Cora Lewis

Summary

Affiliation: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Association between being African-American, serum urate levels and the risk of developing hyperuricemia: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults cohort
    Angelo L Gaffo
    Birmingham VA Medical Center 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R4. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of non-spine fracture in elderly men: the MrOS study
    Cora E Lewis
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 22:211-9. 2007
  3. pmc Trust in physicians and blood pressure control in blacks and whites being treated for hypertension in the REGARDS study
    Raegan W Durant
    Division of Preventive Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:282-9. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin concentrations and correlates in African Americans in the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network (HyperGEN) study
    James M Shikany
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Metabolism 56:1011-6. 2007
  5. pmc Alcohol consumption in young adults and incident hypertension: 20-year follow-up from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Jewell H Halanych
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:532-9. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Understanding racial disparities in hypertension control: intensity of hypertension medication treatment in the REGARDS study
    Monika M Safford
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:421-6. 2007
  7. pmc Racial differences in self-reported infertility and risk factors for infertility in a cohort of black and white women: the CARDIA Women's Study
    Melissa F Wellons
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35205, USA
    Fertil Steril 90:1640-8. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Association of complementary and alternative medicine use, demographic factors, and perimenopausal symptoms in a multiethnic sample of women: the ENDOW study
    Andrea Cherrington
    The Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Fam Community Health 26:74-83. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Genome scan for hypertension in nonobese African Americans: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Blood Pressure Program
    Alanna C Morrison
    Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:834-8. 2004
  10. pmc Waist circumference correlates with metabolic syndrome indicators better than percentage fat
    Wei Shen
    Obesity Research Center, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:727-36. 2006

Research Grants

  1. Osteoporotic Fractures in Men- MrOS Renewal - Birmingham
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  2. Clinical Center for LookAHEAD: Action for Health in Diabetes
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  3. MULTICENTER OSTEOARTHRITIS STUDY (MOST)
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  4. Inflammation and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  5. Inflammation and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
  6. Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Older Men-Birmingham
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
  7. HYPERGEN - BIRMINGHAM FIELD CENTER
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2004
  8. GENCAC - Birmingham Field Center
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2004
  9. Laxity and Malalignment in a Large Cohort Study of OA
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2006
  10. Inflammation and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Cora E Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010

Detail Information

Publications67

  1. pmc Association between being African-American, serum urate levels and the risk of developing hyperuricemia: findings from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults cohort
    Angelo L Gaffo
    Birmingham VA Medical Center 700 South 19th Street, Birmingham, AL 35233, USA
    Arthritis Res Ther 14:R4. 2012
    ..We tested this hypothesis in a bi-racial cohort of younger African-American and white men and women...
  2. ncbi request reprint Predictors of non-spine fracture in elderly men: the MrOS study
    Cora E Lewis
    University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 22:211-9. 2007
    ..1 years. Six clinical risk factors predicted fracture risk independent of hip BMD: tricyclic antidepressant use, previous fracture, inability to complete a narrow walk trial, falls in previous year, age > or =80 years, and depressed mood...
  3. pmc Trust in physicians and blood pressure control in blacks and whites being treated for hypertension in the REGARDS study
    Raegan W Durant
    Division of Preventive Medicine University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Ethn Dis 20:282-9. 2010
    ..The primary objective of this study was to assess the relationship between trust in physicians and blood pressure control among Blacks and Whites being treated for hypertension...
  4. ncbi request reprint Plasma adiponectin concentrations and correlates in African Americans in the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network (HyperGEN) study
    James M Shikany
    Division of Preventive Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35294, USA
    Metabolism 56:1011-6. 2007
    ..The directions of the associations of plasma adiponectin with other factors were in agreement with results in other racial/ethnic groups...
  5. pmc Alcohol consumption in young adults and incident hypertension: 20-year follow-up from the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Jewell H Halanych
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35294 4410, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 171:532-9. 2010
    ..Future studies should include social factors, such as income and education, and consider additional characteristics that may modify or confound associations between alcohol and blood pressure...
  6. ncbi request reprint Understanding racial disparities in hypertension control: intensity of hypertension medication treatment in the REGARDS study
    Monika M Safford
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:421-6. 2007
    ..Intensity of hypertension treatment may play a role. We examined whether AA with treated hypertension received less-intense medication regimens than EA, as reflected in the number of antihypertensive medication classes...
