D S Freedman

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint The relation of obesity throughout life to carotid intima-media thickness in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 4133, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:159-66. 2004
  2. ncbi request reprint Sex and age differences in lipoprotein subclasses measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy: the Framingham Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Chem 50:1189-200. 2004
  3. pmc Incidences of obesity and extreme obesity among US adults: findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Liping Pan
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Popul Health Metr 9:56. 2011
  4. ncbi request reprint BMI rebound, childhood height and obesity among adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:543-9. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Inter-relationships among childhood BMI, childhood height, and adult obesity: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:10-6. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Height and adiposity among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obes Res 12:846-53. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Relation of BMI to fat and fat-free mass among children and adolescents
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1-8. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint The relation of childhood BMI to adult adiposity: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 115:22-7. 2005
  9. doi request reprint The contribution of childhood obesity to adult carotid intima-media thickness: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 4133, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:749-56. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and body fatness in childhood
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 8:618-23. 2005

Detail Information

Publications45

  1. ncbi request reprint The relation of obesity throughout life to carotid intima-media thickness in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 4133, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:159-66. 2004
    ..We examined the relation of adiposity at various ages to the carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) at age 35 y...
  2. ncbi request reprint Sex and age differences in lipoprotein subclasses measured by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy: the Framingham Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, CDC, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Clin Chem 50:1189-200. 2004
    ..We examined whether this differential CHD risk might, in part, be attributable to the sizes of lipoprotein particles or concentrations of lipoprotein subclasses...
  3. pmc Incidences of obesity and extreme obesity among US adults: findings from the 2009 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Liping Pan
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Popul Health Metr 9:56. 2011
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  4. ncbi request reprint BMI rebound, childhood height and obesity among adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:543-9. 2001
    ..We examined whether this relation is independent of childhood BMI levels...
  5. ncbi request reprint Inter-relationships among childhood BMI, childhood height, and adult obesity: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 28:10-6. 2004
    ..3) with height among children. We examined whether the resulting preferential classification of taller children as overweight is appropriate...
  6. ncbi request reprint Height and adiposity among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obes Res 12:846-53. 2004
    ..3) with height among children. We examined whether the resulting preferential classification of taller children as overweight, based on a BMI > or = 95th percentile, is appropriate...
  7. ncbi request reprint Relation of BMI to fat and fat-free mass among children and adolescents
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 29:1-8. 2005
    ..We examined the relation of BMI to levels of fat mass and fat-free mass among healthy 5- to 18-y-olds...
  8. ncbi request reprint The relation of childhood BMI to adult adiposity: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, CDC Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 115:22-7. 2005
    ..We further examined these longitudinal associations...
  9. doi request reprint The contribution of childhood obesity to adult carotid intima-media thickness: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 4133, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 32:749-56. 2008
    ..We examined the relation of both childhood and adult levels of body mass index (BMI, kg m(-2)) to carotid intima-media thickness (IMT) measured at the (mean) age of 36 years...
  10. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and body fatness in childhood
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Curr Opin Clin Nutr Metab Care 8:618-23. 2005
    ..This review covers the measurement and classification of overweight and obesity, the expression of body composition data, and the relation of body mass index to adiposity...
  11. ncbi request reprint Relation of body mass index and waist-to-height ratio to cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Divisions of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:33-40. 2007
    ..Several investigators have concluded that the waist-to-height ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors than is the body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2))...
  12. ncbi request reprint Racial and ethnic differences in secular trends for childhood BMI, weight, and height
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:301-8. 2006
    ..The prevalence of childhood overweight in the United States has markedly increased over the last 30 years. We examined differences in the secular trends for BMI, weight, and height among white, black, and Mexican-American children...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Pediatr 150:12-17.e2. 2007
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  14. pmc The relation of menarcheal age to obesity in childhood and adulthood: the Bogalusa heart study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 3:3. 2003
    ....
  15. ncbi request reprint Clustering of coronary heart disease risk factors among obese children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 15:1099-108. 2002
    ..The difficulties in preventing and reversing obesity, along with the frequent non-adherence of adolescents to lifestyle changes and medical treatment, will complicate treatment and prevention efforts...
