Heidi Michels Blanck

Summary

Affiliation: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Creating supportive nutrition environments for population health impact and health equity: an overview of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network's efforts
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S85-90. 2012
  2. doi request reprint Let's go to the park today: the role of parks in obesity prevention and improving the public's health
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Child Obes 8:423-8. 2012
  3. pmc Trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among U.S. men and women, 1994-2005
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Mailstop K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A35. 2008
  4. pmc Menstrual function among women exposed to polybrominated biphenyls: a follow-up prevalence study
    Stephanie I Davis
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Alanta, GA 30322, USA
    Environ Health 4:15. 2005
  5. pmc Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: use of farm-to-consumer venues among US adults
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A49. 2011
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing lunchtime food choices among working Americans
    Heidi M Blanck
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:289-301. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of nonprescription dietary supplements for weight loss is common among Americans
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:441-7. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of nonprescription weight loss products: results from a multistate survey
    H M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    JAMA 286:930-5. 2001
  9. ncbi request reprint Iron supplement use and iron status among US adults: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Chronic Disease Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1024-31. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior, recreational physical activity, and 7-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1578-88. 2007

Detail Information

Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Creating supportive nutrition environments for population health impact and health equity: an overview of the Nutrition and Obesity Policy Research and Evaluation Network's efforts
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, CDC, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Am J Prev Med 43:S85-90. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint Let's go to the park today: the role of parks in obesity prevention and improving the public's health
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Child Obes 8:423-8. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Trends in fruit and vegetable consumption among U.S. men and women, 1994-2005
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy, NE, Mailstop K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A35. 2008
    ..Assessing trends in consumption of these foods is important for tracking public health initiatives to meet this goal and for planning future objectives...
  4. pmc Menstrual function among women exposed to polybrominated biphenyls: a follow-up prevalence study
    Stephanie I Davis
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, 1518 Clifton Road, Alanta, GA 30322, USA
    Environ Health 4:15. 2005
    ..The feedback system for menstrual cycle function potentially allows multiple pathways for disruption directly through the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis and indirectly through alternative neuroendocrine axes...
  5. pmc Improving fruit and vegetable consumption: use of farm-to-consumer venues among US adults
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A49. 2011
    ..These findings suggest that farm-to-consumer venues are used by many Americans and could be expanded to increase access to fruits and vegetables...
  6. ncbi request reprint Factors influencing lunchtime food choices among working Americans
    Heidi M Blanck
    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Health Educ Behav 36:289-301. 2009
    ..4%), and convenience store (4.0%); younger adults and those less educated relied more on fast-food places. This study identifies individual factors and values that may influence future dietary health initiatives in the work site...
  7. ncbi request reprint Use of nonprescription dietary supplements for weight loss is common among Americans
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:441-7. 2007
    ..This study sought to assess prevalence and duration of nonprescription weight-loss supplement use, associated weight-control behaviors, discussion of use with a health care professional, and specific ingredient use...
  8. ncbi request reprint Use of nonprescription weight loss products: results from a multistate survey
    H M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    JAMA 286:930-5. 2001
    ..Usage patterns of the nonprescription products phenylpropanolamine (PPA) and ephedra are of particular interest because of recent safety concerns...
  9. ncbi request reprint Iron supplement use and iron status among US adults: results from the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Chronic Disease Nutrition Branch, Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1024-31. 2005
    ..Patients with hemochromatosis are instructed to avoid taking supplemental iron. Whether supplemental iron intakes lead to higher iron status among healthy persons remains less clear...
  10. ncbi request reprint Sedentary behavior, recreational physical activity, and 7-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women
    Heidi M Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, 4770 Buford Highway NE, MS K 26, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1578-88. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship among recreational physical activity (PA), non-occupational sedentary behavior, and 7-year weight gain among postmenopausal U.S. women 40 to 69 years old...
  11. ncbi request reprint Prescription weight loss pill use among Americans: patterns of pill use and lessons learned from the fen-phen market withdrawal
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Med 39:1243-8. 2004
    ..Lessons learned from this event have implications for future withdrawals...
