Katherine Tucker

Summary

Affiliation: Northeastern University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Quantifying diet for nutrigenomic studies
    Katherine L Tucker
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 33:349-71. 2013
  2. pmc Folate network genetic variation, plasma homocysteine, and global genomic methylation content: a genetic association study
    Susan M Wernimont
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    BMC Med Genet 12:150. 2011
  3. doi request reprint The value of physiologic vitamin D as a biomarker of dementia
    J S Buell
    Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Drugs Today (Barc) 47:223-31. 2011
  4. doi request reprint Dietary patterns, approaches, and multicultural perspective
    Katherine L Tucker
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:211-8. 2010
  5. pmc The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: challenges and opportunities
    Katherine L Tucker
    USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:107. 2010
  6. pmc Allostatic load is associated with chronic conditions in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study
    Josiemer Mattei
    Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:1988-96. 2010
  7. pmc APOA2, dietary fat, and body mass index: replication of a gene-diet interaction in 3 independent populations
    Dolores Corella
    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1897-906. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Intake of alpha-tocopherol is limited among US adults
    Janice E Maras
    Dietary Assessment and Epidemiology Research Program, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:567-75. 2004
  9. pmc Serum carotenoid and tocopherol concentrations vary by dietary pattern among African Americans
    Sameera A Talegawkar
    Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:2013-20. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Higher dietary variety is associated with better nutritional status in frail elderly people
    Melissa A Bernstein
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1096-104. 2002

Research Grants

  1. Nutrition, Stress and Bone in Older Puerto Ricans
    Katherine Tucker; Fiscal Year: 2009

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Publications66

  1. doi request reprint Quantifying diet for nutrigenomic studies
    Katherine L Tucker
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Annu Rev Nutr 33:349-71. 2013
    ..An improved method of direct measurement of individual usual dietary intake that is unbiased across populations is urgently needed. ..
  2. pmc Folate network genetic variation, plasma homocysteine, and global genomic methylation content: a genetic association study
    Susan M Wernimont
    Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
    BMC Med Genet 12:150. 2011
    ..Sequence variants in genes functioning in folate-mediated one-carbon metabolism are hypothesized to lead to changes in levels of homocysteine and DNA methylation, which, in turn, are associated with risk of cardiovascular disease...
  3. doi request reprint The value of physiologic vitamin D as a biomarker of dementia
    J S Buell
    Harvard Clinical Research Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Drugs Today (Barc) 47:223-31. 2011
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Dietary patterns, approaches, and multicultural perspective
    Katherine L Tucker
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Appl Physiol Nutr Metab 35:211-8. 2010
    ..Still, dietary pattern research has great potential for use in nutrition policy, particularly as it demonstrates the importance of total diet in health promotion...
  5. pmc The Boston Puerto Rican Health Study, a longitudinal cohort study on health disparities in Puerto Rican adults: challenges and opportunities
    Katherine L Tucker
    USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    BMC Public Health 10:107. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Allostatic load is associated with chronic conditions in the Boston Puerto Rican Health Study
    Josiemer Mattei
    Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 70:1988-96. 2010
    ..These results have prospective research implications for Puerto Ricans and other ethnic groups...
  7. pmc APOA2, dietary fat, and body mass index: replication of a gene-diet interaction in 3 independent populations
    Dolores Corella
    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1897-906. 2009
    ..However, replication has been low. Our aim was to study interaction among a functional APOA2 polymorphism, food intake, and body mass index (BMI) in independent populations to replicate findings and to increase their evidence level...
  8. ncbi request reprint Intake of alpha-tocopherol is limited among US adults
    Janice E Maras
    Dietary Assessment and Epidemiology Research Program, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:567-75. 2004
    ..To examine alpha-tocopherol intake and food sources of alpha-tocopherol in the US population relative to current Dietary Reference Intakes for vitamin E...
  9. pmc Serum carotenoid and tocopherol concentrations vary by dietary pattern among African Americans
    Sameera A Talegawkar
    Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:2013-20. 2008
    ..Intakes and biochemical concentrations of carotenoids and tocopherols have been associated with chronic diseases...
  10. ncbi request reprint Higher dietary variety is associated with better nutritional status in frail elderly people
    Melissa A Bernstein
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1096-104. 2002
    ..A narrow range of food choices may lead to dietary inadequacies, a particular concern in elderly people. We hypothesized that consumption of a more diverse diet would predict better nutritional status in frail elderly persons...
