A Merchant

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased physical activity decreases periodontitis risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:891-8. 2003
  2. ncbi request reprint Paan without tobacco: an independent risk factor for oral cancer
    A Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 86:128-31. 2000
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of social support, anger expression and risk of periodontitis in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 134:1591-6. 2003
  4. ncbi request reprint Water and sanitation associated with improved child growth
    A T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1562-8. 2003
  5. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber reduces peripheral arterial disease risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 133:3658-63. 2003
  6. ncbi request reprint The use of B vitamin supplements and peripheral arterial disease risk in men are inversely related
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 133:2863-7. 2003
  7. ncbi request reprint Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs): an aid to assess confounding in dental research
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 30:399-404. 2002
  8. pmc Food composition database development for between country comparisons
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 5:2. 2006
  9. ncbi request reprint Whole-grain and fiber intakes and periodontitis risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1395-400. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate intake and HDL in a multiethnic population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:225-30. 2007

Detail Information

Publications26

  1. ncbi request reprint Increased physical activity decreases periodontitis risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:891-8. 2003
    ..Increased physical activity improves insulin sensitivity and glucose metabolism, and may therefore affect incidence of periodontitis...
  2. ncbi request reprint Paan without tobacco: an independent risk factor for oral cancer
    A Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Int J Cancer 86:128-31. 2000
    ..Its findings may be of significance in South Asian communities where paan is used, and among health-care providers who treat persons from South Asia...
  3. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of social support, anger expression and risk of periodontitis in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 134:1591-6. 2003
    ..Stress is associated with poor oral hygiene, increased glucocorticoid secretion that can depress immune function, increased insulin resistance and potentially increased risk of periodontitis...
  4. ncbi request reprint Water and sanitation associated with improved child growth
    A T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 57:1562-8. 2003
    ..To examine the relation between household water and sanitation, and the risk of stunting and reversal of stunting in Khartoum and Crezira regions, Sudan...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dietary fiber reduces peripheral arterial disease risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 133:3658-63. 2003
    ..Fruit, vegetable and total fiber intakes were not associated with PAD risk. These results suggest an inverse association between cereal fiber intake and PAD risk in men. Increasing cereal fiber intake may prevent PAD...
  6. ncbi request reprint The use of B vitamin supplements and peripheral arterial disease risk in men are inversely related
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 133:2863-7. 2003
    ..70, 95% CI 0.48-1.02, P-value, test for trend = 0.06) and B-12 (RR = 0.77, 95% CI 0.54-1.11, P-value, test for trend = 0.12). These results suggest that higher consumption of folate may contribute to the prevention of PAD...
  7. ncbi request reprint Directed acyclic graphs (DAGs): an aid to assess confounding in dental research
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology, Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 30:399-404. 2002
    ..We then demonstrate their application in the control of confounding through examples of observational and cross-sectional epidemiological studies...
  8. pmc Food composition database development for between country comparisons
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 5:2. 2006
    ..Using this common metric for nutrient assessment will reduce differential errors in nutrient estimation and improve the validity of between-country comparisons...
  9. ncbi request reprint Whole-grain and fiber intakes and periodontitis risk in men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute and the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:1395-400. 2006
    ..Diabetes and hyperglycemia increase periodontitis risk, severity, and extent. Increased whole-grain and fiber intakes are associated with improved insulin sensitivity and may therefore affect periodontitis risk...
  10. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrate intake and HDL in a multiethnic population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:225-30. 2007
    ..Ethnic differences in serum lipids are not explained by genetics, central adiposity, lifestyle, or diet, possibly because dietary carbohydrate has not been considered...
  11. pmc Diet, physical activity, and adiposity in children in poor and rich neighbourhoods: a cross-sectional comparison
