Gladys Block

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Intraindividual variability of plasma antioxidants, markers of oxidative stress, C-reactive protein, cotinine, and other biomarkers
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 17:404-12. 2006
  2. pmc A randomized trial of the Little by Little CD-ROM: demonstrated effectiveness in increasing fruit and vegetable intake in a low-income population
    Gladys Block
    Public Health Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A08. 2004
  3. pmc Demonstration of an E-mailed worksite nutrition intervention program
    Gladys Block
    Public Health Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A06. 2004
  4. pmc Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for Hispanics
    Gladys Block
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Division of Community Health and Human Development, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A77. 2006
  5. ncbi request reprint Plasma C-reactive protein concentrations in active and passive smokers: influence of antioxidant supplementation
    Gladys Block
    Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 23:141-7. 2004
  6. pmc Usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users: a cross-sectional study
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, 50 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
    Nutr J 6:30. 2007
  7. pmc Serum vitamin C and other biomarkers differ by genotype of phase 2 enzyme genes GSTM1 and GSTT1
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:929-37. 2011
  8. pmc Vitamin C treatment reduces elevated C-reactive protein
    Gladys Block
    University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Free Radic Biol Med 46:70-7. 2009
  9. pmc Development of Alive! (A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email), and its effect on health-related quality of life, presenteeism, and other behavioral outcomes: randomized controlled trial
    Gladys Block
    NutritionQuest, 15 Shattuck Square, Suite 288, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e43. 2008
  10. pmc The effect of vitamins C and E on biomarkers of oxidative stress depends on baseline level
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Free Radic Biol Med 45:377-84. 2008

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Publications53

  1. ncbi request reprint Intraindividual variability of plasma antioxidants, markers of oxidative stress, C-reactive protein, cotinine, and other biomarkers
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 17:404-12. 2006
    ..Within-person variability in biomarkers results in random error that can attenuate estimates of association. Little information on such variability is available for a number of nutrition-related biomarkers...
  2. pmc A randomized trial of the Little by Little CD-ROM: demonstrated effectiveness in increasing fruit and vegetable intake in a low-income population
    Gladys Block
    Public Health Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A08. 2004
    ..We tested the ability of a single brief interactive experience of the Little by Little CD-ROM to increase fruit and vegetable intake in low-income women...
  3. pmc Demonstration of an E-mailed worksite nutrition intervention program
    Gladys Block
    Public Health Nutrition Program, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 1:A06. 2004
    ..S. population intake does not meet recommendations. Interventions are needed that incorporate effective behavior-change principles and that can be delivered inexpensively to large segments of the population...
  4. pmc Validation of a food frequency questionnaire for Hispanics
    Gladys Block
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Division of Community Health and Human Development, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A77. 2006
    ..S. population by 2050. Compared with non-Hispanic whites, Hispanics have disproportionately higher rates of obesity, diabetes, and other diet-related conditions. Valid methods for studying the dietary intake of this group are needed...
  5. ncbi request reprint Plasma C-reactive protein concentrations in active and passive smokers: influence of antioxidant supplementation
    Gladys Block
    Division of Community Health and Human Development, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 23:141-7. 2004
    ..The objective was to determine whether antioxidant supplementation reduces plasma CRP in active and passive smokers...
  6. pmc Usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users: a cross-sectional study
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, 50 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA, 94720, USA
    Nutr J 6:30. 2007
    ..This study describes the dietary supplement usage patterns, health, and nutritional status of long-term multiple dietary supplement users, and where possible makes comparisons to non-users and multivitamin/mineral supplement users...
  7. pmc Serum vitamin C and other biomarkers differ by genotype of phase 2 enzyme genes GSTM1 and GSTT1
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California at Berkeley, 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:929-37. 2011
    ..Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) detoxify environmental chemicals and are involved in oxidative stress pathways. Deletion polymorphisms affect enzyme activities and have been associated with risk of disease...
  8. pmc Vitamin C treatment reduces elevated C-reactive protein
    Gladys Block
    University of California, Berkeley, 94720, USA
    Free Radic Biol Med 46:70-7. 2009
    ..But research on clinical benefits of antioxidants should limit participants to persons with elevations in the target biomarkers...