  11. doi request reprint Social support, life events, and psychological distress among the Puerto Rican population in the Boston area of the United States
    Luis M Falcon
    Northeastern University, Boston, MA, USA
    Aging Ment Health 13:863-73. 2009
    ..The aim of this article is to investigate the role of social network support in ameliorating the psychological impact of life stressors that are prevalent for the older Puerto Rican population...
  12. ncbi request reprint The maximal amount of dietary alpha-tocopherol intake in U.S. adults (NHANES 2001-2002)
    Xiang Gao
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:1021-6. 2006
    ..Careful selection of the highest vitamin E source foods within these groups could further increase the likelihood of meeting the current recommended daily allowance...
  13. ncbi request reprint Associations of empirically derived eating patterns with plasma lipid biomarkers: a comparison of factor and cluster analysis methods
    P K Newby
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:759-67. 2004
    ..Despite the growing use of patterning methods in nutritional epidemiology, a direct comparison of factor and cluster analysis methods has not been performed...
  14. ncbi request reprint Meeting adequate intake for dietary calcium without dairy foods in adolescents aged 9 to 18 years (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2001-2002)
    Xiang Gao
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:1759-65. 2006
    ..However, no studies have addressed whether dairy-free diets can provide adequate calcium while meeting other nutrient recommendations...
  15. pmc A traditional rice and beans pattern is associated with metabolic syndrome in Puerto Rican older adults
    Sabrina E Noel
    USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 139:1360-7. 2009
    ..8, 95% CI: 1.03, 3.3). Dietary patterns were significantly associated with metabolic syndrome and its components. More research is needed to make appropriate nutritional recommendations for this high-risk population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns of Hispanic elders are associated with acculturation and obesity
    Hai Lin
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 133:3651-7. 2003
    ..Total and central obesity were positively associated with the rice pattern. Longitudinal studies are needed to clarify the causal nature of these associations...
  17. pmc Carotenoid intakes, assessed by food-frequency questionnaires (FFQs), are associated with serum carotenoid concentrations in the Jackson Heart Study: validation of the Jackson Heart Study Delta NIRI Adult FFQs
    Sameera A Talegawkar
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 11:989-97. 2008
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  18. doi request reprint Intake of lutein and zeaxanthin differ with age, sex, and ethnicity
    Elizabeth J Johnson
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1357-62. 2010
    ..Our findings suggest that the relative intake of lutein and zeaxanthin may be important to age-related macular degeneration risk. Future studies are needed to assess the individual associations of lutein and zeaxanthin in eye health...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and distal stomach
    Honglei Chen
    Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:137-44. 2002
    ..Dietary pattern analysis is a unique approach to studying relations between diet and disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in food patterns predict changes in weight and body mass index and the effects are greatest in obese women
    P K Newby
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:2580-7. 2006
    ..Pattern analysis is helpful in generating hypotheses regarding the role of diet in obesity, and additional research is needed to understand which elements of our patterns are protective or risk factors for weight gain...
  21. pmc Vitamin B6 is associated with depressive symptomatology in Massachusetts elders
    CRISTINA MERETE
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 27:421-7. 2008
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  22. pmc Poor iron status is more prevalent in Hispanic than in non-Hispanic white older adults in Massachusetts
    Erin L Seaverson
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 137:414-20. 2007
    ..Cultural variation in dietary patterns may influence iron availability and body iron stores and contribute to an increased risk for iron deficiency anemia among some Hispanic older adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint Assessing dietary intake of drug-abusing Hispanic adults with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection
    Shivani Sahni
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:968-76. 2007
    ..The selection of a dietary assessment method most appropriate for Hispanic adults with/without HIV infection who may be drug abusers remains unclear...
  24. ncbi request reprint The maximal amount of alpha-tocopherol intake from foods alone in U.S. adults (1994-1996 CSFII): an analysis by linear programming
    Xiang Gao
    The Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 1031:385-6. 2004
  25. ncbi request reprint Empirically derived eating patterns using factor or cluster analysis: a review
    P K Newby
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nutr Rev 62:177-203. 2004
    ..Although the research considered herein has created a meaningful body of literature, refining both the factor and cluster analysis methods will help to further establish eating patterns as a sound dietary assessment method...
