-income older adults in Georgia
    Rebecca Bengle
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:170-91. 2010
  2. pmc Improved recognition of heart attack and stroke symptoms after a community-based intervention for older adults, Georgia, 2006-2007
    Mindy Bell
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A41. 2009
  3. pmc Challenges and new opportunities for clinical nutrition interventions in the aged
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr 141:535-41. 2011
  4. pmc Vitamin B12 deficiency in African American and white octogenarians and centenarians in Georgia
    M A Johnson
    The University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:339-45. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Age-related hearing loss, methylmalonic acid, and vitamin B12 status in older adults
    Sohyun Park
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 25:105-20. 2006
  6. pmc Prevalence and predictors of anemia in a population-based study of octogenarians and centenarians in Georgia
    Alyson Haslam
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:100-6. 2012
  7. doi request reprint Diabetes self-management behaviors and A1c improved following a community-based intervention in older adults in Georgia senior centers
    Elizabeth M Speer
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 27:179-200. 2008
  8. doi request reprint Food deserts in Leon County, FL: disparate distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-accepting stores by neighborhood characteristics
    Samantha Rigby
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:539-47. 2012
  9. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in the Georgia Older Americans Nutrition Program
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Faculty of Gerontology, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 27:29-46. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Physical limitations contribute to food insecurity and the food insecurity-obesity paradox in older adults at senior centers in Georgia
    Dawn P Brewer
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:150-69. 2010

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Publications48

  1. doi request reprint Food insecurity is associated with cost-related medication non-adherence in community-dwelling, low-income older adults in Georgia
    Rebecca Bengle
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:170-91. 2010
    ..9 (95% CI 2.2, 4.0) times more likely to practice CRN behaviors than their counterparts after controlling for potential confounders. Improving food security is important inorder to promote adherence to recommended prescription regimens...
  2. pmc Improved recognition of heart attack and stroke symptoms after a community-based intervention for older adults, Georgia, 2006-2007
    Mindy Bell
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A41. 2009
    ..To reduce disability and prevent death from cardiovascular events, high-risk population groups should be able to recognize symptoms and seek immediate medical attention...
  3. pmc Challenges and new opportunities for clinical nutrition interventions in the aged
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr 141:535-41. 2011
    ..Research needs regarding the safety, efficacy, and application of clinical interventions related to these topics also are discussed...
  4. pmc Vitamin B12 deficiency in African American and white octogenarians and centenarians in Georgia
    M A Johnson
    The University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 14:339-45. 2010
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  5. ncbi request reprint Age-related hearing loss, methylmalonic acid, and vitamin B12 status in older adults
    Sohyun Park
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 25:105-20. 2006
    ..Thus, elevated MMA concentration may be associated with hearing loss in older adults. However, short-term B12 supplementation was unrelated to improvements in hearing status in B12-deficient individuals...
  6. pmc Prevalence and predictors of anemia in a population-based study of octogenarians and centenarians in Georgia
    Alyson Haslam
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 67:100-6. 2012
    ..Therefore, the primary objectives of this study were to examine the prevalence and possible predictors of anemia in the very old...
  7. doi request reprint Diabetes self-management behaviors and A1c improved following a community-based intervention in older adults in Georgia senior centers
    Elizabeth M Speer
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 27:179-200. 2008
    ..05). The results of this evaluation provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of this community intervention in decreasing A1c and improving DSM behaviors in older adults...
  8. doi request reprint Food deserts in Leon County, FL: disparate distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-accepting stores by neighborhood characteristics
    Samantha Rigby
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 44:539-47. 2012
    ..Examine whether neighborhood characteristics of racial composition, income, and rurality were related to distribution of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)-accepting stores in Leon County, Florida...
  9. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency in the Georgia Older Americans Nutrition Program
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Faculty of Gerontology, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 27:29-46. 2008
    ..05). In conclusion, OAANP services did not prevent poor vitamin D and calcium status, but a supplement with vitamin D and calcium was beneficial...
  10. doi request reprint Physical limitations contribute to food insecurity and the food insecurity-obesity paradox in older adults at senior centers in Georgia
    Dawn P Brewer
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:150-69. 2010
    ..Thus, obesity and weight-related disability may be risk factors to consider when assessing the risk of food insecurity and the need for food assistance in this vulnerable subgroup of older adults...
  11. doi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake and knowledge increased following a community-based intervention in older adults in Georgia senior centers
    Sara J Hendrix
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 27:155-78. 2008
    ..05). These results provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of this community intervention for improving knowledge and intake and decreasing barriers to fruit and vegetable intake in older adults...
  12. pmc Store type and demographic influence on the availability and price of healthful foods, Leon County, Florida, 2008
    Angela F Leone
    University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A140. 2011
    ..We examined the availability and price of more healthful foods by store type, neighborhood income level, and racial composition in a community with high rates of diet-related illness and death...
  13. ncbi request reprint If high folic acid aggravates vitamin B12 deficiency what should be done about it?
