G A Colditz

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of smoking, antioxidant intake, and lung cancer in middle-aged women (USA)
    F E Speizer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 10:475-82. 1999
  2. pmc Body fatness during childhood and adolescence and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R314-25. 2005
  3. pmc A comprehensive analysis of the androgen receptor gene and risk of breast cancer: results from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    David G Cox
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R54. 2006
  4. pmc Use of a food frequency questionnaire in American Indian and Caucasian pregnant women: a validation study
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:135. 2005
  5. pmc Physical activity and risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    G A Colditz
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Cancer 89:847-51. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation, weight gain, and lung function
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 365:1600-1. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The Nurses' Health Study: lifestyle and health among women
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Rev Cancer 5:388-96. 2005
  8. pmc Menopausal hormone therapy after breast cancer
    Graham A Colditz
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:168-70. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, The Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:768-72. 2005
  10. pmc What can be learnt from models of incidence rates?
    Graham A Colditz
    Cancer Epidemiology Program, Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:208. 2006

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications210 found, 100 shown here

  1. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of smoking, antioxidant intake, and lung cancer in middle-aged women (USA)
    F E Speizer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 10:475-82. 1999
    ..We therefore examine prospectively the relation between cigarette smoking and lung cancer incidence among women, and quantify the associations between dietary antioxidants, other nutrients, and lung cancer risk...
  2. pmc Body fatness during childhood and adolescence and incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women: a prospective cohort study
    Heather J Baer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:R314-25. 2005
    ..We examined prospectively the relation between body fatness during childhood and adolescence and the incidence of breast cancer in premenopausal women...
  3. pmc A comprehensive analysis of the androgen receptor gene and risk of breast cancer: results from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    David G Cox
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:R54. 2006
    ..Here, we report on the results of a large and comprehensive study of the association between genetic variation in the AR gene and risk of breast cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)...
  4. pmc Use of a food frequency questionnaire in American Indian and Caucasian pregnant women: a validation study
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 5:135. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the validity of the Harvard Service FFQ (HSFFQ) among low-income American Indian and Caucasian pregnant women...
  5. pmc Physical activity and risk of breast cancer in premenopausal women
    G A Colditz
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Br J Cancer 89:847-51. 2003
    ..The potential interactions between physical activity, adiposity, and current use of OCs require further study...
  6. ncbi request reprint Smoking cessation, weight gain, and lung function
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Womens Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Lancet 365:1600-1. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint The Nurses' Health Study: lifestyle and health among women
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Nat Rev Cancer 5:388-96. 2005
    ..Through analyses that integrate information from these various sources we are advancing our understanding of the causes of cancer and the potential for prevention...
  8. pmc Menopausal hormone therapy after breast cancer
    Graham A Colditz
    Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 7:168-70. 2005
    ..Caution is needed when considering the use of postmenopausal hormone therapy after breast cancer...
  9. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology and prevention of breast cancer
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, The Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:768-72. 2005
  10. pmc What can be learnt from models of incidence rates?
    Graham A Colditz
    Cancer Epidemiology Program, Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, Boston, MA, USA
    Breast Cancer Res 8:208. 2006
    ..Models that both inform and reflect the emerging understanding of the molecular and cell biology of carcinogenesis are still a long way off...
  11. ncbi request reprint Cumulative risk of breast cancer to age 70 years according to risk factor status: data from the Nurses' Health Study
    G A Colditz
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 152:950-64. 2000
    ..Use of unopposed postmenopausal hormones for 10 years significantly increases the risk of breast cancer, and the addition of progestin further increases the risk...
  12. ncbi request reprint Estrogen, estrogen plus progestin therapy, and risk of breast cancer
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 USA
    Clin Cancer Res 11:909s-17s. 2005
    ..Unresolved issues remain about dose of estrogen and progestin in relation to risk, and about identification of women for whom short-term use to relieve menopausal symptoms may be safe and effective...