  26. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and body mass index in HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug abusers of Hispanic ethnicity
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Familly Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 7:863-70. 2004
    ..Many studies have not considered possible concurrent HIV disease. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between drug abuse and dietary intake in Hispanic Americans with and without HIV infection...
  27. ncbi request reprint Dietary pattern is associated with homocysteine and B vitamin status in an urban Chinese population
    Xiang Gao
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 133:3636-42. 2003
    ..Dietary patterns appear to play an important role in the micronutrient and homocysteine status of these Chinese adults...
  28. ncbi request reprint Diet and risk of adult glioma in eastern Nebraska, United States
    Honglei Chen
    Tufts University, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Boston, MA, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 13:647-55. 2002
    ..To investigate potential associations between diet and adult glioma...
  29. ncbi request reprint Trends in dietary patterns of Latin American populations
    Odilia I Bermudez
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA, 02111 1524, USA
    Cad Saude Publica 19:S87-99. 2003
    ..Efforts to educate the population on the importance of a healthy diet and to issue policies to improve the availability of a healthy food supply can help to reduce the rapid escalation of obesity and chronic diseases...
  30. ncbi request reprint Commentary: Dietary patterns in transition can inform health risk, but detailed assessments are needed to guide recommendations
    Katherine Tucker
    Dietary Assessment and Epidemiology Research Program, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 36:610-1. 2007
  31. pmc The folate hydrolase 1561C>T polymorphism is associated with depressive symptoms in Puerto Rican adults
    Xingwang Ye
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Psychosom Med 73:385-92. 2011
    ..To examine the associations between variants of genes involved in the uptake, retention, and metabolism of folate and depressive symptoms and to analyze whether such associations are direct or through mediation by folate or homocysteine...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dietary and nondietary determinants of vitamin K biochemical measures in men and women
    Nicola M McKeown
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 132:1329-34. 2002
    ..Despite these caveats, these findings support the use of a FFQ for a relative assessment of vitamin K status in population-based studies...
  33. pmc Effects of beer, wine, and liquor intakes on bone mineral density in older men and women
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1188-96. 2009
    ..Moderate intake of alcohol has been reported to have beneficial effects on bone. However, different classes of alcoholic beverages have not been investigated...
  34. ncbi request reprint Relative influence of diet and physical activity on body composition in urban Chinese adults
    Manjiang Yao
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1409-16. 2003
    ..The relative influence of diet and physical activity on body fatness remains uncertain...
  35. pmc Validity of estimated dietary eicosapentaenoic acid and docosahexaenoic acid intakes determined by interviewer-administered food frequency questionnaire among older adults with mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment or dementia
    Lisa N Arsenault
    Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02124, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 170:95-103. 2009
    ..This frequency was consistently high across all cognitive categories. With interviewer administration, this FFQ seems to be a valid method of assessing dietary EPA + DHA intake in older adults with mild-to-moderate cognitive impairment...
  36. ncbi request reprint Dietary factors associated with the risk of high iron stores in the elderly Framingham Heart Study cohort
    Diana J Fleming
    Mineral Bioavailability Laboratory, Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1375-84. 2002
    ..High body iron stores may increase the risk of several chronic diseases. Whether dietary factors contribute to the risk of high iron stores is unknown...
  37. pmc Apolipoprotein A5 and lipoprotein lipase interact to modulate anthropometric measures in Hispanics of Caribbean origin
    Caren E Smith
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:327-32. 2010
    ..Analyses of gene-gene interactions may improve understanding of genetically based obesity risk, and underscore the need for further study of groups with multiple ancestral admixtures...
  38. pmc Vitamin D is associated with cognitive function in elders receiving home health services
    Jennifer S Buell
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 64:888-95. 2009
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association between 25-hydroxyvitamin D, 25(OH)D, and cognitive function...
  39. ncbi request reprint Dietary fat intake determines the effect of a common polymorphism in the hepatic lipase gene promoter on high-density lipoprotein metabolism: evidence of a strong dose effect in this gene-nutrient interaction in the Framingham Study
    Jose M Ordovas
    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
    Circulation 106:2315-21. 2002
    ..This allele has been associated with decreased HL activity and increased HDL-C concentrations. However, the effect is variable among populations...