  9. pmc Development of Alive! (A Lifestyle Intervention Via Email), and its effect on health-related quality of life, presenteeism, and other behavioral outcomes: randomized controlled trial
    Gladys Block
    NutritionQuest, 15 Shattuck Square, Suite 288, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA
    J Med Internet Res 10:e43. 2008
    ..It was shown to improve these behaviors in a large randomized controlled trial...
  10. pmc The effect of vitamins C and E on biomarkers of oxidative stress depends on baseline level
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Free Radic Biol Med 45:377-84. 2008
    ..Further studies are needed to establish whether treatment with vitamins C or E in persons with concentrations above that cut point could slow the development of cardiovascular disease...
  11. pmc Vitamin C in plasma is inversely related to blood pressure and change in blood pressure during the previous year in young Black and White women
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, 50 University Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Nutr J 7:35. 2008
    ..Extensive biological and biochemical data suggest that plasma ascorbic acid may be such a factor. In this study we examined the association between plasma ascorbic acid concentration and blood pressure (BP) in young-adult women...
  12. ncbi request reprint Relations of glycemic index and glycemic load with plasma oxidative stress markers
    Youqing Hu
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 84:70-6; quiz 266-7. 2006
    ..Recent data suggest that acute hyperglycemia may increase in vivo free radical production. This increased production has been implicated in many disease processes...
  13. ncbi request reprint Vitamin C supplementation decreases oxidative stress biomarker f2-isoprostanes in plasma of nonsmokers exposed to environmental tobacco smoke
    Marion Dietrich
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Nutr Cancer 45:176-84. 2003
    ..Daily AO supplementation (especially with vitamin C) decreases this oxidative stress biomarker in passive smokers. This finding might be of importance for the prevention of ETS-associated adverse health effects in nonsmokers...
  14. ncbi request reprint Factors associated with oxidative stress in human populations
    Gladys Block
    Division of Health Policy and Management, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 156:274-85. 2002
    ..These data would permit a better understanding of the role that oxidants and antioxidants play in the health of human populations...
  15. pmc Dietary glycemic load, glycemic index, and associated factors in a multiethnic cohort of midlife women
    Youqing Hu
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 28:636-47. 2009
    ..However, current knowledge about the distribution, correlates, and major contributors of these measures in human populations is limited...
  16. ncbi request reprint Smoking and exposure to environmental tobacco smoke decrease some plasma antioxidants and increase gamma-tocopherol in vivo after adjustment for dietary antioxidant intakes
    Marion Dietrich
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 77:160-6. 2003
    ..Free radicals in cigarette smoke may cause oxidative damage to macromolecules, contributing to cardiovascular diseases and cancer. Decreased plasma antioxidant concentrations may indicate cigarette smoke-related oxidative stress...
  17. ncbi request reprint Antioxidant supplementation decreases lipid peroxidation biomarker F(2)-isoprostanes in plasma of smokers
    Marion Dietrich
    Department of Nutritional Sciences, School of Public Health, University of California, 140 Warren Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev 11:7-13. 2002
    ..The intake of antioxidants may help prevent smoking-related diseases. Smoking cessation should still be considered the most effective way to prevent smoking-related diseases...
  18. pmc The association of time in the US and diet during pregnancy in low-income women of Mexican descent
    Kim Harley
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7390, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 19:125-34. 2005
    ..A large percentage of women had inadequate intake of vitamin E (58%), folate (61%), iron (77%) and zinc (47%) from their diets during pregnancy and these rates were higher in US-born women than Mexico-born women...
  19. ncbi request reprint Associations between apolipoprotein E genotype and circulating F2-isoprostane levels in humans
    Marion Dietrich
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California, USA
    Lipids 40:329-34. 2005
    ..0056). High-cholesterol subjects that are epsilon4 carriers have significantly higher levels of lipid peroxidation as assessed by circulating F2-isoprostane levels...
