A M Kanaya

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding the High Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. South Asians Compared With Four Racial/Ethnic Groups: The MASALA and MESA Studies
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Diabetes Care 37:1621-8. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Restorative yoga and metabolic risk factors: the Practicing Restorative Yoga vs. Stretching for the Metabolic Syndrome (PRYSMS) randomized trial
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco Electronic address
    J Diabetes Complications 28:406-12. 2014
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing coronary artery calcium among U.S. South Asians with four racial/ethnic groups: the MASALA and MESA studies
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, United States Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 234:102-7. 2014
  4. pmc Glycemic associations with endothelial function and biomarkers among 5 ethnic groups: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America studies
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0320, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e004283. 2013
  5. pmc The Live Well, Be Well study: a community-based, translational lifestyle program to lower diabetes risk factors in ethnic minority and lower-socioeconomic status adults
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1551-8. 2012
  6. pmc Asian Americans and obesity in California: a protective effect of biculturalism
    Sophia Wang
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:276-83. 2011
  7. ncbi request reprint Adipocytokines and incident diabetes mellitus in older adults: the independent effect of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:350-6. 2006
  8. pmc Prevalence and correlates of diabetes in South asian indians in the United States: findings from the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis in South asians living in america study and the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    A M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:157-64. 2010
  9. pmc Heterogeneity of diabetes outcomes among asians and pacific islanders in the US: the diabetes study of northern california (DISTANCE)
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Women s Health Clinical Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:930-7. 2011
  10. pmc Total and regional adiposity and cognitive change in older adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition (ABC) study
    Alka M Kanaya
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94115, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:329-35. 2009

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Publications57

  1. ncbi request reprint Understanding the High Prevalence of Diabetes in U.S. South Asians Compared With Four Racial/Ethnic Groups: The MASALA and MESA Studies
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
    Diabetes Care 37:1621-8. 2014
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  2. ncbi request reprint Restorative yoga and metabolic risk factors: the Practicing Restorative Yoga vs. Stretching for the Metabolic Syndrome (PRYSMS) randomized trial
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco Electronic address
    J Diabetes Complications 28:406-12. 2014
    ..Intensive lifestyle change prevents type 2 diabetes but is difficult to sustain. Preliminary evidence suggests that yoga may improve metabolic factors. We tested a restorative yoga intervention vs. active stretching for metabolic outcomes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Comparing coronary artery calcium among U.S. South Asians with four racial/ethnic groups: the MASALA and MESA studies
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, United States Electronic address
    Atherosclerosis 234:102-7. 2014
    ..Few studies have examined coronary artery calcium (CAC) in South Asians...
  4. pmc Glycemic associations with endothelial function and biomarkers among 5 ethnic groups: the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis and the Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America studies
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0320, USA
    J Am Heart Assoc 2:e004283. 2013
    ..We examined data from 5 ethnic groups to determine the association between glucose categories and FMD or endothelial biomarkers. We determined whether these associations vary by ethnic group or body mass index...
  5. pmc The Live Well, Be Well study: a community-based, translational lifestyle program to lower diabetes risk factors in ethnic minority and lower-socioeconomic status adults
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:1551-8. 2012
    ..We evaluated a community-based, translational lifestyle program to reduce diabetes risk in lower-socioeconomic status (SES) and ethnic minority adults...
  6. pmc Asian Americans and obesity in California: a protective effect of biculturalism
    Sophia Wang
    School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Immigr Minor Health 13:276-83. 2011
    ..Biculturalism in Asian Americans as measured by Asian language retention appears protective against obesity. Further research is needed to understand the mechanisms underlying this association...
  7. ncbi request reprint Adipocytokines and incident diabetes mellitus in older adults: the independent effect of plasminogen activator inhibitor 1
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:350-6. 2006
    ..Adipose tissue produces "adipocytokines" of uncertain clinical significance...
  8. pmc Prevalence and correlates of diabetes in South asian indians in the United States: findings from the metabolic syndrome and atherosclerosis in South asians living in america study and the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis
    A M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:157-64. 2010
    ..Individuals from South Asia have high diabetes prevalence despite low body weight. We compared the prevalence of diabetes among South Asian Indians with other U.S. ethnic groups and explored correlates of diabetes...
