Emily Oken

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Publications

  1. pmc Associations of maternal fish intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding duration with attainment of developmental milestones in early childhood: a study from the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:789-96. 2008
  2. doi request reprint Gestational glucose tolerance and cord blood leptin levels predict slower weight gain in early infancy
    Margaret Parker
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 158:227-33. 2011
  3. pmc Maternal fish intake during pregnancy, blood mercury levels, and child cognition at age 3 years in a US cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1171-81. 2008
  4. pmc A pilot randomized controlled trial to promote healthful fish consumption during pregnancy: the Food for Thought Study
    Emily Oken
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nutr J 12:33. 2013
  5. pmc Longitudinal association of maternal attempt to lose weight during the postpartum period and child obesity at age 3 years
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Department of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2046-52. 2011
  6. pmc Developmental origins of childhood overweight: potential public health impact
    Matthew W Gillman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1651-6. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Similarity of the CDC and WHO weight-for-length growth charts in predicting risk of obesity at age 5 years
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1261-5. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:993-8. 2011
  9. pmc Gestational weight gain and child adiposity at age 3 years
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:322.e1-8. 2007
  10. pmc Prenatal fatty acid status and child adiposity at age 3 y: results from a US pregnancy cohort
    Sara M A Donahue
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:780-8. 2011

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Publications59

  1. pmc Associations of maternal fish intake during pregnancy and breastfeeding duration with attainment of developmental milestones in early childhood: a study from the Danish National Birth Cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:789-96. 2008
    ..Few studies have examined the overall effect of maternal fish intake during pregnancy on child development or examined whether the developmental benefits of maternal fish intake are greater in infants breastfed for a shorter duration...
  2. doi request reprint Gestational glucose tolerance and cord blood leptin levels predict slower weight gain in early infancy
    Margaret Parker
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Pediatr 158:227-33. 2011
    ..To determine the extent to which known prenatal and perinatal predictors of childhood obesity also predict weight gain in early infancy...
  3. pmc Maternal fish intake during pregnancy, blood mercury levels, and child cognition at age 3 years in a US cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1171-81. 2008
    ..3, -0.9) for the WRAVMA. Fish consumption of < or =2 servings/week was not associated with a benefit. Dietary recommendations for pregnant women should incorporate the nutritional benefits as well as the risks of fish intake...
  4. pmc A pilot randomized controlled trial to promote healthful fish consumption during pregnancy: the Food for Thought Study
    Emily Oken
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Nutr J 12:33. 2013
    ..However, concern exists that this advice will lead to excess intake of methylmercury, a developmental neurotoxicant...
  5. pmc Longitudinal association of maternal attempt to lose weight during the postpartum period and child obesity at age 3 years
    Kendrin R Sonneville
    Department of Medicine, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2046-52. 2011
    ..This association should be thoroughly examined in future studies...
  6. pmc Developmental origins of childhood overweight: potential public health impact
    Matthew W Gillman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1651-6. 2008
    ..Interventions to modify several factors during pregnancy and infancy could have substantial impact on prevention of childhood overweight...
  7. doi request reprint Similarity of the CDC and WHO weight-for-length growth charts in predicting risk of obesity at age 5 years
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:1261-5. 2012
    ..7), respectively. Ever being overweight in the first 2 years of life is a strong predictor of obesity at 5 years. CDC WFL, WHO WFL, and WHO BMI cutpoints for overweight in early childhood provided similar estimates of later obesity risk...
  8. doi request reprint Crossing growth percentiles in infancy and risk of obesity in childhood
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 165:993-8. 2011
    ..To examine the associations of upward crossing of major percentiles in weight-for-length in the first 24 months of life with the prevalence of obesity at ages 5 and 10 years...
  9. pmc Gestational weight gain and child adiposity at age 3 years
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 196:322.e1-8. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the associations of gestational weight gain with child adiposity...
  10. pmc Prenatal fatty acid status and child adiposity at age 3 y: results from a US pregnancy cohort
    Sara M A Donahue
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 93:780-8. 2011
    ..Exposure to polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) in early life may influence adiposity development...