  20. ncbi request reprint Effect of antioxidant intake on sperm chromatin stability in healthy nonsmoking men
    Elana W Silver
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7380, USA
    J Androl 26:550-6. 2005
    ..The results of this study do not preclude possible beneficial effects of high antioxidant intake on sperm chromatin integrity for men with fertility problems...
  21. ncbi request reprint The work and home activities questionnaire: energy expenditure estimates and association with percent body fat
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Phys Act Health 6:S61-9. 2009
    ..Understanding and increasing physical activity requires assessment of occupational, home, leisure and sedentary activities...
  22. ncbi request reprint Variation in nutrient intakes by ethnicity: results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Mei Hua Huang
    Division of Geriatrics, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles 90095 1687, California, USA
    Menopause 9:309-19. 2002
    ..To use food frequency questionnaires to summarize the macro- and micronutrient intakes of women of diverse ethnicity in the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Food consumption by children and the risk of childhood acute leukemia
    Marilyn L Kwan
    Division of Public Health Biology and Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7380, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1098-107. 2004
    ..These results suggest that fruits or fruit juices that contain vitamin C and/or potassium may reduce the risk of childhood leukemia, especially if they are consumed on a regular basis during the first 2 years of life...
  24. ncbi request reprint The effect of folate fortification of cereal-grain products on blood folate status, dietary folate intake, and dietary folate sources among adult non-supplement users in the United States
    Marion Dietrich
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 24:266-74. 2005
    ..S. population following folic acid fortification of enriched cereal-grain products and to explore accompanying changes in food sources and dietary total folate intake...
  25. ncbi request reprint Food intake characteristics of hemodialysis patients as obtained by food frequency questionnaire
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    J Ren Nutr 12:17-31. 2002
    ..We hypothesize that FFQ is a useful tool to assess the food intake differences between patients receiving dialysis and patients not receiving dialysis...
  26. ncbi request reprint On food frequency questionnaires: the contribution of open-ended questions and questions on ethnic foods
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
    Epidemiology 15:216-21. 2004
    ..Epidemiologic studies of diet must balance the goal of comprehensiveness with that of minimizing subject and study burden. Information on the impact of certain additional questionnaire elements may aid in such decisions...
  27. ncbi request reprint Maternal dietary risk factors in childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (United States)
    Christopher D Jensen
    School of Public Health, 419 Warren Hall, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 15:559-70. 2004
    ..Recent research has established that the disease can originate in utero, and thus maternal diet may be an important risk factor for ALL...
  28. ncbi request reprint A review: dietary and endogenously formed N-nitroso compounds and risk of childhood brain tumors
    Marion Dietrich
    School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA 94720 7360, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 16:619-35. 2005
    ..This approach may be helpful in determining the essential information that must be collected in future epidemiological studies on CBT...
  29. ncbi request reprint Erythrocyte folate and its response to folic acid supplementation is assay dependent in women
    Andrew J Clifford
    Department of Nutrition, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Nutr 135:137-43. 2005
    ..RBC folate correlated with total folate intake using a folate-targeted food/supplement screener...
  30. pmc Do multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between prenatal alcohol intake and miscarriage?
    Lyndsay Ammon Avalos
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 201:563.e1-9. 2009
    ..To determine whether multivitamin supplements modify the relationship between alcohol consumption during pregnancy and the risk of miscarriage...
  31. ncbi request reprint Reverse epidemiology of conventional cardiovascular risk factors in patients with chronic heart failure
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 43:1439-44. 2004
    ..Reverse epidemiology of conventional cardiovascular risk factors is observed in CHF and may have a bearing on the management of these patients; thus, it deserves further investigation...
  32. pmc Genetic variants in the folate pathway and risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia
    Catherine Metayer
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, 1995 University Avenue, Suite 460, Berkeley, CA 94704 7392, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 22:1243-58. 2011
    ..We examined whether child's germline genetic variation in the folate pathway is associated with childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), and whether periconception maternal folate and alcohol intake modify the risk...
