E S Ford

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Physical activity and optimal self-rated health of adults with and without diabetes
    James Tsai
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:365. 2010
  2. pmc Waist circumference, abdominal obesity, and depression among overweight and obese U.S. adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 11:130. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight-loss practices and asthma: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Obes Res 11:81-6. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Self-reported asthma and health-related quality of life: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E17, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Chest 123:119-27. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoid concentrations in US children and adolescents
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:818-27. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Does exercise reduce inflammation? Physical activity and C-reactive protein among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Epidemiology 13:561-8. 2002
  7. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and diabetes incidence in a national sample of US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K24, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:57-64. 2002
  8. ncbi request reprint Achieving a healthy lifestyle among United States adults: a long way to go
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:224-31. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among US adults: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E 17, Atlanta, GA 30333
    JAMA 287:356-9. 2002
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported body mass index and health-related quality of life: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Obes Res 9:21-31. 2001

Detail Information

Publications118 found, 100 shown here

  1. pmc Physical activity and optimal self-rated health of adults with and without diabetes
    James Tsai
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:365. 2010
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the association between levels of physical activity and optimal self-rated health (SRH) of U.S. adults with and without diabetes in all 50 states and territories of the Unites States...
  2. pmc Waist circumference, abdominal obesity, and depression among overweight and obese U.S. adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2005-2006
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 11:130. 2011
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of depressive symptoms with waist circumference or abdominal obesity among overweight and obese U.S. adults...
  3. ncbi request reprint Weight-loss practices and asthma: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Obes Res 11:81-6. 2003
    ..To describe weight-control practices and receipt of weight-loss advice among obese people with asthma...
  4. ncbi request reprint Self-reported asthma and health-related quality of life: findings from the behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, MS E17, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Chest 123:119-27. 2003
    ..Few population-based data regarding the impact of asthma on health-related quality of life in the US adult population are available...
  5. ncbi request reprint Serum carotenoid concentrations in US children and adolescents
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:818-27. 2002
    ..Carotenoids, a class of phytochemicals, may affect the risk of several chronic conditions...
  6. ncbi request reprint Does exercise reduce inflammation? Physical activity and C-reactive protein among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Epidemiology 13:561-8. 2002
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between physical activity and C-reactive protein concentration in a national sample of the U.S. population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Leukocyte count, erythrocyte sedimentation rate, and diabetes incidence in a national sample of US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K24, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:57-64. 2002
    ..85 (95% CI: 0.97, 3.54) for men and 0.83 (95% CI: 0.47, 1.44) for women. These results provide limited support to the hypothesis that inflammation is an etiologic factor for diabetes...
  8. ncbi request reprint Achieving a healthy lifestyle among United States adults: a long way to go
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 11:224-31. 2001
    ..These include not smoking, adequate fruit and vegetable intake, adequate physical activity, and normal body weight. Little is known about the prevalence of United States adults who engage in all four of these behaviors, however...
  9. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among US adults: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd NE, Mailstop E 17, Atlanta, GA 30333
    JAMA 287:356-9. 2002
    ..Limited information is available about the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in the United States, however...
  10. ncbi request reprint Self-reported body mass index and health-related quality of life: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Obes Res 9:21-31. 2001
    ..To examine the relationship between self-reported body mass index (BMI) and health-related quality of life in the general adult population in the United STATES:..
  11. ncbi request reprint A comparison of the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome using two proposed definitions
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    Diabetes Care 26:575-81. 2003
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  12. ncbi request reprint Changes in prevalence of nonfatal coronary heart disease in the United States from 1971-1994
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:85-93. 2003
    ..To examine temporal trends in the prevalence of nonfatal coronary heart disease in the United States...
  13. ncbi request reprint Determinants of quality of life among people with asthma: findings from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Asthma 41:327-36. 2004
    ..Furthermore, among people with asthma, the elderly, women, poorly educated, and low-income participants are especially likely to experience impaired quality of life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Asthma and influenza vaccination: findings from the 1999-2001 National Health Interview Surveys
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Chest 124:783-9. 2003
    ..Because little is known about such vaccination rates among adults, especially those aged 18 to 49 years and 50 to 64 years, we sought to estimate influenza vaccination rates among US adults...
