Yunsheng Ma

Summary

Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Challenges in sodium intake reduction and meal consumption patterns among participants with metabolic syndrome in a dietary trial
    Jinsong Wang
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Nutr J 12:163. 2013
  2. pmc Dietary magnesium intake improves insulin resistance among non-diabetic individuals with metabolic syndrome participating in a dietary trial
    Jinsong Wang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical School of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225001, China
    Nutrients 5:3910-9. 2013
  3. pmc Relations of depressive symptoms and antidepressant use to body mass index and selected biomarkers for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:e34-43. 2013
  4. pmc Determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in incidence of diabetes in postmenopausal women in the U.S.: The Women's Health Initiative 1993-2009
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2226-34. 2012
  5. pmc Association between dietary carbohydrates and body weight
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:359-67. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of soy protein containing isoflavones on blood lipids in moderately hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 24:275-85. 2005
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of smoking cessation in pregnancy and maintenance postpartum in low-income women
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:393-402. 2005
  8. pmc Seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population
    Y Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:519-28. 2006
  9. pmc Association between carbohydrate intake and serum lipids
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:155-63. 2006
  10. pmc Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:760-6. 2006

Detail Information

Publications66

  1. pmc Challenges in sodium intake reduction and meal consumption patterns among participants with metabolic syndrome in a dietary trial
    Jinsong Wang
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Nutr J 12:163. 2013
    ..This analysis examined patterns and amount of daily sodium intake among participants with metabolic syndrome enrolled in a one-year dietary intervention study...
  2. pmc Dietary magnesium intake improves insulin resistance among non-diabetic individuals with metabolic syndrome participating in a dietary trial
    Jinsong Wang
    Department of Preventive Medicine, Medical School of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225001, China
    Nutrients 5:3910-9. 2013
    ..18, 0.77). These findings indicate that dietary magnesium intake is inadequate among non-diabetic individuals with MetS and suggest that increasing dietary magnesium to meet the RDA has a protective effect on insulin resistance. ..
  3. pmc Relations of depressive symptoms and antidepressant use to body mass index and selected biomarkers for diabetes and cardiovascular disease
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 103:e34-43. 2013
    ..We investigated whether depressive symptoms and antidepressant use are associated with biomarkers for glucose dysregulation and inflammation, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference...
  4. pmc Determinants of racial/ethnic disparities in incidence of diabetes in postmenopausal women in the U.S.: The Women's Health Initiative 1993-2009
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Diabetes Care 35:2226-34. 2012
    ..To examine determinants of racial/ethnic differences in diabetes incidence among postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative...
  5. pmc Association between dietary carbohydrates and body weight
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 161:359-67. 2005
    ..Results suggest that the type of carbohydrate may be related to body weight. However, further research is required to elucidate this association and its implications for weight management...
  6. ncbi request reprint Effect of soy protein containing isoflavones on blood lipids in moderately hypercholesterolemic adults: a randomized controlled trial
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 24:275-85. 2005
    ..Dietary intake of soy protein with isoflavones may be associated with reductions in serum cholesterol...
  7. ncbi request reprint Predictors of smoking cessation in pregnancy and maintenance postpartum in low-income women
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Matern Child Health J 9:393-402. 2005
    ..To describe factors associated with smoking status of low-income women during pregnancy and postpartum...
  8. pmc Seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population
    Y Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:519-28. 2006
    ..To describe seasonal variation in food intake, physical activity, and body weight in a predominantly overweight population...
  9. pmc Association between carbohydrate intake and serum lipids
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 25:155-63. 2006
    ..The effect of dietary carbohydrate on blood lipids has received considerable attention in light of the current trend in lowering carbohydrate intake for weight loss...
  10. pmc Association between dietary fiber and serum C-reactive protein
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 83:760-6. 2006
    ..Data on longitudinal associations between dietary fiber intake and CRP are currently lacking...
  11. ncbi request reprint Predictors of weight status following laparoscopic gastric bypass
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Obes Surg 16:1227-31. 2006
    ..Weight loss after bariatric surgery varies and depends on many factors, such as time elapsed since surgery, baseline weight, and co-morbidities...
