GERALD SANDERS BERENSON

Summary

Affiliation: Tulane University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Correlates of age onset of type 2 diabetes among relatively young black and white adults in a community: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Quoc Manh Nguyen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1341-6. 2012
  2. pmc The relation of menarcheal age to obesity in childhood and adulthood: the Bogalusa heart study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 3:3. 2003
  3. pmc Low birth weight and longitudinal trends of cardiovascular risk factor variables from childhood to adolescence: the bogalusa heart study
    Maria G Frontini
    Department of Public Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School, PO Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23507 1980, USA
    BMC Pediatr 4:22. 2004
  4. pmc Utility of waist-to-height ratio in assessing the status of central obesity and related cardiometabolic risk profile among normal weight and overweight/obese children: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Jasmeet S Mokha
    Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:73. 2010
  5. pmc End-stage renal disease in young black males in a black-white population: longitudinal analysis of the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Paul Muntner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMC Nephrol 10:40. 2009
  6. pmc Principal-component-based multivariate regression for genetic association studies of metabolic syndrome components
    Hao Mei
    Epidemiology Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
    BMC Genet 11:100. 2010
  7. pmc Influence of low birth weight on C-reactive protein in asymptomatic younger adults: the bogalusa heart study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, LA, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:71. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Childhood blood pressure as a predictor of arterial stiffness in young adults: the bogalusa heart study
    Shengxu Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 43:541-6. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Leukocyte telomere length is associated with HDL cholesterol levels: The Bogalusa heart study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
    Atherosclerosis 205:620-5. 2009
  10. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism (G894T) influences arterial stiffness in adults: The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:553-9. 2004

Research Grants

  1. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    Gerald Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2009
  2. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    Gerald Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2004
  3. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    Gerald Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2003
  4. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    GERALD SANDERS BERENSON; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications99

  1. pmc Correlates of age onset of type 2 diabetes among relatively young black and white adults in a community: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Quoc Manh Nguyen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:1341-6. 2012
    ..The risk factors for middle-age onset of type 2 diabetes are well known. However, information is scant regarding the age onset of type 2 diabetes and its correlates in community-based black and white relatively young adults...
  2. pmc The relation of menarcheal age to obesity in childhood and adulthood: the Bogalusa heart study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 3:3. 2003
    ....
  3. pmc Low birth weight and longitudinal trends of cardiovascular risk factor variables from childhood to adolescence: the bogalusa heart study
    Maria G Frontini
    Department of Public Health, Eastern Virginia Medical School, PO Box 1980, Norfolk, VA 23507 1980, USA
    BMC Pediatr 4:22. 2004
    ..S. general population regarding the effects of low birth weight on the longitudinal trends in cardiovascular risk factor variables measured concurrently from childhood to adolescence...
  4. pmc Utility of waist-to-height ratio in assessing the status of central obesity and related cardiometabolic risk profile among normal weight and overweight/obese children: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Jasmeet S Mokha
    Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    BMC Pediatr 10:73. 2010
    ....
  5. pmc End-stage renal disease in young black males in a black-white population: longitudinal analysis of the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Paul Muntner
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    BMC Nephrol 10:40. 2009
    ..g., hypertension) also increase the risk of renal disease. However, the importance of childhood risk factors on the development of chronic kidney disease and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is not well characterized...
  6. pmc Principal-component-based multivariate regression for genetic association studies of metabolic syndrome components
    Hao Mei
    Epidemiology Department, Tulane University, New Orleans, USA
    BMC Genet 11:100. 2010
    ..Gene pleiotropy may therefore cause a loss of power in association studies focused only on a single trait, whether based on single or multiple markers...
  7. pmc Influence of low birth weight on C-reactive protein in asymptomatic younger adults: the bogalusa heart study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, LA, USA
    BMC Res Notes 4:71. 2011
    ..abstract:..
  8. ncbi request reprint Childhood blood pressure as a predictor of arterial stiffness in young adults: the bogalusa heart study
    Shengxu Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 43:541-6. 2004
    ..These findings underscore the importance of childhood blood pressure in the evolution of arterial stiffness and the need for beginning preventive cardiology early in life...