  7. pmc Racial differences in self-reported infertility and risk factors for infertility in a cohort of black and white women: the CARDIA Women's Study
    Melissa F Wellons
    University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama 35205, USA
    Fertil Steril 90:1640-8. 2008
    ..To determine racial differences in self-reported infertility and in risk factors for infertility in a cohort of black and white women...
  8. ncbi request reprint Association of complementary and alternative medicine use, demographic factors, and perimenopausal symptoms in a multiethnic sample of women: the ENDOW study
    Andrea Cherrington
    The Department of Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL 35205, USA
    Fam Community Health 26:74-83. 2003
    ..Those who used CAM were younger and better educated; more often they reported pelvic pain and painful intercourse. The only demographic factor to predict use of alternative medicine was education...
  9. ncbi request reprint Genome scan for hypertension in nonobese African Americans: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Blood Pressure Program
    Alanna C Morrison
    Human Genetics Center, University of Texas Houston Health Science Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
    Am J Hypertens 17:834-8. 2004
    ..For this reason, we sought to identify genomic regions influencing susceptibility to hypertension in a nonobese sample of hypertensive African American families...
  10. pmc Waist circumference correlates with metabolic syndrome indicators better than percentage fat
    Wei Shen
    Obesity Research Center, St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital, New York, NY 10025, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 14:727-36. 2006
    ....
  11. ncbi request reprint Plasma fibrinogen and lung function: the CARDIA Study
    Bharat Thyagarajan
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 55454, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1001-8. 2006
    ..We hypothesized that fibrinogen, as a marker of chronic inflammation, is inversely associated with forced vital capacity (FVC) and forced expiratory volume in 1 s (FEV(1)) in healthy persons...
  12. pmc Comparison of dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry and magnetic resonance imaging-measured adipose tissue depots in HIV-infected and control subjects
    Rebecca Scherzer
    University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 88:1088-96. 2008
    ....
  13. ncbi request reprint Oral contraceptive use and association with glucose, insulin, and diabetes in young adult women: the CARDIA Study. Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults
    Catherine Kim
    Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
    Diabetes Care 25:1027-32. 2002
    ..We studied the associations between 1) current use of oral contraceptives (OCs) and 2) glucose levels, insulin levels, and diabetes in young women...
  14. ncbi request reprint Socioeconomic trajectories and incident hypertension in a biracial cohort of young adults
    Karen A Matthews
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Penn 15213, USA
    Hypertension 39:772-6. 2002
    ..A dynamic index of socioeconomic status may be a useful concept in understanding the effects of socioeconomic status on the natural history of hypertension...
  15. pmc Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of incident diabetes in the Women's Health Initiative
    Ian H De Boer
    Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific Street, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
    Diabetes Care 31:701-7. 2008
    ..We examined the effect of calcium plus vitamin D supplementation on the incidence of drug-treated diabetes in postmenopausal women...
  16. doi request reprint Genome-wide admixture mapping for coronary artery calcification in African Americans: the NHLBI Family Heart Study
    Qunyuan Zhang
    Division of Statistical Genomics, Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Missouri 63108, USA
    Genet Epidemiol 32:264-72. 2008
    ..On the basis of the results from this and other independent studies, the location of D6S1053 at 80cM on chromosome 6 (6q12) seems to harbor a highly promising quantitative trait loci for atherosclerosis...
  17. pmc Factor relationships of metabolic syndrome and echocardiographic phenotypes in the HyperGEN study
    Pinchia Huang
    Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Hypertens 26:1360-6. 2008
    ..Metabolic syndrome and its risk factors are predictors of cardiovascular events. Metabolic syndrome is also directly associated with echocardiographic phenotypes...
  18. ncbi request reprint Fitness, fatness, and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes: look ahead study
    Rena R Wing
    Weight Control and Diabetes Research Center, Providence, RI 02903, USA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 39:2107-16. 2007
    ..The present study examined the association of cardiorespiratory fitness and obesity with CVD risk factors in an ethnically diverse sample of overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes...
  19. ncbi request reprint High-trauma fractures and low bone mineral density in older women and men
    Dawn C Mackey
    San Francisco Coordinating Center, California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    JAMA 298:2381-8. 2007
    ..It is widely believed that fractures resulting from high trauma are not osteoporotic; however, this assumption has not been studied prospectively...
  20. pmc Relationship of fat distribution with adipokines in human immunodeficiency virus infection
    Lisa A Kosmiski
    University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado 80217, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:216-24. 2008
    ....
