Fatma G Huffman

Summary

Affiliation: Florida International University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Eat right and exercise for lower homocysteine levels and less chance of heart disease
    Samer Koutoubi
    Ethn Dis 14:160. 2004
  2. pmc Body composition assessment and coronary heart disease risk factors among college students of three ethnic groups
    Samer Koutoubi
    School of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:784-91. 2005
  3. pmc Folate and vitamin B12 status of a multiethnic adult population
    Subrata D Nath
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, HLS 450, Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:67-72. 2006
  4. doi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors in Cuban American population
    Fatma G Huffman
    Florida International University, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 61:690-701. 2010
  5. pmc Hypertension, poor glycemic control, and microalbuminuria in Cuban Americans with type 2 diabetes
    Gustavo G Zarini
    Florida International University, Robert R Stempel School of Public Health, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, Florida, USA
    Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis 4:35-40. 2011
  6. pmc Healthy Eating Index and Alternate Healthy Eating Index among Haitian Americans and African Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Nutr Metab 2011:398324. 2011
  7. pmc Relationship of Lifestyle Medical Advice and Non-HDL Cholesterol Control of a Nationally Representative US Sample with Hypercholesterolemia by Race/Ethnicity
    Joan Anne Vaccaro
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, MMC AHC 1 450, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Cholesterol 2012:916816. 2012
  8. doi request reprint Inadequacy of micronutrients, fat, and fiber consumption in the diets of Haitian-, African- and Cuban-Americans with and without type 2 diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Dietetics and Nutrition Department, Robert R Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 82:275-87. 2012
  9. pmc Television watching, diet quality, and physical activity and diabetes among three ethnicities in the United States
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2012:191465. 2012
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in Cubans
    Fatma G Huffman
    Florida International University, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:115-20. 2009

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Eat right and exercise for lower homocysteine levels and less chance of heart disease
    Samer Koutoubi
    Ethn Dis 14:160. 2004
  2. pmc Body composition assessment and coronary heart disease risk factors among college students of three ethnic groups
    Samer Koutoubi
    School of Nutrition and Exercise Science, Bastyr University, 14500 Juanita Drive NE, Kenmore, WA 98028, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 97:784-91. 2005
    ..This study identified and compared anthropometric measurements, body composition and coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors among college students of three ethnic groups...
  3. pmc Folate and vitamin B12 status of a multiethnic adult population
    Subrata D Nath
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, HLS 450, Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 98:67-72. 2006
    ..However, ethnic differences on the status of these vitamins have not been investigated among multiethnic adult college students...
  4. doi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and load in relation to cardiovascular disease risk factors in Cuban American population
    Fatma G Huffman
    Florida International University, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 61:690-701. 2010
    ..To examine whether dietary glycemic index (GI) or glycemic load (GL) had an effect on the cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors and whether the effects were dependent on the diabetes status in the Cuban American population...
  5. pmc Hypertension, poor glycemic control, and microalbuminuria in Cuban Americans with type 2 diabetes
    Gustavo G Zarini
    Florida International University, Robert R Stempel School of Public Health, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, Florida, USA
    Int J Nephrol Renovasc Dis 4:35-40. 2011
    ..To investigate to what degree the presence of hypertension (HTN) and poor glycemic control (GC) influences the likelihood of having microalbuminuria (MAU) among Cuban Americans with type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
  6. pmc Healthy Eating Index and Alternate Healthy Eating Index among Haitian Americans and African Americans with and without Type 2 Diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Nutr Metab 2011:398324. 2011
    ..08, P < .001 and lower adherence to the AHEI β = -9.73 (16.3, -3.19), SE = 3.33, P = .004, than participants without diabetes. The findings underscore the importance of disaggregating ethnicities and disease state when assessing diet...