  11. doi request reprint Second trimester estimated fetal weight and fetal weight gain predict childhood obesity
    Margaret Parker
    Division of Neonatology, Department of Pediatrics, Boston Medical Center, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    J Pediatr 161:864-70. 2012
    ..To determine the extent to which fetal weight during mid-pregnancy and fetal weight gain from mid-pregnancy to birth predict adiposity and blood pressure (BP) at age 3 years...
  12. pmc Neonatal thyroxine, maternal thyroid function, and child cognition
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:497-503. 2009
    ..Thyroid hormone is essential for normal brain development. Limited data are available regarding whether thyroid function in neonates influences later cognitive development...
  13. doi request reprint Dietary quality during pregnancy varies by maternal characteristics in Project Viva: a US cohort
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1004-11. 2009
    ..Maternal diet may influence outcomes of pregnancy and childhood, but data on correlates of food and nutrient intake during pregnancy are scarce...
  14. pmc Diet during early pregnancy and development of gestational diabetes
    Jenny S Radesky
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 22:47-59. 2008
    ..Nutritional status entering pregnancy, as reflected by pre-pregnancy BMI, is probably more important than pregnancy diet in development of GDM...
  15. pmc Maternal iron intake and iron status during pregnancy and child blood pressure at age 3 years
    Mandy B Belfort
    Division of Newborn Medicine, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 37:301-8. 2008
    ..Our aim was to examine the extent to which lower maternal iron intake, haemoglobin level and mean cell volume (MCV) during pregnancy are associated with higher child systolic blood pressure (SBP) at age 3 years...
  16. pmc Choline intake during pregnancy and child cognition at age 7 years
    Caroline E Boeke
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 177:1338-47. 2013
    ..Intake of the other nutrients was not associated with the cognitive tests administered. Higher gestational choline intake was associated with modestly better child visual memory at age 7 years...
  17. pmc Content analysis of motivational counseling calls targeting obesity-related behaviors among postpartum women
    Sarah N Price
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Matern Child Health J 16:439-47. 2012
    ..To improve weight-related infant behaviors, interventions should consider mothers' perceptions of nutrition and physical activity recommendations and barriers to adherence...
  18. pmc Association of postpartum depression with weight retention 1 year after childbirth
    Sharon J Herring
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1296-301. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which early postpartum depression is associated with weight retention 1 year after childbirth...
  19. pmc Misperceived pre-pregnancy body weight status predicts excessive gestational weight gain: findings from a US cohort study
    Sharon J Herring
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Pregnancy Childbirth 8:54. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association of misperceived pre-pregnancy body weight status with excessive gestational weight gain...
  20. pmc Infant growth and child cognition at 3 years of age
    Mandy B Belfort
    Children s Hospital Boston, Division of Newborn Medicine, Hunnewell 437, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 122:e689-95. 2008
    ..Infancy is a critical period for brain development. Few studies have examined the extent to which infant weight gain is associated with later neurodevelopmental outcomes in healthy populations...
  21. pmc Associations of gestational weight gain with short- and longer-term maternal and child health outcomes
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:173-80. 2009
    ..For obese women, the lowest-risk weight change was weight loss in all models. Recommendations for gestational weight gain for obese women should be revised...
  22. pmc Delivery by caesarean section and risk of obesity in preschool age children: a prospective cohort study
    Susanna Y Huh
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Dis Child 97:610-6. 2012
    ..To examine whether delivery by caesarean section is a risk factor for childhood obesity...
  23. pmc Higher adiposity in infancy associated with recurrent wheeze in a prospective cohort of children
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 121:1161-1166.e3. 2008
    ..Few prospective data link early childhood adiposity with asthma-related symptoms...
  24. pmc How should gestational weight gain be assessed? A comparison of existing methods and a novel method, area under the weight gain curve
    Ken P Kleinman
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:1275-82. 2007
    ..Methods commonly used to assess weight gain incorporate assumptions that are usually not borne out, such as a linear weight gain, or do not account for differential length of gestation...
  25. pmc Diet during pregnancy and risk of preeclampsia or gestational hypertension
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:663-8. 2007
    ..We sought to examine associations of first-trimester intake of calcium, n-3 and n-6 fatty acids, trans fatty acids, magnesium, folate, and vitamins C, D, and E with preeclampsia (PE) and gestational hypertension (GH)...
