Jessica A Alvarez

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Ethnicity and weight status affect the accuracy of proxy indices of insulin sensitivity
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2739-44. 2008
  2. pmc Fasting and postprandial markers of inflammation in lean and overweight children
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, General Clinical Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1138-44. 2009
  3. pmc Vitamin D intake is associated with insulin sensitivity in African American, but not European American, women
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1625 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama, 35294, USA
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 7:28. 2010
  4. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are independent determinants of whole-body insulin sensitivity in women and may contribute to lower insulin sensitivity in African Americans
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1344-9. 2010
  5. pmc Ethnic differences in glucose disposal, hepatic insulin sensitivity, and endogenous glucose production among African American and European American women
    Amy C Ellis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Metabolism 61:634-40. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and components of the metabolic syndrome in obese adolescent females
    Ambika P Ashraf
    Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2214-21. 2011
  7. pmc Glucose metabolism and diet predict changes in adiposity and fat distribution in weight-reduced women
    Barbara A Gower
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1532-7. 2010
  8. pmc Insulin resistance indices are inversely associated with vitamin D binding protein concentrations
    Ambika P Ashraf
    Division of Pediatric Endocrinology A P A, X W, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences C H, and Department of Nutrition Sciences B A G, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 and Division of Endocrinology J A A, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:178-83. 2014
  9. pmc Race differences in the association of oxidative stress with insulin sensitivity in African- and European-American women
    Gordon Fisher
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:972-7. 2012
  10. pmc Dietary calcium intake is associated with less gain in intra-abdominal adipose tissue over 1 year
    Nikki C Bush
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2101-4. 2010

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc Ethnicity and weight status affect the accuracy of proxy indices of insulin sensitivity
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2739-44. 2008
    ..If proxy indices are used in multiethnic populations, or in populations including both lean and overweight/obese subjects, data should be interpreted with caution...
  2. pmc Fasting and postprandial markers of inflammation in lean and overweight children
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, General Clinical Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35249, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1138-44. 2009
    ..Overweight children have greater circulating concentrations of markers of inflammation (MOI) than do lean children. Whether adiposity influences the postprandial MOI response is unknown...
  3. pmc Vitamin D intake is associated with insulin sensitivity in African American, but not European American, women
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1625 University Blvd, Birmingham, Alabama, 35294, USA
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 7:28. 2010
    ..The objective of this study was to test the hypothesis that dietary vitamin D would be associated with a robust measure of insulin sensitivity in AA and EA women...
  4. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and parathyroid hormone are independent determinants of whole-body insulin sensitivity in women and may contribute to lower insulin sensitivity in African Americans
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and the Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:1344-9. 2010
    ..Furthermore, African Americans (AAs) have lower insulin sensitivity and 25(OH)D concentrations than do European Americans (EAs); whether these differences are associated in a cause-and-effect manner has not been determined...
  5. pmc Ethnic differences in glucose disposal, hepatic insulin sensitivity, and endogenous glucose production among African American and European American women
    Amy C Ellis
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Metabolism 61:634-40. 2012
    ..Future research is needed to determine the physiological basis of lower insulin sensitivity among AA and its implications for type 2 diabetes mellitus risk...
  6. doi request reprint Associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and components of the metabolic syndrome in obese adolescent females
    Ambika P Ashraf
    Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism, The Children s Hospital, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2214-21. 2011
    ..Relationships of 25(OH)D with fasting insulin and ALT were ethnic specific. The positive relationship with LDL and ALT were suggestive of possible adverse influences of vitamin D...
  7. pmc Glucose metabolism and diet predict changes in adiposity and fat distribution in weight-reduced women
    Barbara A Gower
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1532-7. 2010
    ..The potential association between indexes of glucose disposal and changes in fat distribution warrants further study...
  8. pmc Insulin resistance indices are inversely associated with vitamin D binding protein concentrations
    Ambika P Ashraf
    Division of Pediatric Endocrinology A P A, X W, Department of Pediatrics, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences C H, and Department of Nutrition Sciences B A G, University of Alabama, Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35233 and Division of Endocrinology J A A, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99:178-83. 2014
    ....
  9. pmc Race differences in the association of oxidative stress with insulin sensitivity in African- and European-American women
    Gordon Fisher
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:972-7. 2012
    ..05). These results suggest that oxidative stress independently contributes to insulin sensitivity among AA women. Further, this association in AA may be mediated by circulating FFA and/or glucose...
  10. pmc Dietary calcium intake is associated with less gain in intra-abdominal adipose tissue over 1 year
    Nikki C Bush
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:2101-4. 2010
    ..Further investigation is needed to verify these findings and determine the calcium intake needed to exert beneficial effects on fat distribution...
  11. pmc Does fat fuel the fire: independent and interactive effects of genetic, physiological, and environmental factors on variations in fat deposition and distribution across populations
    Lynae J Hanks
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University ofAlabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 23:1233-44. 2010
    ..Our results suggest a potential inhibitory role of inflammation on bone as well as a negative impact of adiposity. Future investigations are warranted to further investigate these relationships...
  12. pmc Associations among body size dissatisfaction, perceived dietary control, and diet history in African American and European American women
    Paula C Chandler-Laney
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Eat Behav 10:202-8. 2009
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  13. pmc Insulin sensitivity affects propensity to obesity in an ethnic-specific manner: results from two controlled weight loss intervention studies
    Barbara A Gower
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Nutr Metab (Lond) 10:3. 2013
    ..abstract:..
  14. doi request reprint Role of various cytokines and growth factors in pubertal development
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala 35294 3360, USA
    Med Sport Sci 55:14-31. 2010
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  15. pmc Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and Ethnic Differences in Arterial Stiffness and Endothelial Function
    Jessica A Alvarez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Clin Med Res 4:197-205. 2012
    ..This study examined the relationships of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D (25(OH)D) with indicators of vascular function among healthy, young AA and EA adults...