Unhee Lim

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Affiliation: University of Hawaii
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Asian women have greater abdominal and visceral adiposity than Caucasian women with similar body mass index
    U Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Nutr Diabetes 1:e6. 2011
  2. pmc Susceptibility variants for waist size in relation to abdominal, visceral, and hepatic adiposity in postmenopausal women
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1048-55. 2012
  3. pmc Predicting total, abdominal, visceral and hepatic adiposity with circulating biomarkers in Caucasian and Japanese American women
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e43502. 2012
  4. pmc Susceptibility variants for obesity and colorectal cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort and PAGE studies
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Cancer 131:E1038-43. 2012
  5. pmc Effects of smoking on the genetic risk of obesity: the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology study
    Megan D Fesinmeyer
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    BMC Med Genet 14:6. 2013
  6. pmc Association of the FTO obesity risk variant rs8050136 with percentage of energy intake from fat in multiple racial/ethnic populations: the PAGE study
    Sungshim Lani Park
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:780-90. 2013
  7. doi request reprint Type 2 diabetes risk variants and colorectal cancer risk: the Multiethnic Cohort and PAGE studies
    Iona Cheng
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
    Gut 60:1703-11. 2011
  8. pmc Dietary choline and betaine intakes vary in an adult multiethnic population
    Kim M Yonemori
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Nutr 143:894-9. 2013
  9. pmc Legume, soy, tofu, and isoflavone intake and endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women in the multiethnic cohort study
    Nicholas J Ollberding
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Epidemiology Program, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:67-76. 2012
  10. pmc Dietary vitamin D and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the multiethnic cohort
    Eva Erber
    Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Br J Nutr 103:581-4. 2010

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Publications18

  1. pmc Asian women have greater abdominal and visceral adiposity than Caucasian women with similar body mass index
    U Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Nutr Diabetes 1:e6. 2011
    ..This may contribute to their elevated metabolic risk for obesity-related diseases...
  2. pmc Susceptibility variants for waist size in relation to abdominal, visceral, and hepatic adiposity in postmenopausal women
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1048-55. 2012
    ..If replicated, these genetic variants can be incorporated with other biomarkers to predict high-risk body fat distribution...
  3. pmc Predicting total, abdominal, visceral and hepatic adiposity with circulating biomarkers in Caucasian and Japanese American women
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e43502. 2012
    ..Characterization of abdominal and intra-abdominal fat requires imaging, and thus is not feasible in large epidemiologic studies...
  4. pmc Susceptibility variants for obesity and colorectal cancer risk: the multiethnic cohort and PAGE studies
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Cancer 131:E1038-43. 2012
    ..No heterogeneity was observed across race/ethnic groups. Our findings suggest that the obesity risk variants are not likely to affect the risk of colorectal cancer substantially...
  5. pmc Effects of smoking on the genetic risk of obesity: the population architecture using genomics and epidemiology study
    Megan D Fesinmeyer
    Division of Public Health Sciences, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA 98109 1024, USA
    BMC Med Genet 14:6. 2013
    ..Although smoking behavior is known to affect body mass index (BMI), the potential for smoking to influence genetic associations with BMI is largely unexplored...
  6. pmc Association of the FTO obesity risk variant rs8050136 with percentage of energy intake from fat in multiple racial/ethnic populations: the PAGE study
    Sungshim Lani Park
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 178:780-90. 2013
    ..0823 kg/m(2), 95% confidence interval: 0.0559, 0.1128). Our data provide additional evidence that the association of FTO with obesity is partially mediated by dietary intake. ..
  7. doi request reprint Type 2 diabetes risk variants and colorectal cancer risk: the Multiethnic Cohort and PAGE studies
    Iona Cheng
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96817, USA
    Gut 60:1703-11. 2011
    ..Diabetes has been positively associated with the risk of colorectal cancer. This study investigated whether recently established risk variants for diabetes also have effects on colorectal cancer...
  8. pmc Dietary choline and betaine intakes vary in an adult multiethnic population
    Kim M Yonemori
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Nutr 143:894-9. 2013
    ..0001), largely due to the variation in energy intake. Our findings demonstrate the feasibility of assessing choline and betaine intake and characterize the variation in intake that exists in a multiethnic population...
  9. pmc Legume, soy, tofu, and isoflavone intake and endometrial cancer risk in postmenopausal women in the multiethnic cohort study
    Nicholas J Ollberding
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Epidemiology Program, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Natl Cancer Inst 104:67-76. 2012
    ..Phytochemicals found in soy and other legumes have been speculated to reduce the risk of endometrial cancer; however, inconsistent findings have been reported in the few epidemiological studies conducted to date...
  10. pmc Dietary vitamin D and risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the multiethnic cohort
    Eva Erber
    Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala Street, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Br J Nutr 103:581-4. 2010
    ..High dietary intake of vitamin D did not show a protective effect against NHL within the MEC except among African Americans, possibly because vitamin D production due to sun exposure is limited in this population...
  11. pmc Leptin, adiponectin, and obesity among Caucasian and Asian women
    Shannon M Conroy
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Cancer Epidemiology Program, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Mediators Inflamm 2011:253580. 2011
    ..64) and with adiponectin (β=-0.95 versus β=-0.75) than Caucasians. Compared to Caucasians of similar BMI, Asians may experience a higher chronic disease risk due to lower levels of adiponectin despite their lower levels of leptin...
  12. pmc Asian ethnicity is associated with a higher trunk/peripheral fat ratio in women and adolescent girls
    Yukiko Morimoto
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Epidemiol 22:130-5. 2012
    ..We used dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) to evaluate adiposity measures among adult women and their adolescent daughters, who were of predominantly Japanese and white ethnicity...
  13. ncbi request reprint Alcohol consumption and breast cancer risk among women from five ethnic groups with light to moderate intakes: the Multiethnic Cohort Study
    Song Yi Park
    Cancer Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, HI
    Int J Cancer 134:1504-10. 2014
    ..This prospective study supports previous findings that light to moderate alcohol consumption increases breast cancer risk, and demonstrates this association in several ethnic groups besides whites, independent of ER/PR status...
  14. pmc Birth size and later central obesity among adolescent girls of Asian, White, and Mixed ethnicities
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawai i at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 72:50-5. 2013
    ..0.1 or 10% higher central body fat distribution for every 0.01mm shorter length). If confirmed, these findings would suggest that linear growth may be more relevant to metabolic programming than growth in mass...
  15. doi request reprint Dietary and lifestyle factors of DNA methylation
    Unhee Lim
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Methods Mol Biol 863:359-76. 2012
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  16. pmc A prospective investigation of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D and risk of lymphoid cancers
    Unhee Lim
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Cancer 124:979-86. 2009
    ..Although our findings suggest that circulating 25(OH)D is not likely associated with overall lymphoid cancer, they indicate a potentially protective effect on short-term risk of NHL...
  17. pmc Pleiotropy of cancer susceptibility variants on the risk of non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the PAGE consortium
    Unhee Lim
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e89791. 2014
    ..Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have suggested that some genetic susceptibility variants are associated with multiple complex traits (pleiotropy)...
  18. pmc Common immune-related risk factors and incident non-Hodgkin lymphoma: the multiethnic cohort
    Eva Erber
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Int J Cancer 125:1440-5. 2009
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