Julie R Palmer

Summary

Affiliation: Boston University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A collaborative study of the etiology of breast cancer subtypes in African American women: the AMBER consortium
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 25:309-19. 2014
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. pmc Genetic susceptibility loci for subtypes of breast cancer in an African American population
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:127-34. 2013
  5. pmc Use of multivitamins, folic acid and herbal supplements among breast cancer survivors: the black women's health study
    Mireille Bright-Gbebry
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, 3970 Reservoir Road, NW, Research Building, E501, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:30. 2011
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. doi request reprint The association between in utero cigarette smoke exposure and age at menopause
    William C Strohsnitter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:727-33. 2008
  9. 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
  10. 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

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  1. pmc A collaborative study of the etiology of breast cancer subtypes in African American women: the AMBER consortium
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 25:309-19. 2014
    ..Here, we review differences in the etiology of breast cancer subtypes among AA women and describe a new consortium of ongoing studies of breast cancer in AA women...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. pmc Genetic susceptibility loci for subtypes of breast cancer in an African American population
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 22:127-34. 2013
    ..Few GWAS hits have replicated in African ancestry populations...
  5. pmc Use of multivitamins, folic acid and herbal supplements among breast cancer survivors: the black women's health study
    Mireille Bright-Gbebry
    Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University, 3970 Reservoir Road, NW, Research Building, E501, Washington, DC 20057, USA
    BMC Complement Altern Med 11:30. 2011
    ..Thus, we sought to determine the prevalence of multivitamins, folic acid and herbal supplement usage in African American breast cancer survivors, and to compare the characteristics of users and nonusers...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. doi request reprint The association between in utero cigarette smoke exposure and age at menopause
    William C Strohsnitter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts New England Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:727-33. 2008
    ..The possibility that active cigarette smoking modifies this effect is also suggested...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. pmc Preterm birth, fetal growth, and age at menarche among women exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol (DES)
    Elizabeth E Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Reprod Toxicol 31:151-7. 2011
    ..16; 95% CI=0.97, 1.39). This study provides evidence that prenatal DES exposure was associated with fetal growth and gestational length, which may mediate associations between DES and health outcomes in later life...
  12. pmc Prospective study of dietary fat and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA LAW, RGR, EAR N, JRP, and LR, and the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA SKK
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:1105-16. 2014
    ..High dietary fat intake has been associated with increased endogenous concentrations of estradiol, a sex steroid hormone that is known to influence UL risk...
  13. 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...
  14. pmc African ancestry and genetic risk for uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, 4th Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 176:1159-68. 2012
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  15. ncbi request reprint Time to pregnancy and secondary sex ratio in men exposed prenatally to diethylstilbestrol
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:765-74. 2007
    ..92 (95% confidence interval: 0.80, 1.04) comparing the exposed with the unexposed. In conclusion, prenatal DES exposure was not associated with a significant decrease in either fecundability or secondary sex ratio...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure and risk of breast cancer
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1509-14. 2006
    ..The findings support the hypothesis that prenatal hormone levels influence breast cancer risk...
  17. pmc Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to risk of uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study
    Rose G Radin
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1281-8. 2010
    ..Previous epidemiologic studies suggest that a high GL is a risk factor for endometrial and ovarian cancers, which, like UL, are hormone-responsive tumors...
  18. pmc Prepregnancy body size, gestational weight gain, and risk of preterm birth in African-American women
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 21:243-52. 2010
    ..There is also uncertainty about optimal gestational weight gain among Black women...
  19. 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...
  20. pmc Association of intrauterine and early life factors with uterine leiomyomata in black women
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 22:847-54. 2012
    ..We assessed the association of UL with selected intrauterine and early life factors, expanding on previous research by using a prospective design and validated data on exposure and disease...
  21. pmc Socioeconomic status and incidence of type 2 diabetes: results from the Black Women's Health Study
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:564-70. 2010
    ..Efforts to reduce the alarming rate of diabetes in African-American women must focus on both individual lifestyle changes and structural changes in disadvantaged neighborhoods...