  9. pmc Heterogeneity of diabetes outcomes among asians and pacific islanders in the US: the diabetes study of northern california (DISTANCE)
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Women s Health Clinical Research Center, University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:930-7. 2011
    ..Diabetes outcomes among Asian and Pacific Islander subgroups have not been disaggregated...
  10. pmc Total and regional adiposity and cognitive change in older adults: The Health, Aging and Body Composition (ABC) study
    Alka M Kanaya
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 94115, USA
    Arch Neurol 66:329-35. 2009
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  11. ncbi request reprint Serum adiponectin and coronary heart disease risk in older Black and White Americans
    Alka M Kanaya
    Univerisity of California, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 91:5044-50. 2006
    ..Adiponectin may influence the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) independently of traditional cardiovascular risk factors...
  12. ncbi request reprint Endothelin-1 and prevalent coronary heart disease in older men and women (the Rancho Bernardo Study)
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Am J Cardiol 99:486-90. 2007
    ..Further adjustment for ankle-brachial index and carotid intima media thickness did not alter these results. In conclusion, higher endothelin-1 levels are independently associated with CHD in women of all ages and among older men only...
  13. pmc F2-isoprostanes and adiposity in older adults
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 19:861-7. 2011
    ..05). In conclusion, F(2)-IPs were associated with measures of total and regional adiposity in women alone and these associations were partially explained by adipocytokines. F(2)-IPs predicted loss of total adiposity over time among women...
  14. pmc PPAR-gamma Pro12Ala genotype and risk of cognitive decline in elders
    K Yaffe
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, United States
    Neurobiol Aging 29:78-83. 2008
    ..We tested whether this polymorphism is associated with cognition...
  15. pmc Association between oxidized LDL, obesity and type 2 diabetes in a population-based cohort, the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Omer T Njajou
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94143 0794, USA
    Diabetes Metab Res Rev 25:733-9. 2009
    ..We examined the relationship between oxLDL, and T2D- and obesity-related traits in a bi-racial sample of 2985 subjects at baseline and after 7 years of follow-up...
  16. ncbi request reprint Diabetes, impaired fasting glucose, and development of cognitive impairment in older women
    K Yaffe
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco, Box 181 4150 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Neurology 63:658-63. 2004
    ..To investigate the association between diabetes and impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and cognition and risk of developing both dementia and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) in older women...
  17. pmc Plasma F2-isoprostane level and cognitive function over eight years in non-demented older adults: Findings from the Health ABC Study
    A J Fiocco
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids 84:57-61. 2011
    ..No association was found between F2-IsoP tertile and baseline or change (slope) in cognitive function over eight years. Plasma F2-IsoP is not a valuable biomarker in predicting cognitive change over years in non-demented older adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint Urinary incontinence in elderly women: findings from the Health, Aging, and Body Composition Study
    R A Jackson
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 104:301-7. 2004
    ..To estimate the prevalence of and risk factors for stress and urge incontinence in a biracial sample of well-functioning older women...
  19. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence in overweight and obese diabetic women: action for health in diabetes (look ahead) study
    Suzanne Phelan
    Kinesiology Department, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California, USA
    Diabetes Care 32:1391-7. 2009
    ..Increasing obesity (BMI > or =35 kg/m(2)) was the strongest modifiable risk factor for overall incontinence and stress incontinence in this diverse cohort...
  20. pmc Adipokines and body fat composition in South Asians: results of the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study
    A Shah
    Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University of California San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Int J Obes (Lond) 36:810-6. 2012
    ..To investigate whether leptin and adiponectin are associated with body fat composition in a South Asian population independent of metabolic variables...
  21. ncbi request reprint Quality-of-life impact and treatment of urinary incontinence in ethnically diverse older women
    Alison J Huang
    General Internal Medicine Section, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Arch Intern Med 166:2000-6. 2006
    ..To identify the factors associated with greater quality-of-life impact, treatment seeking, and use of treatments for urinary incontinence in ethnically diverse older women...
  22. pmc Urinary incontinence and pelvic floor dysfunction in Asian-American women
    A J Huang
    Division of General Medicine, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 4150 Clement Street, VAMC 111A1, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 195:1331-7. 2006
    ..The objective of the study was to describe the prevalence, risk factors, and impact of urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders among Asian-American women...
