A Baylin

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Fasting whole blood as a biomarker of essential fatty acid intake in epidemiologic studies: comparison with adipose tissue and plasma
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:373-81. 2005
  2. ncbi Effect of vitamin supplementation to HIV-infected pregnant women on the micronutrient status of their infants
    A Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:960-8. 2005
  3. ncbi Population-based study of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol in plasma and adipose tissue as biomarkers of intake in Costa Rican adults
    A el-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:356-63. 2001
  4. ncbi Application of the method of triads to evaluate the performance of food frequency questionnaires and biomarkers as indicators of long-term dietary intake
    E K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:1126-35. 2001
  5. doi Chronic inflammation is associated with overweight in Colombian school children
    D Gilbert-Diamond
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:244-51. 2012
  6. doi Hemoglobin concentration is inversely associated with erythrocyte folate concentrations in Colombian school-age children, especially among children with low vitamin B12 status
    J E Arsenault
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:842-9. 2009
  7. ncbi Individual saturated fatty acids and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica
    E K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1447-57. 2003
  8. ncbi Frequent intake of tropical fruits that are rich in beta-cryptoxanthin is associated with higher plasma beta-cryptoxanthin concentrations in Costa Rican adolescents
    Michael S Irwig
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 132:3161-7. 2002
  9. ncbi Transient exposure to coffee as a trigger of a first nonfatal myocardial infarction
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Epidemiology 17:506-11. 2006
  10. ncbi The relation between trans fatty acid levels and increased risk of myocardial infarction does not hold at lower levels of trans fatty acids in the Costa Rican food supply
    URIYOAN COLON-RAMOS
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:2887-92. 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications38

  1. ncbi Fasting whole blood as a biomarker of essential fatty acid intake in epidemiologic studies: comparison with adipose tissue and plasma
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 162:373-81. 2005
    ..Thus, fasting whole blood could be the sample of choice in epidemiologic studies because of its ability to predict intake, its accessibility, and minimum sample processing...
  2. ncbi Effect of vitamin supplementation to HIV-infected pregnant women on the micronutrient status of their infants
    A Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:960-8. 2005
    ....
  3. ncbi Population-based study of alpha- and gamma-tocopherol in plasma and adipose tissue as biomarkers of intake in Costa Rican adults
    A el-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 74:356-63. 2001
    ..The weak associations between alpha-tocopherol intake and plasma or adipose tissue concentrations suggest that these biomarkers are influenced more by factors other than alpha-tocopherol intake...
  4. ncbi Application of the method of triads to evaluate the performance of food frequency questionnaires and biomarkers as indicators of long-term dietary intake
    E K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:1126-35. 2001
    ..45-1.01) and lycopene (validity coefficient, 0.51). This study also showed that biomarkers did not perform better than the FFQ and that they should be used to complement the FFQ rather than substitute for it...
  5. doi Chronic inflammation is associated with overweight in Colombian school children
    D Gilbert-Diamond
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:244-51. 2012
    ....
  6. doi Hemoglobin concentration is inversely associated with erythrocyte folate concentrations in Colombian school-age children, especially among children with low vitamin B12 status
    J E Arsenault
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 63:842-9. 2009
    ..In Colombia, it was recently reported that 38% of school children were anemic; yet, the rate of iron deficiency was only 3.6%...
  7. ncbi Individual saturated fatty acids and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica
    E K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1447-57. 2003
    ..Epidemiological studies on the effect of individual saturated fatty acids (SFAs) on cardiovascular disease, especially in developing countries with different dietary patterns, are scarce...
  8. ncbi Frequent intake of tropical fruits that are rich in beta-cryptoxanthin is associated with higher plasma beta-cryptoxanthin concentrations in Costa Rican adolescents
    Michael S Irwig
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 132:3161-7. 2002
    ..Intakes of beta-cryptoxanthin and papaya, a tropical fruit frequently consumed in Latin America, were the best predictors of beta-cryptoxanthin concentrations in plasma...
  9. ncbi Transient exposure to coffee as a trigger of a first nonfatal myocardial infarction
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    Epidemiology 17:506-11. 2006
    ..We hypothesize that coffee in the presence of predisposing factors can induce a cascade of events that, through sympathetic nervous activation, can induce the onset of myocardial infarction...