  22. ncbi request reprint Risk of benign gynecologic tumors in relation to prenatal diethylstilbestrol exposure
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:167-73. 2005
    ..To investigate the association between prenatal diethylstilbestrol (DES) exposure and risk of benign gynecologic tumors...
  23. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic status in relation to 10-year weight gain in the Black Women's Health Study
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2064-5. 2010
    ..The associations were most evident among BWHS participants who had graduated from college. These prospective data suggest that lower neighborhood SES contributes to overweight and obesity in African-American women...
  24. 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
    ....
  25. ncbi request reprint Individual, neighborhood, and state-level predictors of smoking among US Black women: a multilevel analysis
    Geetanjali Dabral Datta
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1034-44. 2006
    ..These results suggest that contextual factors (at both the neighborhood and state level) play a role in Black women's smoking behaviors over and above individual characteristics...
  26. ncbi request reprint Hypospadias in sons of women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:583-6. 2005
    ..Dutch investigators have reported a 20-fold increase in risk of hypospadias among sons of women who were exposed to DES in utero. We assessed this relation in data from an ongoing study of DES-exposed persons...
  27. pmc Depressive symptoms and the incidence of adult-onset asthma in African American women
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts Electronic address
    Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol 112:333-8.e1. 2014
    ..Some evidence suggests that depression may increase the risk of adult-onset asthma. No data are available for African American women, in whom the prevalence of depression and asthma is high...
  28. pmc Reproductive factors and risk of premenopausal breast cancer by age at diagnosis: are there differences before and after age 40?
    Erica T Warner
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 142:165-75. 2013
    ..However, associations between reproductive factors and risk of breast cancer were similar regardless of age at diagnosis of premenopausal breast cancer...
  29. ncbi request reprint Dual effect of parity on breast cancer risk in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:478-83. 2003
    ..To explore whether differences in childbearing patterns can explain this observation, we assessed the relation of several childbearing variables to breast cancer risk in a large prospective cohort study of U.S. African-American women...
  30. 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...
  31. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index, glycemic load, and cereal fiber intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in US black women
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2304-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies of carbohydrate quality and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus have yielded inconsistent findings. Because diet is in part culturally determined, a study of dietary factors in US black women is of interest...
  32. 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
    ....
  33. pmc Autoimmune disease incidence among women prenatally exposed to diethylstilbestrol
    William C Strohsnitter
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    J Rheumatol 37:2167-73. 2010
    ..A cohort study was conducted to investigate whether prenatal DES exposure might influence the incidence of at least some specific autoimmune diseases in women...
  34. pmc Obesity in relation to lung cancer incidence in African American women
    Traci N Bethea
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 24:1695-703. 2013
    ..Although a number of studies have found an inverse association between body mass index (BMI) and risk of lung cancer, there is little information on this relation in African Americans, who experience a higher incidence of lung cancer...
  35. pmc Menarche, menopause, years of menstruation, and the incidence of osteoporosis: the influence of prenatal exposure to diethylstilbestrol
    Samantha E Parker
    Slone Epidemiology Center S E P, L A W, J R P, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215 Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics R T, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 Departments of Community and Family Medicine and Pediatrics L T E, Dartmouth Medical School and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire 03756 Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology W C S, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02111 and Department of Epidemiology L A W, J R P, E E H, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:594-601. 2014
    ..Estrogen is critical for bone formation and growth in women. Estrogen exposures occur throughout life, including prenatally, and change with reproductive events, such as menarche and menopause...
  36. 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...
  37. 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...
  38. pmc Central adiposity and other anthropometric factors in relation to risk of macrosomia in an African American population
    Se Li
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:178-84. 2013
    ....
  39. 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
    ....
  40. pmc Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes: the Black Women's Health Study
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:428-34. 2009
    ..These observational data suggest that black women might reduce their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by increasing their time spent walking or engaged in vigorous physical activity and by limiting television watching...
  41. pmc A case-control study of oral contraceptive use and incident breast cancer
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:473-9. 2009
    ..These results suggest that OC use is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer diagnosed in recent years...