  13. pmc Improving standards of medical and public health research
    G A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5889, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 56:333-4. 2002
  14. ncbi request reprint Hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of breast cancer
    G A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 833:129-36. 1997
    ..This paper reviews the evidence that these factors may act through hormonal pathways or cell division in response to cyclic hormonal levels...
  15. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for breast cancer according to estrogen and progesterone receptor status
    Graham A Colditz
    Cancer Epidemiology Program, Dana Farber Harvard Cancer Center, and Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115 5899, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:218-28. 2004
    ..To address this issue, we conducted a prospective evaluation of risk factors for breast cancer classified according to receptor status...
  16. ncbi request reprint Economic costs of obesity and inactivity
    G A Colditz
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 31:S663-7. 1999
    ..Components of the costs of illness include direct costs resulting from treatment of morbidity and indirect costs caused by lost productivity (work days lost) and forgone earnings caused by premature mortality...
  17. ncbi request reprint Weight, weight gain, activity, and major illnesses: the Nurses' Health Study
    G A Colditz
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Sports Med 18:S162-70. 1997
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Epidemiology - identifying the causes and preventability of cancer?
    Graham A Colditz
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Nat Rev Cancer 6:75-83. 2006
    ..These studies revealed expanded opportunities for cancer prevention through approaches that include vaccination, increased physical activity, weight control and avoidance of post-menopausal hormone therapy...
  19. ncbi request reprint A tetranucleotide repeat polymorphism in CYP19 and breast cancer risk
    C A Haiman
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Int J Cancer 87:204-10. 2000
    ..4. The lack of an established effect on CYP19 function associated with the 10 allele means that these findings should be interpreted with caution...
  20. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat and protein in relation to risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among women
    S Zhang
    Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:1751-8. 1999
    ..In this study, we examined the intake of specific types of dietary fat and protein in relation to the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma...
  21. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of body mass index, weight change, and risk of stroke in women
    K M Rexrode
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 277:1539-45. 1997
    ..To examine the associations of body mass index (BMI) and weight change with risk of stroke in women...
  22. ncbi request reprint Dietary carotenoids and vitamins A, C, and E and risk of breast cancer
    S Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 91:547-56. 1999
    ..Furthermore, studies of vitamins A, C, and E in relation to breast cancer risk are inconclusive. We have conducted a large, prospective study to evaluate long-term intakes of these nutrients and breast cancer risk...
  23. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and benign prostatic hyperplasia
    E A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 158:2349-56. 1998
    ..Therefore, we assessed whether physical activity leads to fewer lower urinary tract symptoms in the Health Professionals Follow-up Study...
  24. ncbi request reprint Folate and vitamin B6 from diet and supplements in relation to risk of coronary heart disease among women
    E B Rimm
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 279:359-64. 1998
    ..Hyperhomocysteinemia is caused by genetic and lifestyle influences, including low intakes of folate and vitamin B6. However, prospective data relating intake of these vitamins to risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) are not available...
  25. ncbi request reprint Trends in the incidence of coronary heart disease and changes in diet and lifestyle in women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 343:530-7. 2000
    ..However, the effects of changes in diet and lifestyle on trends in coronary disease are largely unknown...
  26. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of cataract extraction and risk of coronary heart disease in women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:875-81. 2001
    ..84, 95% CI: 1.29, 2.64). These findings are compatible with current hypotheses relating oxidative damage and tissue aging to the development of cataract and CHD...
  27. ncbi request reprint Moderate alcohol consumption and risk of coronary heart disease among women with type 2 diabetes mellitus
    C G Solomon
    Division of Women s Health, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 102:494-9. 2000
    ..We assessed prospectively the association between moderate alcohol intake and CHD risk in women with type 2 diabetes mellitus, a group at high risk for cardiovascular disease...
  28. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and television watching in relation to risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in men
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 161:1542-8. 2001
    ..Television (TV) watching, a major sedentary behavior in the United States, has been associated with obesity. We hypothesized that prolonged TV watching may increase risk for type 2 diabetes...
