W Willett

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Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Lessons from dietary studies in Adventists and questions for the future
    Walter Willett
    Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:539S-543S. 2003
  2. doi request reprint Brian MacMahon (1923-2007): founder of modern epidemiology
    D Trichopoulos
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:329-37. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat and risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration
    J M Seddon
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 119:1191-9. 2001
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessment of questionnaire validity for measuring total fat intake using plasma lipid levels as criteria
    W Willett
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:1107-12. 2001
  5. ncbi request reprint Milk intake, circulating levels of insulin-like growth factor-I, and risk of colorectal cancer in men
    J Ma
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1330-6. 2001
  6. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrates and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women
    Isabelle Romieu
    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Avenida Universidad 655, Colonia Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62508, Mexico
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1283-9. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Future directions in clinical vitamin E research: panel discussion B
    Lester Packer
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1031:313-23. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes
    Walter Willett
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:274S-80S. 2002
  9. ncbi request reprint Glycemic load, glycemic index, and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women
    Martin Lajous
    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1165-9. 2005
  10. pmc Prospective study of dietary patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among US men
    Raphaelle Varraso
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Thorax 62:786-91. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Lessons from dietary studies in Adventists and questions for the future
    Walter Willett
    Harvard School of Public Health and the Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:539S-543S. 2003
    ..Resolution of these issues is needed to provide optimal guidance regarding healthy diets, and the newly funded Adventist Health Study will contribute importantly in this effort...
  2. doi request reprint Brian MacMahon (1923-2007): founder of modern epidemiology
    D Trichopoulos
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, 677 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 19:329-37. 2008
    ..He made major scientific contributions, received several distinguished prizes and awards, and continued to publish insightful papers until the very end. Brian MacMahon was the first editor-in-chief of Cancer Causes and Control...
  3. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat and risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration
    J M Seddon
    Epidemiology Unit, Department of Ophthalmology, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Ophthalmol 119:1191-9. 2001
    ..To evaluate the relationship between intake of total and specific types of fat and risk for advanced age-related macular degeneration (AMD), the leading cause of irreversible blindness in adults...
  4. ncbi request reprint Assessment of questionnaire validity for measuring total fat intake using plasma lipid levels as criteria
    W Willett
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 154:1107-12. 2001
    ..These data provide additional evidence that informative measurements of dietary fat can be obtained by carefully constructed food frequency questionnaires...
  5. ncbi request reprint Milk intake, circulating levels of insulin-like growth factor-I, and risk of colorectal cancer in men
    J Ma
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 93:1330-6. 2001
    ..A high ratio of IGF-I to IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) has been linked to an increased risk of colorectal cancer...
  6. ncbi request reprint Carbohydrates and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women
    Isabelle Romieu
    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Avenida Universidad 655, Colonia Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62508, Mexico
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 13:1283-9. 2004
    ..Therefore, we conducted a population-based case-control study among a Mexican population characterized by relatively low fat and high carbohydrate intakes...
  7. ncbi request reprint Future directions in clinical vitamin E research: panel discussion B
    Lester Packer
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1031:313-23. 2004
  8. ncbi request reprint Glycemic index, glycemic load, and risk of type 2 diabetes
    Walter Willett
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:274S-80S. 2002
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  9. ncbi request reprint Glycemic load, glycemic index, and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women
    Martin Lajous
    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Mexico
    Cancer Causes Control 16:1165-9. 2005
    ..We sought to evaluate dietary glycemic load (GL) and overall glycemic index (GI) in relation to breast cancer risk in Mexican women...
  10. pmc Prospective study of dietary patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among US men
    Raphaelle Varraso
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 655 Huntington Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Thorax 62:786-91. 2007
    ..Because foods are consumed together and nutrients may interact, dietary patterns are an alternative way of characterising diet. A study was undertaken to assess the relation between dietary patterns and newly diagnosed COPD in men...
  11. ncbi request reprint Coffee consumption and risk of incident gout in men: a prospective study
    Hyon K Choi
    Arthritis Research Centre of Canada, Vancouver General Hospital, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Arthritis Rheum 56:2049-55. 2007
    ..We prospectively evaluated the relationship between coffee intake and the risk of incident gout in a large cohort of men...
  12. pmc Prospective study of dietary patterns and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease among US women
    Raphaelle Varraso
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:488-95. 2007
    ..Although many foods and nutrients are associated with lung function or symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), the relation between overall diet and newly diagnosed COPD is not known...
