Meir Stampfer

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Weight loss and mortality: what does the evidence show?
    Meir Stampfer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e181. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Commentary: hormones and heart disease: do trials and observational studies address different questions?
    Meir Stampfer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 904, Boston, MA 02115 USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:454-5. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Welding occupations and mortality from Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases among United States men, 1985-1999
    Meir J Stampfer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:267-72. 2009
  4. pmc Plasma selenium, manganese superoxide dismutase, and intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer
    June M Chan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3577-83. 2009
  5. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat and meat intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes in men
    Rob M van Dam
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:417-24. 2002
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of 14-year changes in the total cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio in men
    Richard Scranton
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 147:1033-8. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Folate, vitamin B6, and B12 intakes in relation to risk of stroke among men
    Ka He
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Stroke 35:169-74. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of C-reactive protein, homocysteine, and plasma lipid levels as predictors of sudden cardiac death
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 105:2595-9. 2002
  9. pmc Lack of association between dietary protein intake and risk of stroke among middle-aged men
    Sarah Rosner Preis
    Departments of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:39-45. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of major dietary patterns and stroke risk in women
    Teresa T Fung
    Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stroke 35:2014-9. 2004

Research Grants

  1. DIETARY AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF PROSTATE CANCER RISK
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2001
  2. NUTRITIONAL AND BIOCHEMICAL/GENETIC MARKERS OF CANCER
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2001
  3. FUNCTONAL GENOMICS CENTER FOR INNATE IMMUNITY PGA
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. Growth Factors and Prostate Cancer Risk
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2006
  5. Hormones and Cytokines in CaP risk and recurrence
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2006
  6. PROGRAM FOR TRAINING IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. Nutrional Epidemiology of Cancer
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. DIETARY AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF PROSTATE CANCER RISK
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 1993
  9. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF CANCER AND MI
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 1990
  10. NUTRITIONAL AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF CANCER AND MI
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 1993

Collaborators

Detail Information

Publications95

  1. pmc Weight loss and mortality: what does the evidence show?
    Meir Stampfer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Massachusetts, USA
    PLoS Med 2:e181. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Commentary: hormones and heart disease: do trials and observational studies address different questions?
    Meir Stampfer
    Harvard School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, 677 Huntington Avenue, Kresge 904, Boston, MA 02115 USA
    Int J Epidemiol 33:454-5. 2004
  3. doi request reprint Welding occupations and mortality from Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative diseases among United States men, 1985-1999
    Meir J Stampfer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Occup Environ Hyg 6:267-72. 2009
    ....
  4. pmc Plasma selenium, manganese superoxide dismutase, and intermediate- or high-risk prostate cancer
    June M Chan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Clin Oncol 27:3577-83. 2009
    ..We now hypothesized that SOD2 modifies the association between selenium level and risk of aggressive prostate cancer at diagnosis...
  5. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat and meat intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes in men
    Rob M van Dam
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:417-24. 2002
    ..To examine dietary fat and meat intake in relation to risk of type 2 diabetes...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predictors of 14-year changes in the total cholesterol to high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio in men
    Richard Scranton
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Mass, USA
    Am Heart J 147:1033-8. 2004
    ..We examined predictors of a change in TC/HDL ratio over a period of 14 years among 4451 men free of CVD from the Physicians' Health Study...
  7. ncbi request reprint Folate, vitamin B6, and B12 intakes in relation to risk of stroke among men
    Ka He
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Mass, USA
    Stroke 35:169-74. 2004
    ..However, the effects of intakes of these vitamins on risk of stroke are still uncertain. This study examines intakes of folate, vitamin B6, and B12 in relation to risk of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke...
  8. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of C-reactive protein, homocysteine, and plasma lipid levels as predictors of sudden cardiac death
    Christine M Albert
    Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston 02215 1204, USA
    Circulation 105:2595-9. 2002
    ..Sudden cardiac death (SCD) is an important cause of mortality even among apparently healthy populations. However, our ability to identify those at risk for SCD in the general population is poor, and more specific markers are needed...
  9. pmc Lack of association between dietary protein intake and risk of stroke among middle-aged men
    Sarah Rosner Preis
    Departments of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 91:39-45. 2010
    ..Prospective cohort studies in Japanese populations have shown an inverse association between dietary protein and stroke risk. However, this association has not been examined among any study populations of US men...