  21. pmc Prevalence and factors associated with dry skin in HIV infection: the FRAM study
    Daniel Lee
    Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, CA, USA
    AIDS 21:2051-7. 2007
    ..Complaints of dry skin in HIV-infected individuals were reported after the advent of HAART. The objective of the study was to evaluate the prevalence of dry skin and associated factors in HIV-infected and control subjects...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Regional adipose tissue and elevations in serum aminotransferases in HIV-infected individuals
    Phyllis C Tien
    Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, CA 94121, USA
    J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 48:169-76. 2008
    ..Obesity is associated with hepatic steatosis, and ALT is a marker of steatosis in the general population...
  24. doi request reprint Relation of demographic factors, menstrual history, reproduction and medication use to sex hormone levels in postmenopausal women
    Anne McTiernan
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 108:217-31. 2008
    ..These results suggest that while age, oophorectomy status, and NSAID use may be associated with selected sex hormone concentrations, few menstrual or reproductive factors affect endogenous sex hormones in the postmenopausal period...
  25. doi request reprint Association between different measures of blood pressure and coronary artery calcium in postmenopausal women
    Matthew A Allison
    University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA
    Hypertension 52:833-40. 2008
    ..03 to 2.90; P=0.04). In postmenopausal women, higher levels of pulse pressure and systolic blood pressure were strong determinants of CAC, whereas diastolic blood pressure was inversely related...
  26. doi request reprint Calcium, vitamin D supplementation, and physical function in the Women's Health Initiative
    Robert L Brunner
    University of Nevada School of Medicine, PMB 251, MS 145, Reno, NV 89557, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1472-9. 2008
    ..Now we examine whether the treatment affected self-reported physical functioning and objective measures of physical functioning...
  27. pmc Hip bone density predicts breast cancer risk independently of Gail score: results from the Women's Health Initiative
    Zhao Chen
    Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Arizona College of Public Health, Tucson, Arizona 85724 5211, USA
    Cancer 113:907-15. 2008
    ..The objective of the current study was to investigate whether hip BMD predicts postmenopausal breast cancer risk independently of the Gail score...
  28. pmc Cystatin-C, renal function, and incidence of hip fracture in postmenopausal women
    Andrea Z LaCroix
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 56:1434-41. 2008
    ..To evaluate the association between chronic kidney disease and incident hip fracture using serum cystatin-C as a biomarker of renal function calculated without reference to muscle mass...
  29. ncbi request reprint Low-fat diet: effect on anthropometrics, blood pressure, glucose, and insulin in older women
    W Dallas Hall
    Department of Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia 30324 5402, USA
    Ethn Dis 13:337-43. 2003
    ..The purpose of the current study was to examine the effect of the low-fat diet on anthropometric and biochemical variables...
  30. pmc Simple anthropometric measures correlate with metabolic risk indicators as strongly as magnetic resonance imaging-measured adipose tissue depots in both HIV-infected and control subjects
    Rebecca Scherzer
    Northern California Institute for Research and Education, San Francisco, CA, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:1809-17. 2008
    ..Studies in persons without HIV infection have compared percentage body fat (%BF) and waist circumference as markers of risk for the complications of excess adiposity, but only limited study has been conducted in HIV-infected subjects...
  31. pmc Effects of estrogen with and without progestin and obesity on symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux
    Zongli Zheng
    Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
    Gastroenterology 135:72-81. 2008
    ..An association between female hormones and symptomatic gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) and may be modified by obesity is suggested but not proven. Factors affecting GERD progression, however, are largely unknown...
  32. pmc Longitudinal association of body mass index with lung function: the CARDIA study
    Bharat Thyagarajan
    Dept of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Respir Res 9:31. 2008
    ..Lung function at the end of life depends on its peak and subsequent decline. Because obesity is epidemic in young adulthood, we quantified age-related changes in lung function relative to body mass index (BMI)...
  33. pmc Childbearing may increase visceral adipose tissue independent of overall increase in body fat
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Epidemiology and Prevention Section, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:1078-84. 2008
    ..To examine whether childbearing is associated with increased visceral adiposity and whether the increase is proportionally larger than other depots...
  34. pmc Association of antiretroviral therapy with fibrinogen levels in HIV-infection
    Erin Madden
    Northern California Institute for Research and Education, San Francisco, USA
    AIDS 22:707-15. 2008
    ..HIV infection is associated with an increased risk of coronary artery disease, but the contribution of inflammation versus antiretroviral drugs is not well understood. Fibrinogen is an inflammatory factor associated with atherosclerosis...