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Faculty of Gerontology, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Dawson Hall, Building 1010, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 3622, USA
    Nutr Rev 65:451-8. 2007
    ..Together, these studies provide further evidence that public health strategies are needed to improve vitamin B12 status in order to decrease the risk of deficiency and any potentially adverse interactions with folic acid...
  14. doi request reprint Older Americans Act Nutrition Program improves participants' food security in Georgia
    Jung Sun Lee
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:122-39. 2011
    ..48) higher in participants than in waitlisted people over 4 months. Our data suggest the feasibility of using food insecurity measures to detect the benefits of OAANP participation as well as the need to increase the capacity of OAANP...
  15. doi request reprint Food insecurity, food and nutrition programs, and aging: experiences from Georgia
    Jung Sun Lee
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:116-49. 2010
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  16. ncbi request reprint Food insecurity is negatively associated with home health and out-of-pocket expenditures in older adults
    Vibha Bhargava
    Housing and Consumer Economics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr 142:1888-95. 2012
    ..These findings based on the innovative methodological approaches and datasets suggest complex relationships between food insecurity and healthcare expenditures in older adults, reflecting unique healthcare access and usage patterns...
  17. doi request reprint The validity of Nutrition Screening Initiative DETERMINE Checklist responses in older Georgians
    Stephanie Sinnett
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 29:393-409. 2010
    ..Some NSI items may have limited ability to reliably assess nutritional risk of older adults. Further efforts are warranted to improve nutritional assessment tools for use in vulnerable older adults...
  18. doi request reprint Nutrition in centenarians
    Dorothy B Hausman
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA, USA
    Maturitas 68:203-9. 2011
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  19. doi request reprint Older adults attending Georgia senior centers increase preventive behaviors for falls and fractures following a community-based intervention
    Jennifer Teems
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:72-85. 2011
    ....
  20. doi request reprint Obesity is more strongly associated with inappropriate eating behaviors than with mental health in older adults receiving congregate meals
    Kathryn N Porter
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, College of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 30:403-15. 2011
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  21. doi request reprint Prevalence and predictors of recommendations to lose weight in overweight and obese older adults in Georgia senior centers
    Alison Clune
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Prev Med 51:27-30. 2010
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  22. doi request reprint Physical activity and physical function improved following a community-based intervention in older adults in Georgia senior centers
    Sara E Fitzpatrick
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 27:135-54. 2008
    ..The results of this evaluation provide an evidence base for the effectiveness of this community intervention for improving physical activity and physical function in older adults...
  23. doi request reprint Food security of older adults requesting Older Americans Act Nutrition Program in Georgia can be validly measured using a short form of the U.S. Household Food Security Survey Module
    Jung Sun Lee
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr 141:1362-8. 2011
    ..Such methodology also can be used to estimate the extent of food insecurity and help guide program and policy decisions to meet the nutrition assistance needs of vulnerable older adults...
  24. doi request reprint Strategies to improve diet in older adults
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Proc Nutr Soc 72:166-72. 2013
    ..Also, much of the available information is from the US, so there is a need to conduct research in other areas of the world...
  25. pmc Food insecurity and health across the lifespan
    Jung Sun Lee
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Adv Nutr 3:744-5. 2012
    ..Our symposium provided new and novel understandings and research initiatives directed toward alleviating food insecurity in America...
  26. ncbi request reprint Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D concentrations in girls aged 4-8 y living in the southeastern United States
    Elizabeth M Stein
    Department of Foods and Nutrition and Statistics, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:75-81. 2006
    ..Evidence suggests that adults and adolescents throughout the United States are at risk of poor vitamin D status. However, vitamin D concentrations in young American children have not been assessed...
  27. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D, aging, and the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, Dawson Hall, Bldg 1010, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602 3622, USA
    Nutr Rev 64:410-21. 2006
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and aging--practical advice for healthy eating
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Gerontology, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 59:262-9. 2004
    ..Vitamin D deficiency is associated with chronic disorders beyond poor bone health. Supplements containing vitamin B12 and vitamin D will help older adults meet their needs for these key nutrients...
  29. ncbi request reprint Hyperhomocysteinemia and vitamin B-12 deficiency in elderly using Title IIIc nutrition services
    Mary Ann Johnson
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:211-20. 2003
    ..The effect of the folate food fortification program on the prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in the older population with coexisting vitamin B-12 deficiency is not known...
  30. doi request reprint Protein, lipid, and hematological biomarkers in centenarians: definitions, interpretation and relationships with health
    Dorothy B Hausman
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Maturitas 71:205-12. 2012
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  31. doi request reprint Improved physical function and physical activity in older adults following a community-based intervention: Relationships with a history of depression
    Kathryn N Porter
    The University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Maturitas 70:290-4. 2011
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  32. ncbi request reprint Elevated methylmalonic acid is related to cognitive impairement in older adults enrolled in an elderly nutrition program
    Monica S Lewis
    Department of Psychology, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 24:47-65. 2005
    ..Monitoring and reducing serum MMA concentrations by increasing the intake of vitamin B12 may provide protection against cognitive decline in this and other older populations...