  9. doi request reprint Leukocyte telomere length is associated with HDL cholesterol levels: The Bogalusa heart study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences, New Orleans, LA 70112, United States
    Atherosclerosis 205:620-5. 2009
    ..This study examined the relationships of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) with LTL and the rate of its shortening...
  10. ncbi request reprint Nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphism (G894T) influences arterial stiffness in adults: The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:553-9. 2004
    ..046) and YEM (P =.035). These results suggest that the allelic variation (G894T) of the eNOS gene or a locus closely linked to it is associated with lower arterial wall stiffness, adjusting for BP levels, in young adults...
  11. doi request reprint Glycemic status, metabolic syndrome, and cardiovascular risk in children
    Gerald S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Med Clin North Am 95:409-17, ix. 2011
    ..Prevention must be considered as a serious public health issue. Health education and health promotion of school children needs incorporation as a community effort...
  12. ncbi request reprint Obesity--a critical issue in preventive cardiology: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Gerald S Berenson
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane Health Sciences Center, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Cardiol 8:234-41; quiz 242-3. 2005
    ..Since obesity is so widespread and underlying cardiovascular disease is so prevalent, health education beginning in childhood is suggested as an approach to prevention...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors in youth with implications for aging: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    G S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1829, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Neurobiol Aging 26:303-7. 2005
    ..The application of multiple risk factors profiling in young individuals in conjunction with non-invasive measurements of vascular changes can promote successful aging and encourage preventive cardiology beginning in early life...
  14. ncbi request reprint Bogalusa Heart Study: a long-term community study of a rural biracial (black/white) population
    G S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 322:267-74. 2001
    ..Bogalusa, LA, is a biracial (black/white) rural community 70 miles north of New Orleans, comparable to many other communities in southeastern United States...
  15. ncbi request reprint Racial (black-white) contrasts of risk for hypertensive disease in youth have implications for preventive care: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Gerald Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane Health Sciences Center, Departments of Epidemiology, Medicine, Pediatrics, Biochemistry, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:S4-2-9. 2006
    ..The use of low doses of antihypertensive medications along with prudent diet and physical activity may be considered for children with elevated blood pressure...
  16. ncbi request reprint Bogalusa Heart Study: a long-term community study of a rural biracial (Black/White) population
    G S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Med Sci 322:293-300. 2001
    ..Bogalusa, LA, is a biracial (black/white) rural community 70 miles north of New Orleans, comparable to many other communities in southeastern United States...
  17. ncbi request reprint Consideration of serum cholesterol in risk factor profiling for all young individuals
    G S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 11:1-9. 2001
    ..To alter the adverse natural course of coronary artery disease and its risk factors, primary prevention should begin in childhood...
  18. pmc C-reactive protein is an independent predictor for carotid artery intima-media thickness progression in asymptomatic younger adults (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Ahmet Toprak
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, New Orleans, LA, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 11:78. 2011
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Health consequences of obesity
    Gerald S Berenson
    The Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Pediatr Blood Cancer 58:117-21. 2012
    ..1986) Causation of cardiovascular risk factors in children: Perspectives on cardiovascular risk in early life, Raven Press Books Ltd]...
  20. ncbi request reprint Childhood risk factors predict adult risk associated with subclinical cardiovascular disease. The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Gerald S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:3L-7L. 2002
    ..This area may be an earlier marker of disease. Observations of risk factors in young individuals and noninvasive studies of structural changes of the cardiovascular system have strong implications for prevention by cardiologists...
  21. pmc Elevated liver function enzymes are related to the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in younger adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Quoc Manh Nguyen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:2603-7. 2011
    ..However, information is limited regarding the long-term predictability of ALT and GGT in the development of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes...
  22. pmc Stimulus response of blood pressure in black and white young individuals helps explain racial divergence in adult cardiovascular disease: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Gerald S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, New Orleans, LA, USA
    J Am Soc Hypertens 5:230-8. 2011
    ..Taken together, understanding racial (black-white) contrasts to stress contribute to both prevention and treatment of hypertension, especially for black males...