  15. ncbi request reprint Factor analysis and defining the metabolic syndrome
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:429-37. 2003
    ..Considerable controversy exists about the exact abnormalities that are a part of this syndrome. The aim of this study was to examine the interrelations between these abnormalities...
  16. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein concentration and concentrations of blood vitamins, carotenoids, and selenium among United States adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1157-63. 2003
    ..To examine the relationships between circulating concentrations of C-reactive protein and concentrations of retinol, retinyl esters, vitamin C, vitamin E, carotenoids, and selenium...
  17. ncbi request reprint Serum antioxidant concentrations among U.S. adults with self-reported asthma
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Asthma 41:179-87. 2004
    ..However, lower vitamin C concentrations were observed among people with current or former asthma than among people who never had asthma (p = 0.014). In the United States, people with asthma do not have manifest antioxidant deficiencies...
  18. ncbi request reprint Leisure-time physical activity patterns among US adults with asthma
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Chest 124:432-7. 2003
    ..Little is known about the physical activity patterns among US adults who have asthma...
  19. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein concentration distribution among US children and young adults: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2000
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Clin Chem 49:1353-7. 2003
    ..The distribution of C-reactive protein (CRP) concentrations among children and young adults in the US is not known at present...
  20. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and C-reactive protein, fibrinogen, and leukocyte count: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Atherosclerosis 168:351-8. 2003
    ..A better understanding of the potential consequences of the high prevalence of low-grade inflammation among people with the metabolic syndrome is needed...
  21. ncbi request reprint Asthma, body mass index, and C-reactive protein among US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30333, USA
    J Asthma 40:733-9. 2003
    ..15 (95% CI: 0.83, 1.59). Body mass index was the main reason for the attenuation of the odds ratio. Whether the inflammatory activity associated with body mass index contributes to the pathophysiology of asthma is unknown...
  22. ncbi request reprint Vitamin supplement use and diabetes mellitus incidence among adults in the United States
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Mailstop K24, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:892-7. 2001
    ..84 (95% CI: 0.64, 1.11) for women. Sex did not modify the association between vitamin use and diabetes incidence. Whether specific vitamins or other factors closely correlated with vitamin use account for this observation is unclear...
  23. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index and serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration among us adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K26, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:572-6. 2001
    ..However, the relationships between glycemic index and glycemic load and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) concentration in the US population are unknown...
  24. ncbi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein and fibrinogen concentrations and self-reported angina pectoris and myocardial infarction: findings from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and Division of Adult Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 53:95-102. 2000
    ..These cross-sectional data showed a significant positive association between C-reactive protein concentration and myocardial infarction but not self-reported angina pectoris in the U.S. population...
  25. ncbi request reprint Social relationships and cardiovascular disease risk factors: findings from the third national health and nutrition examination survey
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 30:83-92. 2000
    ..Conclusions. These results support findings from previous studies and indicate that social relationships have a beneficial effect on several behaviors that directly or indirectly affect the risk of cardiovascular disease...
  26. ncbi request reprint Diabetes and serum ferritin concentration among U.S. adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 22:1978-83. 1999
    ..We examined the association between serum ferritin concentration and the risk of diabetes...
  27. ncbi request reprint Body mass index, diabetes, and C-reactive protein among U.S. adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 22:1971-7. 1999
    ..The author examined the relationship between C-reactive protein and BMI and diabetes status among 16,573 participants aged > or = 20 years of the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (1988-1994)...
  28. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of nonfatal coronary heart disease among American adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity and the Division of Adult Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am Heart J 139:371-7. 2000
    ..Few national estimates of the prevalence of coronary heart disease in the United States are available...
  29. pmc Radon and lung cancer: a cost-effectiveness analysis
    E S Ford
    National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 89:351-7. 1999
    ..This study examined the cost-effectiveness of general and targeted strategies for residential radon testing and mitigation in the United States...