  12. ncbi request reprint Laboratory issues: use of nutritional biomarkers
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion and Epidemic Intelligence Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    J Nutr 133:888S-894S. 2003
    ..As part of this review, serum lipids are included as an example of a biomarker whereby collaborative efforts have been put forth to both understand biological sources of variation and standardize laboratory results...
  13. ncbi request reprint Serum iron and iron-binding capacity: a round-robin interlaboratory comparison study
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, CDC, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Clin Chem 49:1672-5. 2003
  14. ncbi request reprint Angular stomatitis and riboflavin status among adolescent Bhutanese refugees living in southeastern Nepal
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    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 76:430-5. 2002
    ..5 to 35.6 cases per 1000 per month. This increase came after the removal of a fortified cereal from rations...
  15. ncbi request reprint Health-related quality of life and weight loss among overweight and obese U.S. adults, 2001 to 2002
    Connie L Bish
    Graduate Program in Nutrition and Health Science of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:2042-53. 2006
    ..S. adults >/= 20 years of age...
  16. ncbi request reprint Time to menopause in relation to PBBs, PCBs, and smoking
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Chronic Disease Nutrition Branch, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, MS K 26 Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Maturitas 49:97-106. 2004
    ..We also examined smoking in relation to menopause...
  17. pmc Associations between body mass index and the prevalence of low micronutrient levels among US adults
    Joel E Kimmons
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 8:59. 2006
    ..Low micronutrient levels observed with increasing adiposity may result from inadequate nutrient intake and/or alterations in nutrient metabolism...
  18. ncbi request reprint Impact of nutrition environmental interventions on point-of-purchase behavior in adults: a review
    Jennifer D Seymour
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Med 39:S108-36. 2004
    ..We review interventions that influenced the environment through food availability, access, pricing, or information at the point-of-purchase in worksites, universities, grocery stores, and restaurants...
  19. pmc Dietary practices, dining out behavior, and physical activity correlates of weight loss maintenance
    Judy Kruger
    Physical Activity and Health Branch, Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4770 Buford Hwy NE, Mailstop K 46, Atlanta, GA 30341 3717, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A11. 2008
    ..However, data are scant on behavioral strategies related to maintenance of weight loss. We examined dietary practices, physical activity, and self-efficacy among adults self-reported to be successful at maintaining weight loss...
  20. ncbi request reprint Using evaluation to guide successful development of an online training course for healthcare professionals
    Diane O Dunet
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    J Public Health Manag Pract 14:66-75. 2008
    ..A multilevel evaluation design was used to (a) guide course development, (b) test course efficacy, and (c) assess training impact...
  21. pmc Multivitamin use in relation to self-reported body mass index and weight loss attempts
    Joel E Kimmons
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 8:3. 2006
    ..There are scant data on patterns of multivitamin use among US adults in terms of body mass index (BMI) or whether one is trying to lose weight...
  22. doi request reprint A decay model for assessing polybrominated biphenyl exposure among women in the Michigan Long-Term PBB Study
    Metrecia L Terrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol 18:410-20. 2008
    ..The mixed-effects decay model predicted the observed serum PBB concentration levels significantly better than the OLS two-stage decay model (mixed-effects model, r=0.93; OLS two-stage model, r=0.86; P<0.0001)...
  23. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake among adolescents and adults in the United States: percentage meeting individualized recommendations
    Joel Kimmons
    Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Medscape J Med 11:26. 2009
    ..MyPyramid provides recommendations for fruit and vegetable consumption based on individual calorie requirements as determined by an individual's age, sex, and physical activity level...
  24. doi request reprint Trying to lose or maintain weight during pregnancy-United States, 2003
    Connie L Bish
    Division of Reproductive Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
    Matern Child Health J 13:286-92. 2009
    ..Our objective was to determine the prevalence of trying to lose or maintain weight among U.S. women during pregnancy...
  25. ncbi request reprint Anaemia, iron status and vitamin A deficiency among adolescent refugees in Kenya and Nepal
    Bradley A Woodruff
    Maternal and Child Nutrition Branch, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 9:26-34. 2006
    ..0 to 13.0 g dl(-1) depending on age and sex group), iron deficiency (transferrin receptor concentration>8.3 microg ml(-1)) and vitamin A deficiency (serum retinol <0.7 micromol l(-1)) in adolescent refugees...
