Deborah A Boggs

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Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Bilateral oophorectomy and risk of cancer in African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 25:507-13. 2014
  2. pmc Restaurant foods, sugar-sweetened soft drinks, and obesity risk among young African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:445-51. 2013
  3. pmc Validation of a breast cancer risk prediction model developed for Black women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:361-7. 2013
  4. pmc General and abdominal obesity and risk of death among black women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:901-8. 2011
  5. pmc Dietary patterns and 14-y weight gain in African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:86-94. 2011
  6. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1268-79. 2010
  7. pmc Tea and coffee intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1941-8. 2010
  8. pmc Reproductive and hormonal factors in relation to incidence of sarcoidosis in US Black women: The Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:635-41. 2012
  9. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of breast cancer by hormone receptor status
    Seungyoun Jung
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:219-36. 2013
  10. pmc Long-term diet quality is associated with lower obesity risk in young African American women with normal BMI at baseline
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
    J Nutr 143:1636-41. 2013

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Publications34

  1. doi request reprint Bilateral oophorectomy and risk of cancer in African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 25:507-13. 2014
    ..It is well established that women who have a bilateral oophorectomy at younger ages are at reduced risk of breast cancer, and there is some evidence of an increased risk of colorectal and lung cancer...
  2. pmc Restaurant foods, sugar-sweetened soft drinks, and obesity risk among young African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:445-51. 2013
    ..The prevalence of obesity is disproportionately high in African American women, and consumption of fast foods and sugar-sweetened soft drinks is also especially high among African Americans...
  3. pmc Validation of a breast cancer risk prediction model developed for Black women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:361-7. 2013
    ....
  4. pmc General and abdominal obesity and risk of death among black women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    N Engl J Med 365:901-8. 2011
    ..The limited data available on blacks indicate that the risk of death is increased only at very high levels of BMI (≥35.0)...
  5. pmc Dietary patterns and 14-y weight gain in African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:86-94. 2011
    ..An inverse association between healthy dietary patterns and weight gain that has been shown in white populations is not evident in the few studies in African Americans, a population at high risk of obesity...
  6. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1268-79. 2010
    ....
  7. pmc Tea and coffee intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1941-8. 2010
    ..We prospectively examined the relation of tea and coffee consumption to risk of breast cancer among 52,062 women aged 21-69 at enrollment in 1995 in the Black Women's Health Study...
  8. pmc Reproductive and hormonal factors in relation to incidence of sarcoidosis in US Black women: The Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:635-41. 2012
    ..These results suggest that later full-term pregnancy and longer exposure to endogenous female hormones may be related to a reduced risk of sarcoidosis...
  9. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of breast cancer by hormone receptor status
    Seungyoun Jung
    Channing Division of Network Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 105:219-36. 2013
    ..Because ER(-) tumors account for only 15% to 20% of breast cancers, large pooled analyses are necessary to evaluate precisely the suspected inverse association between fruit and vegetable intake and risk of ER(-) breast cancer...
  10. pmc Long-term diet quality is associated with lower obesity risk in young African American women with normal BMI at baseline
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA
    J Nutr 143:1636-41. 2013
    ..The findings suggest that a high-quality diet that is sustained over time is associated with reduced obesity risk among young African American women with a normal BMI at baseline...
  11. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of body size and breast cancer in black women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1795-802. 2007
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Prenatal DES exposure in relation to breast size
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1757-61. 2013
    ..Larger bra cup size has also been associated with increased breast cancer risk, although not consistently. We investigated the relation of prenatal DES exposure to mammary gland mass, as estimated by bra cup size...
  13. pmc Intake of fruit, vegetables, and carotenoids in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1620-31. 2011
    ..US black women have higher rates of uterine leiomyomata (UL) and lower intakes of fruit and vegetables than do white women. Whether fruit and vegetable intake is associated with UL in black women has not been studied...
  14. pmc Genetic variants on chromosome 5p12 are associated with risk of breast cancer in African American women: the Black Women's Health Study
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 123:525-30. 2010
    ..We successfully used the shorter range of LD in our AA sample to refine the localization of the putative causal variant...
  15. pmc Consumption of restaurant foods and incidence of type 2 diabetes in African American women
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:465-71. 2010
    ..Type 2 diabetes is a major problem in Western nations. Profound secular changes in the food environment and eating habits may play a role. In particular, consumption of foods prepared outside the home has greatly increased...
  16. pmc Age at natural menopause in relation to all-cause and cause-specific mortality in a follow-up study of US black women
    Se Li
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, United States
    Maturitas 75:246-52. 2013
    ..Early age at natural menopause has been associated with increased all-cause mortality in several studies, although the literature is not consistent. This relation has not been examined among African American women...
