Krista Casazza

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Reduced carbohydrate diet to improve metabolic outcomes and decrease adiposity in obese peripubertal African American girls
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 54:336-42. 2012
  2. pmc Shorter sleep may be a risk factor for impaired bone mass accrual in childhood
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Clin Densitom 14:453-7. 2011
  3. pmc Short-term physical activity intervention decreases femoral bone marrow adipose tissue in young children: a pilot study
    K Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Bone 50:23-7. 2012
  4. 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
  5. doi request reprint The association between the rs2234693 and rs9340799 estrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphisms and risk factors for cardiovascular disease: a review
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 12:84-97. 2010
  6. pmc Beyond thriftiness: independent and interactive effects of genetic and dietary factors on variations in fat deposition and distribution across populations
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 145:181-91. 2011
  7. pmc Adiposity and genetic admixture, but not race/ethnicity, influence bone mineral content in peripubertal children
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Bone Miner Metab 28:424-32. 2010
  8. pmc Relationships between reported macronutrient intake and insulin dynamics in a multi-ethnic cohort of early pubertal children
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:249-56. 2009
  9. pmc Intrabdominal fat is related to metabolic risk factors in Hispanic Americans, African Americans and in girls
    K Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Acta Paediatr 98:1965-71. 2009
  10. pmc Obesity attenuates the contribution of African admixture to the insulin secretory profile in peripubertal children: a longitudinal analysis
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1318-25. 2009

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Publications43

  1. pmc Reduced carbohydrate diet to improve metabolic outcomes and decrease adiposity in obese peripubertal African American girls
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 54:336-42. 2012
    ..The objective was to evaluate the efficacy of a moderately restricted carbohydrate (CHO) versus a standard CHO diet on weight/fat loss and metabolic parameters in overweight/obese AA girls ages 9 to 14 years...
  2. pmc Shorter sleep may be a risk factor for impaired bone mass accrual in childhood
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Clin Densitom 14:453-7. 2011
    ..Longer sleep duration may allow for optimal energy resource partitioning in which bone is favored. Sleep duration of less than 8h may impair bone mass accrual, particularly during periods of rapid growth...
  3. pmc Short-term physical activity intervention decreases femoral bone marrow adipose tissue in young children: a pilot study
    K Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Bone 50:23-7. 2012
    ..Our findings suggest that physical activity may improve bone quality via antagonistic effects on femoral bone marrow adipose tissue and possibly long-term agonistic effects on bone mineralization...
  4. 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
    ....
  5. doi request reprint The association between the rs2234693 and rs9340799 estrogen receptor alpha gene polymorphisms and risk factors for cardiovascular disease: a review
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    Biol Res Nurs 12:84-97. 2010
    ....
  6. pmc Beyond thriftiness: independent and interactive effects of genetic and dietary factors on variations in fat deposition and distribution across populations
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Am J Phys Anthropol 145:181-91. 2011
    ..Interactive effects of genetic and non-genetic factors alter metabolic pathways and underlie some of the present population-based differences in fat storage...
  7. pmc Adiposity and genetic admixture, but not race/ethnicity, influence bone mineral content in peripubertal children
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Ave S, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Bone Miner Metab 28:424-32. 2010
    ..Further, there is a differential impact of percent fat on BMC that may be mediated by genetic admixture...
  8. pmc Relationships between reported macronutrient intake and insulin dynamics in a multi-ethnic cohort of early pubertal children
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Int J Pediatr Obes 4:249-56. 2009
    ..Additionally, girls tend to be more insulin resistant than boys. Although the mechanism driving these differences is unclear, diet may be a contributor...
  9. pmc Intrabdominal fat is related to metabolic risk factors in Hispanic Americans, African Americans and in girls
    K Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Acta Paediatr 98:1965-71. 2009
    ..This study aimed to test the association of individual adipose depots on cardiometabolic outcomes, whether the association varied by depot and if the associations differed by race/ethnicity or gender in early pubertal children...
  10. pmc Obesity attenuates the contribution of African admixture to the insulin secretory profile in peripubertal children: a longitudinal analysis
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1318-25. 2009
    ..EA; however, the influence of genetic factors is superseded by adiposity. The pubertal transition may affect the development of the beta-cell response to glucose in a manner that differs with ethnic/genetic background...
  11. pmc Associations among insulin, estrogen, and fat mass gain over the pubertal transition in African-American and European-American girls
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1530 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2610-5. 2008
    ..Age at menarche (AgeM) is earlier in African-American (AA) than in European-American (EA) girls. Neither the physiological cause nor the health implications of this difference are known...
  12. pmc Differential influence of diet and physical activity on components of metabolic syndrome in a multiethnic sample of children
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:236-44. 2009
    ..Treatment of the metabolic syndrome in adults is generally approached with diet and physical activity. The influence of diet and physical activity on cardiometabolic outcomes in children has not been clearly established...