  26. pmc Maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone levels during pregnancy and offspring adiposity
    Matthew W Gillman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1647-53. 2006
    ..We examined associations of maternal corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) levels in the late 2nd trimester of pregnancy, a marker of fetal glucocorticoid exposure, with child adiposity at age 3 years...
  27. pmc Associations of diet and physical activity during pregnancy with risk for excessive gestational weight gain
    Alison M Stuebe
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:58.e1-8. 2009
    ..We sought to identify modifiable risk factors for excessive gestational weight gain (GWG)...
  28. doi request reprint Maternal and child obesity: the causal link
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am 36:361-77, ix-x. 2009
    ..Efforts to interrupt this cycle of obesity are important for public health and economical, as a successful intervention could benefit the child, the mother, her future pregnancies, and subsequent generations...
  29. ncbi request reprint Trends in overweight from 1980 through 2001 among preschool-aged children enrolled in a health maintenance organization
    Juhee Kim
    Department of Society and Human Development and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:1107-12. 2006
    ..To examine overweight trends over a 22-year period among preschool-aged children from primarily middle-income families enrolled in a health maintenance organization...
  30. pmc Weight status in the first 6 months of life and obesity at 3 years of age
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Pediatrics 123:1177-83. 2009
    ..The goal was to examine the associations of weight-for-length at birth and at 6 months with obesity at 3 years of age...
  31. pmc A qualitative study of fish consumption during pregnancy
    Arienne Bloomingdale
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1234-40. 2010
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  32. doi request reprint Television viewing in infancy and child cognition at 3 years of age in a US cohort
    Marie Evans Schmidt
    Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Obesity Prevention Program, 133 Brookline Ave, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215
    Pediatrics 123:e370-5. 2009
    ..To examine the extent to which infant television viewing is associated with language and visual motor skills at 3 years of age...
  33. pmc Short sleep duration in infancy and risk of childhood overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, 133 Brookline Ave, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 162:305-11. 2008
    ..To examine the extent to which infant sleep duration is associated with overweight at age 3 years...
  34. pmc Maternal gestational weight gain and offspring weight in adolescence
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 112:999-1006. 2008
    ..To study associations of maternal gestational weight gain with offspring weight status in adolescence...
  35. pmc Maternal trans fatty acid intake and fetal growth
    Juliana F W Cohen
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1241-7. 2011
    ..It is unclear from previous studies whether total or common subtypes of trans fatty acids are associated with fetal growth...
  36. pmc First steps for mommy and me: a pilot intervention to improve nutrition and physical activity behaviors of postpartum mothers and their infants
    Elsie M Taveras
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, and Children s Hospital, 133 Brookline Avenue, 6th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1217-27. 2011
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  37. pmc Television, walking, and diet: associations with postpartum weight retention
    Emily Oken
    Obesity Prevention Program, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:305-11. 2007
    ..For many women, pregnancy begets long-term weight gain. Modifiable behaviors that contribute to postpartum weight retention have not been well studied...
  38. pmc Timing of solid food introduction and risk of obesity in preschool-aged children
    Susanna Y Huh
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, Children s Hospital Boston, 300 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 127:e544-51. 2011
    ..To examine the association between timing of introduction of solid foods during infancy and obesity at 3 years of age...
  39. pmc Trends in childhood anemia in a Massachusetts Health Maintenance Organization, 1987-2001
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts Email
    MedGenMed 8:58. 2006
    ..An important indicator of nutritional status within a pediatric population is the anemia prevalence rate. Limited national data are available regarding trends in anemia prevalence among non-low-income children...
  40. pmc Association of maternal prenatal depressive symptoms with child cognition at age 3 years
    Alison C Tse
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 24:232-40. 2010
    ..5 (95% CI -3.0, 2.1)]. We found no evidence to suggest that maternal prenatal depression is independently associated with early child cognition...
  41. pmc Maternal diet and cord blood leptin and adiponectin concentrations at birth
    Christos S Mantzoros
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 330 Brookline Avenue, ST816, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Clin Nutr 29:622-6. 2010
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  42. pmc Changes in dietary intake from the first to the second trimester of pregnancy
    Sheryl L Rifas-Shiman
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:35-42. 2006
    ..However, investigators should assess caffeine, alcohol, and vitamin and supplement use in both the 1st and 2nd trimester, and consider doing so for foods and nutrients for which trimester-specific hypotheses are well substantiated...
