Penny Gordon-Larsen

Summary

Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Eighteen year weight trajectories and metabolic markers of diabetes in modernising China
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Diabetologia 57:1820-9. 2014
  2. pmc Are neighbourhood food resources distributed inequitably by income and race in the USA? Epidemiological findings across the urban spectrum
    Andrea S Richardson
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMJ Open 2:e000698. 2012
  3. pmc Multilevel examination of diabetes in modernising China: what elements of urbanisation are most associated with diabetes?
    S M Attard
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Diabetologia 55:3182-92. 2012
  4. pmc Timing and duration of obesity in relation to diabetes: findings from an ethnically diverse, nationally representative sample
    Natalie S The
    Department of Health Sciences, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:865-72. 2013
  5. pmc Discordant risk: overweight and cardiometabolic risk in Chinese adults
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E166-74. 2013
  6. pmc Longitudinal trends in obesity in the United States from adolescence to the third decade of life
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 2524, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1801-4. 2010
  7. pmc Residential self-selection bias in the estimation of built environment effects on physical activity between adolescence and young adulthood
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin St, Campus Box 8120, Chapel Hill, 27516 3997, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:70. 2010
  8. ncbi request reprint Barriers to physical activity: qualitative data on caregiver-daughter perceptions and practices
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:218-23. 2004
  9. pmc Built and socioeconomic environments: patterning and associations with physical activity in U.S. adolescents
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:45. 2010
  10. pmc Fast food restaurants and food stores: longitudinal associations with diet in young to middle-aged adults: the CARDIA study
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1162-70. 2011

Research Grants

  1. Obesity and the Environment: The Transition to Adulthood
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2008
  3. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2009
  4. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications75

  1. pmc Eighteen year weight trajectories and metabolic markers of diabetes in modernising China
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Diabetologia 57:1820-9. 2014
    ..Although obesity is a major risk factor for diabetes, little is known about weight gain trajectories across adulthood, and whether they are differentially associated with metabolic markers of diabetes...
  2. pmc Are neighbourhood food resources distributed inequitably by income and race in the USA? Epidemiological findings across the urban spectrum
    Andrea S Richardson
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    BMJ Open 2:e000698. 2012
    ..Using a national sample, the authors examined differences in neighbourhood food resource availability according to neighbourhood-level poverty and racial/ethnic population in non-urban, low-density urban and high-density urban areas...
  3. pmc Multilevel examination of diabetes in modernising China: what elements of urbanisation are most associated with diabetes?
    S M Attard
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Diabetologia 55:3182-92. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study was to examine the association between urbanisation-related factors and diabetes prevalence in China...
  4. pmc Timing and duration of obesity in relation to diabetes: findings from an ethnically diverse, nationally representative sample
    Natalie S The
    Department of Health Sciences, Furman University, Greenville, South Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 36:865-72. 2013
    ..The influence on diabetes of the timing and duration of obesity across the high-risk period of adolescence to young adulthood has not been investigated in a population-based, ethnically diverse sample...
  5. pmc Discordant risk: overweight and cardiometabolic risk in Chinese adults
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:E166-74. 2013
    ..Recent US work identified "metabolically healthy overweight" and "metabolically at risk normal weight" individuals. Less is known for modernizing countries with recent increased obesity...
  6. pmc Longitudinal trends in obesity in the United States from adolescence to the third decade of life
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Gillings School of Global Public Health University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 2524, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1801-4. 2010
    ..This trend is likely to continue owing to high rates of pediatric obesity. Effective preventive and treatment efforts are critically needed...
  7. pmc Residential self-selection bias in the estimation of built environment effects on physical activity between adolescence and young adulthood
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Population Center, 123 West Franklin St, Campus Box 8120, Chapel Hill, 27516 3997, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:70. 2010
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  8. ncbi request reprint Barriers to physical activity: qualitative data on caregiver-daughter perceptions and practices
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:218-23. 2004
    ..Few studies include data on caregiver and daughter dyads. Formative data were used to develop intervention strategies and pathways for the Girls Rule! obesity prevention intervention, in under-studied high-risk pre-adolescents...