  23. doi request reprint Cardiovascular health promotion for children: a model for a Parish (County)-wide program (implementation and preliminary results)
    Gerald S Berenson
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Cardiol 13:23-8. 2010
    ..Health education of children is an important aspect of preventive cardiology with a need for pediatric and adult cardiologists' involvement...
  24. doi request reprint Racial (black-white) divergence in the association between adiponectin and arterial stiffness in asymptomatic young adults: the Bogalusa heart study
    Quoc M Nguyen
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:553-7. 2008
    ..Although racial (black-white) divergences in adiponectin and arterial stiffness are known, information is scant regarding the association between these two parameters among asymptomatic young adults within each race...
  25. ncbi request reprint Impact of multiple cardiovascular risk factors on femoral artery intima-media thickness in asymptomatic young adults (the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Timir K Paul
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 95:469-73. 2005
    ..Further, ultrasonography of the femoral artery in conjunction with multiple risk factor profiling can be helpful in risk stratification...
  26. ncbi request reprint G-6A polymorphism of angiotensinogen gene modulates the effect of blood pressure on carotid intima-media thickness. The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 20:1073-8. 2007
    ..However, whether the G-6A polymorphism of the angiotensinogen (AGT) gene, a candidate gene of hypertension and vascular remodeling, modulates this relationship is unknown...
  27. doi request reprint Interaction of G-protein beta3 subunit and nitric oxide synthase gene polymorphisms on carotid artery intima-media thickness in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Hypertens 21:917-21. 2008
    ..However, information is scant regarding the interaction of these genes on arterial wall thickness...
  28. ncbi request reprint Beta-adrenergic receptor genes are associated with arterial stiffness in black and white adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 20:1251-7. 2007
    ..This study examines the genetic influence of beta-AR gene polymorphisms (beta(1)-AR Arg389Gly, beta(2)-AR Arg16Gly, and beta(3)-AR Trp64Arg) on arterial stiffness in black and white young adults...
  29. ncbi request reprint R219K polymorphism of the ABCA1 gene and its modulation of the variations in serum high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglycerides related to age and adiposity in white versus black young adults. The Bogalusa heart study
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane Center for Cariovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Metabolism 52:930-4. 2003
    ....
  30. ncbi request reprint Childhood adiposity as a predictor of cardiac mass in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Xiangrong Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Circulation 110:3488-92. 2004
    ..However, information on the relationship between left ventricular mass (LVM) in adults and longitudinal measurements of CV risk factors from childhood to adulthood is limited...
  31. ncbi request reprint Clustering of long-term trends in metabolic syndrome variables from childhood to adulthood in Blacks and Whites: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 166:527-33. 2007
    ..Obesity is of critical importance in the development of metabolic syndrome, and its prevention beginning in childhood needs to be addressed...
  32. ncbi request reprint Gender-specific influence of NO synthase gene on blood pressure since childhood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 44:668-73. 2004
    ..In conclusion, the endothelial NO synthase gene influences the long-term burden and trend of blood pressure since childhood in females and may contribute to their predisposition to hypertension...
  33. ncbi request reprint Framingham risk score is related to carotid artery intima-media thickness in both white and black young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Lyn Kieltyka
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2140, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Atherosclerosis 170:125-30. 2003
    ..These results support the use of FRS in both white and black young adults and underscore the importance of prevention and control of multiple risk factors in youth...
  34. ncbi request reprint Childhood cardiovascular risk factors and carotid vascular changes in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Shengxu Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    JAMA 290:2271-6. 2003
    ....
  35. ncbi request reprint Race (black-white) and gender divergences in the relationship of childhood cardiovascular risk factors to carotid artery intima-media thickness in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Shengxu Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Atherosclerosis 194:421-5. 2007
    ..In conclusion, the predictability of childhood CV risk factors for increased carotid IMT in adulthood varies by race and gender. The prevention implications of these findings need further investigation...
  36. ncbi request reprint G-6A polymorphism of the angiotensinogen gene and its association with left ventricular mass in asymptomatic young adults from a biethnic community: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Dharmendrakumar A Patel
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Science Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 18:1437-41. 2005
    ..However, previous findings associating this variant with LVM among relatively older adults with cardiovascular morbidity are inconsistent and contradictory...