  10. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of major dietary patterns and stroke risk in women
    Teresa T Fung
    Department of Nutrition, Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Stroke 35:2014-9. 2004
    ..Many foods have been suggested to influence the risk of stroke. However, no previous studies have examined the relationship between overall dietary patterns and risk of stroke...
  11. ncbi request reprint Nonnarcotic analgesic use and the risk of hypertension in US women
    Julien Dedier
    Section of General Internal Medicine Research Unit, Department of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Mass, USA
    Hypertension 40:604-8; discussion 601-3. 2002
    ....
  12. ncbi request reprint Blood levels of long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, aspirin, and the risk of colorectal cancer
    Megan N Hall
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:314-21. 2007
    ..Aspirin also inhibits the cyclooxygenase-2 enzyme and may share with n-3 fatty acids a potential mechanism to decrease the risk of colorectal cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Sex steroid hormones and the androgen receptor gene CAG repeat and subsequent risk of prostate cancer in the prostate-specific antigen era
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Room E6138, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 14:1262-9. 2005
    ..We investigated plasma levels of sex steroid hormones and length of the androgen receptor gene CAG repeat in relation to incident prostate cancer diagnosed in the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) era...
  14. pmc Single-nucleotide polymorphisms of allergy-related genes and risk of adult glioma
    Danielle M Backes
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown Public Health, Brown University, Providence, RI 02912, USA
    J Neurooncol 113:229-38. 2013
    ..However, our analyses were not corrected for multiple comparisons and need to be interpreted with caution. Our findings with FCER1A SNPs provide further support for the link between allergies and risk of glioma...
  15. ncbi request reprint Body iron stores and their determinants in healthy postmenopausal US women
    Jian meng Liu
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:1160-7. 2003
    ..Data on the determinants of body iron stores in middle-aged women are sparse...
  16. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol and the risk of ischemic stroke
    Thomas S Bowman
    Harvard University General Internal Medicine Fellowship Program, Veterans Affairs Boston Healthcare System Massachusetts Veterans Affairs Epidemiology, Research, and Information Center, Boston, MA 02130, USA
    Stroke 34:2930-4. 2003
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  17. pmc Dietary fat intake and cognitive decline in women with type 2 diabetes
    ELIZABETH E DEVORE
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:635-40. 2009
    ..We investigated whether dietary fat, which modulates glucose and lipid metabolism, might influence cognitive decline in older adults with diabetes...
  18. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of TaqIB polymorphism in the gene coding for cholesteryl ester transfer protein and risk of myocardial infarction in middle-aged men
    Simin Liu
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 900 Commonwealth Avenue East, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Atherosclerosis 161:469-74. 2002
    ..However, whether this polymorphism is associated with risk of myocardial infarction (MI) is uncertain...
  19. ncbi request reprint Plasma carotenoids and tocopherols and risk of myocardial infarction in a low-risk population of US male physicians
    A Elisabeth Hak
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, Mass 02115 5804, USA
    Circulation 108:802-7. 2003
    ..Increased intake of carotenoids and vitamin E may protect against myocardial infarction (MI). However, prospective data on blood levels of carotenoids other than beta-carotene and vitamin E (tocopherol) and risk of MI are sparse...
  20. pmc Prediagnostic body-mass index, plasma C-peptide concentration, and prostate cancer-specific mortality in men with prostate cancer: a long-term survival analysis
    Jing Ma
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Lancet Oncol 9:1039-47. 2008
    ..We assessed the effect of prediagnostic BMI and plasma C-peptide concentration (reflecting insulin secretion) on prostate cancer-specific mortality after diagnosis...
  21. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding during infancy and the risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Epidemiology 15:550-6. 2004
    ..Only 2 studies have evaluated the relation between having been breastfed and the risk of adult cardiovascular events...
  22. pmc Estrogen-dependent signaling in a molecularly distinct subclass of aggressive prostate cancer
    Sunita R Setlur
    Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 100:815-25. 2008
    ....
  23. ncbi request reprint Kidney dysfunction, inflammation, and coronary events: a prospective study
    Eric L Knight
    Channing Laboratory, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:1897-903. 2004
    ..These findings warrant further investigation in other populations...
  24. pmc Evaluation of 8q24 and 17q risk loci and prostate cancer mortality
    Kathryn L Penney
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 15:3223-30. 2009
    ..We investigated whether the 8q24 and 17q risk variants are associated with clinical variables as well as prostate cancer mortality...
