GERARDO S HEISS

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Affiliation: University of North Carolina
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among hispanics/latinos of diverse background: the Hispanic community health study/study of latinos
    Gerardo Heiss
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    Diabetes Care 37:2391-9. 2014
  2. pmc Repeatability and measurement error in the assessment of choline and betaine dietary intake: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nutr J 8:14. 2009
  3. pmc Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort
    Anne Marie Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:68. 2008
  4. pmc Measurement error adjustment in essential fatty acid intake from a food frequency questionnaire: alternative approaches and methods
    May A Beydoun
    1Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:41. 2007
  5. pmc An investigation of the effects of lipid-lowering medications: genome-wide linkage analysis of lipids in the HyperGEN study
    Jun Wu
    Division of Statistical Genomics, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8506, 4444 Forest Park Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA
    BMC Genet 8:60. 2007
  6. pmc The transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) polymorphism may be associated with focal arteriolar narrowing in Caucasians with hypertension or without diabetes: the ARIC Study
    Yu Yan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Endocr Disord 10:9. 2010
  7. pmc The reliability of the ankle-brachial index in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the NHLBI Family Heart Study (FHS)
    Beth D Weatherley
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:7. 2006
  8. pmc Usual choline and betaine dietary intake and incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:20. 2007
  9. pmc The association of the ankle-brachial index with incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study, 1987-2001
    Beth D Weatherley
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, P, O, Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:3. 2007
  10. pmc The association of spatial T wave axis deviation with incident coronary events. The ARIC cohort
    Georgeta D Vaidean
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:2. 2005

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  1. pmc Prevalence of metabolic syndrome among hispanics/latinos of diverse background: the Hispanic community health study/study of latinos
    Gerardo Heiss
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
    Diabetes Care 37:2391-9. 2014
    ..Our objective was to quantify the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among men and women 18-74 years of age of diverse Hispanic/Latino background...
  2. pmc Repeatability and measurement error in the assessment of choline and betaine dietary intake: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Cardiovascular Research Institute and Department of Community Health and Preventive Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA
    Nutr J 8:14. 2009
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  3. pmc Television, physical activity, diet, and body weight status: the ARIC cohort
    Anne Marie Meyer
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act 5:68. 2008
    ..Television (TV) watching is the most common leisure activity in the United States. Few studies of adults have described the relationship between TV and health behaviors such as physical activity, diet, and body weight status...
  4. pmc Measurement error adjustment in essential fatty acid intake from a food frequency questionnaire: alternative approaches and methods
    May A Beydoun
    1Center for Human Nutrition, Department of International Health, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 7:41. 2007
    ..To assess these impacts, and for illustrative purposes, alternative approaches and methods were used with the binary outcome of cognitive decline in verbal fluency...
  5. pmc An investigation of the effects of lipid-lowering medications: genome-wide linkage analysis of lipids in the HyperGEN study
    Jun Wu
    Division of Statistical Genomics, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8506, 4444 Forest Park Boulevard, Saint Louis, MO 63108, USA
    BMC Genet 8:60. 2007
    ..We propose an empirical method to adjust lipid levels for medication effects so that the adjusted lipid values substitute the unmedicated lipid values in the genetic analysis...
  6. pmc The transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) polymorphism may be associated with focal arteriolar narrowing in Caucasians with hypertension or without diabetes: the ARIC Study
    Yu Yan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Endocr Disord 10:9. 2010
    ..We therefore aimed to investigate the association between the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) rs7903146 polymorphism and retinal microvascular phenotypes in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study (1993-1995)...
  7. pmc The reliability of the ankle-brachial index in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study and the NHLBI Family Heart Study (FHS)
    Beth D Weatherley
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 6:7. 2006
    ..The R for the ABI computed from DINAMAP readings of the ankle and brachial SBP is not known...
  8. pmc Usual choline and betaine dietary intake and incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Aurelian Bidulescu
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:20. 2007
    ..S. nutrient composition database. Our objective was to assess the association of dietary intake of choline and betaine with incident coronary heart disease (CHD), adjusting for dietary intake measurement error...
  9. pmc The association of the ankle-brachial index with incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) study, 1987-2001
    Beth D Weatherley
    Duke Clinical Research Institute, Duke University Medical Center, P, O, Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 7:3. 2007
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  10. pmc The association of spatial T wave axis deviation with incident coronary events. The ARIC cohort
    Georgeta D Vaidean
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
    BMC Cardiovasc Disord 5:2. 2005
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  11. ncbi request reprint Health risks and benefits 3 years after stopping randomized treatment with estrogen and progestin
    Gerardo Heiss
    University of North Carolina, School of Public Health, Department of Epidemiology, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 3628, USA
    JAMA 299:1036-45. 2008
    ..The Women's Health Initiative (WHI) trial of estrogen plus progestin vs placebo was stopped early, after a mean 5.6 years of follow-up, because the overall health risks of hormone therapy exceeded its benefits...