  13. pmc Longitudinal analysis of the insulin-like growth factor system in African-American and European American children and adolescents
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, 1675 University Boulevard, Room WEBB 415, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3360, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:4917-23. 2008
    ..IGF-I and its binding proteins influence growth, development, and disease risk. Studies have revealed ethnic variations in the IGF system...
  14. pmc The role of European genetic admixture in the etiology of the insulin resistance syndrome in children: are the effects mediated by fat accumulation?
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Pediatr 157:50-56.e1. 2010
    ..To evaluate the contribution of European genetic admixture (EUADM) to insulin resistance syndrome (IRS) in a multiethnic sample of children age 7-12 years, and to explore whether body fat affects this relationship...
  15. pmc Body fat and racial genetic admixture are associated with aerobic fitness levels in a multiethnic pediatric population
    Amanda L Willig
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:2222-7. 2011
    ..01). In conclusion, aerobic fitness levels differ by percent body fat and genetic admixture irrespective of BMI classification, and such differences should be taken into account when evaluating outcomes of health interventions...
  16. pmc A higher-carbohydrate, lower-fat diet reduces fasting glucose concentration and improves β-cell function in individuals with impaired fasting glucose
    Barbara A Gower
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Metabolism 61:358-65. 2012
    ..If confirmed, these results may have an impact on dietary recommendations for overweight individuals with and without IFG...
  17. pmc Parental feeding practices and socioeconomic status are associated with child adiposity in a multi-ethnic sample of children
    Michelle Cardel
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Blvd, WEBB 415, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Appetite 58:347-53. 2012
    ..Thus, parental feeding practices differ across racial/ethnic groups and SES and may contribute to population differences in child adiposity...
  18. pmc Effects of habitual diet on ethnic differences in serum total ghrelin
    Amy C Ellis
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 427 Webb Building, 1675 University Boulevard, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Endocrine 42:359-65. 2012
    ..Further study is warranted to explore the physiological basis for these ethnic differences and to determine whether they may relate to higher obesity rates among AA...
  19. pmc Higher postprandial serum ghrelin among African-American girls before puberty
    Amy C Ellis
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab 25:691-6. 2012
    ..Recent reports suggest that ghrelin regulation may differ by ethnicity and age. This study was designed to examine circulating ghrelin among overweight female African Americans across different age groups...
  20. pmc Ancestry-informative markers on chromosomes 2, 8 and 15 are associated with insulin-related traits in a racially diverse sample of children
    Yann C Klimentidis
    Section on Statistical Genetics, Department of Biostatistics, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA
    Hum Genomics 5:79-89. 2011
    ..Importantly, we have implicated this region in the early development of diabetes-related phenotypes, and in the genetic aetiology of population differences in these phenotypes...
  21. pmc Neighborhood-level disadvantage is associated with reduced dietary quality in children
    Akilah Dulin Keita
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1612-6. 2009
    ..Future interventions should assess mechanisms to improve the availability of healthful foods, while taking into account neighborhood-level conditions...
  22. pmc Effects of diet macronutrient composition on body composition and fat distribution during weight maintenance and weight loss
    Amy M Goss
    Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1139-42. 2013
    ..We tested the hypothesis that consumption of a relatively low glycemic load (GL) diet would reduce total and visceral adipose tissue under both eucaloric and hypocaloric conditions...
  23. pmc Do neighbourhoods matter? Neighbourhood disorder and long-term trends in serum cortisol levels
    Akilah Dulin-Keita
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 66:24-9. 2012
    ..This research sought to explore whether neighbourhood stressor exposure affected serum cortisol levels among children...
  24. pmc Associations among calcium intake, resting energy expenditure, and body fat in a multiethnic sample of children
    Lynae J Hanks
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    J Pediatr 157:473-8. 2010
    ..The objective was to determine if calcium intake was associated with resting energy expenditure (REE) and body fat in children after accounting for ancestral genetic background...
  25. pmc Associations of total and undercarboxylated osteocalcin with peripheral and hepatic insulin sensitivity and β-cell function in overweight adults
    Barbara A Gower
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3360, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 98:E1173-80. 2013
    ..Animal studies indicate that osteocalcin (OC), particularly the undercarboxylated isoform (unOC), affects insulin sensitivity and secretion, but definitive data from humans are lacking...
  26. pmc Adjusting adiposity and body weight measurements for height alters the relationship with blood pressure in children
    Amanda L Willig
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and the Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Am J Hypertens 23:904-10. 2010
    ..However, this correlation can be confounded by the relationship of both variables to height. We evaluated whether adiposity and anthropometric measures were associated with pediatric BP before and after adjusting each value for height...
  27. pmc Getting to the height of the matter: the relationship between stature and adiposity in pre-pubertal children
    Lynae J Hanks
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Ethn Dis 23:71-6. 2013
    ..The objective of our study was to evaluate the relationship between height and adiposity in children. In addition, a secondary objective was to evaluate potential moderation by insulin concentration...