  12. pmc Low-carbohydrate and high-fat intake among adult patients with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes mellitus
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 22:1129-36. 2006
    ..This study examined baseline dietary intake, body weight, and physiologic status in patients enrolled in a dietary intervention for type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM)...
  13. pmc Dietary quality 1 year after diagnosis of coronary heart disease
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:240-6; discussion 246-7. 2008
    ..The purpose of this ancillary study is to determine the quality of diets in patients with documented coronary heart disease (CHD)...
  14. pmc A dietary quality comparison of popular weight-loss plans
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1786-91. 2007
    ..Dietary quality varied across popular weight-loss plans. Ornish, Weight Watchers high-carbohydrate, and New Glucose Revolution weight-loss plans have an increased capacity for cardiovascular disease prevention when assessed by the AHEI...
  15. pmc A randomized clinical trial comparing low-glycemic index versus ADA dietary education among individuals with type 2 diabetes
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 24:45-56. 2008
    ..We compared the effects of a low glycemic index (GI) diet with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) diet on glycosylated hemoglobin (HbA1c) among individuals with type 2 diabetes...
  16. pmc Association between dietary fiber and markers of systemic inflammation in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 24:941-9. 2008
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  17. pmc Number of 24-hour diet recalls needed to estimate energy intake
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 19:553-9. 2009
    ..Twenty-four-hour diet recall interviews (24HRs) are used to assess diet and to validate other diet assessment instruments. Therefore it is important to know how many 24HRs are required to describe an individual's intake...
  18. doi request reprint Statin use and risk of diabetes mellitus in postmenopausal women in the Women's Health Initiative
    Annie L Culver
    Rochester Methodist Hospital, MayoClinic, Rochester, MN, USA
    Arch Intern Med 172:144-52. 2012
    ..This study investigates whether the incidence of new-onset diabetes mellitus (DM) is associated with statin use among postmenopausal women participating in the Women's Health Initiative (WHI)...
  19. pmc Elevated depressive symptoms, antidepressant use, and diabetes in a large multiethnic national sample of postmenopausal women
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Diabetes Care 34:2390-2. 2011
    ..To examine elevated depressive symptoms and antidepressant use in relation to diabetes incidence in the Women's Health Initiative...
  20. pmc What are patients actually eating: the dietary practices of cardiovascular disease patients
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Curr Opin Cardiol 25:518-21. 2010
    ..To examine dietary quality for patients after a coronary heart disease (CHD) event using a selective review...
  21. ncbi request reprint Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 158:85-92. 2003
    ..5, 95% confidence interval: 1.57, 12.90), as was greater frequency of eating breakfast or dinner away from home. Further investigation of these associations in prospective studies is warranted...
  22. pmc Outcomes of a Latino community-based intervention for the prevention of diabetes: the Lawrence Latino Diabetes Prevention Project
    Ira S Ockene
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Am J Public Health 102:336-42. 2012
    ..We tested the effectiveness of a community-based, literacy-sensitive, and culturally tailored lifestyle intervention on weight loss and diabetes risk reduction among low-income, Spanish-speaking Latinos at increased diabetes risk...
  23. pmc Association of depressive symptoms and lifestyle behaviors among Latinos at risk of type 2 diabetes
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Universityof Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake AveNorth, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1246-50. 2009
    ..Higher CES-D scores were associated with lower diet quality (P<0.05), but were not associated with BMI or physical activity. Depression and lower dietary quality can contribute to risk for type 2 diabetes among Latinos...
  24. pmc Association between dietary glycemic index, glycemic load, and high-sensitivity C-reactive protein
    Jennifer A Griffith
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 24:401-6. 2008
    ..This study examined the relation between quality of dietary carbohydrate intake, as measured by glycemic index (GI) and glycemic load (GL), and serum high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP) levels...
  25. doi request reprint Underreporting of energy intake and associated factors in a Latino population at risk of developing type 2 diabetes
    Barbara C Olendzki
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, 55 Lake Ave N, Shaw Bldg, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:1003-8. 2008
    ..Energy intake underreporting is prevalent in this low-income, low-literacy Caribbean Latino population. Future studies are needed to develop dietary assessment measures that minimize underreporting in this population...