  42. 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...
  43. 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)...
  44. pmc Longitudinal assessment of urban form and weight gain in African-American women
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Prev Med 40:411-8. 2011
    ..Numerous cross-sectional studies have found higher levels of obesity among residents of auto-oriented, sprawling areas compared to residents of more urban areas...
  45. doi request reprint Anthropometric risk factors for colorectal polyps in African-American women
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:859-68. 2008
    ..We prospectively examined the association between selected anthropometric factors and colorectal polyps in African-American women...
  46. pmc Secondary sex ratio among women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 115:1314-9. 2007
    ..Previous studies have suggested an association between endocrine-disrupting compounds and secondary sex ratio...
  47. pmc Risk of uterine leiomyomata in relation to tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hum Reprod 19:1746-54. 2004
    ..Tobacco, alcohol and caffeine consumption may influence risk of uterine leiomyomata via changes in ovarian function or hormone metabolism...
  48. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero
    Elizabeth E Hatch
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:682-8. 2006
    ..Age at menopause has been related, albeit inconsistently, to several exposures, but, to the authors' knowledge, this is the first study to suggest that a prenatal exposure may influence reproductive lifespan...
  49. 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...
  50. ncbi request reprint Individual-, neighborhood-, and state-level socioeconomic predictors of cervical carcinoma screening among U.S. black women: a multilevel analysis
    Geetanjali D Datta
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer 106:664-9. 2006
    ..S. Although the Papanicolaou (Pap) smear is an efficacious screening tool in the early detection of the disease, disparities are known to persist in the utilization of this procedure across socioeconomic groups...
  51. ncbi request reprint Risk of breast cancer in women exposed to diethylstilbestrol in utero: prelimiinary results (United States)
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:753-8. 2002
    ..We evaluated the relation of in-utero DES exposure to the risk of adult breast cancer...
  52. pmc Lifecourse educational status in relation to weight gain in African American women
    Patricia E Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 22:198-206. 2012
    ..We assessed associations of lifecourse SES, as indicated by educational status, with adult weight in African American women...
  53. pmc Air pollution and incidence of hypertension and diabetes mellitus in black women living in Los Angeles
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Circulation 125:767-72. 2012
    ..Preliminary epidemiological and clinical evidence suggests that air pollution may contribute to the development of hypertension and type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  54. 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...
  55. 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...
  56. 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...
  57. 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...
  58. pmc Influence of body size and body fat distribution on risk of uterine leiomyomata in U.S. black women
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 16:346-54. 2005
    ..We prospectively investigated the risk of self-reported uterine leiomyomata in relation to body mass index (BMI), weight change, height, waist and hip circumferences, and waist-to-hip ratio in a large cohort of U.S black women...
  59. pmc Age-specific incidence rates for self-reported uterine leiomyomata in the Black Women's Health Study
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 105:563-8. 2005
    ..We estimated overall and age-specific incidence rates for self-reported uterine leiomyomata in a large cohort of African-American women in the United States...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint In utero exposure to diethylstilbestrol (DES) does not increase genomic instability in normal or neoplastic breast epithelium
    Pamela S Larson
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Boston University Medical Center, Boston, Massachusetts 02118, USA
    Cancer 107:2122-6. 2006
    ..Genetic effects on human breast tissue have not been examined. The authors investigated whether breast tissue of women exposed in utero to DES might exhibit the genetic abnormalities that characterize other DES-associated tumors...
  62. pmc Abuse during childhood and adolescence and risk of adult-onset asthma in African American women
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 131:1058-63. 2013
    ..Experiences of violence contribute to the occurrence of childhood asthma, but there is little information on the effect of early-life abuse on adult-onset asthma...
  63. pmc Polymorphisms in the TOX3/LOC643714 locus and risk of breast cancer in African-American women
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 19:1320-7. 2010
    ..Because linkage disequilibrium blocks are smaller in populations of African ancestry, fine-mapping in African ancestry samples might be an effective approach to narrowing the position of the causal variant(s) in the TOX3/LOC643714 locus...