  37. pmc Ethnic differences in subcutaneous adiposity and waist girth in children and adolescents
    Susan B Sisson
    Pennington Biomedical Research Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:2075-81. 2009
    ..Differences in adiposity between ethnic groups should be considered in disease risk assessment and stratification as they are observed even for a given BMI level...
  38. ncbi request reprint Changes in metabolic syndrome variables since childhood in prehypertensive and hypertensive subjects: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Departments of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 48:33-9. 2006
    ..Thus, excess adiposity and blood pressure beginning in childhood and accelerated adverse longitudinal changes in risk variables of metabolic syndrome through young adulthood characterize the early natural history of hypertension...
  39. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk profile of asymptomatic healthy young adults with increased carotid artery intima-media thickness: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Priya Krishnan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, USA
    J La State Med Soc 155:165-9. 2003
    ..The cardiovascular (CV) risk profile of healthy young adults was studied at the extreme 5th percentiles of carotid intima-medial thickness (IMT) as measured by B-mode ultrasonography in different segments of the carotid artery...
  40. ncbi request reprint Predictability of childhood adiposity and insulin for developing insulin resistance syndrome (syndrome X) in young adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Departments of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Diabetes 51:204-9. 2002
    ..These results indicate that childhood obesity is a powerful predictor of development of syndrome X and underscore the importance of weight control early in life...
  41. ncbi request reprint Impact of multiple coronary risk factors on the intima-media thickness of different segments of carotid artery in healthy young adults (The Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Elaine M Urbina
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Cardiol 90:953-8. 2002
    ..Ultrasonography of carotid arteries, especially at the bifurcation, may be helpful along with measurements of risk factors for evaluation of asymptomatic atherosclerotic disease...
  42. ncbi request reprint Hepatic lipase promoter C-514T polymorphism influences serial changes in HDL cholesterol levels since childhood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2140, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Atherosclerosis 169:175-82. 2003
    ..These results suggest that the HL gene may play an important role in the regulation of HDL-C levels from childhood to adulthood, especially in white males...
  43. ncbi request reprint Distribution and correlates of arterial compliance measures in asymptomatic young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 18:684-91. 2005
    ..Information is scant on the distributions and correlates of measures of arterial pulsatile function in a community-based, biracial cohort of young adults...
  44. ncbi request reprint Vascular abnormalities in asymptomatic, healthy young adult smokers without other major cardiovascular risk factors: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Hong Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Am J Hypertens 18:319-24. 2005
    ..The observed deleterious effects of cigarette smoking on arterial wall dynamics in otherwise healthy young adults underscore the need for aggressive early prevention and intervention strategies to control smoking behavior...
  45. ncbi request reprint Adiponectin and its correlates of cardiovascular risk in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Dharmendrakumar A Patel
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Metabolism 55:1551-7. 2006
    ....
  46. pmc Influence of birth weight on white blood cell count in biracial (black-white) children, adolescents, and young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:214-8. 2009
    ....
  47. ncbi request reprint Awareness of hypertension and dyslipidemia in a semirural population of young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Maria G Frontini
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal St, Suite 2140, New Orleans, LA 70112 2824, USA
    Prev Med 36:398-402. 2003
    ..To assess the awareness of hypertension and dyslipidemia in a semirural population of young adults...
  48. ncbi request reprint Time-course of adiposity and fasting insulin from childhood to young adulthood in offspring of parents with coronary artery disease: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Adel A Youssef
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:553-9. 2002
    ..However, information is lacking on the time-course relation of adiposity and fasting insulin from childhood to young adulthood in offspring of parents with CAD, a surrogate measure of future risk...
  49. doi request reprint Path analysis of metabolic syndrome components in black versus white children, adolescents, and adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Ann Epidemiol 18:85-91. 2008
    ..Examine the complex relationships among metabolic syndrome components in black and white individuals by growth periods...