  9. pmc Built and socioeconomic environments: patterning and associations with physical activity in U.S. adolescents
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 7:45. 2010
    ..abstract:..
  10. pmc Fast food restaurants and food stores: longitudinal associations with diet in young to middle-aged adults: the CARDIA study
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Arch Intern Med 171:1162-70. 2011
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Acculturation and overweight-related behaviors among Hispanic immigrants to the US: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 123 West Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Soc Sci Med 57:2023-34. 2003
    ..These lifestyle differences between foreign- and US-born Hispanic adolescent immigrants are likely to underlie the striking increase in overweight prevalence between first and subsequent generation of US residence...
  12. pmc Sociodemographic differences in fast food price sensitivity
    Katie A Meyer
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
    JAMA Intern Med 174:434-42. 2014
    ..Fiscal food policies (eg, taxation) are increasingly proposed to improve population-level health, but their impact on health disparities is unknown...
  13. ncbi request reprint Ethnic differences in physical activity and inactivity patterns and overweight status
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Carolina Population Center, Universityof North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27516 3997, USA
    Obes Res 10:141-9. 2002
    ..To examine the relationship between physical activity and inactivity patterns and overweight in U.S. adolescents using baseline and 1-year change in activity and inactivity data...
  14. pmc Longitudinal, cross-cohort comparison of physical activity patterns in Chinese mothers and children
    Tracy Dearth-Wesley
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 9:39. 2012
    ..The purpose of our study was to examine trends and associations in PA behaviors in Chinese mother-child pairs and to investigate relationships between PA behaviors and socioeconomic variables in this dyad...
  15. pmc Regular consumption from fast food establishments relative to other restaurants is differentially associated with metabolic outcomes in young adults
    Kiyah J Duffey
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and 4Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA
    J Nutr 139:2113-8. 2009
    ..15 kg (CI, 0.06, 0.24), respectively] and waist circumference [0.08 cm (CI, 0.02, 0.14) and 0.12 cm (CI, 0.04, 0.20), respectively]. Fast food consumption may be an important target for the prevention of adverse metabolic health outcomes...
  16. pmc The female-male disparity in obesity prevalence among black American young adults: contributions of sociodemographic characteristics of the childhood family
    Whitney R Robinson
    Department of Epidemiology and the Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1204-12. 2009
    ..In the United States, black women are at much greater risk of obesity than are black men. Little is known about the factors underlying this disparity...
  17. pmc Are the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans Associated With reduced risk of type 2 diabetes and cardiometabolic risk factors? Twenty-year findings from the CARDIA study
    DAISY ZAMORA
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:1183-5. 2011
    ..To examine the prospective association between accordance with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) and subsequent diabetes incidence and changes in cardiometabolic risk factors...
  18. pmc A walk (or cycle) to the park: active transit to neighborhood amenities, the CARDIA study
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Am J Prev Med 37:285-92. 2009
    ..Building on known associations between active commuting and reduced cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk, this study examines active transit to neighborhood amenities and differences between walking and cycling for transportation...
  19. ncbi request reprint The relationship of ethnicity, socioeconomic factors, and overweight in US adolescents
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    University of North Carolina, Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Obes Res 11:121-9. 2003
    ..To examine the extent to which race/ethnic differences in income and education account for sex-specific disparities in overweight prevalence in white, African American, Hispanic, and Asian U.S. teens...
  20. ncbi request reprint Maternal obesity is associated with younger age at obesity onset in U.S. adolescent offspring followed into adulthood
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Carolina Population Center and Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2790-6. 2007
    ..The objective was to test the hypothesis that maternal obesity is associated with younger age of offspring's obesity onset...
  21. ncbi request reprint Differential associations of fast food and restaurant food consumption with 3-y change in body mass index: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Kiyah J Duffey
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:201-8. 2007
    ..Away-from-home food consumption has rapidly increased, though little is known about the independent associations of restaurant food and fast food intake with body mass index (BMI) and BMI change...