  35. pmc Changes over 14 years in androgenicity and body mass index in a biracial cohort of reproductive-age women
    Barbara Sternfeld
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:2158-65. 2008
    ..Body mass index (BMI) is directly related to testosterone (total T and free T) and inversely to SHBG cross-sectionally, but little is known about how changes in body fat and androgen markers affect each other over time...
  36. pmc Associations of serum sex hormone-binding globulin and sex hormone concentrations with hip fracture risk in postmenopausal women
    Jennifer S Lee
    Division of Endocrinology, Clinical Nutrition, and Vascular Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 93:1796-803. 2008
    ..Endogenous estradiol, testosterone, and SHBG may influence the risk of hip fracture...
  37. ncbi request reprint Early adult risk factor levels and subsequent coronary artery calcification: the CARDIA Study
    Catherine M Loria
    Division of Prevention and Population Sciences, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 7936, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 49:2013-20. 2007
    ..We sought to determine whether early adult levels of cardiovascular risk factors predict subsequent coronary artery calcium (CAC) better than concurrent or average 15-year levels and independent of a 15-year change in levels...
  38. pmc Reduction in weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes: one-year results of the look AHEAD trial
    Xavier Pi-Sunyer
    St Luke s Roosevelt Hospital Center, USA
    Diabetes Care 30:1374-83. 2007
    ..This report describes 1-year changes in CVD risk factors in a trial designed to examine the long-term effects of an intensive lifestyle intervention on the incidence of major CVD events...
  39. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men
    Peggy M Cawthon
    Research Institute, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 55:212-20. 2007
    ..To describe associations between recent alcohol intake, physical performance, and functional limitations in older men...
  40. ncbi request reprint Voluntary weight reduction in older men increases hip bone loss: the osteoporotic fractures in men study
    Kristine E Ensrud
    Department of Medicine 111 0, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, One Veterans Drive, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55417, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 90:1998-2004. 2005
    ..7%/yr in those with weight loss; test for trend, P < 0.001). Older men who experience weight loss have increased rates of hip bone loss, even among overweight and obese men undergoing voluntary weight reduction...
  41. 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...
  42. ncbi request reprint Plasma F2-isoprostanes and coronary artery calcification: the CARDIA Study
    Myron Gross
    Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, School of Medicine, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA
    Clin Chem 51:125-31. 2005
    ..Oxidation of lipids in lipoproteins and cells may initiate and enhance the early development of cardiovascular disease. Method and..
  43. ncbi request reprint Increases in job strain are associated with incident hypertension in the CARDIA Study
    Jerome H Markovitz
    Division of Preventive Medicine, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA
    Ann Behav Med 28:4-9. 2004
    ..Job strain, defined as high job demands and low decision latitude, has been associated with increased blood pressure levels in some studies, but most of these studies have been cross-sectional...
  44. ncbi request reprint Long-term plasma lipid changes associated with a first birth: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults study
    Erica P Gunderson
    Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Medical Care Program, Northern California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 159:1028-39. 2004
    ..HDL cholesterol declines of -3 to -4 mg/dl after a first birth persisted during the 10 years of follow-up independent of weight, central adiposity, and selected behavior changes...
  45. ncbi request reprint Effects of estrogen plus progestin on risk of fracture and bone mineral density: the Women's Health Initiative randomized trial
    Jane A Cauley
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15261, USA
    JAMA 290:1729-38. 2003
    ..In the Women's Health Initiative trial of estrogen-plus-progestin therapy, women assigned to active treatment had fewer fractures...
  46. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in early-onset renal disease among young adults: the coronary artery risk development in young adults (CARDIA) study
    Catherine O Stehman-Breen
    Departments of Medicine and Epidemiology, Seattle VA Medical Center, Seattle, Washington 98108, USA
    J Am Soc Nephrol 14:2352-7. 2003
    ..Differences in race/ethnicity related risk of early-onset renal impairment are particularly large among men and are not accounted for by the metabolic or socioeconomic factors evaluated...
  47. ncbi request reprint A genome-wide scan for urinary albumin excretion in hypertensive families
    Barry I Freedman
    Department of Internal Medicine, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC 27157 1053, USA
    Hypertension 42:291-6. 2003
    ..They suggest that a gene(s) associated with urinary ACR may be present on human chromosomes 19 and 12...