  25. ncbi request reprint A prospective cohort study of red wine consumption and risk of prostate cancer
    Siobhan Sutcliffe
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Cancer 120:1529-35. 2007
    ..These findings suggest that red wine does not contribute appreciably to the etiology of prostate cancer...
  26. ncbi request reprint Folate intake and the risk of incident hypertension among US women
    John P Forman
    Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 293:320-9. 2005
    ..Folate has important beneficial effects on endothelial function, but there is limited information about folate intake and risk of incident hypertension...
  27. pmc Fruit and vegetable intake in relation to risk of breast cancer in the Black Women's Health Study
    Deborah A Boggs
    Slone Epidemiology Center at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:1268-79. 2010
    ....
  28. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of trans fatty acids in erythrocytes and risk of coronary heart disease
    Qi Sun
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Circulation 115:1858-65. 2007
    ..We assessed the hypothesis that higher trans fatty acid contents in erythrocytes were associated with an elevated risk of CHD in a nested case-control study among US women...
  29. ncbi request reprint Early life risk factors in cancer: the relation of birth weight to adult obesity
    Nicole M Leong
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Cancer 103:789-91. 2003
    ..76). These data suggest that both low and high birth weights are associated with higher adult BMI and support the hypothesis that fetal experience may influence adult obesity with potential consequences for risk of several major cancers...
  30. ncbi request reprint Association between the Met326Ile polymorphism of the p85alpha regulatory subunit of phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase and prostate cancer risk: a prospective study
    Aimée E Paradis
    The Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Department of Adult Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:172-3. 2003
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. ncbi request reprint Potato and french fry consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes in women
    Thomas L Halton
    Department of Nutrition and Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:284-90. 2006
    ..Potatoes, a high glycemic form of carbohydrate, are hypothesized to increase insulin resistance and risk of type 2 diabetes...
  34. ncbi request reprint Effects of moderate alcohol consumption on cognitive function in women
    Meir J Stampfer
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 352:245-53. 2005
    ..The adverse effects of excess alcohol intake on cognitive function are well established, but the effect of moderate consumption is uncertain...
  35. ncbi request reprint Plasma insulin-like growth factor-1 and binding protein-3 and subsequent risk of prostate cancer in the PSA era
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Brady Urological Institute and the Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:255-62. 2005
    ..We prospectively investigated the associations of plasma IGF-1 and IGFBP-3 concentrations with prostate cancer detected in the PSA era...
  36. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory markers and the risk of coronary heart disease in men and women
    Jennifer K Pai
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    N Engl J Med 351:2599-610. 2004
    ..The value of these inflammatory markers as independent predictors remains controversial...
  37. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D intake and risk of incident hypertension: results from three large prospective cohort studies
    John P Forman
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Hypertension 46:676-82. 2005
    ..We conclude that higher intake of vitamin D is not associated with a lower risk of incident hypertension...
  38. ncbi request reprint Whole-grain intake and the risk of type 2 diabetes: a prospective study in men
    Teresa T Fung
    Programs in Nutrition, Simmons College, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:535-40. 2002
    ..Certain dietary components may play a role in the prevention of type 2 diabetes...
  39. ncbi request reprint ATAAA repeat upstream of glutathione S-transferase P1 and prostate cancer risk
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Urology 59:159-64. 2002
    ..Upstream of its promoter is a polymorphic ATAAA repeat of unknown functional significance. We evaluated whether this polymorphism is associated with prostate cancer...
  40. ncbi request reprint Blood levels of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and the risk of sudden death
    Christine M Albert
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    N Engl J Med 346:1113-8. 2002
    ..Whether long-chain n-3 fatty acids are also associated with the risk of sudden death in those without a history of cardiovascular disease is unknown...
  41. ncbi request reprint High prevalence of hyperhomocysteinemia in Chinese adults is associated with low folate, vitamin B-12, and vitamin B-6 status
    Ling Hao
    Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University, Beijing 100083, China, and Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Nutr 137:407-13. 2007
    ..Low plasma concentrations of folate, vitamins B-12 and B-6, older age, being male, and living in urban areas were all independently associated with elevated tHcy, with low folate as the strongest determinant...
  42. pmc Genetic variation in the HSD17B1 gene and risk of prostate cancer
    Peter Kraft
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
    PLoS Genet 1:e68. 2005
    ..These results suggest that the germline variants in HSD17B1 characterized by these htSNPs do not substantially influence the risk of prostate cancer in U.S. and European whites...
