Youfa Wang

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

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis in china
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Osteoporos Int 20:1651-62. 2009
  2. pmc Disparities in pediatric obesity in the United States
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Nutr 2:23-31. 2011
  3. pmc Parent-child resemblance in weight status and its correlates in the United States
    Yinghui Liu
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity and Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e65361. 2013
  4. pmc Sociodemographic disparities in the composition of metabolic syndrome components among adults in South Korea
    Hyunjung Lim
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2028-35. 2012
  5. ncbi request reprint Growing global burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases and an alarming situation in China
    You Fa Wang
    The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 44:688-93. 2012
  6. doi request reprint The global childhood obesity epidemic and the association between socio-economic status and childhood obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity, Department of International Health, Human Nutrition Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:176-88. 2012
  7. pmc Between-group differences in nutrition- and health-related psychosocial factors among US adults and their associations with diet, exercise, and weight status
    Youfa Wang
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:486-498.e3. 2012
  8. pmc A school-based comprehensive lifestyle intervention among chinese kids against obesity (CLICK-Obesity): rationale, design and methodology of a randomized controlled trial in Nanjing city, China
    Fei Xu
    Department of Non Communicable Disease Prevention, Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2, Zizhulin, Nanjing, 210003, Peoples Republic of China
    BMC Public Health 12:316. 2012
  9. pmc Secular changes in height, weight and body mass index in Hong Kong Children
    Hung Kwan So
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:320. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Worldwide trends in dairy production and consumption and calcium intake: is promoting consumption of dairy products a sustainable solution for inadequate calcium intake?
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 29:172-85. 2008

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  1. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis in china
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Osteoporos Int 20:1651-62. 2009
    ..Overall, the prevalence of osteoporosis among these Chinese populations remains low compared to other Caucasian populations; in the mainland, it was approximately 13%...
  2. pmc Disparities in pediatric obesity in the United States
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Nutr 2:23-31. 2011
    ..g. white children and adolescents. Vigorous, effective interventions are needed to promote healthy lifestyles among U.S. young people and to reduce disparities in obesity...
  3. pmc Parent-child resemblance in weight status and its correlates in the United States
    Yinghui Liu
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity and Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e65361. 2013
    ..Few studies have examined parent-child resemblance in body weight status using nationally representative data for the US...
  4. pmc Sociodemographic disparities in the composition of metabolic syndrome components among adults in South Korea
    Hyunjung Lim
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2028-35. 2012
    ..The SES-MetS association was not found in men. Central obesity + low HDL-C + hypertriglyceridemia was the most common MetS pattern regardless of the SES...
  5. ncbi request reprint Growing global burden of chronic noncommunicable diseases and an alarming situation in China
    You Fa Wang
    The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Beijing Da Xue Xue Bao 44:688-93. 2012
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  6. doi request reprint The global childhood obesity epidemic and the association between socio-economic status and childhood obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Johns Hopkins Global Center for Childhood Obesity, Department of International Health, Human Nutrition Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int Rev Psychiatry 24:176-88. 2012
    ..In general, SES groups with greater access to energy-dense diets (low-SES in industrialized countries and high-SES in developing countries) are at increased risk of being obese than their counterparts...
  7. pmc Between-group differences in nutrition- and health-related psychosocial factors among US adults and their associations with diet, exercise, and weight status
    Youfa Wang
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Department of International Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:486-498.e3. 2012
    ..Large disparities exist across ethnic and socioeconomic status groups regarding obesity and other chronic diseases. Eliminating health disparities is a national priority in the United States...
  8. pmc A school-based comprehensive lifestyle intervention among chinese kids against obesity (CLICK-Obesity): rationale, design and methodology of a randomized controlled trial in Nanjing city, China
    Fei Xu
    Department of Non Communicable Disease Prevention, Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2, Zizhulin, Nanjing, 210003, Peoples Republic of China
    BMC Public Health 12:316. 2012
    ..Limited data regarding adolescent overweight prevention in China are available. Thus, we developed a school-based intervention with the aim of reducing excess body weight in children. This report described the study design...