  22. pmc Drinking caloric beverages increases the risk of adverse cardiometabolic outcomes in the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Kiyah J Duffey
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:954-9. 2010
    ..Intake of caloric beverages is hypothesized to contribute to adverse health outcomes, but the beverages and populations studied vary considerably...
  23. pmc Neighborhood socioeconomic status predictors of physical activity through young to middle adulthood: the CARDIA study
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Soc Sci Med 72:641-9. 2011
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal physical activity and sedentary behavior trends: adolescence to adulthood
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516, USA
    Am J Prev Med 27:277-83. 2004
    ..There is little national research on longitudinal patterns of physical activity and sedentary behavior in ethnically diverse teens as they transition to adulthood...
  25. pmc Longitudinal analysis of dietary patterns in Chinese adults from 1991 to 2009
    Carolina Batis
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Br J Nutr 111:1441-51. 2014
    ..However, the increasing popularity of the modern high-wheat dietary pattern, a pattern associated with several energy-dense foods, is a cause of concern...
  26. pmc Fifteen-year longitudinal trends in walking patterns and their impact on weight change
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:19-26. 2009
    ..Although walking is the most popular leisure-time activity for adults, few long-term, longitudinal studies have examined the association between walking, an affordable and accessible form of physical activity, and weight gain...
  27. pmc Obesogenic environments in youth: concepts and methods from a longitudinal national sample
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    Am J Prev Med 42:e37-46. 2012
    ..Further longitudinal research is needed to identify, refine, and evaluate national and local policies to most effectively reduce childhood obesity...
  28. pmc Diet quality and weight gain among black and white young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study (1985-2005)
    DAISY ZAMORA
    Carolina Population Center and Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 92:784-93. 2010
    ..Little is known about the long-term health consequences of following the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA; Washington, DC: US Government Printing Office, 2005)...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adolescent physical activity and sedentary behavior: patterning and long-term maintenance
    Melissa C Nelson
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Prev Med 28:259-66. 2005
    ..Little is known about physical activity (PA) and sedentary behavior patterning or its impact on long-term PA sustainability, particularly during the critical transition from adolescence to adulthood...
  30. pmc Age, period and cohort effects on adult body mass index and overweight from 1991 to 2009 in China: the China Health and Nutrition Survey
    Lindsay M Jaacks
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 42:828-37. 2013
    ..g. cohort effect) and gender, and (ii) quantify the influence of household income and community urbanicity on these effects...
  31. pmc Where can they play? Outdoor spaces and physical activity among adolescents in U.S. urbanized areas
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Prev Med 51:295-8. 2010
    ..To estimate behavior-specific effects of several objectively measured outdoor spaces on different types of moderate to vigorous physical activity (MVPA) in a large, diverse sample of U.S. adolescents...
  32. pmc Racial discrimination, racial/ethnic segregation, and health behaviors in the CARDIA study
    Luisa N Borrell
    Department of Health Sciences, Lehman College, City University of New York, Bronx, NY, USA
    Ethn Health 18:227-43. 2013
    ....
  33. pmc Intergenerational profiles of socioeconomic (dis)advantage and obesity during the transition to adulthood
    Melissa Scharoun-Lee
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Demography 48:625-51. 2011
    ..This intergenerational typology of early SES exposure facilitates understanding of SES and health during young adulthood...
  34. pmc What neighborhood area captures built environment features related to adolescent physical activity?
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Health Place 16:1280-6. 2010
    ..Policy recommendations and corresponding research should address potential differences in relevant neighborhood areas across environment feature and population subgroup...
  35. pmc Longitudinal trends in gasoline price and physical activity: the CARDIA study
    Ningqi Hou
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Prev Med 52:365-9. 2011
    ..To investigate longitudinal associations between community-level gasoline price and physical activity (PA)...