  64. pmc Perceived racial discrimination and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 18:747-57. 2007
    ..Black women also report higher levels of racial discrimination. We evaluated the hypothesis that greater exposure to racism increases myoma risk in black women...
  65. pmc Relation between neighborhood median housing value and hypertension risk among black women in the United States
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:718-24. 2007
    ..We examined the relation between median housing value and hypertension risk among US Black women...
  66. ncbi request reprint Use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and the risk of breast cancer
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:835-8. 2005
    ..7 (95% confidence interval: 0.4, 1.5) for use of 4 or more years. Odds ratios were not elevated for any specific SSRI. These data provide some assurance that the use of SSRIs does not increase the risk of breast cancer...
  67. pmc MHC region and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in African American women
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Hum Genet 130:807-15. 2011
    ..In summary, we found four independent signals in the MHC region associated with risk of SLE in African American women...
  68. 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...
  69. pmc Fine-mapping of the 6q25 locus identifies a novel SNP associated with breast cancer risk in African-American women
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Carcinogenesis 34:287-91. 2013
    ..We replicated the rs2046210 association, after accounting for the haplotype background that included rs2046211 in African-American women, and we report the presence of a novel signal that is tagged by rs2046211...
  70. ncbi request reprint A multilevel study of socioeconomic predictors of regular mammography use among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2628-33. 2005
    ..We assessed individual-level and group-level socioeconomic predictors of regular mammography use in a large cohort of African-American women...
  71. 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...
  72. pmc Perceived racism in relation to weight change in the Black Women's Health Study
    Yvette C Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:379-87. 2009
    ..Obesity is more common in black women than in white women. Racial discrimination is a form of chronic stress that may influence weight...
  73. 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...
  74. pmc Childhood abuse and early menarche: findings from the black women's health study
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:S460-6. 2009
    ..We examined the association between childhood abuse and early menarche in a sample of US Black women...
  75. ncbi request reprint Use of nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs and risk of breast cancer: the Case-Control Surveillance Study revisited
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:165-70. 2005
    ..In conclusion, long-term regular use of NSAIDs was associated with decreased risk of breast cancer. The type of NSAID used or the hormone receptor status of the tumor did not modify the effect...
  76. pmc A prospective study of dairy intake and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:221-32. 2010
    ..68, 0.89) for milk. Soy intake was unrelated to uterine leiomyomata risk. This large prospective study of black women provides the first epidemiologic evidence of reduced uterine leiomyomata risk associated with dairy consumption...
  77. 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...
  78. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of female hormone use and breast cancer among black women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Mass, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:760-5. 2006
    ..Our aim was to assess the relation of female hormone use to incidence of breast cancer in black women, with attention to differences in effect according to body mass index...
  79. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of induced abortion and breast cancer in African-American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:105-11. 2004
    ..Further, there has been little study of abortion and breast cancer in African-American women. We assessed the relation of abortion to risk of breast cancer in a prospective follow-up study of African-American women...
  80. pmc Reproductive factors, hormonal contraception, and risk of uterine leiomyomata in African-American women: a prospective study
    Lauren A Wise
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:113-23. 2004
    ..No consistent patterns were observed for other forms of hormonal contraception. Reproductive history is an important determinant of leiomyomata risk in premenopausal US Black women. Progestin-only injectables may reduce risk...
  81. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of the effect of childbearing on weight gain in African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Obes Res 11:1526-35. 2003
    ..To prospectively assess the influence of bearing a first, second, or later child on weight gain among African-American women in the context of other risk factors...
  82. pmc Body mass index and asthma incidence in the Black Women's Health Study
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 123:89-95. 2009
    ..There are few data on this topic in black women, among whom the prevalence of obesity and asthma is high...
  83. ncbi request reprint Overall and central obesity and risk of type 2 diabetes in U.S. black women
    Supriya Krishnan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, 1010, Commonwealth Avenue, Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1860-6. 2007
    ..We examined the association of BMI, abdominal obesity, and weight gain with risk of type 2 diabetes...