  43. pmc Modifiable predictors associated with having a gestational weight gain goal
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity Prevention, Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 243, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    Matern Child Health J 15:1119-26. 2011
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  44. pmc Preterm delivery in Boston before and after September 11th, 2001
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:323-7. 2005
    ..To test this hypothesis, we compared gestational duration and risk of preterm delivery among women who were pregnant on September 11 with women who had delivered before that date...
  45. pmc Trends in birth weight and gestational length among singleton term births in the United States: 1990-2005
    Sara M A Donahue
    Department of Maternal and Child Health, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 115:357-64. 2010
    ..To estimate changes over time in birth weight for gestational age and in gestational length among term singleton neonates born from 1990 to 2005...
  46. pmc Association of first-trimester thyroid function test values with thyroperoxidase antibody status, smoking, and multivitamin use
    Elizabeth N Pearce
    Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Endocr Pract 14:33-9. 2008
    ..To determine first-trimester thyroid function values and associations with thyroperoxidase antibody (TPO-Ab) status, smoking, emesis, and iodine-containing multivitamin use...
  47. pmc Fish consumption, methylmercury and child neurodevelopment
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 20:178-83. 2008
    ..To summarize recent evidence regarding associations of early life exposure to mercury from maternal fish consumption during pregnancy, thimerosal in vaccines and dental amalgam with child neurodevelopment...
  48. pmc Association of birth weight with asthma-related outcomes at age 2 years
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Pediatr Pulmonol 41:643-8. 2006
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  49. pmc Correlations among adiposity measures in school-aged children
    Caroline E Boeke
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:99. 2013
    ..Therefore, we sought to determine the extent to which other adiposity measures were correlated with DXA fat mass in school-aged children...
  50. pmc Postpartum screening for diabetes among women with a history of gestational diabetes mellitus
    Alison Tovar
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 243, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A124. 2011
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  51. pmc Ongoing monitoring of data clustering in multicenter studies
    Lauren B Guthrie
    Obesity Prevention Program, Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute, Boston, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 12:29. 2012
    ..While it is possible to address and correct for some measurement error through statistical analysis, proactive data monitoring is essential to ensure high-quality data collection...
  52. pmc Maternal fish consumption, hair mercury, and infant cognition in a U.S. Cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 113:1376-80. 2005
    ..Women should continue to eat fish during pregnancy but choose varieties with lower mercury contamination...
  53. pmc Associations of maternal prenatal smoking with child adiposity and blood pressure
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:2021-8. 2005
    ..To examine the extent to which maternal prenatal smoking is associated with adiposity, central adiposity, and blood pressure in 3-year-old children...
  54. pmc Associations of physical activity and inactivity before and during pregnancy with glucose tolerance
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 108:1200-7. 2006
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  55. doi request reprint Excess gestational weight gain amplifies risks among obese mothers
    Emily Oken
    Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Epidemiology 20:82-3. 2009
    ..There is good reason to believe that constraining gestational weight gain within an optimal range will minimize adverse outcomes. Revised gestational weight gain guidelines are needed, especially for obese women...
  56. pmc Which fish should I eat? Perspectives influencing fish consumption choices
    Emily Oken
    Department of Population Medicine, Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 120:790-8. 2012
    ..Diverse perspectives have influenced fish consumption choices...
  57. pmc Associations of seafood and elongated n-3 fatty acid intake with fetal growth and length of gestation: results from a US pregnancy cohort
    Emily Oken
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:774-83. 2004
    ..Results from this US cohort support the conclusion that seafood intake during pregnancy is associated with reduced fetal growth...
  58. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding, food choices, restrictive diets, and nutritional fads
    Jenifer R Lightdale
    Division of GI Nutrition, Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Pediatr 14:344-9. 2002
    ..On the other hand, parents must be encouraged to take a well-balanced and reasonable approach to their children's food choices, lest we see increasing evidence of unnecessary nutritional deficiencies...
  59. pmc Association of fewer hours of sleep at 6 months postpartum with substantial weight retention at 1 year postpartum
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Research Foundation, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:178-87. 2008
    ..Interventions to prevent postpartum obesity should consider strategies to attain optimal maternal sleep duration...