  9. pmc Secular changes in height, weight and body mass index in Hong Kong Children
    Hung Kwan So
    Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, PR China
    BMC Public Health 8:320. 2008
    ..The global epidemic of obesity is a major public health concern. To monitor the impact of this epidemic in Hong Kong children and to identify secular changes in growth, a further growth survey was undertaken in 2005/6...
  10. ncbi request reprint Worldwide trends in dairy production and consumption and calcium intake: is promoting consumption of dairy products a sustainable solution for inadequate calcium intake?
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 29:172-85. 2008
    ..Adequate calcium intake is critical for good health. Inadequate calcium intake is a worldwide problem and is more serious in countries where consumption of dairy products is low...
  11. ncbi request reprint Obesity prevention in low socioeconomic status urban African-american adolescents: study design and preliminary findings of the HEALTH-KIDS Study
    Y Wang
    Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:92-103. 2006
    ..This article provides an overview of the study design and baseline preliminary findings of our ongoing school-based intervention study...
  12. ncbi request reprint The impact of blood pressure on the risk for cardiovascular diseases: what should be done now?
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:247. 2008
  13. ncbi request reprint Are American children and adolescents of low socioeconomic status at increased risk of obesity? Changes in the association between overweight and family income between 1971 and 2002
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:707-16. 2006
    ..A good understanding of the association between obesity and socioeconomic status (SES) has many important public health and policies implications, particularly for the prevention and management of obesity...
  14. ncbi request reprint Epidemic of childhood obesity: implications for kidney disease
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Adv Chronic Kidney Dis 13:336-51. 2006
    ..Future studies in the pediatric populations are needed...
  15. ncbi request reprint Association between obesity and kidney disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Kidney Int 73:19-33. 2008
    ..Obesity increases the risk for KD in the general population, and the association appears to be stronger in women than in men. Obesity adversely affects the progress of KD among patients with kidney-related diseases...
  16. ncbi request reprint Is China facing an obesity epidemic and the consequences? The trends in obesity and chronic disease in China
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 31:177-88. 2007
    ..Over the past two decades, China has enjoyed impressive economic development, and her citizens have experienced many remarked changes in their lifestyle. These changes are often associated with an increase in obesity and chronic disease...
  17. ncbi request reprint Limitations of the current world health organization growth references for children and adolescents
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Food Nutr Bull 27:S175-88. 2006
    ..There is a need for a single international reference to assess the nutritional status and growth of school-aged children and adolescents across different countries...
  18. ncbi request reprint Worldwide trends in childhood overweight and obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 1:11-25. 2006
    ..This paper summarises the available information on recent trends in child overweight and obesity prevalence...
  19. pmc Resemblance in dietary intakes between urban low-income African-American adolescents and their mothers: the healthy eating and active lifestyles from school to home for kids study
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:52-63. 2009
    ..To examine the association and predictors of dietary intake resemblance between urban low-income African-American adolescents and their mothers...
  20. doi request reprint Is obesity becoming a public health problem in India? Examine the shift from under- to overnutrition problems over time
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Obes Rev 10:456-74. 2009
    ..Factors associated with undernutrition need closer examination, and prevention of obesity should be targeted at the high-risk groups simultaneously...
  21. pmc How much of racial/ethnic disparities in dietary intakes, exercise, and weight status can be explained by nutrition- and health-related psychosocial factors and socioeconomic status among US adults?
    Youfa Wang
    Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 111:1904-11. 2011
    ..5%) in the racial/ethnic differences when controlling for SES. In conclusion, NHRPF may explain very few, but SES may contribute some of the racial/ethnic disparities in diet, exercise, and weight status in the United States...
  22. pmc Do children and their parents eat a similar diet? Resemblance in child and parental dietary intake: systematic review and meta-analysis
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:177-89. 2011
    ..However, previous findings on child-parent resemblance in dietary intakes are mixed. We systematically reviewed and meta-analysed the association (correlations) based on published studies...
  23. pmc Meat consumption is associated with obesity and central obesity among US adults
    Y Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 33:621-8. 2009
    ..Meats are high in energy and fat content, and thus may be associated with higher risk of obesity. Many controversies remain regarding the association between meat consumption (MC) and obesity...