  40. ncbi request reprint High intra/interindividual variance ratios for energy and nutrient intakes of pregnant women in rural Malawi show that many days are required to estimate usual intake
    Joshua Nyambose
    School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging HNRCA, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 132:1313-8. 2002
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  41. ncbi request reprint Osteoporosis prevention and nutrition
    Katherine L Tucker
    USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Curr Osteoporos Rep 7:111-7. 2009
    ..Current research on diet and bone status supports encouragement of balanced diets with plenty of fruit and vegetables, adequate dairy and other protein foods, and limitation of foods with low nutrient density...
  42. ncbi request reprint Nutrient intakes and adenocarcinoma of the esophagus and distal stomach
    Honglei Chen
    Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nutr Cancer 42:33-40. 2002
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  43. ncbi request reprint Low vitamin B-12 intake and status are more prevalent in Hispanic older adults of Caribbean origin than in neighborhood-matched non-Hispanic whites
    Laurinda L Kwan
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 132:2059-64. 2002
    ..As in other populations, sources of unbound vitamin B-12 such as supplements and fortified cereal appear to be protective. Dietary intervention programs targeted to the Hispanic population should promote these vitamin B-12 sources...
  44. pmc Adherence to an (n-3) fatty acid/fish intake pattern is inversely associated with metabolic syndrome among Puerto Rican adults in the Greater Boston area
    Sabrina E Noel
    USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 140:1846-54. 2010
    ..Identifying optimal combinations of fatty acids may be beneficial for understanding relationships with health outcomes given their diverse effects on metabolism...
  45. ncbi request reprint Bone mineral density and dietary patterns in older adults: the Framingham Osteoporosis Study
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:245-52. 2002
    ..Several nutrients are known to affect bone mineral density (BMD). However, these nutrients occur together in foods and dietary patterns, and the overall effects of dietary choices are not well understood...
  46. pmc Dietary intake of vitamin B-6, plasma pyridoxal 5'-phosphate, and homocysteine in Puerto Rican adults
    Xingwang Ye
    Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 110:1660-8. 2010
    ..Vitamin B-6 is an important cofactor in many metabolic processes. However, vitamin B-6 intake and plasma status have not been well studied in the Puerto Rican population, a group with documented health disparities...
  47. pmc Population admixture associated with disease prevalence in the Boston Puerto Rican health study
    Chao Qiang Lai
    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Hum Genet 125:199-209. 2009
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  48. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns and changes in body mass index and waist circumference in adults
    P K Newby
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:1417-25. 2003
    ..Obesity has increased > 20% in the past decade in the United States, and more than one-half of US adults are overweight or obese...
  49. ncbi request reprint High homocysteine and low B vitamins predict cognitive decline in aging men: the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:627-35. 2005
    ..It is not clear whether the observed associations between homocysteine and cognitive measures are causal or whether they are due to homocysteine, to independent actions of the B vitamins, or to both...
  50. ncbi request reprint Prospective studies of dairy product and calcium intakes and prostate cancer risk: a meta-analysis
    Xiang Gao
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 97:1768-77. 2005
    ..We conducted a meta-analysis to examine associations between intakes of calcium and dairy products and the risk of prostate cancer...
  51. ncbi request reprint Long-term stability of food patterns identified by use of factor analysis among Swedish women
    P K Newby
    Jean Mayer United States Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:626-33. 2006
    ..Testing whether patterns measured over a long time period can be used in analytic studies is the next step in assessing the validity of this method...
  52. ncbi request reprint Food patterns measured by factor analysis and anthropometric changes in adults
    P K Newby
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, 9th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:504-13. 2004
    ..Sixty-five percent of US adults are overweight, and 31% of these adults are obese. Obesity results from weight gains over time; however, dietary determinants of weight gain remain controversial...
  53. ncbi request reprint The 2005 USDA Food Guide Pyramid is associated with more adequate nutrient intakes within energy constraints than the 1992 Pyramid
    Xiang Gao
    Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:1341-6. 2006
    ..Our analysis suggests that following the 2005 FGP may be associated with lower energy and optimal nutrient intake. Careful restriction of discretionary calories appears necessary for appropriate energy intakes to be maintained...