  12. ncbi request reprint B-mode ultrasound-detected carotid artery lesions with and without acoustic shadowing and their association with markers of inflammation and endothelial activation: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Kelly J Hunt
    CVD Program, Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, 137 E Franklin St, Bank of America, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Atherosclerosis 162:145-55. 2002
    ..38 (95% CI: 1.10, 1.74)], a marker of endothelial activation. Associations with endothelial adhesion molecules were inconsistent. Further studies aimed at elucidating the mechanisms of arterial mineralization are warranted...
  13. ncbi request reprint An assessment of incremental coronary risk prediction using C-reactive protein and other novel risk markers: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Aaron R Folsom
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:1368-73. 2006
    ..There has been interest in recent years in whether additional, and in particular novel, risk factors or blood markers, such as C-reactive protein, can enhance existing coronary heart disease (CHD) prediction models...
  14. pmc NOS3 polymorphisms, cigarette smoking, and cardiovascular disease risk: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Craig R Lee
    Division of Intramural Research, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27709, USA
    Pharmacogenet Genomics 16:891-9. 2006
    ..We sought to determine whether cigarette smoking modified the association between NOS3 polymorphisms and risk of coronary heart disease or stroke...
  15. pmc Life course socioeconomic conditions and metabolic syndrome in adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Kristal L Chichlowska
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:875-83. 2009
    ..This study examined the effect of childhood, adulthood, and cumulative socioeconomic status (cumSES) on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in middle-aged adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1989)...
  16. ncbi request reprint Glutathione-S-transferase genotypes, smoking, and their association with markers of inflammation, hemostasis, and endothelial function: the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study
    Eric A Miller
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Atherosclerosis 171:265-72. 2003
    ..The results of this study provide some limited evidence that GSTM1 and GSTT1 polymorphisms modify the effect of smoking on inflammation, hemostasis, and endothelial function...
  17. pmc Socioeconomic disadvantage and periodontal disease: the Dental Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Luisa N Borrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, School of Dental and Oral Surgeons, Columbia University, 722 West 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA
    Am J Public Health 96:332-9. 2006
    ..We used data from the Dental Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study to examine whether individual- and neighborhood-level socioeconomic characteristics were associated with periodontal disease...
  18. ncbi request reprint Ankle-brachial index and hemostatic markers in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study cohort
    Laura M Reich
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
    Vasc Med 12:267-73. 2007
    ..56-4.65), for beta-TG was 1.80 (95% CI 1.12-2.88), and for CRP was 1.57 (95% CI 0.84-2.95). Plasma levels of hemostatic and inflammatory markers are elevated in PAD, suggesting these processes are involved in the pathophysiology of PAD...
  19. ncbi request reprint Hyperhomocyst(e)inemia and hemostatic factors: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Pamela J Schreiner
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:228-36. 2002
    ..To determine whether homocyst(e)ine (H(e)) is related to hemostatic factors in a population-based sample without evidence of cardiovascular disease...
  20. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of coronary heart disease and carotid arterial thickening in patients with the metabolic syndrome (The ARIC Study)
    Ann Marie McNeill
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27514, USA
    Am J Cardiol 94:1249-54. 2004
    ..0001). Thus, MS was significantly associated with the presence of CHD and carotid intimal medial wall thickness. Identification of patients who have MS may provide opportunities to initiate CHD prevention strategies...
  21. ncbi request reprint Low-fat dietary pattern and risk of colorectal cancer: the Women's Health Initiative Randomized Controlled Dietary Modification Trial
    Shirley A A Beresford
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195 7236, USA
    JAMA 295:643-54. 2006
    ..Observational studies and polyp recurrence trials are not conclusive regarding the effects of a low-fat dietary pattern on risk of colorectal cancer, necessitating a primary prevention trial...
  22. pmc Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) polymorphism and context-specific risk of impaired fasting glucose in African American and Caucasian adults: the atherosclerosis risk in communities (ARIC) study
    Yu Yan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 8050, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 26:371-7. 2010
    ..Moreover, few studies have investigated the effects of TCF7L2 on IFG in the context of metabolic risk factors for diabetes...