  24. pmc Dietary intake patterns of low-income urban african-american adolescents
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1340-5. 2010
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  25. 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...
  26. pmc Measured body mass index, body weight perception, dissatisfaction and control practices in urban, low-income African American adolescents
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:183. 2009
    ..The knowledge can help direct future intervention efforts...
  27. 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...
  28. ncbi request reprint Obesity and related risk factors among low socio-economic status minority students in Chicago
    Youfa Wang
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 10:927-38. 2007
    ..To assess overweight and related risk factors among urban low socio-economic status (SES) African-American adolescents in an attempt to study the underlying causes of ethnicity and gender disparities in overweight...
  29. 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 ...
  30. ncbi request reprint Positive effect of mushrooms substituted for meat on body weight, body composition, and health parameters. A 1-year randomized clinical trial
    Kavita H Poddar
    Department of Health, Behavior and Society, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 550 N Broadway, Suite 1001, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Appetite 71:379-87. 2013
    ..Thus, encouraging adults to substitute mushrooms for red meat was a useful strategy for enhancing weight loss, weight maintenance, and health parameters...
  31. 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...
  32. 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...
  33. 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...
  34. doi request reprint School and neighborhood nutrition environment and their association with students' nutrition behaviors and weight status in Seoul, South Korea
    Sohyun Park
    Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seongdong Gu, Seoul, South Korea Center for Human Nutrition and Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland Electronic address
    J Adolesc Health 53:655-662.e12. 2013
    ..We examined the association between the school and neighborhood nutrition environments and adolescent nutrition behaviors and weight status...
  35. 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
    ....
  36. 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)...
  37. 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...
  38. doi request reprint Increasing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among US adults: 1988-1994 to 1999-2004
    Sara N Bleich
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:372-81. 2009
    ..Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages (SSBs) has been linked to obesity and type 2 diabetes...
  39. pmc Influence of school beverage environment on the association of beverage consumption with physical education participation among US adolescents
    Hsin Jen Chen
    Hsin Jen Chen and Youfa Wang are with the Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, and the Center for Human Nutrition, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
    Am J Public Health 103:e63-70. 2013
    ..We examined the association of adolescents' beverage consumption with physical activity and studied how their school beverage environment influences the association...
  40. doi request reprint Who is missing the message? Targeting strategies to increase food label use among US adults
    Xiaoli Chen
    Department of International Health, Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Public Health Nutr 15:760-72. 2012
    ..To evaluate the associations between sociodemographic and psychosocial characteristics and food label (FL) use in US adults...
  41. pmc A systematic review of home-based childhood obesity prevention studies
    Nakiya N Showell
    Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, David Rubenstein Child Health Building, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Pediatrics 132:e193-200. 2013
    ..The objective was to systematically review the effectiveness of home-based interventions on weight, intermediate (eg, diet and physical activity [PA]), and clinical outcomes...
  42. 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...
  43. pmc Tracking of blood pressure from childhood to adulthood: a systematic review and meta-regression analysis
    Xiaoli Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Circulation 117:3171-80. 2008
    ..A large number of studies have examined the tracking of blood pressure (BP) from childhood to adulthood, but the reported findings are inconsistent and few systematic analyses have been conducted...
  44. pmc Systematic review of community-based childhood obesity prevention studies
    Sara N Bleich
    Department of Health Policy and Management, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Pediatrics 132:e201-10. 2013
    ..This study systematically reviewed community-based childhood obesity prevention programs in the United States and high-income countries...
  45. doi request reprint The influence of sexual maturation on blood pressure and body fatness in African-American adolescent girls and boys
    Xiaoli Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 21:105-12. 2009
    ..In boys, a marginally significant reverse association (beta = -1.05 to -1.19) between SM stages and DBP was detected. SM affects BP and body fatness in girls, and should be considered in assessment of BP and obesity in adolescents...
  46. ncbi request reprint Effect of childhood obesity prevention programs on blood pressure: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    Li Cai
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD L C, Y Wu, Y Wang Department of Nutrition and Food Hygiene, School of Public Health, Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing, China L C Departments of Health, Behavior, and Society Y Wu and Health Policy and Management R F W, J B S, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD Department of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD J B S School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin M T K and Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, University at Buffalo, State University of New York Y Wang
    Circulation 129:1832-9. 2014
    ..However, little is known about how childhood obesity lifestyle prevention programs affect BP. We assessed the effects of childhood obesity prevention programs on BP in children in developed countries...
