Janet Forrester

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc The association of HIV viral load with indirect markers of liver injury
    J E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Viral Hepat 19:e202-11. 2012
  2. pmc Factors associated with serum retinol, alpha-tocopherol, carotenoids, and selenium in Hispanics with problems of HIV, chronic hepatitis C, and drug use
    Janet E Forrester
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US
    J Public Health Policy 30:285-99. 2009
  3. pmc The individual and combined influence of HIV and hepatitis C virus on dyslipidaemia in a high-risk Hispanic population
    J E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    HIV Med 10:555-63. 2009
  4. doi request reprint Drug use and weight loss in HIV-infected Hispanic men
    J E Forrester
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:868-75. 2008
  5. doi request reprint A validation study of body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative Hispanic men and women
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:534-8. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Body composition and dietary intake in relation to drug abuse in a cohort of HIV-positive persons
    J E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:S43-8. 2000
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of drug abuse on body mass index in Hispanics with and without HIV infection
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 8:61-8. 2005
  8. 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
  9. ncbi request reprint Fat distribution in relation to drug use, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, and the use of antiretroviral therapies in Hispanic patients with HIV infection
    J E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:S62-8. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and body-composition changes in men and women infected with HIV
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1428-34. 2002

Research Grants

  1. NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN HIV POSITIVE HISPANIC DRUG ABUSERS
    Janet Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2003
  2. Micronutrient Metabolism in HIV+and HIV-Drug Users
    Janet Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. Nutritional Status In HIV Hispanic Drug Abusers
    Janet Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2007