  48. ncbi request reprint Gamma-glutamyltransferase is a predictor of incident diabetes and hypertension: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Duk Hee Lee
    Department of Preventive Medicine, College of Medicine, Kosin University, Pusan, Korea 602 202
    Clin Chem 49:1358-66. 2003
    ..We performed a prospective study to examine whether serum GGT predicts diabetes and hypertension...
  49. ncbi request reprint Statin use, clinical fracture, and bone density in postmenopausal women: results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    Andrea Z LaCroix
    Women s Health Initiative Clinical Coordinating Center, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, 1100 Fairview Avenue North, MP 1002, PO Box 19024, Seattle, Washington 98109 1024, USA
    Ann Intern Med 139:97-104. 2003
    ..While early epidemiologic studies showed lower risk for hip fracture among statin users than nonusers, subsequent studies have produced mixed results...
  50. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a gene influencing heart rate on chromosome 4 among hypertensives
    Jemma B Wilk
    Contact address Boston University School of Medicine, 715 Albany Street, Room B 604, Boston, MA 02118, USA
    Hum Genet 111:207-13. 2002
    ....
  51. pmc A combined analysis of genomewide linkage scans for body mass index from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Blood Pressure Program
    Xiaodong Wu
    Department of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology, Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 60153, USA
    Am J Hum Genet 70:1247-56. 2002
    ....
  52. pmc Development of overweight associated with childbearing depends on smoking habit: The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) Study
    Erica P Gunderson
    Epidemiology and Prevention Section, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente, 2000 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
    Obes Res 12:2041-53. 2004
    ..To prospectively evaluate whether childbearing leads to development of overweight in women and to evaluate the role of other known risk factors...
  53. ncbi request reprint Baseline associations between postmenopausal hormone therapy and inflammatory, haemostatic, and lipid biomarkers of coronary heart disease. The Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    Robert D Langer
    Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0978, La Jolla, CA 92093 0978, USA
    Thromb Haemost 93:1108-16. 2005
    ..Some associations differed between women with and without incident CHD, especially for EP, where inflammatory and thrombotic markers were higher in cases. These associations remain speculative pending confirmation in randomized trials...
  54. ncbi request reprint A summary of the effects of antihypertensive medications on measured blood pressure
    Jun Wu
    Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis, Missouri 63110 1093, USA
    Am J Hypertens 18:935-42. 2005
    ..A review of numerous clinical trials that investigated the effects of BP-lowering medications is summarized here...
  55. ncbi request reprint Consistently stable or decreased body mass index in young adulthood and longitudinal changes in metabolic syndrome components: the Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study
    Donald M Lloyd-Jones
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, 680 N Lake Shore Dr, Ste 1102, Chicago, IL 60611, USA
    Circulation 115:1004-11. 2007
    ..Data are sparse regarding the association of stable body mass index (BMI) over the long term with metabolic syndrome components in young adults...
  56. 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...
  57. ncbi request reprint Genome scan of glomerular filtration rate and albuminuria: the HyperGEN study
    Joanlise M Leon
    Division of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, USA
    Nephrol Dial Transplant 22:763-71. 2007
    ..We performed genome-wide scans to detect loci impacting these parameters in 1251 African American (AAs) and 1129 European American (EAs) hypertensive siblings from the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network study...
  58. ncbi request reprint Alcohol intake and its relationship with bone mineral density, falls, and fracture risk in older men
    Peggy M Cawthon
    Research Institute, California Pacific Medical Center, San Francisco, California 94107, USA
    J Am Geriatr Soc 54:1649-57. 2006
    ..To examine the association between alcohol intake and problem drinking history and bone mineral density (BMD), falls and fracture risk...
  59. ncbi request reprint Effects of conjugated equine estrogen on risk of fractures and BMD in postmenopausal women with hysterectomy: results from the women's health initiative randomized trial
    Rebecca D Jackson
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    J Bone Miner Res 21:817-28. 2006
    ..The fracture reduction at the hip did not differ appreciably among risk strata. These data do not support overall benefit over risk, even in women at highest risk for fracture...
  60. ncbi request reprint Association of coronary artery calcified plaque with clinical coronary heart disease in the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Family Heart Study
    Paul N Hopkins
    Cardiovascular Genetics Research, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1564-9. 2006
    ..In conclusion, CAC was strongly associated with CHD even after adjustment for standard risk factors and family history contributed independently to CHD risk...