  43. ncbi request reprint Mercury and the risk of coronary heart disease in men
    Kazuko Yoshizawa
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    N Engl J Med 347:1755-60. 2002
    ..A high dietary intake of mercury from consumption of fish has been hypothesized to increase the risk of coronary heart disease...
  44. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus in U.S. men
    Rob M van Dam
    Harvard School of Public Health, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 136:201-9. 2002
    ..The role of diet in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus remains unsettled...
  45. ncbi request reprint Diabetes mellitus and the risk of nephrolithiasis
    Eric N Taylor
    Channing Laboratory, and Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Kidney Int 68:1230-5. 2005
    ..Existing cross-sectional data on the association between DM and nephrolithiasis are limited, and no prospective study to date has evaluated the relation between DM and the risk of kidney stones...
  46. ncbi request reprint Reproductive and menopausal factors and risk of systemic lupus erythematosus in women
    Karen H Costenbader
    Robert B Brigham Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases Clinical Research Center, Brigham and Women s Hospital, and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 56:1251-62. 2007
    ..This study was carried out to examine associations between female reproductive and menopausal factors and the development of SLE...
  47. ncbi request reprint Habitual caffeine intake and the risk of hypertension in women
    Wolfgang C Winkelmayer
    Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    JAMA 294:2330-5. 2005
    ..Caffeine acutely increases blood pressure, but the association between habitual consumption of caffeinated beverages and incident hypertension is uncertain...
  48. pmc Body mass index before and after breast cancer diagnosis: associations with all-cause, breast cancer, and cardiovascular disease mortality
    Hazel B Nichols
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1403-9. 2009
    ..Factors related to improving outcomes in breast cancer survivors are of increasing public health significance. We examined postdiagnosis weight change in relation to mortality risk in a cohort of breast cancer survivors...
  49. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors and the risk of incident kidney stones in men: new insights after 14 years of follow-up
    Eric N Taylor
    Department of Medicine, Channing Laboratory, Third Floor, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 15:3225-32. 2004
    ..Because age and body size affect the relation between diet and kidney stones, dietary recommendations for stone prevention should be tailored to the individual patient...
  50. ncbi request reprint Dairy consumption and risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus in men: a prospective study
    Hyon K Choi
    Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Mass 02114, USA
    Arch Intern Med 165:997-1003. 2005
    ..While a strong inverse association has been reported between dairy consumption and the insulin resistance syndrome among young obese adults, the relation between dairy intake and type 2 diabetes is unknown...
  51. pmc Longitudinal study of birth weight and adult body mass index in predicting risk of coronary heart disease and stroke in women
    Janet W Rich-Edwards
    Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, 133 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    BMJ 330:1115. 2005
    ..To determine whether birth weight and adult body size interact to predict coronary heart disease in women, as has been observed for men. To determine whether birth weight and adult body size interact to predict risk of stroke...
  52. ncbi request reprint Relation of anthropometric measurements to ovarian cancer risk in a population-based case-control study (United States)
    Neeraja B Peterson
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine and Public Health, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Medical Center East, Suite 6000, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 17:459-67. 2006
    ..To examine the relationship between anthropometric measures and ovarian cancer by menopausal status...
  53. ncbi request reprint Fatty acid intake and incident nephrolithiasis
    Eric N Taylor
    Channing Laboratory and Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 45:267-74. 2005
    ..It has been proposed that greater intake of EPA and DHA (through dietary sources or fish oil supplementation) may reduce the risk for kidney stone formation...
  54. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption and risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Eduardo Salazar-Martinez
    Harvard School of Public Health, Channing Laboratory, Harvard Medical School, and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Ann Intern Med 140:1-8. 2004
    ..In small, short-term studies, acute administration of caffeine decreases insulin sensitivity and impairs glucose tolerance...
  55. ncbi request reprint Dyslipidemia and the risk of incident hypertension in men
    Ruben O Halperin
    Division of Aging, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Hypertension 47:45-50. 2006
    ..These prospective cohort data suggest that dyslipidemias may lead to the subsequent development of hypertension. Thus, plasma lipids may be useful in the identification of men at risk for hypertension...
  56. pmc Risk factors for mortality in the nurses' health study: a competing risks analysis
    Heather J Baer
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:319-29. 2011
    ..In the future, this new model may be used to identify individuals at increased risk of mortality...