  23. ncbi request reprint Coffee and sweetened beverage consumption and the risk of type 2 diabetes mellitus: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Nina P Paynter
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 164:1075-84. 2006
    ..In summary, increased coffee consumption was significantly associated with a decreased risk of diagnosed type 2 diabetes mellitus in community-based US adults...
  24. ncbi request reprint Smoking and diabetes differ in their associations with subclinical atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease-the ARIC Study
    A Richey Sharrett
    Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe Street, Room E6518, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Atherosclerosis 172:143-9. 2004
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  25. pmc Military combat and risk of coronary heart disease and ischemic stroke in aging men: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Anna M Johnson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 27514, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 20:143-50. 2010
    ..To assess the long-term association of military combat stress with coronary heart disease (CHD) and ischemic stroke (IS)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Orthostatic hypotension predicts mortality in middle-aged adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) Study
    Kathryn M Rose
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Circulation 114:630-6. 2006
    ..An association between orthostatic hypotension (OH) and mortality has been reported, but studies are limited to older adults or high-risk populations...
  27. pmc Long-term association between self-reported signs and symptoms and heart failure hospitalizations: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) Study
    Christy L Avery
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bank of America Center, 137 E Franklin St, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Eur J Heart Fail 12:232-8. 2010
    ..Although studies of the accuracy of heart failure (HF) classification scoring systems are available, few have examined their performance when restricted to self-reported items...
  28. pmc Variation in the checkpoint kinase 2 gene is associated with type 2 diabetes in multiple populations
    Kari E North
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Acta Diabetol 47:199-207. 2010
    ..These results may suggest a new pathway in the pathogenesis of type 2 diabetes that involves pancreatic beta-cell damage and apoptosis...
  29. ncbi request reprint Historical records as a source of information for childhood socioeconomic status: results from a pilot study of decedents
    Kathryn M Rose
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 18:357-63. 2008
    ..We investigated the feasibility of using data from historical records to validate recalled parental SES...
  30. pmc Individual and neighborhood socioeconomic status characteristics and prevalence of metabolic syndrome: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Kristal L Chichlowska
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Psychosom Med 70:986-92. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to examine the association of individual socioeconomic status (iSES) and neighborhood SES (nSES) on the prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study (1987-1999)...
  31. pmc The potentially modifiable burden of incident heart failure due to obesity: the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Laura R Loehr
    Cardiovascular Diseases Program, Department of Epidemiology, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 172:781-9. 2010
    ..Investigators studying exposures that are unlikely to be eradicated given current prevention efforts, such as obesity, should consider estimating the GIF to avoid overestimates of population impact...
  32. pmc Heart rate variability, ambient particulate matter air pollution, and glucose homeostasis: the environmental epidemiology of arrhythmogenesis in the women's health initiative
    Eric A Whitsel
    Cardiovascular Disease Program, Departments of Epidemiology and Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Bank of America Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 169:693-703. 2009
    ..The findings suggest that insulin and insulin resistance exacerbate the adverse effect of PM(10) on cardiac autonomic control and thus risk of coronary heart disease among nondiabetic, postmenopausal women with impaired fasting glucose...
  33. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of premature ventricular contractions in a population of African American and white men and women: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Ross J Simpson
    Departments of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 27599 7075, USA
    Am Heart J 143:535-40. 2002
    ..We describe the prevalence of PVCs on a 2-minute electrocardiogram (ECG) in adults to determine whether hypertension has an important association with such PVCs...
  34. pmc Neighborhood disparities in incident hospitalized myocardial infarction in four U.S. communities: the ARIC surveillance study
    Kathryn M Rose
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:867-74. 2009
    ..S.) typically includes age, gender, and race, but not socioeconomic status (SES). We examined the association between neighborhood median household income (nINC) and incident hospitalized MI in four U.S. communities (1993-2002)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Risk factors for progression of common carotid atherosclerosis: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study, 1987-1998
    Lloyd E Chambless
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 4145, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 155:38-47. 2002
    ..In summary, established risk factors for coronary heart disease are associated with the rate of change of subclinical atherosclerosis...
  36. pmc Association of multiple anthropometrics of overweight and obesity with incident heart failure: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Laura R Loehr
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Circ Heart Fail 2:18-24. 2009
    ..The association of central adiposity with incident heart failure (HF) has yet to be studied in a large population-based study...
  37. pmc Military combat and burden of subclinical atherosclerosis in middle aged men: the ARIC study
    Anna M Johnson
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Prev Med 50:277-81. 2010
    ..Studies of the cardiovascular consequences of combat stress are few and inconclusive...