  23. ncbi request reprint Differences in medical care and disease outcomes among black and white women with heart disease
    Ashish K Jha
    Division of General Medicine, San Francisco VA Medical Center, San Francisco, USA
    Circulation 108:1089-94. 2003
    ..We sought to evaluate differences in medical care and clinical outcomes among black and white women with established coronary artery disease...
  24. ncbi request reprint Urinary tract infections in postmenopausal women: effect of hormone therapy and risk factors
    J S Brown
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, University of California, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Obstet Gynecol 98:1045-52. 2001
    ..To assess the effects of hormone therapy on urinary tract infection frequency and to examine potential risk factors...
  25. ncbi request reprint Identifying pulmonary tuberculosis in patients with negative sputum smear results
    A M Kanaya
    Divisions of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Chest 120:349-55. 2001
    ..Study objective: To identify the clinical, demographic, and radiographic characteristics that identify smear-negative patients who have TB, and to create a TB prediction rule...
  26. pmc Food insecurity is associated with diabetes mellitus: results from the National Health Examination and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 1999-2002
    Hilary K Seligman
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA, USA
    J Gen Intern Med 22:1018-23. 2007
    ..There is a clear association between food insecurity and obesity among women, but little is known about the relationship between food insecurity and type 2 diabetes...
  27. pmc Association of glucose measures with total and coronary heart disease mortality: does the effect change with time? The Rancho Bernardo Study
    Beth E Cohen
    General Internal Medicine Section, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, CA 94121 1598, USA
    Diabetes Res Clin Pract 86:67-73. 2009
    ..To compare the associations of three glucose measures with coronary heart disease (CHD) and total mortality and to examine how these associations changed over time...
  28. doi request reprint Restorative yoga in adults with metabolic syndrome: a randomized, controlled pilot trial
    Beth E Cohen
    Department of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94121, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 6:223-9. 2008
    ..We conducted a randomized controlled pilot trial to determine whether a restorative yoga intervention was feasible and acceptable in underactive, overweight adults with metabolic syndrome...
  29. ncbi request reprint Higher protein intake is associated with diabetes risk in South Asian Indians: the Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America (MASALA) study
    Erica T Wang
    University of California, San Francisco, 4150 Clement Street, Section 111A1, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 29:130-5. 2010
    ..The association of macronutrient intake and diabetes in South Asian Indians was examined in this cross-sectional study...
  30. pmc Fat infiltration of muscle, diabetes, and clinical fracture risk in older adults
    Anne L Schafer
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California 94143, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 95:E368-72. 2010
    ..Older adults with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk for fracture compared with nondiabetic adults after adjustment for their higher bone mineral density. Infiltration of muscle by fat predicts increased risk of hip fracture...
  31. pmc Fetuin-A and incident diabetes mellitus in older persons
    Joachim H Ix
    Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, and San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System, 3350 La Jolla Village Dr, Mail Code 111 H, San Diego, CA 92161, USA
    JAMA 300:182-8. 2008
    ..In prior cross-sectional studies in humans, higher fetuin-A levels were associated with insulin resistance. However, the longitudinal association of fetuin-A with incident type 2 diabetes mellitus is unknown...
  32. ncbi request reprint Genetic admixture, adipocytokines, and adiposity in Black Americans: the Health, Aging, and Body Composition study
    Christina L Wassel Fyr
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1300 South 2nd Street, Suite 300, Minneapolis, MN 55454 1015, USA
    Hum Genet 121:615-24. 2007
    ..The association with adiponectin became stronger after adjustment for adiposity. These novel findings suggest that admixture mapping may identify genetic factors influencing the levels of IL-6 SR, CRP, IL-2 SR, and adiponectin...
  33. ncbi request reprint Explaining the sex difference in coronary heart disease mortality among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a meta-analysis
    Alka M Kanaya
    Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Diego, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1737-45. 2002
    ..Most studies suggest that diabetes is a stronger coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factor for women than men, but few have adjusted their results for classic CHD risk factors: age, hypertension, total cholesterol level, and smoking...
  34. ncbi request reprint Glycemic effects of postmenopausal hormone therapy: the Heart and Estrogen/progestin Replacement Study. A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 536, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Ann Intern Med 138:1-9. 2003
    ..Randomized trials of postmenopausal hormone therapy have found differing effects on fasting glucose levels. No trial has evaluated the effect of hormone therapy on diabetes incidence...