  26. doi request reprint Gender differences in predictors of body weight and body weight change in healthy adults
    David E Chiriboga
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:137-45. 2008
    ..Analysis of naturally occurring changes in body weight can provide valuable insights in improving our understanding of the influence of demographic, lifestyle, and psychosocial factors on weight gain in middle-age adults...
  27. pmc Methodology for adding glycemic index and glycemic load values to 24-hour dietary recall database
    Barbara C Olendzki
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Nutrition 22:1087-95. 2006
    ..We also calculated daily GI and GL values from the 24HR...
  28. pmc Design and methods for testing a simple dietary message to improve weight loss and dietary quality
    Philip A Merriam
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:87. 2009
    ..g., fiber intake, may make the message much easier to comprehend and adhere, such that respondents can achieve greater weight loss, better dietary quality and overall metabolic health...
  29. pmc The sunless study: a beach randomized trial of a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, 01655, USA
    Arch Dermatol 146:979-84. 2010
    ..To examine the impact of a skin cancer prevention intervention that promoted sunless tanning as a substitute for sunbathing...
  30. ncbi request reprint A community health center smoking-cessation intervention for pregnant and postpartum women
    Lori Pbert
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 26:377-85. 2004
    ....
  31. doi request reprint A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality: Results from a pilot investigation
    Barbara C Olendzki
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, USA
    Nutrition 25:736-44. 2009
    ..The present study compared the feasibility of two simple messages (a high-fiber diet or a low saturated fat diet) to a combination message (high fiber/low saturated fat) on their potential to affect dietary quality and metabolic health...
  32. pmc Methodology of a diabetes prevention translational research project utilizing a community-academic partnership for implementation in an underserved Latino community
    Philip A Merriam
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Med Res Methodol 9:20. 2009
    ..Latinos comprise the largest racial/ethnic group in the United States and have 2-3 times the prevalence of type 2 diabetes mellitus as Caucasians...
  33. pmc Seasonal and sex variation of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein in healthy adults: a longitudinal study
    David E Chiriboga
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine and Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Clin Chem 55:313-21. 2009
    ..Cross-sectional studies have reported seasonal variation in high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP). However, longitudinal data are lacking...
  34. doi request reprint Association of post-traumatic stress disorder and obesity in a nationally representative sample
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 20:200-5. 2012
    ..The present study provides support for a link between PTSD and obesity. Findings further existing literature by indicating that the association is consistent across sexes and is not statistically mediated by BED...
  35. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in serum cholesterol levels: treatment implications and possible mechanisms
    Ira S Ockene
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Arch Intern Med 164:863-70. 2004
    ..Although the mechanism for this phenomenon is not clear, such variation could result in larger numbers of people being diagnosed as having hypercholesterolemia during the winter...
  36. pmc Association between adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder and obesity in the US population
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:539-44. 2009
    ..Mediation analyses suggest that binge eating disorder (BED), but not depression, partially mediates the associations between ADHD and both overweight and obesity. Results suggest that adult ADHD is associated with overweight and obesity...
  37. pmc Design and methods for a randomized clinical trial treating comorbid obesity and major depressive disorder
    Kristin L Schneider
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Psychiatry 8:77. 2008
    ..Treating depression directly prior to behavioral weight loss treatment might bolster weight loss outcomes in this population, but this has not yet been tested in a randomized clinical trial...
  38. pmc A novel measure of dietary change in a prostate cancer dietary program incorporating mindfulness training
    James F Carmody
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:1822-7. 2012
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  39. doi request reprint Translating the diabetes prevention program into a hospital-based weight loss program
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, MA, USA
    Health Psychol 27:S91-8. 2008
    ..Using the diffusion of innovations model, we describe the adoption of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP) Lifestyle Intervention into a hospital-based program and report feasibility, acceptability, and outcomes...
  40. pmc Design and methods for a cluster randomized trial of the Sunless Study: a skin cancer prevention intervention promoting sunless tanning among beach visitors
    Sherry L Pagoto
    Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    BMC Public Health 9:50. 2009
    ..Sunless tanning (self-tanners and spray tans), a method of achieving the suntanned look without UVR exposure, might be an effective supplement to prevention interventions...