  38. ncbi request reprint The metabolic syndrome and 11-year risk of incident cardiovascular disease in the atherosclerosis risk in communities study
    Ann Marie McNeill
    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 28514, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:385-90. 2005
    ..To assess the magnitude of the association between the National Cholesterol Education Program's Third Adult Treatment Panel Report (ATP III) definition of the metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease (CVD)...
  39. ncbi request reprint Accuracy and repeatability of commercial geocoding
    Eric A Whitsel
    Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:1023-9. 2004
    ..149 m; theta; = 131 degrees vs. 171 degrees ). These findings suggest that match rates, repeatability, and accuracy should be used to guide vendor selection...
  40. ncbi request reprint Prediction of ischemic stroke risk in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Lloyd E Chambless
    Department of Biostatistics, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27514 4145, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:259-69. 2004
    ..79 to 0.83 to 0.84; for men, it went from 0.76 to 0.78 to 0.80. These modest improvements are not enough to influence clinical and public health efforts to reduce the community burden of IS...
  41. ncbi request reprint Genotype-by-sex interaction on fasting insulin concentration: the HyperGEN study
    Kari E North
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Bank of America Center, 137 E Franklin St, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Diabetes 56:137-42. 2007
    ..2) female subjects. Our findings overlap with several other linkage reports of insulin-related traits and demonstrate the importance of considering complex context-dependent interactions in the search for insulin-related genes...
  42. ncbi request reprint Early-life and adult socioeconomic status and inflammatory risk markers in adulthood
    Ricardo A Pollitt
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 137 E Franklin Street, Bank of America Center, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Eur J Epidemiol 22:55-66. 2007
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  43. ncbi request reprint Hypertension, blood pressure, and heart rate variability: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) study
    Emily B Schroeder
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina, 137 E Franklin St, Ste 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Hypertension 42:1106-11. 2003
    ..These findings thus support the thesis that the autonomic nervous system is involved in the development of hypertension, yet suggest that differences in the autonomic profile of hypertensives and normotensives do not increase with time...
  44. ncbi request reprint Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease: a reappraisal of the exposure
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Circulation 112:19-24. 2005
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  45. ncbi request reprint Kidney disease in life-course socioeconomic context: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    David A Shoham
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, and UNC Kidney Center, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7156, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 49:217-26. 2007
    ..Persons belonging to the working class or living in an adverse social environment at particular periods of their life course may have an increased risk of chronic kidney disease (CKD)...
  46. ncbi request reprint Associations between IgG antibody to oral organisms and carotid intima-medial thickness in community-dwelling adults
    James D Beck
    Department of Dental Ecology, CB 7450, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599, USA
    Atherosclerosis 183:342-8. 2005
    ..The aims of this study are to describe the relationships between IgG antibodies to 17 oral organisms and atherosclerosis as indexed by carotid intima-medial wall thickness (IMT) and to evaluate the role of smoking...
  47. ncbi request reprint Short-term repeatability of electrocardiographic spatial T-wave axis and QT interval
    Georgeta D Vaidean
    Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina Schools of Public Health and Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    J Electrocardiol 38:139-47. 2005
    ..We conclude that the spatial T-wave axis is as repeatable a measure of ventricular repolarization as the QT interval...
  48. ncbi request reprint Association of cigarette smoking with albuminuria in the United States: the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
    Susan L Hogan
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 7155, USA
    Ren Fail 29:133-42. 2007
    ..S. population. No study has evaluated the association between serum cotinine (a biological marker for tobacco exposure) and kidney damage...
  49. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a gene influencing fasting LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels on chromosome 21q
    Kari E North
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Bank of America Center, 137 E Franklin St, Suite 306, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Atherosclerosis 179:119-25. 2005
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  50. ncbi request reprint Relationship between periodontal disease and C-reactive protein among adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Gary D Slade
    Center for Oral and Systemic Disease, Department of Dental Ecology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7450, USA
    Arch Intern Med 163:1172-9. 2003
    ..We evaluated the association between periodontal disease and CRP levels in adults in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study...
  51. ncbi request reprint Cumulative socioeconomic status across the life course and subclinical atherosclerosis
    April P Carson
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 17:296-303. 2007
    ..The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between individual-level and neighborhood-level socioeconomic status (SES) across the life course and subclinical atherosclerosis...
  52. ncbi request reprint Lung function and incident coronary heart disease: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities Study
    Emily B Schroeder
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1171-81. 2003
    ..Similar results were obtained for forced vital capacity. This analysis indicates an association between lung function and incident coronary heart disease that may be stronger in women than in men...