  50. ncbi request reprint Different effects of atherogenic lipoproteins and blood pressure on arterial structure and function: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and the Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich) 8:323-9. 2006
    ..01). No race difference in these relationships was found. The results of this study indicate that atherogenic lipoproteins and blood pressure may play different roles in the development of arterial wall stiffness and atherosclerosis...
  51. ncbi request reprint Differential association of birth weight with cardiovascular risk variables in African-Americans and Whites: the Bogalusa heart study
    Fawaz Mzayek
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 14:258-64. 2004
    ..To study the relationship between low birth weight and the subsequent development of cardiovascular risk factors and to compare this relationship between African-Americans and whites at 7 to 21 years of age...
  52. doi request reprint Relation of plasma homocysteine to arterial stiffness in black and white young adults (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Litao Ruan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Cardiol 103:985-8. 2009
    ..In conclusion, plasma homocysteine was an independent correlate of arterial stiffness in asymptomatic black and white young adults and may be a potential marker for cardiovascular disease risk in this age group...
  53. doi request reprint Utility of waist-to-height ratio in detecting central obesity and related adverse cardiovascular risk profile among normal weight younger adults (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 104:721-4. 2009
    ..76 vs 0.71 mm, p = 0.009). In conclusion, these findings underscore the utility of the waist-to-height ratio in detecting central obesity and related adverse cardiovascular risk among normal weight younger adults...
  54. pmc Relation of serum phosphorus levels to carotid intima-media thickness in asymptomatic young adults (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Litao Ruan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 106:793-7. 2010
    ..019 for interaction). In conclusion, serum phosphorus within the normal range is an important correlate of carotid IMT in asymptomatic young adults, with smoking potentiating this adverse association...
  55. ncbi request reprint Q192R polymorphism of the paraoxanase 1 gene and its association with serum lipoprotein variables and carotid artery intima-media thickness in young adults from a biracial community. The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, 1440 Canal Street, 18th floor SL 12, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Atherosclerosis 177:167-74. 2004
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in risk variables of insulin resistance syndrome from childhood to young adulthood in offspring of parents with type 2 diabetes: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Metabolism 52:443-50; discussion 451-3. 2003
    ..These observations have important implications for early prevention and intervention...
  57. ncbi request reprint Comparison of the measures of pulsatile arterial function between asymptomatic younger adult smokers and former smokers: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Hong Li
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2824, USA
    Am J Hypertens 19:897-901. 2006
    ..These findings, although cross-sectional in nature, indicate the potential for improving arterial wall dynamics after smoking cessation in younger adults...
  58. doi request reprint Association between depression and intima-media thickness of carotid bulb in asymptomatic young adults
    Azad A Kabir
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Am J Med 122:1151.e1-8. 2009
    ..The study examined the association between symptoms of depression and subclinical atherosclerosis, determined by carotid intima-media thickness in asymptomatic young individuals...
  59. pmc The relationship between birthweight and longitudinal changes of blood pressure is modulated by beta-adrenergic receptor genes: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Biomed Biotechnol 2010:543514. 2010
    ..039 for interaction), with blacks and whites showing a similar trend in the interaction. These findings indicate that the intrauterine programming of BP regulation later in life depends on beta-AR genotypes...
  60. pmc Utility of childhood glucose homeostasis variables in predicting adult diabetes and related cardiometabolic risk factors: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Quoc Manh Nguyen
    The Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Diabetes Care 33:670-5. 2010
    ..CONCLUSIONS Adverse levels of glucose homeostasis variables in childhood not only persist into adulthood but also predict adult pre-diabetes and type 2 diabetes and relate to cardiometabolic risk factors...
  61. doi request reprint Correlates of common carotid artery lumen diameter in black and white younger adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Litao Ruan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and the Department of Epidemiology, University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Stroke 40:702-7. 2009
    ..Vascular remodeling as depicted by increases in arterial lumen diameter occurs in response to development of atherosclerosis. However, data on the correlates of arterial lumen diameter in younger adults by race and sex are limited...
  62. pmc Urinary angiotensinogen is correlated with blood pressure in men (Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Hiroyuki Kobori
    Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112 2699, USA
    J Hypertens 28:1422-8. 2010
    ..We aimed to determine the relationship of UAGT with traditional cardiovascular disease risk factors in asymptomatic young adults in this biracial population...