  57. 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...
  58. pmc Evaluation of the 8q24 prostate cancer risk locus and MYC expression
    Mark M Pomerantz
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Res 69:5568-74. 2009
    ..These data will help to direct the future study of this risk locus...
  59. ncbi request reprint Statin drugs and risk of advanced prostate cancer
    Elizabeth A Platz
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Rm E6138, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 98:1819-25. 2006
    ..We investigated the association of statin use with total and advanced prostate cancer, the latter being the most important endpoint to prevent...
  60. 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...
  61. ncbi request reprint Non-narcotic analgesic dose and risk of incident hypertension in US women
    John P Forman
    Renal Division, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Hypertension 46:500-7. 2005
    ..Because acetaminophen and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs are commonly used, they may contribute to the high prevalence of hypertension in the United States...
  62. ncbi request reprint Obesity, weight gain, and the risk of kidney stones
    Eric N Taylor
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass 02115, USA
    JAMA 293:455-62. 2005
    ..It is unclear if obesity increases the risk of stone formation, and it is not known if weight gain influences risk...
  63. 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...
  64. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of selenium levels in toenails and risk of coronary heart disease in men
    Kazuko Yoshizawa
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:852-60. 2003
    ..38, 95% CI: 1.11, 5.09; p-trend = 0.02). Although these findings suggest no overall relation between selenium status and CHD, a specific protective role for myocardial infarction cannot be excluded...
  65. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of acetaminophen use and newly diagnosed asthma among women
    R Graham Barr
    Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York 10032, USA
    Am J Respir Crit Care Med 169:836-41. 2004
    ....
  66. ncbi request reprint Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and apolipoprotein B in the prediction of coronary heart disease in men
    Tobias Pischon
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Circulation 112:3375-83. 2005
    ....
  67. pmc Prospective study of plasma vitamin B6 and risk of colorectal cancer in men
    Jung Eun Lee
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 18:1197-202. 2009
    ..92 (0.55-1.56), 0.42 (0.23-0.75), and 0.49 (0.26-0.92; P(trend) = 0.01), respectively. In conclusion, vitamin B(6) may protect against colorectal cancer independent of other one-carbon metabolites and inflammatory biomarkers...
  68. pmc Immediate risk for cardiovascular events and suicide following a prostate cancer diagnosis: prospective cohort study
    Katja Fall
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    PLoS Med 6:e1000197. 2009
    ..The aim of the present study was to investigate whether the emotional stress evoked by a prostate cancer diagnosis increases the immediate risks of cardiovascular events and suicide...
  69. pmc Immunohistochemical expression of BRCA1 and lethal prostate cancer
    Michelangelo Fiorentino
    Department of Pathology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Res 70:3136-9. 2010
    ..6; 95% confidence interval, 2.4-8.7). These findings strengthen the hypothesis that BRCA1 plays a role in cell cycle control and show that BRCA1 is a marker of clinical prostate cancer prognosis. Cancer Res; 70(8); 3136-9. (c)2010 AACR...
  70. ncbi request reprint Sequence variants of estrogen receptor beta and risk of prostate cancer in the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium
    Yen Ching Chen
    Channing Laboratory, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:1973-81. 2007
    ..Estrogen receptor beta (ESR2) may play a role in modulating prostate carcinogenesis through the regulation of genes related to cell proliferation and apoptosis...
  71. pmc A large study of androgen receptor germline variants and their relation to sex hormone levels and prostate cancer risk. Results from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium
    Sara Lindstrom
    Program in Molecular and Genetic Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:E121-7. 2010
    ..A long-standing hypothesis has been that inherited variation in the androgen receptor (AR) gene plays a role in prostate cancer initiation. However, studies to date have been inconclusive and often suffered from small sample sizes...
  72. ncbi request reprint Intake of fruits and vegetables, carotenoids, folate, and vitamins A, C, E and risk of bladder cancer among women (United States)
    Crystal N Holick
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1135-45. 2005
    ..To examine the relation between fruits and vegetables, carotenoids, folate, and vitamins A, C, E and the risk of bladder cancer in a prospective study of women...
  73. doi request reprint Muscle-Strengthening and Conditioning Activities and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: A Prospective Study in Two Cohorts of US Women
    Anders Grøntved
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America Department of Sport Science and Clinical Biomechanics, Research Unit for Exercise Epidemiology and Centre of Research in Childhood Health, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
    PLoS Med 11:e1001587. 2014
    ..This study examined the association of muscle-strengthening activities with the risk of T2D in women...