  47. pmc Demographic and socioeconomic correlates of adiposity assessed with dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in US children and adolescents
    Nguyen T Tuan
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity and Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 96:1104-12. 2012
    ..Associations between demographic-socioeconomic characteristics and childhood obesity are complex in the United States...
  48. 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...
  49. ncbi request reprint Tracking of dietary intake patterns is associated with baseline characteristics of urban low-income African-American adolescents
    Ji Li
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 138:94-100. 2008
    ..Decreased energy and snack intakes were negatively related to tracking of high BMI. Overall, urban low-income African-American adolescents tracked their dietary patterns over time. The tracking was affected by baseline characteristics...
  50. 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...
  51. pmc Americans with diet-related chronic diseases report higher diet quality than those without these diseases
    Xiaoli Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Behavior and Society, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    J Nutr 141:1543-51. 2011
    ..Efforts are needed to promote healthy eating among Americans with diet-related chronic diseases; nutrition education and promotion of FL use may help...
  52. 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...
  53. pmc Obsessive-compulsive disorder: subclassification based on co-morbidity
    G Nestadt
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Psychol Med 39:1491-501. 2009
    ..Many patients manifest other psychiatric syndromes. This study investigated the relationship between OCD and co-morbid conditions to identify subtypes...
  54. ncbi request reprint Have Americans increased their fruit and vegetable intake? The trends between 1988 and 2002
    Sarah Stark Casagrande
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Am J Prev Med 32:257-63. 2007
    ....
  55. 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...
  56. ncbi request reprint Genomewide linkage scan for obsessive-compulsive disorder: evidence for susceptibility loci on chromosomes 3q, 7p, 1q, 15q, and 6q
    Y Y Shugart
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Mol Psychiatry 11:763-70. 2006
    ..Given probable etiologic heterogeneity in OCD, mapping gene(s) involved in the disorder may be enhanced by replication studies, large-scale family-based linkage studies, and the application of novel statistical methods...
  57. ncbi request reprint A family-based association study of the glutamate transporter gene SLC1A1 in obsessive-compulsive disorder in 378 families
    Y Y Shugart
    Department of Epidemiology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21044, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:886-92. 2009
    ..5 kb away from the boundary of the SLC1A1 gene. However, this potential finding needs to be validated biologically. Further functional studies in this region are planned by this research group...
  58. ncbi request reprint Mucosal injury and eicosanoid kinetics during hyperventilation-induced bronchoconstriction
    A N Freed
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Appl Physiol (1985) 87:1724-33. 1999
    ..These observations are consistent with the hypothesis that hyperventilation-induced mucosal damage initiates peripheral airway constriction via the release of biochemical mediators...
  59. ncbi request reprint How do socio-economic status, perceived economic barriers and nutritional benefits affect quality of dietary intake among US adults?
    M A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 62:303-13. 2008
    ..Socio-economic factors may affect diet quality, perhaps differentially across gender and ethnicity. The mechanism of this association is still largely unknown...
  60. 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...
  61. 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
  62. ncbi request reprint Impacts of measurement protocols on blood pressure tracking from childhood into adulthood: a metaregression analysis
    Xiaoli Chen
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Hopkins University, Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Hypertension 51:642-9. 2008
    ..In general, Korotkoff phase 4 seems to be different from Korotkoff phase 5, and automated device is a promising approach for BP assessment in childhood...
  63. pmc Associations among 25-hydroxyvitamin D, diet quality, and metabolic disturbance differ by adiposity in adults in the United States
    M A Beydoun
    National Institutes of Health Biomedical Research Center, National Institute on Aging, Intramural Research Program, 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100, Room 04b118, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:3814-27. 2010
    ..Recent evidence indicates that a higher plasma level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] is associated with lower adiposity and a reduced number of metabolic disturbances (MetD)...