  63. doi request reprint Effect of parental coronary artery disease on adverse effects of the metabolic syndrome and aging on carotid artery intima-media thickness (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 102:180-3. 2008
    ..These findings reinforce the value of using family history of CAD in risk assessment algorithm...
  64. pmc Co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in Louisiana
    Carolyn C Johnson
    Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Community Health Sciences, 1440 Canal St, Rm 2309, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 6:A85. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the co-use of alcohol and tobacco among ninth-graders in south-central Louisiana...
  65. doi request reprint Plasma homocysteine is adversely associated with glomerular filtration rate in asymptomatic black and white young adults: the Bogalusa heart study
    Litao Ruan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1440 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 24:315-9. 2009
    ..95-5.50, p = 0.065), 2.97 (1.24-7.12, p = 0.015), 3.32 (1.45-7.60, p = 0.005) and 6.99 (3.06-15.94, p < 0.0001), respectively. Homocysteine is an independent correlate of renal function in asymptomatic black and white young adults...
  66. pmc Obesity and left ventricular dilatation in young adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Lydia A Bazzano
    Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112 2715, USA
    Clin Cardiol 34:153-9. 2011
    ..The present study examines risk factors for LV dilatation among 832 young adults (341 male, 491 female) who participated in the Bogalusa Heart Study...
  67. ncbi request reprint Correlates of vascular structure and function measures in asymptomatic young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Atherosclerosis 189:1-7. 2006
    ....
  68. ncbi request reprint Childhood uric acid predicts adult blood pressure: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Arnold B Alper
    Department of Internal Medicine, Tulane Hypertension and Renal Center of Excellence, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Hypertension 45:34-8. 2005
    ....
  69. pmc Predictors of left ventricular dilatation in young adults (from the Bogalusa Heart Study)
    Showkat A Haji
    Department of Cardiology, Medical Center, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1234-7. 2006
    ..47, 95% confidence interval 1.03 to 2.09). In conclusion, obesity beginning in childhood and obesity and hypertension in young adulthood are predictors of LV dilatation in an otherwise healthy young adult population...
  70. ncbi request reprint Interaction effect of Serine447Stop variant of the lipoprotein lipase gene and C-514T variant of the hepatic lipase gene on serum triglyceride levels in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Xue Xin
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Metabolism 52:1337-42. 2003
    ....
  71. ncbi request reprint Childhood blood pressure predicts adult microalbuminuria in African Americans, but not in whites: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sheikh Hoq
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Hypertens 15:1036-41. 2002
    ..Microalbuminuria is considered as a strong predictor of cardiovascular diseases. However, limited information is available for childhood blood pressure (BP) levels and microalbuminuria in adulthood...
  72. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome variables at low levels in childhood are beneficially associated with adulthood cardiovascular risk: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:126-31. 2005
    ..However, information on the relationship between the clustering of metabolic syndrome variables at favorable levels in childhood and the measures of CV risk in adulthood is not known...
  73. ncbi request reprint Autosomal genome scan for loci linked to blood pressure levels and trends since childhood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health and Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Hypertension 45:954-9. 2005
    ..Linkage evidence found in this community-based study indicates that regions on these chromosomes harbor genetic loci that affect the propensity for development of hypertension from childhood...
  74. ncbi request reprint Relation of self-rated measures of physical activity to multiple risk factors of insulin resistance syndrome in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Jeanette Gustat
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Medical Center, 1440 Canal Street, Suite 2140, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    J Clin Epidemiol 55:997-1006. 2002
    ..05); conversely, excess hours of inactivity increased the relative risk (P < 0.05). Thus, leisure-time activity and hours of inactivity are important predictors of multiple cardiovascular risk variables of IRS in young adults...
  75. doi request reprint Association of serum bilirubin with pulsatile arterial function in asymptomatic young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Azad R Bhuiyan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Metabolism 57:612-6. 2008
    ....