  35. ncbi request reprint Association of total and central obesity with mortality in postmenopausal women with coronary heart disease
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA 64115, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:1161-70. 2003
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Adipocytokines attenuate the association between visceral adiposity and diabetes in older adults
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California San Francisco, 1635 Divisadero Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Diabetes Care 27:1375-80. 2004
    ..To examine whether adiponectin is independently associated with diabetes and whether adiponectin and other adipocytokines account for the relationship between fat and diabetes...
  37. ncbi request reprint Change in cognitive function by glucose tolerance status in older adults: a 4-year prospective study of the Rancho Bernardo study cohort
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:1327-33. 2004
    ..A few studies have examined change in cognitive performance by diabetes status with disparate results. We examined the 4-year change in cognitive performance among older adults according to glucose tolerance status...
  38. ncbi request reprint Predicting the development of diabetes in older adults: the derivation and validation of a prediction rule
    Alka M Kanaya
    Department of Medicine and Epidemiology and Biostatics, University of California, San Francisco, California 94115, USA
    Diabetes Care 28:404-8. 2005
    ..We created a prediction rule in one sample and prospectively validated it for incident diabetes in a separate cohort...
  39. ncbi request reprint Prevalence and correlates of cardiovascular risk factors in South Asians: population-based data from two California surveys
    Susan L Ivey
    School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 7360, USA
    Ethn Dis 16:886-93. 2006
    ..Few population-based studies report cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factor prevalence for South Asians in the United States. We examined CVD risk for South Asians in California...
  40. pmc Prevalence and risk factors for urinary incontinence in women with type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose: findings from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2001-2002
    Jeanette S Brown
    Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, UCSF Women s Health Clinical Research Center, University of California San Francisco, 1635 Divisadero Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94115, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:1307-12. 2006
    ..It is unknown whether women with pre-diabetes, or impaired fasting glucose (IFG), have increased prevalence of incontinence. We determined the prevalence of, and risk factors for, incontinence among U.S. women with diabetes and IFG...
  41. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and acceptability of restorative yoga for treatment of hot flushes: a pilot trial
    Beth E Cohen
    General Internal Medicine Section, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center, CA 94121 1598, USA
    Maturitas 56:198-204. 2007
    ..To determine the feasibility and acceptability of a restorative yoga intervention for the treatment of hot flushes in postmenopausal women...
  42. ncbi request reprint Impaired fasting glucose and cardiovascular outcomes in postmenopausal women with coronary artery disease
    Alka M Kanaya
    University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California, USA
    Ann Intern Med 142:813-20. 2005
    ..Type 2 diabetes increases risk for cardiovascular disease. Persons with impaired fasting glucose levels may also have increased risk...
  43. ncbi request reprint Association between thyroid dysfunction and total cholesterol level in an older biracial population: the health, aging and body composition study
    Alka M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1701 Divisadero St, Suite 554, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:773-9. 2002
    ..Thyroid dysfunction increases with age. Less is known about the prevalence of thyroid disease in older black adults and whether an association between thyroid function and serum cholesterol level exists, as in older white adults...
  44. ncbi request reprint Prevention of type 2 diabetes: data from recent trials
    A M Kanaya
    Division of General Internal Medicine, University of California San Francisco, 1701 Divisadero Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94143 1732, USA
    Prim Care 30:511-26. 2003
    ..New strategies that identify those with pre-diabetes and that overcome the limitations of the current tests, particularly the 2-hour post-challenge glucose test, are needed...
  45. pmc Adiponectin and inducible ischemia in patients with stable coronary heart disease: data from the Heart and Soul study
    Mary H Zhang
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Atherosclerosis 205:233-8. 2009
    ..We sought to determine whether higher adiponectin levels are associated with exercise-induced ischemia in patients with stable CHD...
  46. doi request reprint Changes in procoagulants track longitudinally with insulin resistance: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    O L Klein
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Diabet Med 31:462-5. 2014
    ..To examine the association between changes in procoagulants (fibrinogen factors VII and VIII and von Willebrand factor) and the risk of insulin resistance...
  47. ncbi request reprint Association of visceral adipose tissue with incident myocardial infarction in older men and women: the Health, Aging and Body Composition Study
    Barbara J Nicklas
    Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Sticht Center on Aging, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 160:741-9. 2004
    ..79, 95% confidence interval: 1.24, 2.58 per standard-deviation increase; p < 0.01). The amount of adipose tissue stored in the intraabdominal cavity is an important, independent risk factor for MI in well-functioning, elderly women...