  64. doi request reprint Sapap3 and pathological grooming in humans: Results from the OCD collaborative genetics study
    O J Bienvenu
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:710-20. 2009
    ..We conclude that Sapap3 is a promising functional candidate gene for human GDs, though further work is necessary to confirm this preliminary evidence of association...
  65. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Obesity and mortality--light at the end but still a long tunnel
    Benjamin Caballero
    Center for Human Nutrition, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:21-2. 2006
  66. doi request reprint A screen of SLC1A1 for OCD-related alleles
    Y Wang
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21231, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 153:675-9. 2010
    ..Further investigation of this variant is necessary to determine whether and how it is related to OCD. There was no other evidence of significant accumulation of deleterious coding mutations in SLC1A1 in the OCD cases...
  67. doi request reprint Gender differences in genetic linkage and association on 11p15 in obsessive-compulsive disorder families
    Y Wang
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21287, USA
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 150:33-40. 2009
    ..No SNP showed significant association with the OCD phenotype only in the families with a female proband. The results suggest a possible gender effect in the etiology of OCD...
  68. pmc Adiposity assessments: agreement between dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and anthropometric measures in U.S. children
    Nguyen T Tuan
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Department of International Health Human Nutrition Program, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Alive and Thrive Project and Strategic Information, Family Health International FHI 360, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 22:1495-504. 2014
    ..To evaluate performance of anthropometric measures relative to percentage body fat (%BF) measured by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry in children...
  69. pmc Association between obesity and metabolic co-morbidities among children and adolescents in South Korea based on national data
    Hyunjung Lim
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Department of International Health, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:279. 2014
    ..We assessed the association between weight status and metabolic co-morbidities among South Korean children using nationally representative data...
  70. pmc The changing food outlet distributions and local contextual factors in the United States
    Hsin Jen Chen
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Department of International Health, Human Nutrition Program, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Public Health 14:42. 2014
    ..S. This study examines the changes in food stores/services at the 5-digit Zip Code Tabulated Area (ZCTA5) level in the U.S., and assesses contextual factors associated with the changes...
  71. pmc Body weight misperception patterns and their association with health-related factors among adolescents in South Korea
    Hyunjung Lim
    Johns Hopkins Global Center on Childhood Obesity, Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Research Institute of Medical Nutrition, Department of Medical Nutrition, Graduate School of East West Medical Science, Kyung Hee University, Yongin si, Gyeonggi Do 446 701, Republic of Korea
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:2596-603. 2013
    ..Examined body weight misperception and its association with health-related factors among South Korean adolescents...
  72. 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...
  73. pmc Race, place, and obesity: the complex relationships among community racial/ethnic composition, individual race/ethnicity, and obesity in the United States
    James B Kirby
    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1572-8. 2012
    ..We explored the association between community racial/ethnic composition and obesity risk...
  74. doi request reprint Obesity and central obesity as risk factors for incident dementia and its subtypes: a systematic review and meta-analysis
    M A Beydoun
    Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Obes Rev 9:204-18. 2008
    ..The meta-analysis shows a moderate association between obesity and the risks for dementia and AD. Future studies are needed to understand optimal weight and biological mechanisms...
  75. ncbi request reprint Time course study of GFRalpha-1 expression in an animal model of stroke
    A Sarabi
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health, 5500 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Exp Neurol 170:283-9. 2001
    ..The selective up-regulation of GFRalpha-1 and c-Ret in different brain areas suggests that there may be regional differences in GDNF-induced neuroprotection in stroke...
  76. ncbi request reprint Cloning and characterization of a human polyamine oxidase that is inducible by polyamine analogue exposure
    Y Wang
    The Johns Hopkins Oncology Center, Bunting Blaustein Cancer Research Building, Baltimore, Maryland 21231, USA
    Cancer Res 61:5370-3. 2001
    ..The PAO clone described here should provide a useful tool, which will facilitate the dissection of the role of polyamine catabolism in normal growth and in response to the antitumor polyamine analogues...
  77. ncbi request reprint Bone morphogenetic protein-6 reduces ischemia-induced brain damage in rats
    Y Wang
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Stroke 32:2170-8. 2001
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether there was a neuroprotective effect of BMP6 in vivo and in vitro...