  28. pmc Effect of dietary adherence with or without exercise on weight loss: a mechanistic approach to a global problem
    Pedro Del Corral
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 3360, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 94:1602-7. 2009
    ..Weight loss using low-calorie diets produces variable results, presumably due to a wide range of energy deficits and low-dietary adherence...
  29. pmc A conserved role for syndecan family members in the regulation of whole-body energy metabolism
    Maria De Luca
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 5:e11286. 2010
    ..035) and intra-abdominal fat (P = 0.049), and SNP rs2267871 with insulin sensitivity (P = 0.037). Collectively, our results in Drosophila and humans argue that syndecan family members play a key role in the regulation of body metabolism...
  30. 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...
  31. pmc Physical fitness, activity, and insulin dynamics in early pubertal children
    Krista Casazza
    Dept of Nutrition Sciences an Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Pediatr Exerc Sci 21:63-76. 2009
    ..Fitness was a stronger predictor of SI and AIRg than physical activity regardless of ethnicity; racial/ethnic differences in insulin dynamics were not accounted for by differences in fitness and/or physical activity...
  32. pmc Myths, presumptions, and facts about obesity
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    N Engl J Med 368:446-54. 2013
    ....
  33. pmc Circulating ghrelin and GLP-1 are not affected by habitual diet
    Amy C Ellis
    Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Regul Pept 176:1-5. 2012
    ....
  34. pmc Neighborhood perceptions affect dietary behaviors and diet quality
    Akilah Dulin Keita
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, AL, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 43:244-50. 2011
    ..The primary purpose of this study was to determine if perceived neighborhood disorder affected dietary quality within a multiethnic sample of children...
  35. doi request reprint Divergent effects of obesity on bone health
    Barbara A Gower
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, The University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA Electronic address
    J Clin Densitom 16:450-4. 2013
    ..Clinicians should consider adding a marker metabolic health, such as waist circumference or fasting plasma glucose concentration, to other known risk factors for osteoporosis and fracture. ..
  36. pmc Genetic variation in a member of the laminin gene family affects variation in body composition in Drosophila and humans
    Maria De Luca
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, School of Health Professions, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 3rd Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    BMC Genet 9:52. 2008
    ..Based on our results from Drosophila, we performed a human population-based association study to investigate the effect of natural variation in LAMA5 gene on body composition in humans...
  37. pmc Dietary macronutrient composition affects β cell responsiveness but not insulin sensitivity
    Laura Lee Goree
    Department of Nutrition Sciences at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:120-7. 2011
    ..Altering dietary carbohydrate or fat content may have chronic effects on insulin secretion and sensitivity, which may vary with individual metabolic phenotype...
  38. pmc Disruptions in energy balance: does nature overcome nurture?
    Jose R Fernandez
    Department of Nutrition Sciences and Clinical Nutrition Research Center, United States
    Physiol Behav 94:105-12. 2008
    ..It is evident that more research is needed to elucidate the methodological and statistical issues that underlie the interactions between genes and environments in obesity and its related comorbidities...
  39. doi request reprint Vitamin D and calcium-sensing receptor polymorphisms differentially associate with resting energy expenditure in peripubertal children
    Lynae J Hanks
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Webb 445, 1720 Second Ave South, Birmingham, AL, 35294 3360, USA
    J Bone Miner Metab 31:695-702. 2013
    ..Our results bring awareness to mechanisms underlying the regulation of REE and biological and dietary influential factors. ..
  40. pmc Macronutrient intake influences the effect of 25-hydroxy-vitamin d status on metabolic syndrome outcomes in african american girls
    Anna L Newton
    Department of Nutrition Sciences, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1675 University Boulevard, WEBB 439 Birmingham, AL 35294 3360, USA
    Cholesterol 2012:581432. 2012
    ..Improvement in 25OHD may improve fasting glucose, insulin sensitivity, and LDL; however, macronutrient intake warrants consideration...
  41. ncbi request reprint Improving the dietary patterns of adolescents using a computer-based approach
    Krista Casazza
    Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Florida International University, 11200 SW 8th St, HLS II 689, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Sch Health 76:43-6. 2006
    ..A computer-based intervention program has the potential to elicit a greater behavior change in comparison to a traditional didactic intervention program...
  42. ncbi request reprint The method of delivery of nutrition and physical activity information may play a role in eliciting behavior changes in adolescents
    Krista Casazza
    Florida International University, College of Health and Urban Affairs, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, HLS 450, University Park, Miami, Florida 33199, USA
    Eat Behav 8:73-82. 2007
    ..This study was conducted to determine which health education delivery method would elicit a greater behavior change...
  43. ncbi request reprint Psychosocial risk factors for eating disorders in Hispanic females of diverse ethnic background and non-Hispanic females
    Valerie A George
    Florida International University, Department of Dietetics and Nutrition, Stempel School of Public Health, University Park, HLS 445, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    Eat Behav 8:1-9. 2007
    ..Acknowledging that differences in psychosocial risk factors exist among Hispanic females of diverse background can assist us in creating more targeted approaches for the prevention of potential eating disorders in this population...