  33. doi request reprint Vitamin D status is associated with grip strength in centenarians
    Alyson Haslam
    a Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 33:35-46. 2014
    ..Considering the high burden of poor physical function in older adults, understanding the relationship between vitamin D and different measures of physical function, including strength, becomes increasingly important...
  34. ncbi request reprint What is an adequate dose of oral vitamin B12 in older people with poor vitamin B12 status?
    Sohyun Park
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Nutr Rev 64:373-8. 2006
    ..A recent clinical trial suggests that an oral dose of 500 microg/d of crystalline vitamin B12 is needed to reverse biochemical signs of vitamin B12 deficiency in older adults...
  35. ncbi request reprint Health characteristics of elderly residents in personal care homes. Dementia, possible early dementia, and no dementia
    Mary Ellen Quinn
    Medical College of Georgia, School of Nursing Athens, 1905 Barnett Shoals Road, Athens, GA 30605, USA
    J Gerontol Nurs 29:16-23. 2003
    ..Most physical health characteristics, such as health care usage, were not significantly different in the three groups. Suggestions for strategies to promote the health and well-being of this growing population are discussed...
  36. doi request reprint The relationships of ABCB1 3435C>T and CYP2B6 516G>T with high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in HIV-infected patients receiving Efavirenz
    T W Mahungu
    Department of HIV Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust, London, UK
    Clin Pharmacol Ther 86:204-11. 2009
    ..20 mmol/l, group 1 +0.47 mmol/l, group 2 +1.00 mmol/l; P(ANOVA) < 0.0001). These findings need to be validated in independent cohorts...
  37. doi request reprint The impact of pharmacogenetics on HIV therapy
    T W Mahungu
    Department of HIV Medicine, Royal Free NHS Trust, Pond Street, London NW3 2QG
    Int J STD AIDS 20:145-51. 2009
    ..These studies must be performed on well characterized cohorts and reported associations must be validated in independent, ethnically diverse populations...
  38. ncbi request reprint Living in low-latitude regions in the United States does not prevent poor vitamin D status
    Sohyun Park
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Nutr Rev 63:203-9. 2005
    ..The vitamin D status of Hispanics needs further investigation, given the large number of Hispanics living in southern regions of the United States and the emerging role of vitamin D in numerous health disorders...
  39. ncbi request reprint Age-related hearing loss, vitamin B-12, and folate in elderly women
    D K Houston
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Athens 30602, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:564-71. 1999
    ..0007) and 43% lower red cell folate (288 compared with 502 nmol/L, respectively, P = 0.001) than women with normal hearing. CONCLUSION: Poor vitamin B-12 and folate status may be associated with age-related auditory dysfunction...
  40. ncbi request reprint Home food safety program for the Georgia Older Americans Act Nutrition Program
    Tiffany Sellers
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 26:103-22. 2006
    ..This intervention improved several aspects of HFSP; however, additional interventions are needed to increase HFSP in older adults...
  41. ncbi request reprint Improvement in A1C levels and diabetes self-management activities following a nutrition and diabetes education program in older adults
    Elizabeth H Redmond
    The University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Elder 26:83-102. 2006
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  42. ncbi request reprint Nutrition and health education intervention for whole grain foods in the Georgia older Americans nutrition programs
    Jeanna Ellis
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr Elder 24:67-83. 2005
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  43. pmc Age, race and season predict vitamin D status in African American and white octogenarians and centenarians
    M A Johnson
    The University of Georgia, Department of Foods and Nutrition, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 12:690-5. 2008
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  44. ncbi request reprint Introduction to and perspectives from the Symposium on Nutrient Disease Relationships: closing the scientific knowledge gap
    Leila G Saldanha
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, Athens, GA, USA
    J Nutr 135:338-9. 2005
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  45. pmc Body mass index is associated with dietary patterns and health conditions in georgia centenarians
    Dorothy B Hausman
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, University of Georgia, 280 Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Aging Res 2011:138015. 2011
    ..Given the many potential adverse consequences of under- and overweight, efforts are needed to maintain a healthy weight, even in the oldest old...
  46. ncbi request reprint Awareness of fish advisories and mercury exposure in women of childbearing age
    Sohyun Park
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, Faculty of Gerontology, The University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA
    Nutr Rev 64:250-6. 2006
    ..This is of concern because the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends that hair mercury be less than 1 microg/g. Public health campaigns to reduce mercury exposure need further refinement to reach women of childbearing age...
  47. ncbi request reprint Hearing loss and cardiovascular disease risk factors in older adults
    S Park
    Department of Foods and Nutrition, The University of Georgia, Dawson Hall, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    J Nutr Health Aging 11:515-8. 2007
  48. pmc Cognitive performance in centenarians and the oldest old: norms from the Georgia Centenarian Study
    L Stephen Miller
    University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
    Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn 17:575-90. 2010
    ..g., 85-90). Results support using global measures of neurocognition to describe cognitive status in the oldest old, and we provide normative comparisons to do so...