  7. pmc Relationship of Lifestyle Medical Advice and Non-HDL Cholesterol Control of a Nationally Representative US Sample with Hypercholesterolemia by Race/Ethnicity
    Joan Anne Vaccaro
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, MMC AHC 1 450, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Cholesterol 2012:916816. 2012
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  8. doi request reprint Inadequacy of micronutrients, fat, and fiber consumption in the diets of Haitian-, African- and Cuban-Americans with and without type 2 diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Dietetics and Nutrition Department, Robert R Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Int J Vitam Nutr Res 82:275-87. 2012
    ..These findings suggest that policies are needed to ensure that low-cost, quality produce can be accessed regardless of neighborhood and socioeconomic status...
  9. pmc Television watching, diet quality, and physical activity and diabetes among three ethnicities in the United States
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Environ Public Health 2012:191465. 2012
    ..Intervention trials aimed at reducing TV viewing targeting people with type 2 diabetes may be beneficial to improve dietary quality and physical activity, which may reduce diabetes complications...
  10. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in Cubans
    Fatma G Huffman
    Florida International University, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Ethn Dis 19:115-20. 2009
    ..We investigated metabolic syndrome and its association with high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels in Cuban Americans...
  11. pmc Waist circumference and BMI in relation to serum high sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) in Cuban Americans with and without type 2 diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, 11200 S W 8 Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:842-52. 2010
    ..Obesity prevention and controlling for CRP levels may be necessary to eliminate its contributions to develop diabetes and cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  12. ncbi request reprint L-glutamine supplementation improves nelfinavir-associated diarrhea in HIV-infected individuals
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, College of Health and Urban Affairs, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33172, USA
    HIV Clin Trials 4:324-9. 2003
    ..To determine whether L-glutamine decreases the severity of nelfinavir-associated diarrhea in HIV-infected individuals. Other endpoints include the effect on quality of life, muscle-wasting syndrome, CD4 counts, and viral load...
  13. pmc Parenthood--a contributing factor to childhood obesity
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Int J Environ Res Public Health 7:2800-10. 2010
    ..Economic constraints and cultural preferences may be communicated directly by family involvement in these much needed public health programs...
  14. doi request reprint The Healthy Eating Index and the Alternate Healthy Eating Index as predictors of 10-year CHD risk in Cuban Americans with and without type 2 diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, 11200 SW, 8th St, AHC I 450, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:2006-14. 2011
    ..To examine the relationship between dietary patterns, as measured by the Healthy Eating Index (HEI) and the Alternate Healthy Eating Index (AHEI), and 10-year predicted CHD risk in Cuban Americans with and without type 2 diabetes (T2D)...
  15. doi request reprint Use of HbA(1c) in screening for Cuban-Americans with undiagnosed type 2 diabetes
    Fatma G Huffman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, HLS I 450, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:541-5. 2011
    ..Moderate sensitivity and very high specificity were shown with a cut off value of 6.84 (57 and 96%, respectively). HbA(1c) is a reliable alternative to fasting plasma glucose in screening for undiagnosed diabetes in Cuban-Americans...
  16. pmc Healthy Eating Index scores associated with symptoms of depression in Cuban-Americans with and without type 2 diabetes: a cross sectional study
    Joel C Exebio
    Florida International University, Robert Stempel School of Public Health and Social Work, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Nutr J 10:135. 2011
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the association between diet quality and symptoms of depression among Cuban-Americans with and without T2D living in South Florida...
  17. doi request reprint Randomized controlled trial to determine the effectiveness of an interactive multimedia food safety education program for clients of the special supplemental nutrition program for women, infants, and children
    Mary Jo Trepka
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, University Park, HLS II 595, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:978-84. 2008
    ..Pregnant women and the very young are among those most susceptible to foodborne infections and at high risk of a severe outcome from foodborne infections...
  18. ncbi request reprint Diabetes self management: are Cuban Americans receiving quality health care?
    Fatma G Huffman
    Florida International University, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 32:278-304. 2009
    ..We investigated the relationship among factors predicting inadequate glucose control among 182 Cuban-American adults (Females = 110, Males = 72) with type 2 diabetes mellitus (CAA)...