  84. ncbi request reprint Risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Detect Prev 30:99-101. 2006
    ..Risk factors for non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) are largely unknown. Several studies have examined the relation of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) use to the risk of NHL, with inconsistent results...
  85. 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...
  86. 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...
  87. 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...
  88. pmc A prospective study of diabetes, lifestyle factors, and glaucoma among African-American women
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:430-9. 2011
    ..To evaluate the association of self-reported type 2 diabetes, anthropometric factors, alcohol consumption, and cigarette smoking with risk of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) in a prospective cohort study of African-American women...
  89. ncbi request reprint Cimetidine and other histamine2-receptor antagonist use in relation to risk of breast cancer
    Patricia F Coogan
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1371 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02446, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1012-5. 2005
    ..We investigated the influence of cimetidine use on the risk of breast cancer in our hospital-based case control surveillance study...
  90. pmc Validation of a small set of ancestral informative markers for control of population admixture in African Americans
    Edward A Ruiz-Narváez
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:587-92. 2011
    ..0001). A set of 200 AIMs gave an almost perfect correlation with the entire set (r = 0.98; P < 0.0001). These results show that a small number of AIMs are sufficiently precise to estimate European admixture in African Americans...
  91. 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...
  92. pmc Polycystic ovary syndrome and risk of uterine leiomyomata
    Lauren A Wise
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Fertil Steril 87:1108-15. 2007
    ..To examine the association between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and the risk of uterine leiomyomata (UL)...
  93. ncbi request reprint Hair-relaxer use and risk of preterm birth among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:768-72. 2005
    ..To assess whether hair-relaxer use is associated with an increased risk of preterm birth among African-American women...
  94. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and increased risk of mucinous epithelial ovarian cancer
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:133-9. 2004
    ..Despite inconsistencies in the data, these results strengthen the evidence that cigarette smoking may play a role in the development of mucinous ovarian cancer but not ovarian cancer of other cell types...
  95. ncbi request reprint A follow-up study of physical activity and incidence of colorectal polyps in African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, 1010 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:1438-42. 2006
    ..The influence of physical activity on colorectal adenomas among African-American women is of particular interest because African-American women have an increased risk of colon cancer relative to other U.S. women...
  96. ncbi request reprint Racial discrimination and the incidence of hypertension in US black women
    Yvette Cozier
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 16:681-7. 2006
    ..Unique experiences associated with "race," such as racism, may adversely affect health. Our goal is to assess whether racism is associated with the occurrence of hypertension in African-American women...
  97. pmc Vitamin and mineral use and risk of prostate cancer: the case-control surveillance study
    Yuqing Zhang
    Clinical Epidemiology Research and Training Unit, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 20:691-8. 2009
    ..Many studies have evaluated the association between vitamin and mineral supplement use and the risk of prostate cancer, with inconclusive results...
  98. ncbi request reprint Menthol cigarettes and risk of lung cancer
    Daniel R Brooks
    Department of Epidemiology, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:609-16; discussion 617-20. 2003
    ..0 in separate analyses of male, female, Black, and White subjects. The results of this study do not support the hypothesis that smoking menthol cigarettes increases the risk of lung cancer relative to smoking nonmenthol cigarettes...
  99. ncbi request reprint Patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption among African-American women
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University School of Public Health, Brookline, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ethn Dis 12:548-54. 2002
    ..The purpose of the present study was to assess patterns and correlates of alcohol consumption among African-American women...
  100. pmc Onset of natural menopause in African American women
    Julie R Palmer
    Slone Epidemiology Unit, Boston University School of Public Health, Mass 02215, USA
    Am J Public Health 93:299-306. 2003
    ..This study assessed predictors of the onset of natural menopause in African American women...
  101. ncbi request reprint Perceptions of racial discrimination and the risk of preterm birth
    Lynn Rosenberg
    Slone Epidemiology Center, Boston University, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:646-52. 2002
    ..Because racial discrimination might contribute to their excess of preterm births, we assessed experiences of racism in relation to preterm birth among African-American women...