  30. ncbi request reprint Serum and red blood cell folate concentrations, race, and education: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:476-81. 1999
    ..Little is known about the relations between race or ethnicity, educational attainment, and serum and red blood cell folate concentrations...
  31. ncbi request reprint Dietary folate intake in US adults: findings from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 8:299-305. 1998
    ..The low dietary consumption of folate by African Americans, if confirmed, suggests the need for public health strategies to increase consumption of folate among this group...
  32. ncbi request reprint Serum C-reactive protein and self-reported stroke: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 20:1052-6. 2000
    ..11 to 2.64 [odds ratio per mg/dL 1.19, 95% CI 1.05 to 1.34]). These cross-sectional data support findings from other studies suggesting that C-reactive protein concentration may be a risk factor or marker for stroke in the US population...
  33. ncbi request reprint Race, education, and dietary cations: findings from the Third National Health And Nutrition Examination Survey
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Ethn Dis 8:10-20. 1998
    ..Because the prevalence of hypertension among African Americans exceeds that among whites, increases in the consumption of calcium, magnesium, and potassium could help to prevent and control excess hypertension among African Americans...
  34. ncbi request reprint Variations in serum carotenoid concentrations among United States adults by ethnicity and sex
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ethn Dis 10:208-17. 2000
    ..The implications of these different carotenoid concentration patterns for future risk of disease within the ethnic and sex groups remain to be clarified...
  35. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable consumption and diabetes mellitus incidence among U.S. adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Prev Med 32:33-9. 2001
    ..Adequate fruit and vegetable intake may lower the risk of several chronic diseases, but little is known about how it affects the risk of diabetes mellitus...
  36. pmc Racial and ethnic differences in the use of cardiovascular procedures: findings from the California Cooperative Cardiovascular Project
    E Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1128-34. 2000
    ..This study used data from the California Cooperative Cardiovascular Project to examine the use of invasive and noninvasive cardiovascular procedures among Whites, African Americans, and Hispanics...
  37. ncbi request reprint Serum copper concentration and coronary heart disease among US adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 151:1182-8. 2000
    ..Whether copper directly affects atherogenesis or is a marker of inflammation associated with atherosclerosis remains to be established...
  38. ncbi request reprint Association between total homocyst(e)ine and the likelihood for a history of acute myocardial infarction by race and ethnicity: Results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    W H Giles
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am Heart J 139:446-53. 2000
    ..Few studies examining the association between total homocyst(e)ine and coronary heart disease have included blacks or Hispanics...
  39. ncbi request reprint Association of C-reactive protein with surrogate measures of insulin resistance among nondiabetic US from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002
    Yuan Xiang Meng
    Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30344, USA
    Clin Chem 53:2152-9. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the relationship of CRP with surrogate measures of IR among nondiabetic adults in the US...
  40. ncbi request reprint Diabetes trends in the U.S.: 1990-1998
    A H Mokdad
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 23:1278-83. 2000
    ..To examine trends in diabetes prevalence in the U.S...
  41. doi request reprint Body mass index and headaches: findings from a national sample of US adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Cephalalgia 28:1270-6. 2008
    ..37; 95% CI 1.09, 1.72) had a significantly elevated OR for having a headache compared with participants with a BMI of 18.5-< 25 kg/m(2). BMI is associated with the prevalence of severe headaches or migraines in a non-linear manner...
  42. ncbi request reprint Healthy Eating Index and C-reactive protein concentration: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey III, 1988-1994
    E S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:278-83. 2005
    ..To examine whether diet quality is associated with C-reactive protein concentration...
  43. pmc Multivitamin use in pregnant and nonpregnant women: results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Kevin M Sullivan
    Department of Epidemiology, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
    Public Health Rep 124:384-90. 2009
    ..S. We examined multivitamin use among pregnant and nonpregnant women of childbearing age, in relation to socioeconomic factors, demographic data, health behaviors, and health status...