  26. pmc Health-related quality of life and weight loss practices among overweight and obese US adults, 2003 behavioral risk factor surveillance system
    Connie L Bish
    Nutrition and Health Science Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 9:35. 2007
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the prevalence and association of HRQOL measures as independent moderators of weight loss practices among overweight and obese men and women...
  27. ncbi request reprint Polybrominated biphenyl exposure and benign breast disease in a cohort of US women
    Reinhard Kaiser
    Epidemic Intelligence Service, Epidemiology Program Office, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 13:16-23. 2003
    ..We examined the relation between serum polybrominated biphenyl (PBB) levels and the risk of benign breast disease in a cohort of Michigan women unintentionally exposed to PBBs in 1973 and interviewed in 1997...
  28. pmc Health behaviors of the young adult U.S. population: behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2003
    Melissa McCracken
    American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 4:A25. 2007
    ....
  29. ncbi request reprint Diet and physical activity behaviors among Americans trying to lose weight: 2000 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
    Connie L Bish
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Obes Res 13:596-607. 2005
    ..To examine the prevalence and correlates of trying to lose weight among U.S. adults, describe weight loss strategies, and assess attainment of recommendations for weight control (eating fewer calories and physical activity)...
  30. pmc Breast-feeding among women exposed to polybrominated biphenyls in Michigan
    A R Thomas
    Epidemiology Program Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Environ Health Perspect 109:1133-7. 2001
    ....
  31. pmc Risk of spontaneous abortion among women exposed to polybrominated biphenyls
    Chanley M Small
    Department of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Environ Res 105:247-55. 2007
    ..58; 95% CI: 0.38-0.89, comparing menarche at 12-13 with menarche <12). Our results do not support an association between exposure to PBBs or PCBs and risk of spontaneous abortion...
  32. pmc Activity/participation limitation and weight loss among overweight and obese US adults: 1999 to 2002 NHANES
    Connie L Bish
    Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 9:63. 2007
    ..To examine the prevalence and association of activity/participation limitation with trying to lose weight and weight loss practices (eating fewer calories, physical activity, or both) among overweight and obese adults in the United States...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of low-carbohydrate, high-protein diets among americans: correlates, duration, and weight loss
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    MedGenMed 8:5. 2006
    ..Although low-carbohydrate, high-protein (LCHP) diets reemerged as popular diets, there are scant data on patterns of use in the general US population...
  34. pmc Dietary fructose consumption among US children and adults: the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Miriam B Vos
    Department of Pediatrics, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Nutrition and Health Science Program, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    Medscape J Med 10:160. 2008
    ..Dietary data from a nationally representative sample in 1977-1978 estimated that mean consumption of fructose was 37 g/day (8% of total intake). Little is known about more recent fructose consumption patterns...
  35. ncbi request reprint Medicinal herb use in a population-based survey of adults: prevalence and frequency of use, reasons for use, and use among their children
    Anne G Wheaton
    Nutrition and Health Sciences Program, Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Emory University, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 15:678-85. 2005
    ..For a sample of American adults, we estimated the prevalence and frequency of medicinal herb use, factors related to use, reasons for use, patient-physician discussion, and the proportion of respondents who gave herbs to their children...
  36. pmc Endometriosis among women exposed to polybrominated biphenyls
    Caroline S Hoffman
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:503-10. 2007
    ..We examined the association between endometriosis and exposure to polybrominated biphenyls (PBBs) and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) among women inadvertently exposed to PBBs in 1973...
  37. ncbi request reprint Growth in girls exposed in utero and postnatally to polybrominated biphenyls and polychlorinated biphenyls
    Heidi Michels Blanck
    Biological and Biomedical Sciences Division, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta GA 30322, USA
    Epidemiology 13:205-10. 2002
    ..At enrollment, measurements were taken of serum PBB and polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB), possible endocrine disrupting chemicals...
  38. ncbi request reprint Growth in girls exposed in utero and postnatally to polybrominated biphenyls and polychlorinated biphenyls
    Wilfried Karmaus
    Epidemiology 13:604; author reply 605. 2002