  29. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of folate intake and the risk of breast cancer
    S Zhang
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 281:1632-7. 1999
    ..Folate is involved in DNA synthesis and methylation and may reduce breast cancer risk, particularly among women with greater alcohol consumption...
  30. pmc Birth weight and risk of cardiovascular disease in a cohort of women followed up since 1976
    J W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    BMJ 315:396-400. 1997
    ..To examine the association between birth weight and non-fatal adult cardiovascular disease while controlling for potential confounders such as socioeconomic group and adult lifestyle...
  31. ncbi request reprint Smoking and risk of total and fatal prostate cancer in United States health professionals
    E Giovannucci
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 8:277-82. 1999
    ..Our results indicate that although smoking was unrelated to prostate cancer incidence, recent tobacco use had a substantial impact on the occurrence of fatal prostate cancer...
  32. ncbi request reprint Coffee and alcohol consumption and the risk of pancreatic cancer in two prospective United States cohorts
    D S Michaud
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 10:429-37. 2001
    ..Data from these two large cohorts do not support any overall association between coffee intake or alcohol intake and risk of pancreatic cancer...
  33. ncbi request reprint Vitamin supplement use and the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma among women and men
    S M Zhang
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:1056-63. 2001
    ..Because an elevated risk among multivitamin users was not observed consistently in the two cohorts and the pooled data were not significant, the elevated risk among women may be the result of chance...
  34. pmc A prospective study of whole-grain intake and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in US women
    S Liu
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    Am J Public Health 90:1409-15. 2000
    ..This study examined the association between intake of whole vs refined grain and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  35. ncbi request reprint Vitamins and carotenoids intake and the risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin in women (United States)
    Teresa T Fung
    Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:221-30. 2002
    ..We examined prospectively intakes of vitamins A. C, and E, folate, and specific carotenoids in relation to the risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin (BCC) in women...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber, glycemic load, and risk of NIDDM in men
    J Salmeron
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 20:545-50. 1997
    ..Intake of carbohydrates that provide a large glycemic response has been hypothesized to increase the risk of NIDDM, whereas dietary fiber is suspected to reduce incidence. These hypotheses have not been evaluated prospectively...
  37. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of fruit and vegetable consumption and risk of lung cancer among men and women
    D Feskanich
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:1812-23. 2000
    ..beta-Carotene was hypothesized to be largely responsible for the apparent protective effect, but this hypothesis was not supported by clinical trials...
  38. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of risk factors for pulmonary embolism in women
    S Z Goldhaber
    Channing Laboratory, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 277:642-5. 1997
    ..To investigate risk factors for pulmonary embolism in women...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of fat and protein intake and risk of intraparenchymal hemorrhage in women
    H Iso
    Channing Laboratory, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Circulation 103:856-63. 2001
    ..The increased risk with low intake of saturated fat and trans unsaturated fat is compatible with the reported association between low serum total cholesterol and risk...
  40. ncbi request reprint Being breastfed in infancy and breast cancer incidence in adult life: results from the two nurses' health studies
    K B Michels
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:275-83. 2001
    ..11 (95% CI: 0.88, 1.39) for women who were breastfed compared with those who were not. Data from these two large cohorts do not support the hypothesis that being breastfed confers protection against subsequent breast cancer...
  41. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of egg consumption and risk of cardiovascular disease in men and women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 281:1387-94. 1999
    ..Reduction in egg consumption has been widely recommended to lower blood cholesterol levels and prevent coronary heart disease (CHD). Epidemiologic studies on egg consumption and risk of CHD are sparse...
  42. ncbi request reprint Recreational physical activity and the risk of cholecystectomy in women
    M F Leitzmann
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:777-84. 1999
    ..Physical activity may be an important determinant of the risk of gallstone disease in women, both independently and as a result of its role in maintaining body weight...
  43. ncbi request reprint N-acetyl transferase 2 genotypes, meat intake and breast cancer risk
    D M Gertig
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cancer 80:13-7. 1999
    ..We observed no evidence of differential susceptibility to these exposures by NAT2 genotype...