  44. doi request reprint Depression and anxiety among US adults: associations with body mass index
    G Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:257-66. 2009
    ..We examined the associations of depression and anxiety with body mass index (BMI) after taking into consideration the obesity-related comorbidities (ORCs) and other psychosocial or lifestyle factors...
  45. ncbi request reprint Serum vitamin C concentrations and diabetes: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994
    J C Will
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 70:49-52. 1999
    ..Previous studies suggested that diabetes mellitus may lower serum vitamin C concentrations, but most of these studies used clinic-based populations with established diabetes of varying duration and did not adjust for important covariates...
  46. ncbi request reprint Total homocyst(e)ine concentration and the likelihood of nonfatal stroke: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994
    W H Giles
    Cardiovascular Health Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Stroke 29:2473-7. 1998
    ..Elevated serum total homocyst(e)ine [H(e)] is an independent risk factor for stroke. Few studies, however, have examined this association in blacks...
  47. ncbi request reprint Associations between recommended levels of physical activity and health-related quality of life. Findings from the 2001 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) survey
    David W Brown
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 37:520-8. 2003
    ..The authors examined whether recommended levels of physical activity were associated with better HRQOL and perceived health status...
  48. ncbi request reprint The continuing epidemics of obesity and diabetes in the United States
    A H Mokdad
    Data Management Division, National Immunization Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS E62, 1600 Clifton Rd, NE, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    JAMA 286:1195-200. 2001
    ..Recent reports show that obesity and diabetes have increased in the United States in the past decade...
  49. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and nutrient intake among Arizona WISEWOMAN participants
    Karen Y Gregory-Mercado
    Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:379-89. 2007
    ..Diet quality and risks of chronic disease have been identified, yet nutrient intakes from older uninsured populations have been scarcely described...
  50. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein and body mass index in children: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1988-1994
    E S Ford
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Pediatr 138:486-92. 2001
    ..Excess body weight may be associated with a state of chronic low-grade inflammation in children...
  51. ncbi request reprint Racial/ethnic variation in hypertension-related lifestyle behaviours among US women with self-reported hypertension
    G Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Hum Hypertens 22:608-16. 2008
    ..Our results demonstrate that race/ethnicity is an independent predictor of lifestyle behaviours related to hypertension control among American women with hypertension...
  52. doi request reprint Prevalence and risk factors for metabolic syndrome in Medellin and surrounding municipalities, Colombia, 2008-2010
    E P Davila
    Division of Public Health Systems and Workforce Development, Center for Global Health, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    Prev Med 56:30-4. 2013
    ..We assessed the prevalence of and risk factors for metabolic syndrome (MetS) among adults 25-64 years of age from Medellin and surrounding municipalities, Colombia...
  53. ncbi request reprint Associations between concentrations of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol and concentrations of glucose, glycosylated haemoglobin, insulin and C-peptide among US adults
    E S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Br J Nutr 93:249-55. 2005
    ..04954, SE 0.01284, P<0.001), but not insulin or C-peptide. The relationships between physiologic concentrations of the various forms of vitamin E and measures of glucose intolerance deserve additional investigation...
  54. pmc Patterns of change in cardiometabolic risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome among children and adolescents: the Fels Longitudinal Study
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Pediatr 155:S5.e9-16. 2009
    ..To examine the patterns of change in cardiometabolic risk factors associated with the metabolic syndrome in children and adolescents between the ages of 8 to 19 years...
  55. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and diabetes mellitus: evidence of a positive association from a large prospective cohort study
    J C Will
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341-3724, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 30:540-6. 2001
    ..Smokers who quit may derive substantial benefit from doing so. Confirmation of these observations is needed through additional epidemiological and biological research...
  56. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surveillance--United States, 1971-2000
    David M Mannino
    Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, National Center for Environmental Health
    MMWR Surveill Summ 51:1-16. 2002
    ..This surveillance summary reports trends in different measures of COPD during 1971-2000...
  57. ncbi request reprint Reducing risk for cardiovascular disease in uninsured women: combined results from two WISEWOMAN projects
    J C Will
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, USA
    J Am Med Womens Assoc 56:161-5. 2001
    ..The program included cholesterol and blood pressure assessments and tailored physical activity and nutrition interventions...