  78. ncbi request reprint Progressive cerebellar, auditory, and esophageal dysfunction caused by targeted disruption of the frizzled-4 gene
    Y Wang
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Division of Comparative Medicine, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    J Neurosci 21:4761-71. 2001
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Involvement of GDNF in neuronal protection against 6-OHDA-induced parkinsonism following intracerebral transplantation of fetal kidney tissues in adult rats
    C V Borlongan
    Cellular Neurobiology Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore, Maryland 21224, USA
    Neurobiol Dis 8:636-46. 2001
    ....
  80. ncbi request reprint Interleukin-12 receptor/STAT4 signaling is required for the development of autoimmune myocarditis in mice by an interferon-gamma-independent pathway
    M Afanasyeva
    Department of Pathology, W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Circulation 104:3145-51. 2001
    ..Treatment of mice with recombinant IFN-gamma suppressed the development of myocarditis...
  81. pmc An immortalized rat ventral mesencephalic cell line, RTC4, is protective in a rodent model of stroke
    B K Harvey
    Molecular Neuropsychiatry Research Branch, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Institutes of Health NIH, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Cell Transplant 16:483-91. 2007
    ..Compared to vehicle or RTC3 cells, transplanted RTC4 cells significantly reduced stroke volume. Overall, we generated a cell line with glial properties that produces PDGF and reduces ischemic injury in a rat model of stroke...
  82. ncbi request reprint Bone morphogenetic protein-7 reduces toxicity induced by high doses of methamphetamine in rodents
    J Chou
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, Intramural Research Program, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Neuroscience 151:92-103. 2008
    ..In conclusion, our data indicate that MA can cause lesioning in the nigrostriatal dopaminergic terminals and that BMP7 is protective against MA-mediated neurotoxicity in central dopaminergic neurons...
  83. ncbi request reprint Neurotrophic effects of bone morphogenetic protein-7 in a rat model of Parkinson's disease
    B K Harvey
    National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH, Neural Protection and Regeneration Section, 5500 Nathan Shock Drive, Baltimore, MD 21224, USA
    Brain Res 1022:88-95. 2004
    ..In summary, our data suggest that BMP7 has neuroprotective and/or neuroreparative effects against 6-OHDA lesioning of the nigrostriatal DA pathway in an animal model of Parkinson's disease (PD)...
  84. pmc Experimental autoimmune myocarditis in A/J mice is an interleukin-4-dependent disease with a Th2 phenotype
    M Afanasyeva
    Departments of Pathology, The Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Am J Pathol 159:193-203. 2001
    ..Suppression of IFN-gamma represents at least one of the mechanisms by which IL-4 promotes EAM...
  85. ncbi request reprint Tracking of dietary intake patterns of Chinese from childhood to adolescence over a six-year follow-up period
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
    J Nutr 132:430-8. 2002
    ..Efforts to promote healthy eating behaviors may be more effective if focused on younger children, and parents should be involved in these efforts...
  86. 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...
  87. ncbi request reprint Obesity and risk factors for the metabolic syndrome among low-income, urban, African American schoolchildren: the rule rather than the exception?
    Carol L Braunschweig
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 81:970-5. 2005
    ..School-based obesity screening programs may effectively target high-risk populations...
  88. ncbi request reprint Using concentration index to study changes in socio-economic inequality of overweight among US adolescents between 1971 and 2002
    Qi Zhang
    School of Community and Environmental Health, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:916-25. 2007
    ..The prevalence of overweight among adolescents continues to increase in the United States. This study examines the changes in socio-economic status (SES) inequality of overweight among US adolescents in the past three decades...
  89. ncbi request reprint How do statistical properties influence findings of tracking (maintenance) in epidemiologic studies? An example of research in tracking of obesity
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 18:1037-45. 2003
    ..Our proposed methods and predicted probabilities of tracking can help test whether one's observed tracking patterns are different from the statistically predicted ones...
  90. ncbi request reprint Trends in the association between obesity and socioeconomic status in U.S. adults: 1971 to 2000
    Qi Zhang
    Section of General Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 2007, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Obes Res 12:1622-32. 2004
    ..To study the secular trends in the disparity of obesity across socioeconomic status (SES) groups among U.S. adults...