  36. pmc Food price and diet and health outcomes: 20 years of the CARDIA Study
    Kiyah J Duffey
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27516 3997, USA
    Arch Intern Med 170:420-6. 2010
    ..Despite surging interest in taxation as a policy to address poor food choice, US research directly examining the association of food prices with individual intake is scarce...
  37. pmc Association of adolescent obesity with risk of severe obesity in adulthood
    Natalie S The
    Departments of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    JAMA 304:2042-7. 2010
    ....
  38. ncbi request reprint Five-year obesity incidence in the transition period between adolescence and adulthood: the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Carolina Population Center, Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:569-75. 2004
    ..No nationally representative longitudinal data have been analyzed to evaluate the incidence of obesity in the transition between adolescence and adulthood...
  39. pmc Low-calorie- and calorie-sweetened beverages: diet quality, food intake, and purchase patterns of US household consumers
    Carmen Piernas
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    Am J Clin Nutr 99:567-77. 2014
    ..Few studies have investigated the diet quality of consumers of low-calorie-sweetened (LCS) and calorie-sweetened (CS) beverages...
  40. pmc Sex and race differences in the prevalence of fatty liver disease as measured by computed tomography liver attenuation in European American and African American participants of the NHLBI family heart study
    Kari E North
    Department of Epidemiology, Carolina Center for Genome Sciences, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8050, USA
    Eur J Gastroenterol Hepatol 24:9-16. 2012
    ....
  41. pmc A study of the birth weight-obesity relation using a longitudinal cohort and sibling and twin pairs
    Natalie S The
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:549-57. 2010
    ..Further research is needed to identify specific factors that contribute to the birth weight-obesity relation...
  42. pmc The influence of obesity-related single nucleotide polymorphisms on BMI across the life course: the PAGE study
    Mariaelisa Graff
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes 62:1763-7. 2013
    ..Future research should compare and contrast our findings with results using longitudinal data...
  43. pmc Neighborhood fast food restaurants and fast food consumption: a national study
    Andrea S Richardson
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Public Health 11:543. 2011
    ..Our aim was to estimate the effect of neighborhood fast food availability on frequency of fast food consumption in a national sample of young adults, a population at high risk for obesity...
  44. pmc Obesogenic clusters: multidimensional adolescent obesity-related behaviors in the U.S
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Ann Behav Med 36:217-30. 2008
    ..Diet, physical activity, and psychosocial factors are independent and potentially interactive obesity determinants, but few studies have explored complex behavior patterns...
  45. ncbi request reprint "Does skinny mean healthy?" Perceived ideal, current, and healthy body sizes among African-American girls and their female caregivers
    Mira L Katz
    Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:533-41. 2004
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Associations among active transportation, physical activity, and weight status in young adults
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    University of North Carolina, Carolina Population Center, University Square, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Obes Res 13:868-75. 2005
    ..To describe prevalence of active, public, and car transit by overweight status and amount of leisure-time physical activity in a nationally representative cohort of ethnically diverse young adults...
  47. pmc Genome-wide analysis of BMI in adolescents and young adults reveals additional insight into the effects of genetic loci over the life course
    Mariaelisa Graff
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27517, USA
    Hum Mol Genet 22:3597-607. 2013
    ..05). These results suggest that genetic loci for BMI can vary in their effects across the life course, underlying the importance of evaluating BMI at different ages...
  48. pmc Active commuting and cardiovascular disease risk: the CARDIA study
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Arch Intern Med 169:1216-23. 2009
    ..There is little research on the association of lifestyle exercise, such as active commuting (walking or biking to work), with obesity, fitness, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors...
  49. pmc Sodium intake from various time frames and incident hypertension among Chinese adults
    Carolina Batis
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Epidemiology 24:410-8. 2013
    ..This question can be addressed only in cohorts with repeated measures of sodium intake...
  50. pmc Entry into romantic partnership is associated with obesity
    Natalie S The
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1441-7. 2009
    ..The shared household environment may increase the likelihood of becoming obese, influence partner concordance, and may be an important target for obesity intervention...