  58. ncbi request reprint Are health care professionals advising obese patients to lose weight?
    D A Galuska
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    JAMA 282:1576-8. 1999
    ..Implementation of the National Institutes of Health's 1998 guidelines, which recommended that health care professionals advise obese patients to lose weight, required baseline data for evaluation...
  59. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and asthma incidence among USA adults
    E S Ford
    Divison of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Eur Respir J 24:740-4. 2004
    ....
  60. doi request reprint Trends in obesity and abdominal obesity among adults in the United States from 1999-2008
    E S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 35:736-43. 2011
    ..The United States has experienced a large increase in the prevalence of obesity since the 1970s. Our objective was to describe recent trends in obesity and abdominal obesity among adults in the United States...
  61. ncbi request reprint Brief communication: The prevalence of high intake of vitamin E from the use of supplements among U.S. adults
    Earl S Ford
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Ann Intern Med 143:116-20. 2005
    ..People who consume at least 400 IU of vitamin E per day from supplements may be at slightly increased risk for premature mortality...
  62. ncbi request reprint Liver enzymes and incident diabetes: findings from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC)-Potsdam Study
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1138-43. 2008
    ..We sought to examine the association between plasma concentrations of liver enzymes gamma-glutamyltransferase (GGT) and alanine transaminase (ALT) and incident diabetes, prospectively...
  63. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior, physical activity, and concentrations of insulin among US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Metabolism 59:1268-75. 2010
    ..Sedentary behavior, particularly the amount of time spent watching television, may be an important modifiable determinant of concentrations of insulin...
  64. doi request reprint Iron-deficiency anemia, non-iron-deficiency anemia and HbA1c among adults in the US
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Diabetes 3:67-73. 2011
    ..We examined the effect of iron and hemoglobin (Hb) status on HbA1c and on the relationship between concentrations of fasting glucose and HbA1c in a national sample of adults in the US...
  65. pmc Does the association of the triglyceride to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio with fasting serum insulin differ by race/ethnicity?
    Chaoyang Li
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:4. 2008
    ..However, conflicting findings exist for the association of the TG/HDL-C ratio with FSI by race/ethnicity...
  66. doi request reprint Physical activity in U.S. older adults with diabetes mellitus: prevalence and correlates of meeting physical activity recommendations
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 59:132-7. 2011
    ..To compare the prevalence and correlates of meeting current recommendations for physical activity in older adults with and without diabetes mellitus (DM) in the United States...
  67. pmc Associations between concentrations of vitamin D and concentrations of insulin, glucose, and HbA1c among adolescents in the United States
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:646-8. 2011
    ..Our objective was to examine the associations between concentrations of vitamin D and concentrations of insulin, glucose, and HbA(1c) in a nationally representative sample of adolescents in the U.S...
  68. ncbi request reprint Completion of a durable power of attorney for health care: what does cognition have to do with it?
    Lisa C McGuire
    Healthy Aging Program, Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Gerontologist 47:457-67. 2007
    ..This study examined the association between cognitive functioning and completion of a durable power of attorney for health care...
  69. ncbi request reprint Clustering of multiple healthy lifestyle habits and health-related quality of life among U.S. adults with diabetes
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1770-6. 2007
    ..We sought to examine the association between clustering of multiple healthy lifestyle habits (HLHs) and health-related quality of life (HRQOL) among adults with diabetes...
  70. ncbi request reprint Gender differences in coronary heart disease and health-related quality of life: findings from 10 states from the 2004 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 17:757-68. 2008
    ..S. adults and to examine the interaction between CHD and diabetes on HRQOL...
  71. pmc Use of BRFSS data and GIS technology for rapid public health response during natural disasters
    James B Holt
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, MS K 67, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A97. 2008
    ..To illustrate the flexible nature of planning made possible through the interactive use of a GIS, we use a hypothetical scenario of a hurricane making landfall in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina...
  72. pmc Metabolic syndrome and incident diabetes: current state of the evidence
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:1898-904. 2008
    ..Our objective was to perform a quantitative review of prospective studies examining the association between the metabolic syndrome and incident diabetes...