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 6:1. 2007
    ..The objective of this pilot study was to compare diet, physical activity, and the built environment in two Hamilton area elementary schools serving socio-economically different communities...
  12. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in leisure-time physical activity among Canadians
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, ON
    Can J Public Health 98:203-8. 2007
    ..Canada has substantial climatic variation but its relation with physical activity is understudied. In this investigation, we evaluated the relation between seasonality and physical activity among Canadians...
  13. ncbi request reprint Researching periodontitis: challenges and opportunities
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, 1492 Barker Avenue, Burlington, Ontario, Canada
    J Clin Periodontol 34:1007-15. 2007
    ..We analyse these questions and provide possible solutions. As many of these issues are generic to dentistry, possible solutions can improve the quality of future studies and the evidence base for primary prevention in dentistry...
  14. ncbi request reprint Interrelation of saturated fat, trans fat, alcohol intake, and subclinical atherosclerosis
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:168-74. 2008
    ..Intake of saturated fat, trans fat, and alcohol alter cardiovascular disease risk, but their effect on subclinical atherosclerosis remains understudied...
  15. pmc Nutrient estimation from an FFQ developed for a Black Zimbabwean population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    Nutr J 4:37. 2005
    ..The aim of this study is to describe the development of an FFQ and a food composition table to calculate nutrient intake in a Black Zimbabwean population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Intake of n-6 and n-3 fatty acids and fish and risk of community-acquired pneumonia in US men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:668-74. 2005
    ..Essential fatty acids modulate inflammation and glucose metabolism and may alter infection risk...
  17. pmc Childhood obesity, prevalence and prevention
    Mahshid Dehghan
    Population Health Research Institute, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada
    Nutr J 4:24. 2005
    ..All in all, there is an urgent need to initiate prevention and treatment of obesity in children...
  18. ncbi request reprint Vitamin intake is not associated with community-acquired pneumonia in U.S. men
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 134:439-44. 2004
    ..58, 95% CI, 0.39-0.86, P-value test for trend = 0.01). Vitamin supplements are unlikely to reduce pneumonia risk in well-nourished, middle-aged and older men...
  19. ncbi request reprint Effect of type 2 diabetes and its duration on the risk of peripheral arterial disease among men
    Wael K Al-Delaimy
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Med 116:236-40. 2004
    ..To assess the relation between the duration of diabetes and the risk of peripheral arterial disease among men...
  20. doi request reprint Association of the FABP2 T54 variant with plasma triglycerides and insulin resistance in a multiethnic population
    Lawrence de Koning
    Clin Chem 54:1742-4. 2008
  21. ncbi request reprint Protein intake is inversely associated with abdominal obesity in a multi-ethnic population
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Nutr 135:1196-201. 2005
    ..Substituting a modest amount of protein for carbohydrate may reduce abdominal obesity in a diverse multi-ethnic population. Smoking was positively related to abdominal obesity after accounting for BMI...
  22. ncbi request reprint Multivitamin supplementation of HIV-positive women during pregnancy reduces hypertension
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute and McMaster University, Hamilton ON, Canada
    J Nutr 135:1776-81. 2005
    ..12, 95% CI 1.04-1.19, P = 0.002). Taking multivitamins containing vitamins B, C, and E during pregnancy may be an inexpensive and effective strategy to improve the health of the mother and baby...
  23. ncbi request reprint Use of preexisting radiographs for assessing periodontal disease in epidemiologic studies
    Waranuch Pitiphat
    Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston MA 02115, USA
    J Public Health Dent 64:223-30. 2004
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  24. ncbi request reprint Commentary: insights from cross-population studies: Rose revisited
    Anwar T Merchant
    Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton, Ontario L8L 2X2, Canada
    Int J Epidemiol 34:244-6. 2005
  25. ncbi request reprint Can nonstandardized bitewing radiographs be used to assess the presence of alveolar bone loss in epidemiologic studies?
    Anwar T Merchant
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
    Community Dent Oral Epidemiol 32:271-6. 2004
    ..To compare periodontitis-associated alveolar bone loss assessment by standardized and nonstandardized radiographs in clinical and epidemiologic studies...
  26. ncbi request reprint Waist circumference and waist-to-hip ratio as predictors of cardiovascular events: meta-regression analysis of prospective studies
    Lawrence de Koning
    Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8L 2X2
    Eur Heart J 28:850-6. 2007
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