  10. ncbi The relation between trans fatty acid levels and increased risk of myocardial infarction does not hold at lower levels of trans fatty acids in the Costa Rican food supply
    URIYOAN COLON-RAMOS
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:2887-92. 2006
    ..The public health sector of Costa Rica should regulate food labeling and content to ensure very low levels of TFA intake...
  11. ncbi alpha-Linolenic acid, Delta6-desaturase gene polymorphism, and the risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:554-60. 2007
    ..Delta(6)-Desaturase (FADS2) is the rate-limiting step in the polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) biosynthetic pathway...
  12. ncbi Nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica: modifiable risk factors, population-attributable risks, and adherence to dietary guidelines
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Alabama at Birmingham, School of Public Health, 1665 University Blvd, Birmingham, AL 35294 0022, USA
    Circulation 115:1075-81. 2007
    ..Cardiovascular disease, including myocardial infarction (MI), is increasing in developing countries. Knowledge of risk factors and their impact on the population could offer insights into primary prevention...
  13. ncbi Socio-economic status and health awareness are associated with choice of cooking oil in Costa Rica
    URIYOAN COLON-RAMOS
    National Cancer Institute, 6130 Executive Boulevard, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:1214-22. 2007
    ..To examine the socio-economic and lifestyle determinants of cooking oil choice in Costa Rica during the last decade (1994-2004)...
  14. ncbi Coffee consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes and heart disease
    Hannia Campos
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Nutr Rev 65:173-9. 2007
    ....
  15. pmc Adipose tissue arachidonic acid and the metabolic syndrome in Costa Rican adults
    Eric S Williams
    Department of Nutrition, Room 1 201, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Clin Nutr 26:474-82. 2007
    ..We examined the association between adipose tissue arachidonic acid and the metabolic syndrome in Costa Rica, a country in which the metabolic syndrome is highly prevalent...
  16. ncbi Long-chain n-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids in breast milk decrease the risk of HIV transmission through breastfeeding
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:682-9. 2007
    ..Breastfeeding accounts for a sizable proportion of infant HIV infections. Some fatty acids (FAs) are potent immunomodulators with virucidal activity, and their primary source in breastfed children is breast milk...
  17. ncbi Vitamin B-12 status is associated with socioeconomic level and adherence to an animal food dietary pattern in Colombian school children
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 138:1391-8. 2008
    ..008). Low vitamin B-12 status is not negligible in Colombian school children and is associated with poverty and marginal intake of animal food sources...
  18. pmc Alpha-linolenic acid and risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction
    Hannia Campos
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Circulation 118:339-45. 2008
    ..Intake of long-chain n-3 fatty acids found in fish is low in many countries worldwide. alpha-Linolenic acid could be a viable cardioprotective alternative to these fatty acids in these countries...
  19. pmc Nutrigenetic association of the 5-lipoxygenase gene with myocardial infarction
    Hooman Allayee
    Department of Preventive Medicine and the Institute for Genetic Medicine, The University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA 90089 9075, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:934-40. 2008
    ..We previously reported that variants of a 5-LO promoter repeat polymorphism were associated with carotid atherosclerosis in humans, an effect that was exacerbated by high dietary AA but mitigated by high dietary n-3 fatty acids...
  20. ncbi The use of fatty acid biomarkers to reflect dietary intake
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Curr Opin Lipidol 17:22-7. 2006
    ..This review compares fatty acid biomarkers to assess compliance in dietary intervention trials with their application in epidemiological studies...
  21. ncbi Alcohol intake, drinking patterns, and risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:1336-45. 2005
    ..Moderate alcohol consumption is associated with a lower risk of myocardial infarction (MI). Whether alcohol is truly protective or whether the amount, type, or pattern of intake is the most important is still under debate...
  22. ncbi Dietary and adipose tissue gamma-tocopherol and risk of myocardial infarction
    Ahmed El-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 13:216-23. 2002
    ..Gamma-tocopherol, the most abundant form of dietary vitamin E, may lower the risk of coronary heart disease...
  23. ncbi Comparison of dietary intakes of micro- and macronutrients in rural, suburban and urban populations in Costa Rica
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Public Health Nutr 5:835-42. 2002
    ..To compare, along with behavioural habits, the potential atherogenicity of diets in rural and urban areas in Costa Rica...