  53. ncbi request reprint Usefulness of ventricular premature complexes to predict coronary heart disease events and mortality (from the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities cohort)
    Mark W Massing
    Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Cardiol 98:1609-12. 2006
    ..In conclusion, a clinical finding of VPCs on electrocardiography of even apparently healthy patients may warrant a heightened awareness of and attention to cardiovascular risk assessment and management...
  54. ncbi request reprint A prospective study of inflammatory cytokines and diabetes mellitus in a multiethnic cohort of postmenopausal women
    Simin Liu
    Department of Epidemiology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1772, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:1676-85. 2007
    ..However, prospective studies that comprehensively assess their roles in the development of type 2 diabetes are few, especially in minority populations...
  55. pmc Transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) polymorphism and context-specific risk of type 2 diabetes in African American and Caucasian adults: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Yu Yan
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
    Diabetes 58:285-9. 2009
    ..Moreover, few studies have investigated the effects of TCF7L2 on type 2 diabetes in the context of metabolic risk factors of type 2 diabetes...
  56. pmc Incidence of fractures compared to cardiovascular disease and breast cancer: the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    J A Cauley
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Osteoporos Int 19:1717-23. 2008
    ..The projected number of fractures was similar to or exceeded the combined number of cardiovascular events and breast cancers. Osteoporosis prevention efforts should target women of all ethnicities...
  57. pmc Premature ventricular complexes and the risk of incident stroke: the Atherosclerosis Risk In Communities (ARIC) Study
    Sunil K Agarwal
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7075, USA
    Stroke 41:588-93. 2010
    ..They may reflect atherosclerosis or other pathogenic pathways that predispose to arrhythmias and stroke...
  58. pmc Variation in TCF7L2 and increased risk of colon cancer: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Aaron R Folsom
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Suite 300, 1300 S Second St, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:905-9. 2008
    ..The purpose of this study was to determine whether a variation in the transcription factor 7-like 2 (TCF7L2) gene, which influences diabetes risk, is associated with incidence of cancers...
  59. ncbi request reprint Metabolic syndrome and the development of CKD in American Indians: the Strong Heart Study
    Jaime Lucove
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC, USA
    Am J Kidney Dis 51:21-8. 2008
    ..This study documents the prevalence and incidence of CKD and the prospective association between metabolic syndrome and CKD in American Indians without diabetes in the Strong Heart Study...
  60. ncbi request reprint Linkage analysis of diabetes status among hypertensive families: the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network study
    Christy L Avery
    Department of Epidemiology, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC 27514, USA
    Diabetes 53:3307-12. 2004
    ..The identification and replication of type 2 diabetes QTLs will bring us closer to the detection of functional genes that influence diabetes susceptibility...
  61. ncbi request reprint Kidney function and anemia as risk factors for coronary heart disease and mortality: the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study
    Brad C Astor
    Department of Epidemiology, The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Am Heart J 151:492-500. 2006
    ..Mildly to moderately decreased kidney function is far more common and also is associated with an elevated prevalence of anemia and CHD risk. Recent data suggest an even higher risk of CHD when both conditions are present...
  62. ncbi request reprint Quantitative effects of common genetic variations in the 3'UTR of the human LDL-receptor gene and their associations with plasma lipid levels in the Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities study
    Hind Muallem
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC 27599 7525, USA
    Hum Genet 121:421-31. 2007
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Research Grants9

  1. LIFE COURSE SES, SOCIAL CONTEXT & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Increased insight into the mechanisms responsible for these associations should strengthen the basis for public health preventive measures. ..
  2. HRT AND CHANGES IN MAMMOGRAPHIC DENSITY
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..The sample is comprised of 1200 women with adequate numbers in four ethnic groups: European, African, Hispanic and Asian/Pacific Islander Americans. ..
  3. LIFE COURSE SES, SOCIAL CONTEXT & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..Increased insight into the mechanisms responsible for these associations should strengthen the basis for public health preventive measures. ..
  4. LIFE COURSE SES, SOCIAL CONTEXT & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Increased insight into the mechanisms responsible for these associations should strengthen the basis for public health preventive measures. ..
  5. LIFE COURSE SES, SOCIAL CONTEXT & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Increased insight into the mechanisms responsible for these associations should strengthen the basis for public health preventive measures. ..
  6. Genetics of Coronary and Aortic Calcification (GENCAC)
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This application corresponds to the GENCAC Network Core submitted by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as part of the GENCAC genetic epidemiology network. ..
  7. CARDIOVASCULAR EPIDEMIOLOGY TRAINING
    Gerardo Heiss; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....