  73. ncbi request reprint Serious psychological distress and its associations with body mass index: findings from the 2007 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway N E, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Int J Public Health 54:30-6. 2009
    ..To examine the associations of body mass index (BMI) with serious psychological distress (SPD) after taking into consideration the obesity-related comorbidities (ORCs), lifestyle factors, or emotional support...
  74. doi request reprint Hypertriglyceridemia and its pharmacologic treatment among US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:572-8. 2009
    ..The prevalence of hypertriglyceridemia during a period of rising prevalence of obesity and its pharmacological treatment among US adults are poorly understood...
  75. pmc Weight control behaviors in overweight/obese U.S. adults with diagnosed hypertension and diabetes
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 8:13. 2009
    ..Losing weight by means of energy restriction and physical activity has been effective in preventing and managing these diseases. However, weight control behaviors among overweight/obese adults with these conditions are poorly understood...
  76. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of self-reported clinically diagnosed sleep apnea according to obesity status in men and women: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2006
    Chaoyang Li
    Behavioral Surveillance Branch, Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 51:18-23. 2010
    ..To estimate the prevalence of self-reported clinically diagnosed sleep apnea (diagnosed sleep apnea) according to body mass index (BMI, measure of total obesity) and waist circumference (measure of abdominal obesity) in US adults...
  77. ncbi request reprint Distribution of 7-year risk of diabetes mellitus among United States adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 89:e19-21. 2010
    ..Similar age-adjusted percentages of men and women were at high risk (> or =21%). A larger age-adjusted percentage of Mexican Americans than whites and African Americans were at high risk...
  78. pmc Metabolic syndrome and risk of incident diabetes: findings from the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition-Potsdam Study
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Cardiovasc Diabetol 7:35. 2008
    ..To shed light on these issues, we examined the prospective association between the metabolic syndrome defined by the National Cholesterol Education Program (NCEP) and International Diabetes Federation (IDF) and diabetes...
  79. doi request reprint Influenza and pneumococcal vaccination rates among smokers: data from the 2006 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    William S Pearson
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Med 48:180-3. 2009
    ..Smoking is associated with increased risk for respiratory infections. The objective of this study was to determine if differences in influenza and pneumoccocal vaccination rates exist based on smoking status...
  80. doi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol concentration is associated with the metabolic syndrome among US youth aged 12-19 years
    Chaoyang Li
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30333, USA
    J Pediatr 158:201-7. 2011
    ..To test the hypothesis that the concentration of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (non-HDL-C) is associated with the metabolic syndrome (MetS) in youth...
  81. pmc Prevalence and trends of receipt of cancer screenings among US women with diagnosed diabetes
    Guixiang Zhao
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 24:270-5. 2009
    ..Diabetes increases the risk of breast and colorectal cancers and has an undetermined relationship to cervical cancer. Improved screenings for these cancers are effective in reducing cancer mortality...
  82. ncbi request reprint Risk behaviors and health-related quality of life among adults with asthma: the role of mental health status
    Tara W Strine
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Chest 126:1849-54. 2004
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Risks for all-cause mortality, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes associated with the metabolic syndrome: a summary of the evidence
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1769-78. 2005
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Invited commentary: Acne in adolescence--protecting the heart but damaging the prostate later in life?
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:1102-6. 2005
  85. ncbi request reprint C-reactive protein concentration and cardiovascular disease risk factors in children: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2000
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Circulation 108:1053-8. 2003
    ..Although the relations between C-reactive protein and other risk factors for cardiovascular disease have been extensively studied in adults, the relations in children are not well understood...
  86. ncbi request reprint Prospective association between lung function and the incidence of diabetes: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study
    Earl S Ford
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2966-70. 2004
    ..To determine whether impaired pulmonary function is a significant predictor of the incidence of diabetes...
  87. ncbi request reprint Associations between short- and long-term unemployment and frequent mental distress among a national sample of men and women
    David W Brown
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Occup Environ Med 45:1159-66. 2003
    ..Public health officials should work with government officials to incorporate the health consequences of unemployment into economic policymaking...