  19. doi request reprint Serum vitamin D insufficiency and diabetes status in three ethnic minority groups
    Lamya H Shaban
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 14:926-32. 2012
    ..Future studies should focus on the role of vitamin D supplementation and diabetes outcomes across ethnic groups...
  20. doi request reprint Race/ethnicity-, gender- and age-specific differences in micronutrient intakes of US adults with and without diabetes
    Joan A Vaccaro
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 64:175-84. 2013
    ..These findings demonstrate the importance of considering the intersection of age, gender and race in setting policies for micronutrient deficiency screening, particularly in young female adults and minorities...
  21. pmc Monounsaturated fatty acid, carbohydrate intake, and diabetes status are associated with arterial pulse pressure
    Joan A Vaccaro
    Florida International University, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, AHC 1 450, 11200 S W 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Nutr J 10:126. 2011
    ..In this study, we examined the association of macronutrients with arterial pulse pressure (APP), a surrogate measure of arterial health by diabetes status and race...
  22. ncbi request reprint Differences in arterial stiffness and its correlates in tri-ethnic young men and women
    WayWay M Hlaing
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:837-43. 2006
    ..Early identification of an increase in arterial stiffness in young persons may improve cardiovascular health outcomes. The objectives were to evaluate the sex and ethnic differences in arterial stiffness levels among young adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint Diarrheal illness among women, infants, and children (WIC) program participants in Miami, Florida: implications for nutrition education
    Evelyn P Davila
    Florida International University, Stempel School of Public Health, Miami, FL 33136, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 41:420-4. 2009
    ..To assess risk factors for diarrheal illness among clients of a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) clinic in Miami, FL...
  24. ncbi request reprint Food safety practices among pregnant women and mothers in the women, infants, and children program, Miami, Florida
    Mary Jo Trepka
    Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, 11200 S W 8th Street, HLS II Room 595, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    J Food Prot 70:1230-7. 2007
    ..Although all women in the WIC program could benefit from food safety education, these findings indicate that women during their first pregnancy should especially be targeted for food safety education...
  25. doi request reprint Phylloquinone (vitamin K₁) intake and pulse pressure as a measure of arterial stiffness in older adults
    Joan A Vaccaro
    Robert R Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Nutr Gerontol Geriatr 32:244-57. 2013
    ..S. older adults. These findings suggest that vitamin K screening may be a beneficial marker for the health of older adults...
  26. pmc Medical advice and diabetes self-management reported by Mexican-American, Black- and White-non-Hispanic adults across the United States
    Joan A Vaccaro
    Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:185. 2012
    ..Moreover, we sought to establish whether or not race/ethnicity was a modifier for reported medical advice received and diabetes self-management behaviors...
  27. doi request reprint Food safety education using an interactive multimedia kiosk in a WIC setting: correlates of client satisfaction and practical issues
    Mary Jo Trepka
    Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, FL, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 42:202-7. 2010
    ..To assess acceptability of food safety education delivered by interactive multimedia (IMM) in a Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children Program (WIC) clinic...
  28. pmc Differences in coronary heart disease risk markers among apparently healthy individuals of African ancestry
    Errol E Davis
    Stempel School of Public Health, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Natl Med Assoc 99:658-64. 2007
    ..This study identified and compared coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors among foreign-born Afro Caribbeans (FBAC), U.S.-born Afro-Caribbean Americans (USBAC) and African Americans...
  29. ncbi request reprint Depression among Hispanic women with type 2 diabetes
    Zara C Shah
    College of Health and Urban Affairs, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Ethn Dis 15:685-90. 2005
    ..Investigate psychosocial barriers to self-care and the prevalence of depression among Hispanic women with type 2 diabetes...
  30. ncbi request reprint Use of hemoglobin A1C to detect Haitian-Americans with undiagnosed Type 2 diabetes
    Joel C Exebio
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, FL, United States
    Arq Bras Endocrinol Metabol 56:449-55. 2012
    ..To evaluate the validity of hemoglobin A1C (A1C) as a diagnostic tool for type 2 diabetes and to determine the most appropriate A1C cutoff point for diagnosis in a sample of Haitian-Americans...