  24. ncbi Adipose tissue alpha-linolenic acid and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Room 353A, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 107:1586-91. 2003
    ..Alpha-linolenic acid may protect against cardiovascular disease. We examined the association between adipose tissue alpha-linolenic acid and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction (MI) in a population-based case-control study in Costa Rica...
  25. ncbi High 18:2 trans-fatty acids in adipose tissue are associated with increased risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in costa rican adults
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 133:1186-91. 2003
    ..Because the use of hydrogenated oils is increasing worldwide, consumers should be aware of the harmful effects of products containing partially hydrogenated oils...
  26. ncbi Association between low birth weight and infant mortality in children born to human immunodeficiency virus 1-infected mothers in Tanzania
    Ruilan Wei
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Pediatr Infect Dis J 23:530-5. 2004
    ..The relationship between low birth weight and infant mortality among children born to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected mothers has not been thoroughly investigated...
  27. ncbi Acceptance of HIV testing among pregnant women in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania
    Emily F Westheimer
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 37:1197-205. 2004
    ..This study assesses correlates of acceptance of testing for HIV infection in the antenatal setting in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania...
  28. ncbi Arachidonic acid in adipose tissue is associated with nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in the central valley of Costa Rica
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 134:3095-9. 2004
    ..Better understanding of the metabolic factors that increase AA in adipose tissue is urgently needed...
  29. ncbi Costa Rican adolescents have a deleterious nutritional profile as compared to adults in terms of lower dietary and plasma concentrations of antioxidant micronutrients
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 24:122-8. 2005
    ....
  30. ncbi Vitamin supplementation of HIV-infected women improves postnatal child growth
    Eduardo Villamor
    Department of Nutrition and Community Health, Muhimbili University College of Health Sciences, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:880-8. 2005
    ..Linear growth retardation and wasting are common in children born to HIV-infected women. Inexpensive interventions that could improve the postnatal growth pattern of such children are needed...
  31. ncbi Adipose tissue biomarkers of fatty acid intake
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:750-7. 2002
    ..Biomarkers can provide a more accurate measure of long-term intake than can dietary questionnaires...
  32. ncbi Some dietary and adipose tissue carotenoids are associated with the risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in Costa Rica
    Edmond Kato Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 135:1763-9. 2005
    ..The mechanism underlying the positive association between lutein + zeaxanthin and the risk of MI warrants investigation...
  33. ncbi Decreased consumption of dried mature beans is positively associated with urbanization and nonfatal acute myocardial infarction
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 135:1770-5. 2005
    ..No additional protection was observed at intakes > 1 serving/d. These findings are timely given the trend toward increased obesity, cardiovascular disease, and a reduction in the intake of beans in Latin American countries...
  34. ncbi Individual carotenoid concentrations in adipose tissue and plasma as biomarkers of dietary intake
    Ahmed El-Sohemy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:172-9. 2002
    ..The ability of adipose tissue carotenoid concentrations to reflect dietary intake in population studies is unknown...
  35. ncbi The type of oil used for cooking is associated with the risk of nonfatal acute myocardial infarction in costa rica
    Edmond K Kabagambe
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 135:2674-9. 2005
    ..14; CI: 0.84-1.56). These data suggest that as currently used in Costa Rica, and most likely in many other developing countries, the replacement of palm oil with a polyunsaturated nonhydrogenated vegetable oil would reduce the risk of MI...
  36. ncbi Food insecurity is highly prevalent and predicts underweight but not overweight in adults and school children from Bogotá, Colombia
    Sheila Isanaka
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 137:2747-55. 2007
    ..The prevalence of food insecurity in Bogotá is high and related to poverty. Food insecurity does not necessarily predict overweight in countries undergoing the nutrition transition...
  37. ncbi Nutritional status and its correlates in Equatorial Guinean preschool children: results from a nationally representative survey
    Estefanía Custodio
    National Centre of Tropical Medicine, Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain corrected
    Food Nutr Bull 29:49-58. 2008
    ..To propose effective nutrition and public health strategies, it is important first to have reliable information on the nutritional status of the population and the underlying factors affecting it...
  38. ncbi Triggers of nonfatal myocardial infarction in Costa Rica: heavy physical exertion, sexual activity, and infection
    Ana Baylin
    Department of Community Health, Brown University, 121 South Main Street, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:112-8. 2007
    ..There are no data for factors that could trigger myocardial infarction (MI) in the context of lifestyles in developing countries...