  88. pmc Changes in health behaviors among older Americans, 1990 to 2000
    Ali H Mokdad
    Division of Adult and Community Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Public Health Rep 119:356-61. 2004
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Increasing prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among u.s. Adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2444-9. 2004
    ..The prevalence of the metabolic syndrome is high among U.S. adults. Our purpose was to determine whether the prevalence of this syndrome has changed since 1988-1994...
  90. ncbi request reprint Thirty-year trends in cardiovascular risk factor levels among US adults with diabetes: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1971-2000
    Giuseppina Imperatore
    Division of Diabetes Translation, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:531-9. 2004
    ..Although these trends are encouraging, still one of two people with diabetes has high cholesterol, one of three has high blood pressure, and one of six is a smoker...
  91. ncbi request reprint Tobacco smoke exposure and decreased serum and red blood cell folate levels: data from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    David M Mannino
    Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Branch, Division of Environmental Hazards and Health Effects, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA, USA
    Nicotine Tob Res 5:357-62. 2003
    ..Tobacco smoke exposure is associated with decreased folate levels, which may be a mechanism for some of the health effects of active and passive smoking...
  92. ncbi request reprint Rarer than a blue moon: the use of a diagnostic code for the metabolic syndrome in the U.S
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Communith Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:1808-9. 2005
  93. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of high C-reactive protein in persons with serum lipid concentrations within recommended values
    Umed A Ajani
    Department of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Clin Chem 50:1618-22. 2004
    ..The number of normolipidemic individuals who are eligible for evaluation of CRP in overall CHD risk assessment is not known...
  94. pmc Chronic disease in health emergencies: in the eye of the hurricane
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mail Stop K 66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A46. 2006
    ..We explored how a current surveillance system could be used to provide estimates of the potential needs for emergency treatment of chronic diseases in the wake of a natural disaster...
  95. ncbi request reprint Distribution of serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol and gamma-tocopherol in the US population
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:375-83. 2006
    ..Although the population distribution of serum concentrations of alpha-tocopherol has been described in the United States, little is known about the distribution of gamma-tocopherol or the ratio of alpha-tocopherol to gamma-tocopherol...
  96. ncbi request reprint Cognitive functioning in late life: the impact of moderate alcohol consumption
    Lisa C McGuire
    Division of Adult and Communty Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:93-9. 2007
    ..Sex differences in the association between moderate alcohol consumption and cognitive functioning were examined during 4 years...
  97. ncbi request reprint Are persons with diabetes practicing healthier behaviors in the year 2001? Results from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Catherine A Okoro
    National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway NE, Mailstop K66, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Med 38:203-8. 2004
    ..To examine changes in modifiable health-risk behaviors of diabetic persons in the United States...
  98. ncbi request reprint Dietary magnesium intake in a national sample of US adults
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Nutr 133:2879-82. 2003
    ..Substantial numbers of U.S. adults fail to consume adequate magnesium in their diets. Furthermore, racial or ethnic differences in magnesium persist and may contribute to some health disparities...
  99. pmc Association of metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance with congestive heart failure: findings from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Chaoyang Li
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 61:67-73. 2007
    ..Little is known about whether insulin resistance explains the association between MetS and CHF...
  100. ncbi request reprint Trends in hyperinsulinemia among nondiabetic adults in the U.S
    Chaoyang Li
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, MS K66, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:2396-402. 2006
    ..Our aim was to assess the trends in the mean concentrations of fasting serum insulin and the prevalence of hyperinsulinemia among nondiabetic adults during the periods of 1988-1994 and 1999-2002 in the U.S...
  101. ncbi request reprint The epidemiology of obesity and asthma
    Earl S Ford
    Division of Adult and Community Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Allergy Clin Immunol 115:897-909; quiz 910. 2005
    ..Clarifying the nature of the relationship between obesity and asthma incidence and the role of weight management among patients with asthma are both critical areas with important ramifications for the prevention and treatment of asthma...