May A Beydoun

Summary

Affiliation: Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Plasma n-3 fatty acids and the risk of cognitive decline in older adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    May A Beydoun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1103-11. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint The association of fast food, fruit and vegetable prices with dietary intakes among US adults: is there modification by family income?
    May A Beydoun
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Soc Sci Med 66:2218-29. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint n-3 Fatty acids, hypertension and risk of cognitive decline among older adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street E2610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:17-29. 2008
  4. pmc Measurement error adjustment in essential fatty acid intake from a food frequency questionnaire: alternative approaches and methods
    May A Beydoun
    1Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:41. 2007
  5. pmc Apolipoprotein E ε4 allele interacts with sex and cognitive status to influence all-cause and cause-specific mortality in U.S. older adults
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:525-34. 2013
  6. pmc Caffeine and alcohol intakes and overall nutrient adequacy are associated with longitudinal cognitive performance among U.S. adults
    May A Beydoun
    Intramural Research Program NIA NIH IRP, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD
    J Nutr 144:890-901. 2014
  7. pmc Sex differences in the association of the apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 allele with incidence of dementia, cognitive impairment, and decline
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:720-731.e4. 2012
  8. pmc Receiver-operating characteristics of adiposity for metabolic syndrome: the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, NIH Biomedical Research Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:77-92. 2011
  9. pmc Food prices are associated with dietary quality, fast food consumption, and body mass index among U.S. children and adolescents
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 141:304-11. 2011
  10. pmc Serum antioxidant status is associated with metabolic syndrome among U.S. adults in recent national surveys
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Nutr 141:903-13. 2011

