Dawn E Alley
Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania
- The changing relationship of obesity and disability, 1988-2004Dawn E Alley
Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104 6218, USA
JAMA 298:2020-7. 2007..However, whether these improvements have conferred decreased risk for disability is unknown. The obese population may be living longer with better-controlled risk factors but paradoxically experiencing more disability...
- Inflammation and rate of cognitive change in high-functioning older adultsDawn E Alley
Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci 63:50-5. 2008..The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between serum levels of IL-6 and CRP and the rate of cognitive change across a range of cognitive domains in a sample of healthy older persons...
- The shape of things to come: obesity, aging, and disabilityDawn E Alley
Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
LDI Issue Brief 13:1-4. 2008..This issue Brief summarizes two studies that examine the prevalence of obesity over time in the elderly and disabled, and the changing relationship of obesity and disability...
- Three-year change in inflammatory markers in elderly people and mortality: the Invecchiare in Chianti studyDawn E Alley
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health and Society Scholars Program, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
J Am Geriatr Soc 55:1801-7. 2007..To describe changes in interleukin-6 (IL-6) and C-reactive protein (CRP) and to determine how changes are related to mortality in elderly people...
- Socioeconomic status and C-reactive protein levels in the US population: NHANES IVDawn E Alley
Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, USA
Brain Behav Immun 20:498-504. 2006..Results suggest that differences in very high CRP may be due to factors beyond acute illness and may also reflect chronic health, behavioral and disease processes associated with low socioeconomic status...
- Hispanic paradox in biological risk profilesEileen M Crimmins
Andrus Gerontology Center, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089 0191, USA
Am J Public Health 97:1305-10. 2007..We examined biological risk profiles by race, ethnicity, and nativity to evaluate evidence for a Hispanic paradox in measured health indicators...