  17. pmc Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status in relation to breast cancer incidence in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:1141-6. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that the observed associations of breast cancer with SES may be largely mediated by reproductive factors that are associated with both estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer and SES...
  18. pmc A prospective study of smoking and breast cancer risk among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:2207-15. 2013
    ..The purpose of the present study was to prospectively assess associations of smoking with breast cancer and identify subgroups at higher risk among African-American women...
  19. pmc Cardiometabolic factors and breast cancer risk in U.S. black women
    Jaclyn L F Bosco
    Dana Farber Cancer Institute, 450 Brookline Avenue LW519, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 134:1247-56. 2012
    ..23 (0.93-1.62) and 1.63 (1.12-2.37), respectively. Our findings provide some support for an association between cardiometabolic factors and breast cancer incidence among postmenopausal U.S. black women...
  20. pmc Regular aspirin use and breast cancer risk in US Black women
    Jaclyn L F Bosco
    Section of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1553-61. 2011
    ..Epidemiologic studies have yet to provide consistent evidence to support a protective effect of aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAID) on the incidence of breast cancer...
  21. pmc Coffee, tea, and alcohol intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes in African American women
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:960-6. 2010
    ..Numerous studies have reported inverse associations of coffee, tea, and alcohol intake with risk of type 2 diabetes, but none has reported results separately among African American women...
  22. pmc Oral contraceptive use and estrogen/progesterone receptor-negative breast cancer among African American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:2073-9. 2010
    ..We carried out the first assessment of the effect of oral contraceptive use on the incidence of breast cancer classified by receptor status among African American women, a group disproportionately affected by ER(-) cancer...
  23. pmc Physical activity and the incidence of obesity in young African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Prev Med 45:262-8. 2013
    ..Obesity occurs more commonly among African-American women than among other racial/ethnic groups, and most weight gain occurs before middle age...
  24. pmc Child and adolescent abuse in relation to obesity in adulthood: the Black Women's Health Study
    Renée Boynton-Jarrett
    Division of General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 130:245-53. 2012
    ..To investigate the association of physical and sexual abuse in childhood and adolescence with risk of adult obesity among black women in the United States...
  25. ncbi request reprint Hair relaxers not associated with breast cancer risk: evidence from the black women's health study
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1035-7. 2007
    ..98 (95% confidence interval, 0.78-1.39). These results suggest that hair relaxer use does not increase the incidence of breast cancer in African American women...
  26. pmc Abuse victimization and risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study [corrected]
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:659-69. 2011
    ..Our data suggest an increased risk of breast cancer among African-American women who reported physical abuse in adulthood, but there was little evidence of a dose-response relation. These results require confirmation in other studies...
  27. pmc Urogenital abnormalities in men exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero: a cohort study
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center of Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Environ Health 8:37. 2009
    ..Diethylstilbestrol (DES), a synthetic estrogen widely prescribed to pregnant women during the 1940s70s, has been shown to cause reproductive problems in the daughters. Studies of prenatally-exposed males have yielded conflicting results...
  28. pmc Parity and lactation in relation to estrogen receptor negative breast cancer in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 20:1883-91. 2011
    ..We assessed the relation of parity and lactation to incidence of ER(-)/PR(-) and ER(+)/PR(+) breast cancer in a cohort of African American women...
  29. pmc Family history of cancer and risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:1733-7. 2009
    ..Relatively little research has been conducted on familial breast cancer in African American women...
  30. pmc Sarcoidosis in black women in the United States: data from the Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Chest 139:144-50. 2011
    ..In the United States, black women are most frequently and most severely affected. There have been few epidemiologic studies of sarcoidosis focusing on black women...
  31. pmc Estrogen receptor positive tumors: do reproductive factors explain differences in incidence between black and white women?
    Erica T Warner
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:731-9. 2013
    ..In two large prospective cohorts, the Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) and the Nurses' Health Study II (NHSII), we investigated whether reproductive factors explain the difference...
  32. pmc Use of a web-based questionnaire in the Black Women's Health Study
    Cordelia W Russell
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1286-91. 2010
    ..The use of a Web questionnaire in the BWHS resulted in cost savings and more complete responses. Although there are advantages to using a Web questionnaire, the use of multiple means of soliciting questionnaire responses is still needed...
  33. pmc Carotenoid intakes and risk of breast cancer defined by estrogen receptor and progesterone receptor status: a pooled analysis of 18 prospective cohort studies
    Xuehong Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:713-25. 2012
    ..Epidemiologic studies examining associations between carotenoid intakes and risk of breast cancer by estrogen receptor (ER) and progesterone receptor (PR) status are limited...
  34. pmc Sugar-sweetened beverages and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, BostonUniversity, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:1487-92. 2008
    ..Our objective was to examine the association between consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, weight gain, and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in African American women...