  76. ncbi request reprint A genome scan for loci influencing levels and trends of lipoprotein lipid-related traits since childhood: The Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wei Chen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Department of Epidemiology, Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Atherosclerosis 190:248-55. 2007
    ..Linkage evidence found in this community-based study indicates that regions on these chromosomes harbor genetic loci that affect the propensity to develop dyslipidemia from childhood...
  77. pmc Changes in risk variables of metabolic syndrome since childhood in pre-diabetic and type 2 diabetic subjects: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Quoc Manh Nguyen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:2044-9. 2008
    ..However, information is lacking regarding the long-term and adverse changes of metabolic syndrome variables in the development of type 2 diabetes from childhood to adulthood...
  78. ncbi request reprint Distribution and metabolic syndrome correlates of plasma C-reactive protein in biracial (black-white) younger adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Dharmendrakumar A Patel
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Science Center, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Metabolism 55:699-705. 2006
    ....
  79. ncbi request reprint Distribution and correlates of non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol in children: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sathanur R Srinivasan
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, Louisiana 70112, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e29. 2002
    ..Therefore, this study sought to provide population-based data on the distribution and correlates of non-HDL cholesterol in biracial (black-white) children...
  80. doi request reprint Fasting plasma glucose levels within the normoglycemic range in childhood as a predictor of prediabetes and type 2 diabetes in adulthood: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Quoc Manh Nguyen
    Tulane Center for Cardiovascular Health, Tulane University Health Sciences Center, 1440 Canal St, Ste 1829, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 164:124-8. 2010
    ..To determine whether childhood elevated fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels within the normoglycemic range predict diabetes in adulthood...
  81. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal changes in intake and food sources of calcium from childhood to young adulthood: the bogalusa heart study
    R Rajeshwari
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 23:341-50. 2004
    ..To examine changes in calcium intake and food sources of calcium from childhood to young adulthood in a longitudinal sample...
  82. ncbi request reprint The beta(2)-adrenergic receptor Arg16-gly polymorphism and interactions involving beta(2)- and beta(3)-adrenergic receptor polymorphisms are associated with variations in longitudinal serum lipid profiles: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    D Michael Hallman
    Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, Houston, TX 77225, USA
    Metabolism 53:1184-91. 2004
    ....
  83. ncbi request reprint Comparison of dietary intakes associated with metabolic syndrome risk factors in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Sunmi Yoo
    Department of Family Medicine, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, South Korea
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:841-8. 2004
    ..Previous studies suggested that dietary intakes affect individual risk factors associated with metabolic syndrome...
  84. ncbi request reprint Using the area under the curve to reduce measurement error in predicting young adult blood pressure from childhood measures
    Nancy R Cook
    Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215 1204, USA
    Stat Med 23:3421-35. 2004
    ....
  85. ncbi request reprint Relation of age at menarche to race, time period, and anthropometric dimensions: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341 3717, USA
    Pediatrics 110:e43. 2002
    ..To assess secular trends in menarcheal age between 1973 and 1994 and to determine whether childhood levels of height, weight, and skinfold thicknesses can account for racial (white/black) differences in menarcheal age...
  86. ncbi request reprint Persistent hypercholesterolemia is associated with the development of obesity among girls: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Andrew M Tershakovec
    Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 19104 4399, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 76:730-5. 2002
    ..Obesity is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Cross-sectional data suggest that hypercholesterolemia is associated with the development of childhood obesity...
  87. ncbi request reprint Secular trends in children's sweetened-beverage consumption (1973 to 1994): the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Ranganathan Rajeshwari
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Ave, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 105:208-14. 2005
    ....
  88. ncbi request reprint Interactive effects between polymorphisms in the beta-adrenergic receptors and longitudinal changes in obesity
    Darrell L Ellsworth
    Cardiovascular Disease Research Program, Windber Research Institute, Windber, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obes Res 13:519-26. 2005
    ....
  89. ncbi request reprint Relation of body mass index and waist-to-height ratio to cardiovascular disease risk factors in children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Divisions of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 86:33-40. 2007
    ..Several investigators have concluded that the waist-to-height ratio is more strongly associated with cardiovascular disease risk factors than is the body mass index (BMI; in kg/m(2))...