  44. ncbi request reprint Overweight, weight concerns, and bulimic behaviors among girls and boys
    A E Field
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 38:754-60. 1999
    ..To assess the prevalence rates and correlates of overweight, concern with weight, and bulimic behaviors...
  45. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of walking as compared with vigorous exercise in the prevention of coronary heart disease in women
    J E Manson
    Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 341:650-8. 1999
    ..The role of walking, as compared with vigorous exercise, in the prevention of coronary heart disease remains controversial, and data for women on this topic are sparse...
  46. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of fruit and vegetable consumption and incidence of colon and rectal cancers
    K B Michels
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 92:1740-52. 2000
    ..Frequent consumption of fruit and vegetables has been associated with a reduced risk of colorectal cancer in many observational studies...
  47. pmc Frequent nut consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in women: prospective cohort study
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    BMJ 317:1341-5. 1998
    ..To examine the relation between nut consumption and risk of coronary heart disease in a cohort of women from the Nurses' Health Study...
  48. pmc Oral contraceptive use and risk of melanoma in premenopausal women
    D Feskanich
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Cancer 81:918-23. 1999
    ..Further research is needed to determine whether low-dose oestrogen pills in particular are associated with an increase in risk and to describe possible interactions between OC use and sun exposure or other risk factors for melanoma...
  49. ncbi request reprint Dietary saturated fats and their food sources in relation to the risk of coronary heart disease in women
    F B Hu
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA Hospital
    Am J Clin Nutr 70:1001-8. 1999
    ..Metabolic studies suggest that saturated fatty acids differ in their effects on blood lipids...
  50. ncbi request reprint Snoring and risk of cardiovascular disease in women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 35:308-13. 2000
    ..To examine prospectively the association between snoring and incidence of cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women...
  51. ncbi request reprint Activity, dietary intake, and weight changes in a longitudinal study of preadolescent and adolescent boys and girls
    C S Berkey
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Pediatrics 105:E56. 2000
    ..To examine the role of physical activity, inactivity, and dietary patterns on annual weight changes among preadolescents and adolescents, taking growth and development into account...
  52. ncbi request reprint Risk of ovarian carcinoma and consumption of vitamins A, C, and E and specific carotenoids: a prospective analysis
    K M Fairfield
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer 92:2318-26. 2001
    ..Antioxidant vitamins may decrease risk of cancer by limiting oxidative DNA damage leading to cancer initiation. Few prospective studies have assessed relations between antioxidant vitamins and ovarian carcinoma...
  53. pmc Cyclin D1 A870G polymorphism and the risk of colorectal cancer and adenoma
    E S Schernhammer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Br J Cancer 94:928-34. 2006
    ..Moreover, the A870G genotype may enhance the protective effect of postmenopausal oestrogen use on the development of colorectal neoplasia...
  54. ncbi request reprint Rotating night shifts and risk of breast cancer in women participating in the nurses' health study
    E S Schernhammer
    E S Schernhammer, Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1563-8. 2001
    ..There is little information, however, about the direct effect of night work on the risk of cancer. We investigated the effect of night work in breast cancer...
  55. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and risk for cardiovascular events in diabetic women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 134:96-105. 2001
    ..Increased physical activity has been associated with reduced risk for cardiovascular disease in the general population, but data are limited on its role among persons with type 2 diabetes mellitus...
  56. ncbi request reprint MAOB intron 13 and COMT codon 158 polymorphisms, cigarette smoking, and the risk of PD
    M A Hernán
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Neurology 58:1381-7. 2002
    ..Also, the association between never smoking and PD risk may be present only in people with the MAOB G allele...
  57. ncbi request reprint Relation of peer and media influences to the development of purging behaviors among preadolescent and adolescent girls
    A E Field
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 153:1184-9. 1999
    ..To assess prospectively the relation of peer and media influences on the risk of development of purging behaviors...
  58. ncbi request reprint Age at natural menopause and risk of cardiovascular disease
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 159:1061-6. 1999
    ..Early natural menopause has been postulated to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease...