  51. pmc Less traditional diets in Chinese mothers and children are similarly linked to socioeconomic and cohort factors but vary with increasing child age
    Tracy Dearth-Wesley
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    J Nutr 141:1705-11. 2011
    ..05). Our findings provide insight into dietary changes in mothers and children within the context of a rapidly changing nutrition and socioeconomic environment...
  52. pmc Life stage and sex specificity in relationships between the built and socioeconomic environments and physical activity
    Janne Boone-Heinonen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 65:847-52. 2011
    ..Subgroup-specific effects could help explain inconsistent findings, yet few studies have compared built environment associations by key characteristics such as sex or life stage...
  53. ncbi request reprint Inequality in the built environment underlies key health disparities in physical activity and obesity
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Pediatrics 117:417-24. 2006
    ....
  54. pmc Genetic epidemiology of BMI and body mass change from adolescence to young adulthood
    Kari E North
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 18:1474-6. 2010
    ..61 +/- 0.03) and young adulthood (rho(G) = 0.23 +/- 0.06). Our findings support a complex etiology of BMI and BMI change...
  55. pmc Cross-national comparisons of time trends in overweight inequality by socioeconomic status among women using repeated cross-sectional surveys from 37 developing countries, 1989-2007
    Jessica C Jones-Smith
    Department of Nutrition and Carolina Population Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27516 3997, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 173:667-75. 2011
    ..Among countries with a higher gross domestic product, lower income inequality was associated with faster overweight growth among the poor...
  56. pmc Ethnic differences in body mass index trajectories from adolescence to adulthood: a focus on Hispanic and Asian subgroups in the United States
    Sandra S Albrecht
    Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e72983. 2013
    ....
  57. pmc Perception of overweight and self-esteem during adolescence
    Eliana M Perrin
    Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7225, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 43:447-54. 2010
    ..To examine sex- and race/ethnicity-specific relationships between adolescents' self-esteem and weight perception...
  58. ncbi request reprint Environmental influences on food choice, physical activity and energy balance
    Barry M Popkin
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill 27516 3997, United States
    Physiol Behav 86:603-13. 2005
    ..Further, the research shows a significant association of such facilities with individual-level health behavior. The inequity in environmental supports for physical activity may underlie health disparities in the US population...
  59. ncbi request reprint Are adolescents who were breast-fed less likely to be overweight? Analyses of sibling pairs to reduce confounding
    Melissa C Nelson
    Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Epidemiology 16:247-53. 2005
    ..Cohort analyses suggesting that breast-feeding protects against being overweight have been criticized for inadequately controlling for confounding associated with the self-selection of feeding practices...
  60. pmc Pathogenic and obesogenic factors associated with inflammation in Chinese children, adolescents and adults
    Amanda L Thompson
    Department of Anthropology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27599 Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, 27516
    Am J Hum Biol 26:18-28. 2014
    ..This study tests the relative contribution of obesogenic and pathogenic factors to moderate and acute CRP elevations in Chinese children, adolescents and adults...
  61. pmc Dietary pattern trajectories during 15 years of follow-up and HbA1c, insulin resistance and diabetes prevalence among Chinese adults
    Carolina Batis
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    J Epidemiol Community Health 68:773-9. 2014
    ..We used an innovative technique to capture dietary pattern trajectories and their association with haemoglobin A1c (HbA1c), homeostasis model of insulin resistance (HOMA-IR) and prevalence of newly diagnosed diabetes...
  62. pmc China's transition: the effect of rapid urbanization on adult occupational physical activity
    Keri L Monda
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University Square, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Soc Sci Med 64:858-70. 2007
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Longitudinal trends in race/ethnic disparities in leading health indicators from adolescence to young adulthood
    Kathleen Mullan Harris
    Carolina Population Center, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University Square, 123 West Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 160:74-81. 2006
    ..Much of what is known about health disparities is based on cross-sectional measures collected at a single time point...
  64. doi request reprint Birthplace is associated with more adverse dietary profiles for US-born than for foreign-born Latino adults
    Kiyah J Duffey
    Department of Nutrition, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    J Nutr 138:2428-35. 2008
    ..Targeted dietary interventions are needed to reduce health disparities associated with dietary intake...