  91. ncbi request reprint The prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension among US adults according to the new joint national committee guidelines: new challenges of the old problem
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:2126-34. 2004
    ..Little is known about the current situation of elevated blood pressure in the United States, according to the new guidelines...
  92. ncbi request reprint Trends of obesity and underweight in older children and adolescents in the United States, Brazil, China, and Russia
    Youfa Wang
    Carolina Population Center, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:971-7. 2002
    ..Few studies have used the same references across countries to examine the trends of over- and underweight in older children and adolescents...
  93. ncbi request reprint Is obesity associated with early sexual maturation? A comparison of the association in American boys versus girls
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition and Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
    Pediatrics 110:903-10. 2002
    ..Earlier maturing girls are more likely to be obese than nonearly maturers. However, limited research has been conducted in boys...
  94. ncbi request reprint Why do some overweight children remain overweight, whereas others do not?
    Youfa Wang
    Department of Human Nutrition, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois at Chicago UIC, 1919 W Taylor Street, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Public Health Nutr 6:549-58. 2003
    ..To study the dynamics of childhood overweight and the influence of dietary intake on tracking of overweight...
  95. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic inequality of obesity in the United States: do gender, age, and ethnicity matter?
    Qi Zhang
    Department of Medicine, MC2007, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
    Soc Sci Med 58:1171-80. 2004
    ..Our analyses suggested that gender, age, and ethnicity could be important factors on socioeconomic inequality in obesity...
  96. ncbi request reprint Culturally appropriate approaches are needed to reduce ethnic disparity in childhood obesity
    Youfa Wang
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:1664-6. 2004
  97. ncbi request reprint The association between amount of cigarettes smoked and overweight, central obesity among Chinese adults in Nanjing, China
    Fei Xu
    Nanjing Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, PR China
    Asia Pac J Clin Nutr 16:240-7. 2007
    ..To examine the association between overweight, central obesity and cigarette smoking (total amount of cigarettes smoked [TACS] and status)...
  98. ncbi request reprint Re: "Tracking of cardiovascular risk factors: the Tromsø Study, 1979, 1995"
    Youfa Wang
    Am J Epidemiol 155:1144-5; author reply 1145. 2002
  99. ncbi request reprint Different risk factor patterns for metabolic syndrome in men with spinal cord injury compared with able-bodied men despite similar prevalence rates
    Huifang Liang
    Department of Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 60612, USA
    Arch Phys Med Rehabil 88:1198-204. 2007
    ..To determine if the prevalence of metabolic syndrome and risk factors differs between age- and race-matched men with spinal cord injury (SCI) and able-bodied men...
  100. ncbi request reprint Changes in body weight and body fat distribution as risk factors for clinical diabetes in US men
    Pauline Koh-Banerjee
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:1150-9. 2004
    ..5 cm. Our findings underscore the critical importance of maintaining weight and waist to reduce the risk of diabetes...

Research Grants7

  1. Obesity Prevention in African American Schoolchildren
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..If the intervention proves effective, a full-scale study will be developed. Findings from this study will provide insights into the prevention of obesity among Iow-SES and minority students. ..
  2. Obesity Prevention in African American Schoolchildren
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If the intervention proves effective, a full-scale study will be developed. Findings from this study will provide insights into the prevention of obesity among Iow-SES and minority students. ..
  3. Causes and Interventions for Childhood Obesity:Innovative Systems Analysis
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We will also project the impacts of several childhood obesity intervention strategies. ..
  4. Obesity Prevention in African American Schoolchildren
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..If the intervention proves effective, a full-scale study will be developed. Findings from this study will provide insights into the prevention of obesity among Iow-SES and minority students. ..
  5. Obesity Prevention in African American Schoolchildren
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..If the intervention proves effective, a full-scale study will be developed. Findings from this study will provide insights into the prevention of obesity among Iow-SES and minority students. ..
  6. Understanding Disparities in Obesity and its Comorbidities in the US
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..S. using an interdisciplinary approach. ..
  7. Understanding Disparities in Obesity and its Comorbidities in the US
    Youfa Wang; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..S. using an interdisciplinary approach. ..