  59. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of passive smoking and coronary heart disease
    I Kawachi
    Channing Laboratory, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 95:2374-9. 1997
    ..Additionally, several studies have been unable to control for the full range of potential confounding factors. We examined prospectively the relationship of passive smoking with risk of CHD in a cohort of women...
  60. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of coffee consumption and the risk of symptomatic gallstone disease in men
    M F Leitzmann
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 281:2106-12. 1999
    ..Coffee has several metabolic effects that could reduce the risk of gallstone formation...
  61. ncbi request reprint Walking compared with vigorous physical activity and risk of type 2 diabetes in women: a prospective study
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 282:1433-9. 1999
    ..Although many studies suggest that physical activity may reduce risk of type 2 diabetes, the role of moderate-intensity activity such as walking is not well understood...
  62. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and breast cancer risk in a cohort of young women
    B Rockhill
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 90:1155-60. 1998
    ..Increased physical activity has been hypothesized to be a means of breast cancer prevention. We examined the associations between physical activity at two different times in life and breast cancer risk...
  63. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of major chronic disease
    Hsin Chia Hung
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 96:1577-84. 2004
    ..We evaluated the relationship between fruit and vegetable intake and the incidence of cardiovascular disease and cancer and of deaths from other causes in two prospective cohorts...
  64. ncbi request reprint Birth weight and adult hypertension and obesity in women
    G C Curhan
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 94:1310-5. 1996
    ..Low birth weight has been associated with an increased risk of hypertension, and high birth weight has been associated with increased adult body mass index. Published studies on adults have included only a small number of women...
  65. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of alpha-linolenic acid and risk of fatal ischemic heart disease among women
    F B Hu
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 69:890-7. 1999
    ..Experimental studies in laboratory animals and humans suggest that alpha-linolenic acid (18:3n-3) may reduce the risk of arrhythmia...
  66. ncbi request reprint Validation of the Gail et al. model of breast cancer risk prediction and implications for chemoprevention
    B Rockhill
    B Rockhill, C Byrne, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:358-66. 2001
    ..to aid decision making regarding potential prevention options for breast cancer, including chemoprevention with tamoxifen...
  67. ncbi request reprint Cigarette smoking and the incidence of Parkinson's disease in two prospective studies
    M A Hernán
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Neurol 50:780-6. 2001
    ..These prospective findings confirm that an inverse association between smoking and the incidence of Parkinson's disease exists in both men and women...
  68. pmc Haplotypes of the estrogen receptor beta gene and breast cancer risk
    David G Cox
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Epidemiology Department, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cancer 122:387-92. 2008
    ..These data suggest that inherited variants in ESR2 (while possibly conferring a small increased risk of breast cancer) are not associated with appreciable (OR > 1.2) changes in breast cancer risk among Caucasian women...
  69. ncbi request reprint HSD17B1 gene polymorphisms and risk of endometrial and breast cancer
    Veronica Wendy Setiawan
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:213-9. 2004
    ..05) was suggested. These findings suggest that the HSD17B1 may be associated with circulating estradiol levels and interact with body mass index in postmenopausal breast cancer...
  70. pmc Cumulative risk of colon cancer up to age 70 years by risk factor status using data from the Nurses' Health Study
    Esther K Wei
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:863-72. 2009
    ..For women with a high risk factor profile, adopting a healthier lifestyle could dramatically reduce colon cancer risk...
  71. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic status and behavioral pathways to risks of colon and rectal cancer in women
    Daniel Kim
    Department of Society, Human Development, and Health, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer 116:4187-96. 2010
    ..Evidence on the associations between neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) and incident colon and rectal cancer is limited...
  72. ncbi request reprint Harvard report on cancer prevention, volume 5: fulfilling the potential for cancer prevention: policy approaches
    Graham A Colditz
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:199-212. 2002
  73. pmc Genetic variation and circulating levels of IGF-I and IGFBP-3 in relation to risk of proliferative benign breast disease
    Xuefen Su
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 126:180-90. 2010
    ..These results suggest that genetic variants and circulating levels of IGFBP-3 may play a role in the early stage of breast carcinogenesis...