  54. ncbi request reprint Overall adherence to the dietary guidelines for americans is associated with reduced prevalence of early age-related nuclear lens opacities in women
    Suzen M Moeller
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging and the Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 134:1812-9. 2004
    ..58; 95% CI: 0.32-1.05) and whole grains (OR = 0.64; 95% CI: 0.36-1.15). These results suggest that overall compliance with the Dietary Guidelines, as measured by the HEI, protects against nuclear opacities...
  55. ncbi request reprint A regional food-frequency questionnaire for the US Mississippi Delta
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 8:87-96. 2005
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  56. ncbi request reprint Colas, but not other carbonated beverages, are associated with low bone mineral density in older women: The Framingham Osteoporosis Study
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:936-42. 2006
    ..In addition to displacing healthier beverages, colas contain caffeine and phosphoric acid (H3PO4), which may adversely affect bone...
  57. ncbi request reprint Assessment of usual dietary intake in population studies of gene-diet interaction
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 17:74-81. 2007
    ..Dietary intake is a critical environmental exposure when considering the effect of many genetic factors on disease risk. However, dietary intake is a complex and changing measure that requires particular care in assessment...
  58. ncbi request reprint Plasma C-reactive protein and homocysteine concentrations are related to frequent fruit and vegetable intake in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders
    Xiang Gao
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 134:913-8. 2004
    ..Because both of these metabolites are known risk factors for CVD, these findings contribute to the evidence that a higher intake of fruit and vegetables may reduce the risk of CVD...
  59. ncbi request reprint APOA5 gene variation modulates the effects of dietary fat intake on body mass index and obesity risk in the Framingham Heart Study
    Dolores Corella
    Nutrition and Genomics Laboratory, JM USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    J Mol Med (Berl) 85:119-28. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the APOA5-1131T>C SNP, which is present in approximately 13% of this population, modulates the effect of fat intake on BMI and obesity risk in both men and women...
  60. ncbi request reprint A home-based nutrition intervention to increase consumption of fruits, vegetables, and calcium-rich foods in community dwelling elders
    A Bernstein
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:1421-7. 2002
    ..To increase fruit, vegetable, and calcium-rich food consumption in community-dwelling, functionally impaired elderly...
  61. ncbi request reprint alpha-Tocopherol intake and plasma concentration of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders is associated with dietary intake pattern
    Xiang Gao
    The Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Nutr 136:2574-9. 2006
    ..05 for all), although they had similar intakes. A large proportion of these elders (>90%) have inadequate intake of alpha-tocopherol, and plasma concentrations were associated with intake patterns...
  62. ncbi request reprint Intake of added sugar and sugar-sweetened drink and serum uric acid concentration in US men and women
    Xiang Gao
    Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Hypertension 50:306-12. 2007
    ..2; P for interaction <0.01). Further research is needed to confirm causality of these associations and the observed difference by gender...
  63. ncbi request reprint Total alpha-tocopherol intakes are associated with serum alpha-tocopherol concentrations in African American adults
    Sameera A Talegawkar
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 137:2297-303. 2007
    ..Supplement use was associated with higher alpha- but lower gamma-tocopherol concentration in serum. The possible health implications of this difference in relative tocopherol subtypes require further study...
  64. ncbi request reprint Dietary intake and bone status with aging
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Curr Pharm Des 9:2687-704. 2003
    ..With advances in both genetics and nutrition, improved understanding of all these interactions will contribute to effective recommendations for prevention of bone loss and osteoporosis in the aging population...
  65. ncbi request reprint Stress and nutrition in relation to excess development of chronic disease in Puerto Rican adults living in the Northeastern USA
    Katherine L Tucker
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    J Med Invest 52:252-8. 2005
    ..We further propose that the association between life stress, physiologic response and chronic conditions is modified by nutritional status, with a focus on B vitamins and antioxidant vitamins...
  66. ncbi request reprint Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders from Massachusetts have different patterns of carotenoid intake and plasma concentrations
    Odilia I Bermudez
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 135:1496-502. 2005
    ..Because of the potential importance of carotenoids as protective factors against chronic diseases, more attention to food-related practices associated with carotenoid intake in differing population groups is warranted...

Research Grants2

  1. Nutrition, Stress and Bone in Older Puerto Ricans
    Katherine Tucker; Fiscal Year: 2009
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