Detail Information

Publications36

  1. ncbi request reprint Plasma n-3 fatty acids and the risk of cognitive decline in older adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    May A Beydoun
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1103-11. 2007
    ..Plasma fatty acids may affect the risk of cognitive decline in older adults...
  2. ncbi request reprint The association of fast food, fruit and vegetable prices with dietary intakes among US adults: is there modification by family income?
    May A Beydoun
    Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Soc Sci Med 66:2218-29. 2008
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  3. ncbi request reprint n-3 Fatty acids, hypertension and risk of cognitive decline among older adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street E2610, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:17-29. 2008
    ..Recent research indicates that n-3 fatty acids can inhibit cognitive decline, perhaps differentially by hypertensive status...
  4. pmc Measurement error adjustment in essential fatty acid intake from a food frequency questionnaire: alternative approaches and methods
    May A Beydoun
    1Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:41. 2007
    ..To assess these impacts, and for illustrative purposes, alternative approaches and methods were used with the binary outcome of cognitive decline in verbal fluency...
  5. pmc Apolipoprotein E ε4 allele interacts with sex and cognitive status to influence all-cause and cause-specific mortality in U.S. older adults
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 61:525-34. 2013
    ..To confirm associations of apolipoprotein E (ApoE) ε4 carrier status, sex, and time-dependent cognitive status with mortality risk and to investigate these joint effects of these associations in a cohort of community-dwelling U.S. adults...
  6. pmc Caffeine and alcohol intakes and overall nutrient adequacy are associated with longitudinal cognitive performance among U.S. adults
    May A Beydoun
    Intramural Research Program NIA NIH IRP, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD
    J Nutr 144:890-901. 2014
    ..Further longitudinal studies conducted on larger samples of adults are needed to determine whether dietary factors individually or in combination are modifiers of cognitive trajectories among adults. ..
  7. pmc Sex differences in the association of the apolipoprotein E epsilon 4 allele with incidence of dementia, cognitive impairment, and decline
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:720-731.e4. 2012
    ..While ApoE4(+) status appears to be a sex neutral risk factor for dementia, its association with verbal memory and learning decline and impairment was stronger among women...
  8. pmc Receiver-operating characteristics of adiposity for metabolic syndrome: the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) study
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, NIH Biomedical Research Center, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Public Health Nutr 14:77-92. 2011
    ..To assess the predictive values of various adiposity indices for metabolic syndrome (MetS) among adults using baseline data from the Healthy Aging in Neighborhoods of Diversity across the Life Span (HANDLS) cohort...
  9. pmc Food prices are associated with dietary quality, fast food consumption, and body mass index among U.S. children and adolescents
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 141:304-11. 2011
    ..S. children aged 2-9 y, higher FF-PI is associated with better dietary quality, whereas higher FV-PI is linked to higher BMI and lower fiber intake. Associations varied by family income in children for many dietary intake variables...
  10. pmc Serum antioxidant status is associated with metabolic syndrome among U.S. adults in recent national surveys
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Health, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Nutr 141:903-13. 2011
    ..S. adults with MetS, for the prevention of type 2 diabetes and various cardiovascular endpoints...
  11. doi request reprint Reduced away-from-home food expenditure and better nutrition knowledge and belief can improve quality of dietary intake among US adults
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street E2546, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 12:369-81. 2009
    ..To test whether reduced away-from-home food expenditure (AFHFE) and better nutrition knowledge and beliefs (NKB) are associated with dietary quality among US adults...
  12. pmc The sex-specific role of plasma folate in mediating the association of dietary quality with depressive symptoms
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, NIH Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Nutr 140:338-47. 2010
    ..Depressive symptoms in our study may be alleviated by improving overall dietary quality, with plasma folate playing a potential mediating role only among men...
  13. pmc Serum folate, vitamin B-12, and homocysteine and their association with depressive symptoms among U.S. adults
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 72:862-73. 2010
    ..Several nutritional and physiological factors have been linked to depression in adults, including low folate and vitamin B-12 and elevated tHcy levels...
  14. pmc ω-3 fatty acid intakes are inversely related to elevated depressive symptoms among United States women
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program, NIH, Baltimore, MD
    J Nutr 143:1743-52. 2013
    ....
  15. pmc Serum antioxidant concentrations and metabolic syndrome are associated among U.S. adolescents in recent national surveys
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, and Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Nutr 142:1693-704. 2012
    ..Vitamin E had no consistent association with MetS, whereas retinol+retinyl esters had a positive relationship with HOMA-IR, uric acid, and MetS, while being inversely related to CRP. These associations need further study...
  16. pmc Serum leptin, thyroxine and thyroid-stimulating hormone levels interact to affect cognitive function among US adults: evidence from a large representative survey
    May A Beydoun
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neurosciences, National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 33:1730-43. 2012
    ..It is important to conduct prospective cohort studies to provide further insight into potential interventions that would assess interactive effects of various hormonal replacement regimens...
  17. pmc Helicobacter pylori seropositivity and cognitive performance among US adults: evidence from a large national survey
    May A Beydoun
    NIH Biomedical Research Center, National Institute on Aging, IRP, 251 Bayview Blvd, Suite 100, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Psychosom Med 75:486-96. 2013
    ..Helicobacter pylori seropositivity is a potential risk for poor cognition among US adults...
  18. pmc Antioxidant status and its association with elevated depressive symptoms among US adults: National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys 2005-6
    May A Beydoun
    NIH Biomedical Research Center, National Institute on Aging, IRP, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Br J Nutr 109:1714-29. 2013