  13. ncbi request reprint Purine-rich foods, dairy and protein intake, and the risk of gout in men
    Hyon K Choi
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    N Engl J Med 350:1093-103. 2004
    ..Similarly, the possibility that the consumption of dairy products has a role in protecting against gout has been raised by metabolic studies. We prospectively investigated the association of these dietary factors with new cases of gout...
  14. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for advanced colonic neoplasia and hyperplastic polyps in asymptomatic individuals
    David A Lieberman
    Division of Gastroenterology, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Portland, Ore 97207, USA
    JAMA 290:2959-67. 2003
    ..Few studies have evaluated risk factors for advanced colorectal neoplasia in asymptomatic individuals, compared risk factors between persons with and without polyps, or included most purported risk factors in a multivariate analysis...
  15. ncbi request reprint Walking and leisure-time activity and risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women
    Diane Feskanich
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 181 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    JAMA 288:2300-6. 2002
    ..Walking is the most common activity among older adults, and evidence suggests that it can increase femoral bone density and reduce fracture risk...
  16. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of the association of changes in dietary intake, physical activity, alcohol consumption, and smoking with 9-y gain in waist circumference among 16 587 US men
    Pauline Koh-Banerjee
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 78:719-27. 2003
    ..Although it is known that abdominal obesity increases the risk of chronic diseases, prospective data examining the relation between lifestyle factors and the accumulation of abdominal adipose tissue are sparse...
  17. ncbi request reprint Cancer prevention and early detection
    Walter Willett
    Harvard School of Public Health Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 12:252s. 2003
  18. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant intake and primary open-angle glaucoma: a prospective study
    Jae H Kang
    Channing Laboratory, Department of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, 181 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:337-46. 2003
    ..97 (95% CI: 0.62, 1.52) for vitamin E, and 1.11 (95% CI: 0.82, 1.51) for vitamin A. In conclusion, the authors did not observe any strong associations between antioxidant consumption and the risk of primary open-angle glaucoma...
  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. ncbi request reprint Rapid declines in coronary heart disease mortality in Eastern Europe are associated with increased consumption of oils rich in alpha-linolenic acid
    Witold Zatonski
    Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Division, The Maria Sklodowska Curie Memorial Cancer Center and Institute of Oncology, 5 Roentgen Street, Warsaw, Poland
    Eur J Epidemiol 23:3-10. 2008
    ..These results were consistent in men and women. We hypothesize that the decline in CHD mortality observed in Eastern Europe can be attributed, in part, to changes in ALA consumption...
  21. ncbi request reprint Ask the doctor. What's the skinny on fat-free half-and-half?
    Walter Willett
    Harv Heart Lett 17:8. 2007
  22. ncbi request reprint Comparison of bioelectrical impedance and BMI in predicting obesity-related medical conditions
    Kamali Willett
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, 665 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:480-90. 2006
    ..To determine the relative validity of specific bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) prediction equations and BMI as predictors of physiologically relevant general adiposity...
  23. ncbi request reprint Folate supplementation and cardiovascular disease
    Meir Stampfer
    Lancet 367:1237-8; author reply 1238-9. 2006
  24. ncbi request reprint Folate, vitamin B(6), and vitamin B(12) intake and the risk of breast cancer among Mexican women
    Martin Lajous
    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Av Universidad 655, Col Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Cuernavaca, Morelos 62508, Mexico
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 15:443-8. 2006
    ..We conducted a population-based case-control study to evaluate the risk for breast cancer among Mexican women with relatively low vitamin intakes...
  25. ncbi request reprint Toward optimal health: Walter Willett, M.D., DR.P.H. discusses dietary guidelines
    Walter Willett
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:679-83. 2005
  26. pmc Changes in dietary fat and declining coronary heart disease in Poland: population based study
    Witold A Zatonski
    Cancer Centre and Institute of Oncology, 5 Roentgena Str, 02 781 Warsaw, Poland
    BMJ 331:187-8. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint Tooth loss and dietary intake
    Hsin Chia Hung
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, USA
    J Am Dent Assoc 134:1185-92. 2003
    ..Several studies have reported that impaired dentition status is associated with poor nutritional intake. However, most of these studies are cross-sectional and thus are unable to clarify the temporal sequence...
  28. ncbi request reprint The association between fruit and vegetable consumption and peripheral arterial disease
    Hsin Chia Hung
    Department of Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Epidemiology 14:659-65. 2003
    ..In this study, we evaluated the association of consumption of fruits and vegetables with peripheral arterial disease...
  29. ncbi request reprint Alcohol intake and risk of incident gout in men: a prospective study
    Hyon K Choi
    Rheumatology Unit, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Lancet 363:1277-81. 2004
    ..Additionally, potential differences in risk of gout posed by different alcoholic beverages have not been assessed...