Fang Fang Zhang

Summary

Affiliation: Tufts University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency is associated with high prevalence of diabetes in Kuwaiti adults: results from a national survey
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    BMC Public Health 16:100. 2016
  2. doi request reprint Obesity in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Call for Early Weight Management
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA
    Adv Nutr 6:611-9. 2015
  3. pmc Vitamin D deficiency is associated with progression of knee osteoarthritis
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University, Boston, MA
    J Nutr 144:2002-8. 2014
  4. pmc Total energy intake and breast cancer risk in sisters: the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 137:541-51. 2013
  5. pmc White blood cell global methylation and IL-6 promoter methylation in association with diet and lifestyle risk factors in a cancer-free population
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University Boston, MA, USA
    Epigenetics 7:606-14. 2012
  6. pmc Dietary patterns are associated with levels of global genomic DNA methylation in a cancer-free population
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 141:1165-71. 2011
  7. pmc Physical activity and global genomic DNA methylation in a cancer-free population
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Epigenetics 6:293-9. 2011
  8. pmc Significant differences in global genomic DNA methylation by gender and race/ethnicity in peripheral blood
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Epigenetics 6:623-9. 2011
  9. doi request reprint Assessing Dietary Intake in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Food Frequency Questionnaire Versus 24-Hour Diet Recalls
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Baylor College of Medicine, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 61:499-502. 2015
  10. pmc Comparison of childhood cancer survivors' nutritional intake with US dietary guidelines
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 62:1461-7. 2015

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. doi request reprint Vitamin D deficiency is associated with high prevalence of diabetes in Kuwaiti adults: results from a national survey
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
    BMC Public Health 16:100. 2016
    ..Little is known on vitamin D deficiency and its association with diabetes in countries of the Arabia Gulf where the population is experiencing a rapid increase in the incidence of diabetes...
  2. doi request reprint Obesity in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Call for Early Weight Management
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA
    Adv Nutr 6:611-9. 2015
    ..Promoting family-based healthy lifestyles, preferably at a sensitive window of unhealthy weight gain, is a priority for preventing the early onset of obesity and cardiometabolic conditions in childhood cancer survivors. ..
  3. pmc Vitamin D deficiency is associated with progression of knee osteoarthritis
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University, Boston, MA
    J Nutr 144:2002-8. 2014
    ..Vitamin D has biological functions on multiple knee joint structures and can play important roles in the progression of knee osteoarthritis. The metabolism of vitamin D is regulated by parathyroid hormone (PTH)...
  4. pmc Total energy intake and breast cancer risk in sisters: the Breast Cancer Family Registry
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 137:541-51. 2013
    ..If replicated in prospective studies, then these findings suggest that reductions in total energy intake may help in modifying breast cancer risk...
  5. pmc White blood cell global methylation and IL-6 promoter methylation in association with diet and lifestyle risk factors in a cancer-free population
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Tufts University Boston, MA, USA
    Epigenetics 7:606-14. 2012
    ..The long-term consequence of folate fortification on DNA methylation needs to be further evaluated in longitudinal settings...
  6. pmc Dietary patterns are associated with levels of global genomic DNA methylation in a cancer-free population
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Nutr 141:1165-71. 2011
    ..55). Thus, a dietary pattern characterized by a high intake of vegetables and fruits may protect against global DNA hypomethylation. Future studies with a larger sample size need to confirm that this association holds longitudinally...
  7. pmc Physical activity and global genomic DNA methylation in a cancer-free population
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Epigenetics 6:293-9. 2011
    ..24, 95%CI:-0.93, 3.40). There were some suggestions of a positive association between physical activity and global genomic DNA methylation in non-Hispanics (β=1.50, 95%CI: -0.08, 3.08) that warrants further investigation...
  8. pmc Significant differences in global genomic DNA methylation by gender and race/ethnicity in peripheral blood
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Epigenetics 6:623-9. 2011
    ..Global leukocyte DNA methylation differs by gender and race/ethnicity, suggesting these variables need to be taken into consideration in studies of global DNA methylation as an epigenetic marker for cancer...
  9. doi request reprint Assessing Dietary Intake in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Food Frequency Questionnaire Versus 24-Hour Diet Recalls
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University Department of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Baylor College of Medicine, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies, Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 61:499-502. 2015
    ..FFQ significantly underestimates dietary intake and should not be used to assess the absolute intake of foods and nutrients in childhood cancer survivors. ..
  10. pmc Comparison of childhood cancer survivors' nutritional intake with US dietary guidelines
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 62:1461-7. 2015
    ..Poor diet quality can exacerbate chronic health conditions in the survivors but their nutritional intake has not been adequately studied...
  11. pmc Low Levels of Energy Expenditure in Childhood Cancer Survivors: Implications for Obesity Prevention
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy Nutritional Epidemiology Program Energy Metabolism Laboratory, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University Institute for Clinical Research and Health Policy Studies Division of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, The Floating Hospital for Children, Tufts Medical Center Departments of Medicine Pediatrics Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, MA Baylor College of Medicine, USDA ARS Children s Nutrition Research Center, Houston, TX
    J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 37:232-6. 2015
    ..This energy gap is likely to contribute to the risk of obesity in this population and future trials are needed to assess implications and potential treatment strategies. ..
  12. doi request reprint Food craving and obesity in survivors of pediatric ALL and lymphoma
    Marissa Shams-White
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
    Appetite 96:1-6. 2016
    ..The role of food craving in shaping eating behavior and obesity risk needs to be further evaluated in a large cohort of childhood cancer survivors. ..
  13. pmc Predictors of being overweight or obese in survivors of pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL)
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Science, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 61:1263-9. 2014
    ..A high prevalence of obesity has been increasingly recognized in survivors of pediatric ALL. However, longitudinal patterns of weight change during and after treatment, and associated factors, are less well elucidated...
  14. doi request reprint Diet quality of cancer survivors and noncancer individuals: Results from a national survey
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Cancer 121:4212-21. 2015
    ..It remains unclear whether cancer survivors adhere to existing dietary guidelines and whether survivors' diets differ from those of individuals without cancer over the long term...
  15. pmc Growth patterns during and after treatment in patients with pediatric ALL: A meta-analysis
    Fang Fang Zhang
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 62:1452-60. 2015
    ..Understanding the critical time periods in which patients with pediatric ALL are vulnerable to unhealthy weight gain will lay the groundwork for developing effectively timed interventions...