Miriam E Nelson

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health in older adults: recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    Miriam E Nelson
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1435-45. 2007
  2. ncbi request reprint Strength training and older women: a cross-sectional study examining factors related to exercise adherence
    Rebecca A Seguin
    Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 18:201-18. 2010
  3. ncbi request reprint Shape Up Somerville two-year results: a community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
    Christina D Economos
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:322-7. 2013
  4. pmc The StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program: reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural sedentary, overweight, and obese midlife and older women
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1271-7. 2009
  5. pmc Changes in diet and physical activity resulting from the Shape Up Somerville community intervention
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:157. 2013
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of multidimensional home-based exercise on functional performance in elderly people
    Miriam E Nelson
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:154-60. 2004
  7. pmc Strength training improves muscle quality and insulin sensitivity in Hispanic older adults with type 2 diabetes
    Naomi Brooks
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Med Sci 4:19-27. 2007
  8. pmc A qualitative study of leadership characteristics among women who catalyze positive community change
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:383. 2012
  9. pmc Design and national dissemination of the StrongWomen Community Strength Training Program
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 227, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A25. 2008
  10. pmc Factors related to leader implementation of a nationally disseminated community-based exercise program: a cross-sectional study
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:62. 2008

Detail Information

Publications23

  1. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health in older adults: recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    Miriam E Nelson
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:1435-45. 2007
    ..To issue a recommendation on the types and amounts of physical activity needed to improve and maintain health in older adults...
  2. ncbi request reprint Strength training and older women: a cross-sectional study examining factors related to exercise adherence
    Rebecca A Seguin
    Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    J Aging Phys Act 18:201-18. 2010
    ..Despite the recognized health benefits, few older women participate in strength-training exercises...
  3. ncbi request reprint Shape Up Somerville two-year results: a community-based environmental change intervention sustains weight reduction in children
    Christina D Economos
    Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA Electronic address
    Prev Med 57:322-7. 2013
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that community-based environmental change intervention prevents undesirable weight gain in children...
  4. pmc The StrongWomen-Healthy Hearts program: reducing cardiovascular disease risk factors in rural sedentary, overweight, and obese midlife and older women
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Am J Public Health 99:1271-7. 2009
    ..We tested a community-based intervention designed to reduce cardiovascular disease risk in sedentary midlife and older women who were overweight or obese...
  5. pmc Changes in diet and physical activity resulting from the Shape Up Somerville community intervention
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    BMC Pediatr 13:157. 2013
    ..It was set in Somerville, an urban, culturally diverse community in Massachusetts, USA...
  6. ncbi request reprint The effects of multidimensional home-based exercise on functional performance in elderly people
    Miriam E Nelson
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA
    J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 59:154-60. 2004
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that a home-based exercise program would improve functional performance in elderly people...
  7. pmc Strength training improves muscle quality and insulin sensitivity in Hispanic older adults with type 2 diabetes
    Naomi Brooks
    Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Int J Med Sci 4:19-27. 2007
    ..However, these data show that strength training is an exercise modality to consider as an adjunct of standard of care in high risk populations with type 2 diabetes...
  8. pmc A qualitative study of leadership characteristics among women who catalyze positive community change
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 12:383. 2012
    ..The second purpose of this study is to understand best practices for training and nurturing women leaders, to maximize their effectiveness in creating social change...
  9. pmc Design and national dissemination of the StrongWomen Community Strength Training Program
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Room 227, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A25. 2008
    ..Strength training exercises combat weakness and frailty and mitigate the development of chronic disease. Community-based programs offer accessible opportunities for strength training...
  10. pmc Factors related to leader implementation of a nationally disseminated community-based exercise program: a cross-sectional study
    Rebecca A Seguin
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:62. 2008
    ..The benefits of community-based health programs are widely recognized. However, research examining factors related to community leaders' characteristics and roles in implementation is limited...
  11. pmc Using the Community Readiness Model to select communities for a community-wide obesity prevention intervention
    Sarah Sliwa
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 8:A150. 2011
    ..79; SD, 1.13). The CRM quantified a subjective concept, allowing for comparison among 10 communities. Dimension scores and qualitative data from interviews helped in the selection of 6 communities for a replication study...
  12. ncbi request reprint Television viewing is associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Hispanic elders
    Xiang Gao
    Jean Mayer USDA HNRCA at Tufts University, 711 Washington St, Boston, MA 02111 1524, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:694-700. 2007
    ..We examined associations between television viewing and prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among a representative sample of Caribbean-origin Hispanic elders living in Massachusetts...
  13. ncbi request reprint A randomized controlled trial of resistance exercise training to improve glycemic control in older adults with type 2 diabetes
    Carmen Castaneda
    Jean Mayer U S Department of Agriculture Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:2335-41. 2002
    ..To determine the efficacy of high-intensity progressive resistance training (PRT) on glycemic control in older adults with type 2 diabetes...
  14. pmc Factors related to cardiovascular disease risk reduction in midlife and older women: a qualitative study
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 5:A06. 2008
    ..In this study, we used qualitative methods to better understand knowledge and awareness about CVD in women, perceived threat of CVD, barriers to heart-healthy eating and physical activity, and intervention strategies for behavior change...
  15. ncbi request reprint Parent perspectives on nutrition and physical activity during out-of-school time
    Stephanie Anzman-Frasca
    ChildObesity180, Tufts University, Boston, MA Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 46:156-63. 2014
    ..Out-of-school time (OST) programs serve a large, diverse population of children, including those at increased obesity risk. In this study, parents' perspectives about nutrition and physical activity (PA) during OST were assessed...
  16. doi request reprint Reducing cardiovascular disease risk in sedentary, overweight women: strategies for the cardiovascular specialist
    Sara C Folta
    John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:497-501. 2010
    ..To describe the issue of cardiovascular disease in women, and to discuss evidence-based strategies for promoting lifestyle changes to reduce risk in sedentary, overweight women...
  17. ncbi request reprint A community intervention reduces BMI z-score in children: Shape Up Somerville first year results
    Christina D Economos
    New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, 150 Harrison Avenue, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1325-36. 2007
    ..The objective was to test the hypothesis that a community-based environmental change intervention could prevent weight gain in young children (7.6 +/- 1.0 years)...
  18. 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...
  19. doi request reprint Children's perceptions of weight, obesity, nutrition, physical activity and related health and socio-behavioural factors
    Christina D Economos
    1 ChildObesity180, Friedman School of Nutrition, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Public Health Nutr 17:170-8. 2014
    ..Approximately one-third of children in the USA are either overweight or obese. Understanding the perceptions of children is an important factor in reversing this trend...
  20. ncbi request reprint The benefits of strength training for older adults
    Rebecca Seguin
    Center for Physical Activity and Nutrition, The Gerald J and Dorothy R Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts 02111, USA
    Am J Prev Med 25:141-9. 2003
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  21. 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...
  22. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and public health in older adults: recommendation from the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association
    Miriam E Nelson
    Tufts University
    Circulation 116:1094-105. 2007
    ..To issue a recommendation on the types and amounts of physical activity needed to improve and maintain health in older adults...
  23. ncbi request reprint American College of Sports Medicine Position Stand: physical activity and bone health
    Wendy M Kohrt
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 36:1985-96. 2004