  74. pmc Mannose-binding lectin 2 gene and risk of adult glioma
    Dominique S Michaud
    Department of Epidemiology, Brown Public Health, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
    PLoS ONE 8:e61117. 2013
    ..The immune system is likely to play a key role in the etiology of gliomas. Genetic polymorphisms in the mannose-binding lectin gene, a key activator in the lectin complement pathway, have been associated with risk of several cancers...
  75. pmc Low-carbohydrate diets and all-cause and cause-specific mortality: two cohort studies
    Teresa T Fung
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Ann Intern Med 153:289-98. 2010
    ..Data on the long-term association between low-carbohydrate diets and mortality are sparse...
  76. pmc Prospective evaluation of analgesic use and risk of renal cell cancer
    Eunyoung Cho
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1487-93. 2011
    ..Epidemiologic data suggest that analgesic use increases the risk of renal cell cancer (RCC), but few prospective studies have been published. We investigated the association between analgesic use and RCC in 2 large prospective studies...
  77. pmc Fatty acid synthase: a metabolic enzyme and candidate oncogene in prostate cancer
    Toshiro Migita
    Department of Medical Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 101:519-32. 2009
    ..Overexpression of the fatty acid synthase (FASN) gene has been implicated in prostate carcinogenesis. We sought to directly assess the oncogenic potential of FASN...
  78. ncbi request reprint Vitamin and mineral supplements for cancer prevention: issues and evidence
    Kathleen Fairfield
    Department of Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:289S-292S. 2007
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of whole grains, fruits, vegetables and colon cancer risk
    Marjorie L McCullough
    Epidemiology and Surveillance Research Department, American Cancer Society, 1599 Clifton Rd NE, Atlanta GA, 30329 4251, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 14:959-70. 2003
    ..We examined the relation between whole grains, fruit, vegetables and dietary fiber and colon cancer risk in the prospective Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort...
  80. ncbi request reprint Linkage disequilibrium between the 677C>T and 1298A>C polymorphisms in human methylenetetrahydrofolate reductase gene and their contributions to risk of colorectal cancer
    Jia Chen
    Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA
    Pharmacogenetics 12:339-42. 2002
    ..We conclude that the MTHFR 1298A>C polymorphism is a less substantial independent risk factor for colorectal cancer compared to the 677C>T polymorphism...
  81. ncbi request reprint Vitamin Intervention For Stroke Prevention trial: an efficacy analysis
    J David Spence
    The Stroke Prevention and Atherosclerosis Research Centre, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario, Canada
    Stroke 36:2404-9. 2005
    ..The criteria for this subgroup were defined before any data analysis...
  82. ncbi request reprint Postmenopausal estrogen and progestin use in relation to breast cancer risk
    Polly A Newcomb
    University of Wisconsin Comprehensive Cancer Center, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:593-600. 2002
    ..09; 95% CI, 1.07-4.07 for ever use versus nonuse). Estrogen-progestin use, both sequential and continuous, appears to be more strongly associated with risk of breast cancer than use of estrogen alone...
  83. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-I (IGF-I) and IGF binding protein-3 as predictors of advanced-stage prostate cancer
    June M Chan
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and Urology, University of California at San Francisco, 94118, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 94:1099-106. 2002
    ....
  84. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and high-density lipoprotein levels: the effect of ADH1C genotype, gender and menopausal status
    Lisa M Hines
    Department of Pharmacology, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, 12800 East 19th Avenue, Aurora, CO 80010, USA
    Atherosclerosis 182:293-300. 2005
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Vitamin B-12 deficiency is prevalent in 35- to 64-year-old Chinese adults
    Ling Hao
    Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University, Beijing, 100083, China
    J Nutr 137:1278-85. 2007
    ..Further studies are needed to evaluate the health effects and possible intervention strategies in areas where B-12 vitamin deficiency is common...
  86. ncbi request reprint CYP17 genetic variation and risk of breast and prostate cancer from the National Cancer Institute Breast and Prostate Cancer Cohort Consortium (BPC3)
    Veronica Wendy Setiawan
    Department of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90033, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 16:2237-46. 2007
    ..Our findings do not support the hypothesis that common germ line variation in CYP17 makes a substantial contribution to postmenopausal breast or prostate cancer susceptibility...