  48. ncbi request reprint Dietary glycemic index and load, measures of glucose metabolism, and body fat distribution in older adults
    Nadine R Sahyoun
    Department of Nutrition and Food Science, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:547-52. 2005
    ..Recent evidence suggests that the rate of carbohydrate digestion and absorption may influence the development of type 2 diabetes...
  49. ncbi request reprint Serum leptin concentrations and body adipose measures in older black and white adults
    Constance E Ruhl
    Social and Scientific Systems, Inc, 8758 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 80:576-83. 2004
    ..Among US adults, serum leptin concentrations are higher in women than in men and are higher in blacks than in whites independent of anthropometric measures of body fatness...
  50. ncbi request reprint Abdominal obesity is an independent risk factor for chronic heart failure in older people
    Barbara J Nicklas
    Sticht Center on Aging, Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, North Carolina 27157, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:413-20. 2006
    ..To examine whether total and abdominal adiposity are risk factors for the development of chronic heart failure (CHF) in older men and women...
  51. ncbi request reprint Body mass index and serum leptin concentration independently estimate percentage body fat in older adults
    Constance E Ruhl
    Social and Scientific Systems Inc, Silver Spring, MD, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 85:1121-6. 2007
    ....
  52. doi request reprint Joint effects of adiposity and physical activity on incident mobility limitation in older adults
    Annemarie Koster
    Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography, and Biometry, National Institute on Aging, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:636-43. 2008
    ..To examine joint associations of physical activity and adiposity measures (body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, percentage body fat) with incident mobility limitation...
  53. pmc Polymorphisms in the peroxisome proliferator activated receptor alpha gene are associated with levels of apolipoprotein CIII and triglyceride in African-Americans but not Caucasians
    Min Jeong Shin
    Children s Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609, USA
    Atherosclerosis 198:313-9. 2008
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint Lifestyle intervention for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus: putting theory to practice
    K M Venkat Narayan
    Division of Diabetes Translation, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
    Treat Endocrinol 2:315-20. 2003
    ..Delivery of lifestyle interventions in practice is fraught with challenges, but there are several tools and practical strategies available for the implementation of trial findings...
  55. doi request reprint Relationship of ankle blood pressures to cardiovascular events in older adults
    Kim Sutton-Tyrrell
    Department of Epidemiology, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, GSPH 505A Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    Stroke 39:863-9. 2008
    ..We focus on the extent to which low and high ankle-arm index values as well as noncompressible arteries are associated with mortality and cardiovascular events, including stroke in older adults...
  56. ncbi request reprint Insulin-like growth factor-1
    Lisa H Colbert
    J Am Geriatr Soc 52:1962-3. 2004
  57. pmc Lifestyle intervention is associated with lower prevalence of urinary incontinence: the Diabetes Prevention Program
    Jeanette S Brown
    Diabetes Prevention Program Research Group, The Biostatistics Center, George Washington University, 6110 Executive Blvd, Suite 750, Rockville, MD 20852, USA
    Diabetes Care 29:385-90. 2006
    ..We examined whether an intensive lifestyle intervention or metformin therapy among overweight pre-diabetic women was associated with a lower prevalence of incontinence...

Research Grants6

  1. Obesity, Oxidative Stress, and Diabetes in Older Adults
    Alka Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..If these markers are implicated in causing diabetes, then this would lead to testing whether vitamins or other supplements that target these markers may decrease the risk of diabetes in obese individuals. ..
  2. Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome (RHYTHMS) study
    Alka Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..If yoga is associated with improved metabolic risk factors, this would offer an inexpensive and safe alternative to diet and exercise to delay or prevent diabetes or cardiovascular disease. ..
  3. Metabolic Syndrome and Atherosclerosis in South Asians
    Alka Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  4. Mediators of Atherosclerosis in South Asians Living in America
    Alka M Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..These will provide targets for future therapies to prevent or cure the leading cause of death worldwide, cardiovascular disease. ..
  5. Restorative Yoga for Therapy of the Metabolic Syndrome (RHYTHMS) study
    Alka M Kanaya; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..If yoga is associated with improved metabolic risk factors, this would offer an inexpensive and safe alternative to diet and exercise to delay or prevent diabetes or cardiovascular disease. ..