Detail Information

Publications19

  1. pmc The association of HIV viral load with indirect markers of liver injury
    J E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Viral Hepat 19:e202-11. 2012
    ..This study suggests that HIV may have direct, injurious effects on the liver and that HIV viral load should be considered when these indirect markers are used to assess liver function...
  2. pmc Factors associated with serum retinol, alpha-tocopherol, carotenoids, and selenium in Hispanics with problems of HIV, chronic hepatitis C, and drug use
    Janet E Forrester
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, US
    J Public Health Policy 30:285-99. 2009
    ..As the safety of micronutrient supplementation is not established, policy for appropriate HIV clinical care should distinguish between populations with and without hepatitis coinfection...
  3. pmc The individual and combined influence of HIV and hepatitis C virus on dyslipidaemia in a high-risk Hispanic population
    J E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    HIV Med 10:555-63. 2009
    ..To assess the effects of chronic hepatitis C (HCV) and HIV infection on dyslipidaemia in a Hispanic population at high risk of insulin resistance...
  4. doi request reprint Drug use and weight loss in HIV-infected Hispanic men
    J E Forrester
    Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    AIDS Care 20:868-75. 2008
    ..We conclude that the use of opiates or combined opiates and cocaine does not increase the risk of weight loss in the presence or absence of HIV infection. Exclusive cocaine use may exacerbate weight loss in HIV-infection...
  5. doi request reprint A validation study of body composition by bioelectrical impedance analysis in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-positive and HIV-negative Hispanic men and women
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:534-8. 2008
    ..BIA, using the equations of Lukaski, appears to be useful in this Hispanic population of Caribbean origin with and without HIV, for whom it provided reasonable estimates of body composition. Fat mass affects the accuracy of estimates...
  6. ncbi request reprint Body composition and dietary intake in relation to drug abuse in a cohort of HIV-positive persons
    J E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 25:S43-8. 2000
    ..These data suggest that intravenous drug-abuse is associated with lower weight and fat mass in women with HIV infection despite adequate self-reported energy intake...
  7. ncbi request reprint The effect of drug abuse on body mass index in Hispanics with and without HIV infection
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 8:61-8. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine non-dietary factors that could affect the weight of drug abusers with and without HIV infection...
  8. 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...
  9. ncbi request reprint Fat distribution in relation to drug use, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) status, and the use of antiretroviral therapies in Hispanic patients with HIV infection
    J E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:S62-8. 2003
    ..The role of patient-specific factors in the etiology of HIV-associated fat-redistribution syndrome warrants further investigation...
  10. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and body-composition changes in men and women infected with HIV
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:1428-34. 2002
    ..The nature of body-composition changes in HIV-associated weight loss is unclear...
  11. ncbi request reprint Weight and body composition in a cohort of HIV-positive men and women
    J E Forrester
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, 136 Harrison Avenue Stearns 203A, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Public Health Nutr 4:743-7. 2001
    ..We present data on body composition from 516 persons at different stages of HIV infection as determined by CD4 counts...
  12. pmc Micronutrients in HIV/AIDS: is there evidence to change the WHO 2003 recommendations?
    Janet E Forrester
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:1683S-1689S. 2011
    ..In light of new data that show adverse effects of high-dose vitamin A, the current recommendation for a single high dose of vitamin A in HIV-infected women within 6 wk of delivery should be reviewed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Weight loss and survival in HIV-positive patients in the era of highly active antiretroviral therapy
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 31:230-6. 2002
    ..In addition, FFM or BCM estimated using bioelectrical impedance analysis does not add further prognostic value over weight loss...
  14. 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...
  15. ncbi request reprint Effect of dietary intake and protease inhibitors on serum vitamin B12 levels in a cohort of human immunodeficiency virus-positive patients
    Margo N Woods
    Division of Nutrition and Infection, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Clin Infect Dis 37:S124-31. 2003
    ..Serum B(12) levels should be determined yearly in persons with HIV infection, regardless of whether they are receiving PI treatment...
  16. ncbi request reprint Nutrient intake and body weight in a large HIV cohort that includes women and minorities
    Margo N Woods
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Mass 02111, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 102:203-11. 2002
    ..Evaluate the baseline nutrient intake of an HIV positive population that includes significant representation from women and minorities, and determine the relationship between state of disease and nutritional intake...
  17. pmc Heavy injection drug use is associated with lower percent body fat in a multi-ethnic cohort of HIV-positive and HIV-negative drug users from three U.S. cities
    Alice M Tang
    Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 36:78-86. 2010
    ..The clinical implications of lower body weight in drug using populations are uncertain given that lower mean weights may still fall within the healthy range...
  18. pmc Risk factors for proteinuria in HIV-infected and -uninfected Hispanic drug users
    Martin S Rhee
    Department of Medicine, Division of Geographic Medicine and Infectious Diseases, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 52:683-90. 2008
    ..Minorities are at greater risk of chronic kidney disease. Data are limited about risk factors for proteinuria in Hispanic drug users with and without HIV infection...
  19. ncbi request reprint Micronutrient levels and HIV disease status in HIV-infected patients on highly active antiretroviral therapy in the Nutrition for Healthy Living cohort
    Clara Y Jones
    Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, 200 Harrison Avenue Posner 4, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 43:475-82. 2006
    ..Low serum micronutrient levels were common before widespread use of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) and were associated with adverse outcomes. Few data are available on micronutrient levels in subjects taking HAART...

Research Grants9

  1. NUTRITIONAL STATUS IN HIV POSITIVE HISPANIC DRUG ABUSERS
    Janet Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Identify the causes of weight loss and wasting at different periods in the course of HIV disease progression will help in the design of targeted nutrition interventions that are appropriate to the drug abusing, HIV-infected population. ..
  2. Micronutrient Metabolism in HIV+and HIV-Drug Users
    Janet Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The long term goal of this research is to develop effective interventions to improve the nutritional status and health outcomes of drug abusers with and without infectious diseases, including HIV. ..
  3. Nutritional Status In HIV Hispanic Drug Abusers
    Janet Forrester; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The proposed study will build on the infrastructure of the BIENESTAR study (NIDA DA 11598) and the BIENESTAR-micronutrient study (NIDA DA 14501). ..