    ..In conclusion, total carotenoids (mainly β-carotene and lutein+zeaxanthins) in serum were associated with reduced levels of depressive symptoms among community-dwelling US adults...
  19. pmc Midlife obesity and trajectories of brain volume changes in older adults
    Ira Driscoll
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:2204-10. 2012
    ..Moreover, the discrepancies in findings between studies may be in part due to participant sampling and methodological differences...
  20. pmc Trends and correlates in meat consumption patterns in the US adult population
    Youfa Wang
    Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 13:1333-45. 2010
    ..Few studies have examined recent shifts in meat consumption (MC), differences among US population groups, and the influence of psychosocial-behavioural factors...
  21. pmc Vitamin D receptor and megalin gene polymorphisms and their associations with longitudinal cognitive change in US adults
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program, NIH, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 95:163-78. 2012
    ..Vitamin D receptor (VDR) and the megalin gene polymorphism's link with longitudinal cognitive change remains unclear...
  22. pmc Pathways linking socioeconomic status to obesity through depression and lifestyle factors among young US adults
    May A Beydoun
    National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Affect Disord 123:52-63. 2010
    ..Future prospective studies are needed to examine potential mechanisms using physiological markers of depression, lifestyle and obesity...
  23. pmc Role of depressive symptoms in explaining socioeconomic status disparities in dietary quality and central adiposity among US adults: a structural equation modeling approach
    May A Beydoun
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 90:1084-95. 2009
    ..The link between socioeconomic status (SES), depression, dietary quality, and central adiposity remains unclear...
  24. pmc Statins and serum cholesterol's associations with incident dementia and mild cognitive impairment
    May A Beydoun
    NIH Biomedical Research Center, National Institute on Aging, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:949-57. 2011
    ..Statin use and serum cholesterol reduction have been proposed as preventions for dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI)...
  25. pmc Recurrent depressive symptoms and the incidence of dementia and mild cognitive impairment
    Vonetta M Dotson
    National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Neurology 75:27-34. 2010
    ..We investigated whether there is a dose-dependent relationship between the number of episodes of elevated depressive symptoms (EDS) and the risk for mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia...
  26. ncbi request reprint Do nutrition knowledge and beliefs modify the association of socio-economic factors and diet quality among US adults?
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St E2546, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Prev Med 46:145-53. 2008
    ..We examined effects of socio-economic status (SES) factors on diet quality and fruits and vegetables intake among US adults and effect modification by nutrition knowledge and beliefs...
  27. doi request reprint Will all Americans become overweight or obese? estimating the progression and cost of the US obesity epidemic
    Youfa Wang
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2323-30. 2008
    ..Timely, dramatic, and effective development and implementation of corrective programs/policies are needed to avoid the otherwise inevitable health and societal consequences implied by our projections ...
  28. pmc Gender-ethnic disparity in BMI and waist circumference distribution shifts in US adults
    May A Beydoun
    Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:169-76. 2009
    ..8 and 70.7% by 2020. Shifts in BMI and WC distribution varied across age-, gender-, and ethnic groups. Future rise in the obesity and central obesity prevalence rates are expected, but would vary by demographic groups...
  29. ncbi request reprint Epidemiologic studies of modifiable factors associated with cognition and dementia: systematic review and meta-analysis
    May A Beydoun
    Laboratory of Epidemiology and Population Sciences, National Institute on Aging, NIA NIH IRP, 251 Bayview Blvd, Suite 100, Room 04b118, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:643. 2014
    ..Preventive measures to delay cognitive decline are of utmost importance. Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the most frequent cause of dementia, increasing in prevalence from <1% below the age of 60 years to >40% above 85 years of age...
  30. pmc Parent-child dietary intake resemblance in the United States: evidence from a large representative survey
    May A Beydoun
    Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Baltimore, MD 21205, United States
    Soc Sci Med 68:2137-44. 2009
    ..Factors other than parental eating behaviors seem to play an important role in affecting American young people's dietary intake...
  31. pmc Ethnic differences in dairy and related nutrient consumption among US adults and their association with obesity, central obesity, and the metabolic syndrome
    May A Beydoun
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1914-25. 2008
    ..Recent studies suggest dairy consumption and associated nutrients may be protective against some of the components of the metabolic syndrome (MetS)...
  32. pmc Association of adiposity status and changes in early to mid-adulthood with incidence of Alzheimer's disease
    May A Beydoun
    Intramural Research Program, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 168:1179-89. 2008
    ..70, 95% CI: 1.43, 9.56). Future studies should identify age- and gender-specific optimal weights and weight-loss strategies for preventing AD and investigate potential mechanisms...
  33. ncbi request reprint Is sleep duration associated with childhood obesity? A systematic review and meta-analysis
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:265-74. 2008
  34. ncbi request reprint The obesity epidemic in the United States--gender, age, socioeconomic, racial/ethnic, and geographic characteristics: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Epidemiol Rev 29:6-28. 2007
    ..The associations of obesity with gender, age, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status are complex and dynamic. Related population-based programs and policies are needed...
  35. pmc Socio-demographic disparities in distribution shifts over time in various adiposity measures among American children and adolescents: What changes in prevalence rates could not reveal
    May A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore
    Int J Pediatr Obes 6:21-35. 2011
    ..Overweight groups gained more adiposity over time, especially WC. Solely examining prevalence shifts masks pattern complexity...
  36. pmc Does hypertension interact with body weight to impact cognitive function in the elderly?: Emerging evidence
    May A Beydoun
    Laboratory of Personality and Cognition, National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:603. 2008