  90. ncbi request reprint Predictors of carotid intima-media thickness progression in young adults: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Heather M Johnson
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Wisconsin Medical School, Madison, WI 53792, USA
    Stroke 38:900-5. 2007
    ..Although risk factors for the progression of atherosclerosis in middle-aged and elderly adults are well known, they are less well understood in young adults. CIMT is a validated measure of subclinical atherosclerosis...
  91. pmc Association of calcium intake, dairy product consumption with overweight status in young adults (1995-1996): the Bogalusa Heart Study
    B M Brooks
    Children s Nutrition Research Center, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:523-32. 2006
    ..To examine the association between calcium intake and dairy product consumption with overweight and obesity in young adults...
  92. ncbi request reprint Cardiovascular risk factors and excess adiposity among overweight children and adolescents: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    David S Freedman
    Division of Nutrition and Physical Activity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA
    J Pediatr 150:12-17.e2. 2007
    ....
  93. ncbi request reprint Increased subclinical atherosclerosis in young adults with metabolic syndrome: the Bogalusa Heart Study
    Wendy S Tzou
    Atherosclerosis Imaging Research Program, Section of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Medical School, Madison, Wisconsin 53792, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 46:457-63. 2005
    ..The purpose of this study was to investigate the association of metabolic syndrome (MetS) with subclinical atherosclerosis, determined by ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) measurements, in young adults...
  94. ncbi request reprint Utility of childhood BMI in the prediction of adulthood disease: comparison of national and international references
    Ian Janssen
    School of Physical and Health Education, Queen s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada K7L 3N6
    Obes Res 13:1106-15. 2005
    ....
  95. ncbi request reprint Combined influence of body mass index and waist circumference on coronary artery disease risk factors among children and adolescents
    Ian Janssen
    Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, School of Physical and Health Education, Queen s University, Kingston, ON, K7L 3N6, Canada
    Pediatrics 115:1623-30. 2005
    ....
  96. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the tracking of childhood BMI to adulthood
    David S Freedman
    CDC Mailstop K 26, 4770 Buford Highway, Atlanta GA 30341 3717, USA
    Obes Res 13:928-35. 2005
    ..Therefore, we examined the tracking of childhood BMI into adulthood in a biracial (36% black) sample...
  97. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and health enhancing dietary behaviors in young adults: Bogalusa Heart Study
    Russell Jago
    Department of Pediatrics, Children s Nutrition Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, 1100 Bates Street, Houston, TX 77030, USA
    Prev Med 41:194-202. 2005
    ..Obesity results from energy imbalance. This study used data from the Bogalusa Heart Study to examine relationships between the dietary and physical activity behaviors of young adults...
  98. ncbi request reprint Rise in insulin resistance is associated with escalated telomere attrition
    Jeffrey P Gardner
    Hypertension Research Center, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ 07103, USA
    Circulation 111:2171-7. 2005
    ..We therefore tested the hypothesis that a rise in insulin resistance in concert with gain in body mass is associated with accelerated white blood cell telomere attrition...
  99. ncbi request reprint Distribution and predictors of carotid intima-media thickness in young adults
    Wendy S Tzou
    University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
    Prev Cardiol 10:181-9. 2007
    ..This report may be used to help plan epidemiologic investigations and clinical trials investigating atherosclerosis and its changes with interventions...

Research Grants13

  1. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    Gerald Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Observations derived from this research will help develop effective preventive strategies to temper mediators that influence premature C-V morbidity and mortality. ..
  2. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    Gerald Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Understanding the evolution of C-V risk in normal aging can lead to more rational programs for successful aging and longevity and C-V disease prevention. ..
  3. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    Gerald Berenson; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Understanding the evolution of C-V risk in normal aging will aid the development of more rational programs to achieve successful aging and C-V disease prevention. ..
  4. EVOLUTION OF CARDIOVASCULAR RISK WITH NORMAL AGING
    GERALD SANDERS BERENSON; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Observations derived from this research will help develop effective preventive strategies to temper mediators that influence premature C-V morbidity and mortality. ..