  31. doi request reprint Risk factors for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in Hispanic adolescents
    Gianna Perez Gomez
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    J Adolesc Health 43:444-50. 2008
    ..To investigate the associations of overweight with risk factors for type 2 diabetes (T2DM), cardiovascular diseases (CVD), and presence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in Hispanic adolescents...
  32. doi request reprint Gender differences in medical advice and health behavior of obese African Americans with and without type 2 diabetes
    Joan A Vaccaro
    Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Miami, FL, USA
    Am J Mens Health 6:383-94. 2012
    ..Moreover, these findings necessitate studies that characterize the role of the health care professional in the diagnosis and treatment of obesity and underscore patient-provider relationships...
  33. ncbi request reprint Reducing health disparities: medical advice received for minorities with diabetes
    Joan A Vaccaro
    Florida International University, Miami, USA
    J Health Hum Serv Adm 34:389-417. 2012
    ..to examine the relationships among reported medical advice, diabetes education, health insurance and health behavior of individuals with diabetes by race/ethnicity and gender...
  34. doi request reprint Practices, attitudes, and beliefs regarding dietary supplements among Florida's dietitians and nurses
    Vania Guertzenstein Lederman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    J Diet Suppl 6:124-42. 2009
    ..05). Practice trends regarding DS identified among Florida's dietitians and nurses can be a reference for states and countries in which the number of older adults is growing...
  35. ncbi request reprint Behavioral risk profiles for coronary heart disease among apparently healthy individuals of African ancestry
    Errol E Davis
    College of Health and Urban Affairs, Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:114-9. 2006
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine if behavioral risk factors for CHD are different between foreign-born Afro Caribbeans (FBAC) and their US-born counterparts (US-born Afro Caribbean Americans, USBAC and African Americans, AA)...
  36. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two indices of diet quality with acculturation factors and demographics in Haitian Americans
    Fatma G Huffman
    a Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel College of Public Health and Social Work, Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
    Ecol Food Nutr 53:42-57. 2014
    ..Public health programs targeting low-cost resources, such as community gardening, are recommended to reduce health disparities among this population...
  37. ncbi request reprint Validation of a semiquantitative food frequency questionnaire to assess energy and macronutrient intakes of Cuban Americans
    Subrata D Nath
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Int J Food Sci Nutr 56:309-14. 2005
    ..To assess the validity of a 131-item semiquantative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) by comparison with multiple food records in Cuban Americans...
  38. ncbi request reprint Food safety beliefs and barriers to safe food handling among WIC program clients, Miami, Florida
    Mary Jo Trepka
    Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 38:371-7. 2006
    ..To determine beliefs about and barriers to good food safety practices among clients of a Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC Program)...
  39. doi request reprint Knowledge of Florida nurses and dietitians regarding dietary supplements
    Vania Guertzenstein Lederman
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Robert Stempel School of Public Health, Florida International University, University Park Campus, HLS 1 450, 11200 SW 8th Street, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Complement Ther Clin Pract 15:38-43. 2009
    ..Health care professionals should exhibit competency about dietary supplements to support the high number of Americans taking these products...
  40. ncbi request reprint Comparison of self-perceived weight and desired weight versus actual body mass index among adolescents in Jamaica
    Sheila C Barrett
    Florida International University, Miami, Florida, USA
    Rev Panam Salud Publica 29:267-76. 2011
    ..To compare self-perceived body size, desired body size, and actual body mass index (BMI) among adolescents in Jamaica, and to discuss the implications of these perceptions for chronic disease prevention...
  41. ncbi request reprint Serum total homocysteine levels, folate, and B-vitamins intake and coronary heart disease risk factors among tri-ethnic college students
    Samer Koutoubi
    Nutrition Department, Bastyr University, Kenmore, Washington 98028, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:64-72. 2004
    ..009), and Black non-Hispanic females (P=.005). We observed gender and ethnic differences in tHcy levels of this young population with normal tHcy levels. Abnormally high tHcy concentrations appear to be acquired later in life...