  74. ncbi request reprint Depressive symptoms and risk of type 2 diabetes in women
    Cassandra Arroyo
    Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:129-33. 2004
    ..To explore the relationship between depressive symptoms and incidence of type 2 diabetes in women...
  75. ncbi request reprint Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, and risk of type 2 diabetes in women
    Jamal S Rana
    Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:2478-84. 2004
    ..Increasing evidence points toward a role of inflammation in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes. We wanted to determine the relation of COPD and asthma with the development of type 2 diabetes...
  76. ncbi request reprint Family dinner and adolescent overweight
    Elsie M Taveras
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, 133 Brookline Avenue, Sixth Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Obes Res 13:900-6. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine both cross-sectional and longitudinal associations between frequency of family dinner and overweight status in a large sample of 9- to 14-year-old children...
  77. pmc Obesity as compared with physical activity in predicting risk of coronary heart disease in women
    Tricia Y Li
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 113:499-506. 2006
    ..The comparative importance of physical inactivity and obesity as predictors of coronary heart disease (CHD) risk remains unsettled...
  78. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and survival after colorectal cancer diagnosis
    Jeffrey A Meyerhardt
    Division of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Clin Oncol 24:3527-34. 2006
    ..Physically active individuals have a lower risk of developing colorectal cancer but the influence of exercise on cancer survival is unknown...
  79. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and the risk of postmenopausal breast cancer
    Teresa T Fung
    Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 116:116-21. 2005
    ..However, a Western-type diet may elevate risk of breast cancer among smokers, and a prudent diet may protect against estrogen receptive-negative tumors...
  80. ncbi request reprint Measures of energy balance and mammographic density in the Nurses' Health Study
    Goli Samimi
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 109:113-22. 2008
    ..There was no association between recent physical activity and mammographic density. These findings indicate that childhood and adult body fatness and weight change from age 18 are inversely associated with mammographic density...
  81. pmc Effects of reproductive and demographic changes on breast cancer incidence in China: a modeling analysis
    Eleni Linos
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:1352-60. 2008
    ..We quantified the expected effect of changes in breast cancer risk factors on future rates of breast cancer in China...
  82. ncbi request reprint Long-term aspirin use and mortality in women
    Andrew T Chan
    Gastrointestinal Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 0214, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:562-72. 2007
    ..The influence of long-term use of aspirin on total mortality in women remains uncertain...
  83. pmc Intake of fiber and nuts during adolescence and incidence of proliferative benign breast disease
    Xuefen Su
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:1033-46. 2010
    ..We examined the association between adolescent fiber intake and proliferative BBD, a marker of increased breast cancer risk, in the Nurses' Health Study II...
  84. ncbi request reprint The androgen receptor CAG repeat polymorphism and risk of breast cancer in the Nurses' Health Study
    Christopher A Haiman
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard Center for Cancer Prevention, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Res 62:1045-9. 2002
    ..However, these data suggest that longer AR [CAG](n) repeat alleles may increase breast cancer risk among women with a first-degree family history of breast cancer...
  85. ncbi request reprint Fruits and vegetables and ovarian cancer risk in a pooled analysis of 12 cohort studies
    Anita Koushik
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:2160-7. 2005
    ..Associations for total fruits and vegetables were similar for different histologic types. These results suggest that fruit and vegetable consumption in adulthood has no important association with the risk of ovarian cancer...
  86. ncbi request reprint The p53 codon 72 polymorphism, sunburns, and risk of skin cancer in US Caucasian women
    Jiali Han
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Mol Carcinog 45:694-700. 2006
    ..This study suggests that the Arg72Pro polymorphism may play a role in skin carcinogenesis...
  87. ncbi request reprint Living arrangements, social integration, and change in functional health status
    Y L Michael
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 153:123-31. 2001
    ..In fact, these women actually fare better on measures of psychologic function than do women living with a spouse...