  61. ncbi request reprint Racial differences in the association of coronary calcified plaque with left ventricular hypertrophy: the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Family Heart Study and Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network
    Weihong Tang
    Division of Epidemiology and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
    Am J Cardiol 97:1441-8. 2006
    ....
  62. ncbi request reprint Training community health workers to reduce health disparities in Alabama's Black Belt: the Pine Apple Heart Disease and Stroke Project
    Melissa C Kuhajda
    Department of Community and Rural Medicine, University of Alabama School of Medicine, Tuscaloosa Campus, AL 35487, USA
    Fam Community Health 29:89-102. 2006
    ..This study provides a CHW training curriculum that may be useful to others in establishing heart disease and stroke programs in rural underserved communities...
  63. ncbi request reprint Calcium plus vitamin D supplementation and the risk of fractures
    Rebecca D Jackson
    Division of Endocrinology, Ohio State University, 485 McCampbell, 1581 Dodd Dr, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
    N Engl J Med 354:669-83. 2006
    ..The efficacy of calcium with vitamin D supplementation for preventing hip and other fractures in healthy postmenopausal women remains equivocal...
  64. pmc Do long-term HDL-C declines associated with a first birth vary by apo E phenotype? The Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults (CARDIA) study
    Erica P Gunderson
    Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Etiology and Prevention, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California 94612, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 14:917-28. 2005
    ..Because endogenous sex hormones markedly increase during pregnancy, we examined whether HDL-C declines after a first birth varied by apo E polymorphisms...
  65. ncbi request reprint Quantitative trait loci for metabolic syndrome in the Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network study
    Aldi T Kraja
    Division of Biostatistics, Washington University School of Medicine, Campus Box 8067, 660 South Euclid Avenue, St Louis, MO 63110 1093, USA
    Obes Res 13:1885-90. 2005
    ..The most promising candidate loci on 11q24 for lipids-INS and 13p12 for obesity-INS in blacks, 8p23 for lipids-INS, 14q24 for obesity-INS, and 15q15 for BP in whites warrant further investigation...
  66. ncbi request reprint Lack of a relation between vitamin and mineral antioxidants and bone mineral density: results from the Women's Health Initiative
    Randi L Wolf
    Program in Nutrition, Department of Health and Behavior Studies, Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY 10027, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 82:581-8. 2005
    ..Antioxidant defenses are one possible mechanism for decreasing oxidative damage and its potentially negative effects on age-related bone mass...
  67. ncbi request reprint Blood pressure responses to acute stress and left ventricular mass (The Hypertension Genetic Epidemiology Network Study)
    Mustafa al'Absi
    Departments of Behavioral Sciences, Physiology, and Family Medicine, University of Minnesota School of Medicine, Duluth, Minnesota 55812, USA
    Am J Cardiol 89:536-40. 2002
    ..Positive associations of systolic BP responses with RWT suggest that exaggerated reactivity may particularly be related to LV changes influenced by vascular tonus...

Research Grants24

  1. Osteoporotic Fractures in Men- MrOS Renewal - Birmingham
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  2. Clinical Center for LookAHEAD: Action for Health in Diabetes
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..These procedures will enable us to analyze the effects of the intervention on serious cardiovascular- related factors and complications, and cost-effectiveness of the intervention. ..
  3. MULTICENTER OSTEOARTHRITIS STUDY (MOST)
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..definitively the relation of potentially important risk factors to the development or progression of a major disabling disease and to provide new insights into disease biology and potential opportunities for prevention ..
  4. Inflammation and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  5. Inflammation and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2009
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  6. Outcomes of Sleep Disorders in Older Men-Birmingham
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..We will also supplement the bank of MrOS specimens to allow for testing of future hypotheses concerning the role of sleep in the development of age-related diseases and conditions. ..
  7. HYPERGEN - BIRMINGHAM FIELD CENTER
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The resulting synthesis of ideas and amassed data permits rigorous hypothesis testing not otherwise possible and will hasten understanding of the previously elusive genetic variation responsible for disease risk. ..
  8. GENCAC - Birmingham Field Center
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..This application corresponds to the GENCAC Birmingham field center submitted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham as part of the GENCAC genetic epidemiology network. ..
  9. Laxity and Malalignment in a Large Cohort Study of OA
    Cora Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2006
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  10. Inflammation and Knee Osteoarthritis
    Cora E Lewis; Fiscal Year: 2010
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