  16. ncbi request reprint Trends and correlates of class 3 obesity in the United States from 1990 through 2000
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    JAMA 288:1758-61. 2002
    ..Persons with class 3 obesity (body mass index [BMI] > or = 40) are at greatest risk, but there is little information about this subgroup...
  17. pmc Classification of body fatness by body mass index-for-age categories among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 163:805-11. 2009
    ..To examine the ability of various body mass index (BMI)-for-age categories, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's 85th to 94th percentiles, to correctly classify the body fatness of children and adolescents...
  18. doi request reprint The validity of BMI as an indicator of body fatness and risk among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Mailstop K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 124:S23-34. 2009
    ..We also examine whether these associations differ according to race/ethnicity and whether skinfold and circumference measurements provide additional information on body fatness or health risks...
  19. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the tracking of childhood BMI to adulthood
    David S Freedman
    CDC Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obes Res 13:928-35. 2005
    ..Therefore, we examined the tracking of childhood BMI into adulthood in a biracial (36% black) sample...
  20. ncbi request reprint Relationship of childhood obesity to coronary heart disease risk factors in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 108:712-8. 2001
    ..However, the importance of the age at which obesity develops in these associations remains uncertain...
  21. doi request reprint Risk factors and adult body mass index among overweight children: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, K 26, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 123:750-7. 2009
    ..We examined the ability of BMI for age, the skinfold sum (subscapular + triceps), and the waist/height ratio to identify which overweight children are at greatest risk...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relation of childhood height to obesity among adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 109:E23. 2002
    ..In this study, the objective was to determine whether childhood height is related to adult adiposity and whether the association is independent of childhood levels of BMI and triceps skinfold thickness...
  23. ncbi request reprint Differences in the relation of obesity to serum triacylglycerol and VLDL subclass concentrations between black and white children: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:827-33. 2002
    ..However, there is little information on the relation of obesity to the metabolically distinct subclasses of VLDL in children...
  24. doi request reprint Racial/ethnic differences in body fatness among children and adolescents
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1105-11. 2008
    ..Although the BMI is widely used as a measure of adiposity, it is a measure of excess weight, and its association with body fatness may differ across racial or ethnic groups...
  25. ncbi request reprint Relation of age at menarche to race, time period, and anthropometric dimensions: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e43. 2002
    ..To assess secular trends in menarcheal age between 1973 and 1994 and to determine whether childhood levels of height, weight, and skinfold thicknesses can account for racial (white/black) differences in menarcheal age...
  26. ncbi request reprint The prediction of body fatness by BMI and skinfold thicknesses among children and adolescents
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention K 26, Atlanta, Georgia
    Ann Hum Biol 34:183-94. 2007
    ..It has been suggested that skinfold thicknesses be measured among overweight children to confirm the presence of excess adiposity...
  27. ncbi request reprint Levels and correlates of LDL and VLDL particle sizes among children: the Bogalusa heart study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, K 26, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Atherosclerosis 152:441-9. 2000
    ..These results suggest that the analysis of lipoprotein subclasses may provide a better understanding of the role of various risk factors in the development of coronary heart disease..
  28. ncbi request reprint Relation of circumferences and skinfold thicknesses to lipid and insulin concentrations in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:308-17. 1999
    ..Although body fat patterning has been related to adverse health outcomes in adults, its importance in children and adolescents is less certain...
  29. ncbi request reprint Relation of lipoprotein subclasses as measured by proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy to coronary artery disease
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 18:1046-53. 1998
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in height among children during 2 decades: The Bogalusa Heart Study
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 154:155-61. 2000
    ..To examine trends in height among 5- to 17-year-old children between 1973 and 1992...
  31. ncbi request reprint Distribution and correlates of high-density lipoprotein subclasses among children and adolescents
    D S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Metabolism 50:370-6. 2001
    ..These contrasting associations suggest that the role of HDLC in coronary heart disease (CHD) may be more complex than previously thought, and that the analysis of HDL subclasses may improve the accuracy of CHD prediction...
  32. ncbi request reprint Do skinfold measurements provide additional information to body mass index in the assessment of body fatness among children and adolescents?