  88. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat intake and risk of type 2 diabetes in women
    J Salmeron
    Departments of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 73:1019-26. 2001
    ..The long-term relations between specific types of dietary fat and risk of type 2 diabetes remain unclear...
  89. ncbi request reprint Fruit and vegetable consumption and colorectal cancer incidence
    K B Michels
    Harvard University, Boston, MA, USA
    IARC Sci Publ 156:139-40. 2002
  90. ncbi request reprint A polymorphism in CYP17 and endometrial cancer risk
    C A Haiman
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Res 61:3955-60. 2001
    ..9%; P = 0.05) and estradiol (+8.5%; P = 0.17). These data suggest that the A2 allele of CYP17 decreases endometrial cancer risk, but has only weak effects on endogenous estrogen levels among postmenopausal women...
  91. ncbi request reprint Sun protection practices among offspring of women with personal or family history of skin cancer
    Alan C Geller
    Department of Dermatology, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Pediatrics 117:e688-94. 2006
    ..Family history of skin cancer is an important determinant of skin cancer risk for offspring. No previous study of the effect of personal or family history of skin cancer on the sun protection behaviors of the offspring has been published...
  92. doi request reprint Geographic variation and risk of skin cancer in US women. Differences between melanoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and basal cell carcinoma
    Abrar A Qureshi
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Arch Intern Med 168:501-7. 2008
    ..Our goal was to evaluate differences in risk of these skin cancers according to residence at varying UV indices at 3 time points...
  93. ncbi request reprint A common 8q24 variant in prostate and breast cancer from a large nested case-control study
    Fredrick R Schumacher
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Cancer Res 67:2951-6. 2007
    ..590). Although the gene responsible has yet to be identified, the validation of this marker in this large sample of prostate cancer cases leaves little room for the possibility of a false-positive result...
  94. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat intake and ovarian cancer in a cohort of US women
    Elizabeth R Bertone
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:22-31. 2002
    ..Overall, results suggest no association between intake of any type of fat and ovarian cancer...
  95. ncbi request reprint Combined estrogen and testosterone use and risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women
    Rulla M Tamimi
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1483-9. 2006
    ..Given the increasing trend in the use of hormone therapies containing androgens, we evaluated the relation between the use of estrogen and testosterone therapies and breast cancer...
  96. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of job insecurity and coronary heart disease in US women
    Sunmin Lee
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:24-30. 2004
    ..To examine prospectively the relationship between job insecurity and incidence of coronary heart disease (CHD) among women...
  97. ncbi request reprint Intake of dairy products, calcium, and vitamin d and risk of breast cancer
    Myung Hee Shin
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1301-11. 2002
    ..We examined data from a large, long-term cohort study to evaluate whether high intake of dairy products, calcium, or vitamin D is associated with reduced risk of breast cancer...
  98. ncbi request reprint Intake of alcohol and alcoholic beverages and the risk of basal cell carcinoma of the skin
    Teresa T Fung
    Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:1119-22. 2002
    ..Alcohol intake was associated with BCC, but the association appeared to be different for each type of alcoholic beverage. Other studies are needed to confirm these results...
  99. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity, obesity, and risk of type 2 diabetes in women: a 20-year follow-up study
    Iris Shai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Epidemiology, 677 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1585-90. 2006
    ..To examine ethnic differences in risk of type 2 diabetes, taking dietary and lifestyle risk factors into account...
  100. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal hormone use, screening, and breast cancer: characterization and control of a bias
    M M Joffe
    Department of Biostatistics, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Epidemiology 12:429-38. 2001
    ..Our data provide evidence of an association between postmenopausal hormone use and breast cancer that is not solely the product of a detection bias...
  101. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of body mass index, hypertension, and smoking and the risk of renal cell carcinoma (United States)
    Keith T Flaherty
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1099-106. 2005
    ..We prospectively investigated the independent association of hypertension, thiazide use, body mass index, weight change, and smoking with the risk of renal cell carcinoma among men and women using biennial mailed questionnaires...