  87. pmc Prediagnostic use of hormone therapy and mortality after breast cancer
    Polly A Newcomb
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 17:864-71. 2008
    ..Due to the high prevalence of past and current hormone use, it is important to investigate whether these preparations are related to breast cancer mortality...
  88. ncbi request reprint Rebuilding the food pyramid
    Walter C Willett
    Sci Am 288:64-71. 2003
  89. ncbi request reprint Comparison of abdominal adiposity and overall obesity in predicting risk of type 2 diabetes among men
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:555-63. 2005
    ..However, few studies have compared the predictive power of overall obesity with that of central obesity. The cutoffs for waist circumference (WC) and waist-to-hip ratio (WHR) as measures of abdominal adiposity remain controversial...
  90. ncbi request reprint Zinc supplement use and risk of prostate cancer
    Michael F Leitzmann
    Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 95:1004-7. 2003
    ....
  91. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of folate intake and the risk of pancreatic cancer in men and women
    Halcyon G Skinner
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:248-58. 2004
    ..The results from these two large prospective cohorts do not support a strong association between energy-adjusted folate intake and the risk of pancreatic cancer...
  92. ncbi request reprint Geographical, seasonal and gender differences in folate status among Chinese adults
    Ling Hao
    Institute of Reproductive and Child Health, Peking University, Beijing, China
    J Nutr 133:3630-5. 2003
    ..Further studies are needed to elucidate the factors that influence folate concentrations among middle-aged Chinese and to evaluate possible intervention strategies...
  93. doi request reprint Weight loss with a low-carbohydrate, Mediterranean, or low-fat diet
    Iris Shai
    S Daniel Abraham Center for Health and Nutrition, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheva, Israel
    N Engl J Med 359:229-41. 2008
    ..Trials comparing the effectiveness and safety of weight-loss diets are frequently limited by short follow-up times and high dropout rates...
  94. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake of n-3 and n-6 fatty acids and the risk of prostate cancer
    Michael F Leitzmann
    Nutritional Epidemiology Branch, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:204-16. 2004
    ..Laboratory studies have shown that n-3 fatty acids inhibit and n-6 fatty acids stimulate prostate tumor growth, but whether the dietary intake of these fatty acids affects prostate cancer risk in humans remains unclear...
  95. doi request reprint Toenail nicotine levels as predictors of coronary heart disease among women
    Wael K Al-Delaimy
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:1342-8. 2008
    ..12, 95% CI: 1.01, 1.24). In conclusion, toenail nicotine levels are predictive of CHD among women independent of other risk factors and remained significant even after adjustment for history of cigarette smoking...

Research Grants39

  1. DIETARY AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF PROSTATE CANCER RISK
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..About 1,234 cases are projected by the end of the grant period, yielding sufficient statistical power for informative results. ..
  2. NUTRITIONAL AND BIOCHEMICAL/GENETIC MARKERS OF CANCER
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  3. FUNCTONAL GENOMICS CENTER FOR INNATE IMMUNITY PGA
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..abstract_text> ..
  4. Growth Factors and Prostate Cancer Risk
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..With this proposed study, we will expand upon our epidemiological findings and examine the biology underlying these intriguing results. ..
  5. Hormones and Cytokines in CaP risk and recurrence
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..The large number of cases (n=1 ,765) will provide sufficient statistical power to provide firm answers to these questions. ..
  6. PROGRAM FOR TRAINING IN CANCER EPIDEMIOLOGY
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..A dedicated molecular epidemiology laboratory is available. This proposal continues a long history of excellence in training in cancer epidemiology at Harvard University. ..
  7. Nutrional Epidemiology of Cancer
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..This program is led by Dr. Meir Stampfer, with Dr. Walter Willett as co-Principal Investigator and Dr. Edward Giovannucci as Education Director...
  8. DIETARY AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF PROSTATE CANCER RISK
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ..Together, these cohorts will constitute the largest longitudinal questionnaire and blood- based study of prostate cancer; we are confident useful findings will emerge...
  9. NUTRITIONAL BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF CANCER AND MI
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 1990
    ....
  10. NUTRITIONAL AND BIOCHEMICAL MARKERS OF CANCER AND MI
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 1993
    ....
  11. Growth Factors and Lethal Prostate Cancer Signature
    Meir Stampfer; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We also plan to extend our work to identify the causes of lethal prostate cancer as they relate to the growth factor pathway. ..