    Zuguo Mei
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mailstop K 25, 4770 Buford Hwy, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Pediatrics 119:e1306-13. 2007
    ....
  33. pmc The identification of children with adverse risk factor levels by body mass index cutoffs from 2 classification systems: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1298-305. 2010
    ..The cutoffs from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts and from the Cooper Institute (FitnessGram) are widely used to identify children who have a high body mass index (BMI)...
  34. doi request reprint Changes and variability in high levels of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol among children
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers forDisease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Pediatrics 126:266-73. 2010
    ..However, the tracking and variability of these very high levels have not been investigated...
  35. doi request reprint The relation of BMI and skinfold thicknesses to risk factors among young and middle-aged adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta GA 30341 3724, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 37:726-37. 2010
    ..We examine whether the triceps and subscapular skinfold thicknesses are more strongly related to adult levels of lipids, fasting insulin and blood pressure than BMI...
  36. pmc High adiposity and high body mass index-for-age in US children and adolescents overall and by race-ethnic group
    Katherine M Flegal
    Centers for Disease Control Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:1020-6. 2010
    ..Body mass index (BMI)-for-age has been recommended as a screening test for excess adiposity in children and adolescents...
  37. doi request reprint Characterizing extreme values of body mass index-for-age by using the 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention growth charts
    Katherine M Flegal
    National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Hyattsville, MD 20782, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1314-20. 2009
    ..The 2000 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) growth charts included lambda-mu-sigma (LMS) parameters intended to calculate smoothed percentiles from only the 3rd to the 97th percentile...
  38. pmc Relation of body mass index and skinfold thicknesses to cardiovascular disease risk factors in children: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3724, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:210-6. 2009
    ..Adverse levels of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors are related to skinfold thicknesses and body mass index (BMI) among children, but the relative strengths of these associations are unknown...
  39. doi request reprint Unexplained decline in the prevalence of anemia among US children and women between 1988-1994 and 1999-2002
    Sarah E Cusick
    US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1611-7. 2008
    ..The current anemia burden among US preschool children and women of childbearing age has not been documented...
  40. pmc Childhood overweight and family income
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 9:26. 2007
    ..To examine the relation of family income, expressed relative to the poverty threshold, to the prevalence of childhood overweight, and to determine whether the association differs by race/ethnicity and time period...
  41. pmc Use of density-equalizing cartograms to visualize trends and disparities in state-specific prevalence of obesity: 1996-2006
    Brian Houle
    Division of Health Communications and Marketing, National Center for Health Marketing, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:308-12. 2009
    ....
  42. ncbi request reprint Effects of pravastatin treatment on lipoprotein subclass profiles and particle size in the PLAC-I trial
    James D Otvos
    Department of Biochemistry, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, USA
    Atherosclerosis 160:41-8. 2002
    ....
  43. ncbi request reprint Relations of lipoprotein subclass levels and low-density lipoprotein size to progression of coronary artery disease in the Pravastatin Limitation of Atherosclerosis in the Coronary Arteries (PLAC-I) trial
    Robert S Rosenson
    Preventive Cardiology Center, Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:89-94. 2002
    ..01) in the placebo group. These results indicate that levels of various lipoprotein subclasses may provide useful information on CAD risk even if levels of traditional risk factors are known...
  44. ncbi request reprint Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy of lipoproteins and risk of coronary heart disease in the cardiovascular health study
    Lewis Kuller
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA kuller pitt edu
    Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol 22:1175-80. 2002
    ..Relationships between incident cardiovascular disease and lipoprotein subclass measurements by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy were evaluated in the Cardiovascular Health Study (CHS) in a nested case-cohort analysis...
  45. ncbi request reprint Low-density lipoprotein and high-density lipoprotein particle subclasses predict coronary events and are favorably changed by gemfibrozil therapy in the Veterans Affairs High-Density Lipoprotein Intervention Trial
    James D Otvos
    LipoScience, Inc, Raleigh, NC, USA
    Circulation 113:1556-63. 2006
    ..We examined whether measurement of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) and high-density lipoprotein (HDL) particle subclasses provides additional information relative to CHD risk reduction...