  33. ncbi request reprint Ascorbic acid, blood pressure, and the American diet
    Gladys Block
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720, USA
    Ann N Y Acad Sci 959:180-7. 2002
    ..African Americans tend to have low blood levels of vitamin C as well as the highest risk of hypertension. Low intake of antioxidant-rich fruits and vegetables may be one of the causes of hypertension...
  34. ncbi request reprint Long-term effects of nutrient intervention on markers of bone remodeling and calciotropic hormones in late-postmenopausal women
    Christopher Jensen
    University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 75:1114-20. 2002
    ..Adequate intakes of calcium and vitamin D reduce bone loss and fracture risk in the elderly. Other nutrients also affect bone health, and adequate intakes may influence bone turnover and balance...
  35. pmc Hemochromatosis gene status as a risk factor for Barrett's esophagus
    Douglas A Corley
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA, 94612, USA
    Dig Dis Sci 53:3095-102. 2008
    ..As expected, gene defects were associated with increased iron stores. We can conclude from our findings that Barrett's esophagus was not associated with hemochromatosis gene defects, although we cannot exclude small effects...
  36. doi request reprint A randomized, double-masked, placebo-controlled clinical trial of multivitamin supplementation for age-related lens opacities. Clinical trial of nutritional supplements and age-related cataract report no. 3
    Giovanni Maraini
    Ophthalmology 115:599-607.e1. 2008
    ..To evaluate the effect of a multivitamin/mineral supplement on development or progression of age-related lens opacities...
  37. pmc Dietary antioxidants, fruits, and vegetables and the risk of Barrett's esophagus
    Ai Kubo
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Am J Gastroenterol 103:1614-23; quiz 1624. 2008
    ..The present study evaluated the associations among antioxidants, fruit and vegetable intake, and the risk of Barrett's esophagus (BE), a potential precursor to esophageal adenocarcinoma...
  38. doi request reprint Dietary patterns and the risk of Barrett's esophagus
    Ai Kubo
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 167:839-46. 2008
    ..Results suggest strong associations between a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and the risk of Barrett's esophagus...
  39. ncbi request reprint The effect of breakfast type on total daily energy intake and body mass index: results from the Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES III)
    Sungsoo Cho
    Kellogg USA, Battle Creek, Michigan, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 22:296-302. 2003
    ..We hypothesized not only that breakfast consumption itself is associated with BMI, but that the type of food eaten at breakfast also affects BMI...
  40. ncbi request reprint Final results of the Maryland WIC Food for Life Program
    Stephen Havas
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 660 W Redwood Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Prev Med 37:406-16. 2003
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  41. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity and body mass index as risk factors for Barrett's esophagus
    Douglas A Corley
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    Gastroenterology 133:34-41; quiz 311. 2007
    ..Barrett's esophagus is a strong risk factor for esophageal adenocarcinoma, but little is known about its associations with body mass index (BMI) or abdominal obesity...
  42. pmc Nutritional factors and susceptibility to arsenic-caused skin lesions in West Bengal, India
    Soma R Mitra
    Institute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research, Calcutta, India
    Environ Health Perspect 112:1104-9. 2004
    ..However, in light of the small magnitude of increased risks related to these dietary deficiencies, prevention should focus on reducing exposure to arsenic...
  43. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle and demographic factors in relation to vasomotor symptoms: baseline results from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation
    Ellen B Gold
    Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, University of California School of Medicine, Davis, CA 95616 8648, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:1189-99. 2004
    ..No dietary nutrients were significantly associated with vasomotor symptoms. These cross-sectional findings require further longitudinal exploration to identify lifestyle changes for women that may help prevent vasomotor symptoms...
  44. ncbi request reprint The nutritional status of astronauts is altered after long-term space flight aboard the International Space Station
    Scott M Smith
    Human Adaptation and Countermeasures Office, NASA Lyndon B Johnson Space Center, Houston, TX 77058, USA
    J Nutr 135:437-43. 2005
    ..These data provide evidence that bone loss, compromised vitamin D status, and oxidative damage are among critical nutritional concerns for long-duration space travelers...