  65. pmc An economic analysis of community-level fast food prices and individual-level fast food intake: a longitudinal study
    Penny Gordon-Larsen
    Department of Nutrition, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Health Place 17:1235-41. 2011
    ..While dietary intake is shaped by cost, there is minimal research on the association between community-level food prices and dietary intake...
  66. pmc Obesity, race/ethnicity and the multiple dimensions of socioeconomic status during the transition to adulthood: a factor analysis approach
    Melissa Scharoun-Lee
    Department of Nutrition, Carolina Population Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 123 W Franklin Street, Chapel Hill, NC 27516, USA
    Soc Sci Med 68:708-16. 2009
    ....
  67. pmc Validation of a GIS facilities database: quantification and implications of error
    Janne E Boone
    Department of Nutrition, Schools of Public Health and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27516 3997, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:371-7. 2008
    ..To validate a commercial database of community-level physical activity facilities that can be used in future research examining associations between access to physical activity facilities and individual-level physical activity and obesity...
  68. ncbi request reprint Built and social environments associations with adolescent overweight and activity
    Melissa C Nelson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 1015, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:109-17. 2006
    ..Little is known about the patterning of neighborhood characteristics, beyond the basic urban, rural, suburban trichotomy, and its impact on physical activity (PA) and overweight...
  69. ncbi request reprint Body mass index gain, fast food, and physical activity: effects of shared environments over time
    Melissa C Nelson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:701-9. 2006
    ....
  70. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and sedentary behavior patterns are associated with selected adolescent health risk behaviors
    Melissa C Nelson
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55454 1015, USA
    Pediatrics 117:1281-90. 2006
    ..The objective of this study was to examine relationships between PA and sedentary behavior patterns and an array of risk behaviors, including leading causes of adolescent morbidity/mortality...
  71. ncbi request reprint The association between diet and height in the postinfancy period changes with age and socioeconomic status in Filipino youths
    Cara L Eckhardt
    Food Consumption and Nutrition Division, International Food Policy Research Institute, Washington, DC, USA
    J Nutr 135:2192-8. 2005
    ..15). The methods used incorporate the longitudinal nature of the data to offer a unique examination of the association between diet and height in the postinfancy period...
  72. ncbi request reprint Race and gender differences in the association of dieting and gains in BMI among young adults
    Alison E Field
    Division of Adolescent Young Adult Medicine, Department of Medicine, Children s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:456-64. 2007
    ..To assess the relationship between dieting and subsequent weight change and whether the association varies by gender or race/ethnicity...
  73. pmc Association of neighborhood socioeconomic status with physical fitness in healthy young adults: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Mehdi H Shishehbor
    Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH 44195, USA
    Am Heart J 155:699-705. 2008
    ..The aim of the study was to examine the extent to which neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) is associated with impaired fitness, independent of clinical characteristics and individual-level SES...
  74. ncbi request reprint Growth patterns of Filipino children indicate potential compensatory growth
    Cara L Eckhardt
    International Food Policy Research Institute Washington, DC 20006, USA
    Ann Hum Biol 32:3-14. 2005
    ..The extent to which compensatory growth can occur after 2 years of age among children who were stunted in infancy has been questioned due, in part, to limitations in the data used to explore the issue...
  75. ncbi request reprint Self-reported health, perceived racial discrimination, and skin color in African Americans in the CARDIA study
    Luisa N Borrell
    Columbia University New York, NY, USA
    Soc Sci Med 63:1415-27. 2006
    ..Further studies of the health consequences of discrimination will require investigation of both the upstream determinants of discrimination and the downstream mechanisms by which perceived discrimination affects health outcomes...

Research Grants4

  1. Obesity and the Environment: The Transition to Adulthood
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2008
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  3. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  4. Gene-Environment Interactions and Weight Gain
    Penny Gordon Larsen; Fiscal Year: 2010
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