  45. ncbi request reprint Validity and reliability of the Block98 food-frequency questionnaire in a sample of Canadian women
    Beatrice Boucher
    Division of Preventive Onoclogy, Cancer Care Ontario, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Public Health Nutr 9:84-93. 2006
    ..To assess the validity and reliability of the most recent adaptation of Block's full-diet food-frequency questionnaire (FFQ) among a sample of Canadian women...
  46. ncbi request reprint Understanding the increased risk of neural tube defect-affected pregnancies among Mexico-born women in California: immigration and anthropometric factors
    Ellen M Velie
    Department of Epidemiology, Michigan State University, East Lansing 48824, USA
    Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol 20:219-30. 2006
    ..Findings indicate that recent Mexican immigrants have a sevenfold increased risk for NTDs. Maternal BMI and height contributed very little, and inadequate weight gain contributed modestly to the NTD risk disparity for Mexican immigrants...
  47. ncbi request reprint Relationship between dietary antioxidants and childhood asthma: more epidemiological studies are needed
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Department of Pharmacy, UCLA School of Medicine Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Harbor Mailbox 406, C1 Annex 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509, USA
    Med Hypotheses 62:280-90. 2004
    ..Risk set sampling may enable us to explore possible associations between the type and quantity of dietary antioxidants and the development and severity of asthma in such an epidemiological study...
  48. ncbi request reprint Does gamma-tocopherol play a role in the primary prevention of heart disease and cancer? A review
    Marion Dietrich
    Jean Mayer US Department of Agriculture, Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging at Tufts University, Nutritional Epidemiology, Boston, MA 02111, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:292-9. 2006
    ..In this article, we review publications on dietary gamma-tocopherol intake, plasma gamma-tocopherol levels, cardiovascular disease and cancer risk in humans...
  49. ncbi request reprint Diet and lifestyle factors associated with premenstrual symptoms in a racially diverse community sample: Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN)
    Ellen B Gold
    Department of Public Health Sciences, University of California Davis School of Medicine, Davis, California 95616, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 16:641-56. 2007
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Comparing outcome predictability of markers of malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome in haemodialysis patients
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Harbor Mailbox 406, 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 19:1507-19. 2004
    ..However, it is not clear which one is a more sensitive and stronger predictor of outcome...
  51. pmc Development and reliability of brief dietary assessment tools for Hispanics
    Patricia Wakimoto
    National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities, Children s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Prev Chronic Dis 3:A95. 2006
    ..To address this issue and promote a healthy diet for disease prevention, we developed screening tools to assess the fruit, vegetable, and fat intake of Mexican Americans...
  52. ncbi request reprint Associations of body fat and its changes over time with quality of life and prospective mortality in hemodialysis patients
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Los Angeles Biomedical Institute at Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:202-10. 2006
    ..In maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, a larger body size is associated with better survival but a worse self-reported quality of life (QoL). It is not clear whether muscle mass or body fat confers the survival advantage...
  53. ncbi request reprint Appetite and inflammation, nutrition, anemia, and clinical outcome in hemodialysis patients
    Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Harbor University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, Harbor Mailbox 406, 1000 West Carson Street, Torrance, CA 90509 2910, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:299-307. 2004
    ..Malnutrition-inflammation complex syndrome, an outcome predictor in maintenance hemodialysis (MHD) patients, may be related to anorexia...

Research Grants8

  1. Obesity, Inflammation, and Oxidative Stress
    Gladys Block; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Targeting the inflammatory component of obesity may help slow its progression towards insulin resistance and cardiovascular disease. ..
  2. Oxidative Damage in Smokers and Passive Smokers
    Gladys Block; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..smokers 6) To determine the level of vitamin C required by smokers to attain the plasma vitamin C levels of non-smokers 7) To study the effect of supplemental vitamin C or antioxidant cocktail on other plasma antioxidants ..
  3. Gender Obesity C-Reactive Protein and Oxidative Stress
    Gladys Block; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..2a. In women, to determine whether postmenopausal status is associated with higher baseline CRP or lipid peroxidation, after control of covariates. ..