  41. ncbi request reprint Treating nicotine dependence during pregnancy and postpartum: understanding clinician knowledge and performance
    Debra P Bonollo
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    Patient Educ Couns 48:265-74. 2002
    ..Educational programs targeting OB, WIC, and PED providers' knowledge about effective smoking cessation counseling strategies and their confidence in being effective with patients are needed...
  42. ncbi request reprint Detecting attitudinal changes about death and dying as a result of end-of-life care curricula for medical undergraduates
    Carolyn E Schwartz
    QualityMetric Incorporated, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA
    J Palliat Med 8:975-86. 2005
    ..There is heightened emphasis on teaching end-of-life (EOL) care in the medical school curriculum, but a relative paucity of tools focused on assessing key attitudinal changes due to curricula...
  43. pmc Association between Depression and C-Reactive Protein
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, 01655, USA
    Cardiol Res Pract 2011:286509. 2010
    ..Conclusion. Depression score was correlated to hs-CRP levels in women. Further studies are required to elucidate the biological mechanisms underlying these associations and their implications...
  44. ncbi request reprint Stress, social support, and cortisol: inverse associations?
    Milagros C Rosal
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, Worcester, 01655, USA
    Behav Med 30:11-21. 2004
    ..Both findings deserve further investigation...
  45. doi request reprint Statin therapy and the risk for diabetes among adult women: do the benefits outweigh the risk?
    Yunsheng Ma
    Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Ther Adv Cardiovasc Dis 7:41-4. 2013
    ..The purpose of this review was to examine statin therapy and the risk for diabetes among adult women using a selective review...
  46. pmc Randomized Trial of a Pharmacist-Delivered Intervention for Improving Lipid-Lowering Medication Adherence among Patients with Coronary Heart Disease
    Yunsheng Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Cholesterol 2010:383281. 2010
    ..We conclude that a pharmacist-delivered intervention aimed only at improving patient adherence is unlikely to positively affect outcomes. Efforts must be oriented towards influencing physicians to increase statin prescription rates...
  47. ncbi request reprint Initial investigation of behavioral activation therapy for co-morbid major depressive disorder and obesity
    Sherry Pagoto
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School
    Psychotherapy (Chic) 45:410-5. 2008
    ..Results support the need for a randomized controlled trial to evaluate the efficacy of BA for both weight loss and depression. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved)...
  48. ncbi request reprint Honing an advance care planning intervention using qualitative analysis: the Living Well interview
    Carolyn Schwartz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:593-603. 2003
    ..We conclude that this interview may improve access to hospice, and that generativity and essence are worthwhile themes for future research...
  49. ncbi request reprint Association of stress, hostility and plasma testosterone levels
    Jean A King
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, North Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Neuro Endocrinol Lett 26:355-60. 2005
    ....
  50. ncbi request reprint Early intervention in planning end-of-life care with ambulatory geriatric patients: results of a pilot trial
    Carolyn E Schwartz
    Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01742, USA
    Arch Intern Med 162:1611-8. 2002
    ..This article describes a randomized trial to evaluate the short-term clinical utility of early ACP. We also assessed the feasibility of performing a larger prospective study to document long-term outcomes...
  51. ncbi request reprint Sequence and seasonal effects of salivary cortisol
    J A King
    Behavioral Neuroscience Program of the Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School, USA
    Behav Med 26:67-73. 2000
    ..The findings in this study suggest that repeated saliva sampling and seasonal variation in cortisol levels may independently affect adrenal response and, therefore, need to be accounted for in longitudinal studies...
  52. ncbi request reprint PDA-assisted low glycemic index dietary intervention for type II diabetes: a pilot study
    Y Ma
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 60:1235-43. 2006
    ..Epidemiological and dietary intervention studies suggest that a low-glycemic index (GI) diet is beneficial for blood glucose control; however, long-term clinical utility of the low GI diet has not been fully investigated...
  53. pmc Weight loss following a clinic-based weight loss program among adults with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder symptoms
    S L Pagoto
    University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Medicine, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Eat Weight Disord 15:e166-72. 2010
    ....
  54. ncbi request reprint The effect of dietary exposures on recurrence and mortality in early stage breast cancer
    J R Hebert
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    Breast Cancer Res Treat 51:17-28. 1998
    ..02-1.17) for each kg/m2 (equivalent to about 5.8 pounds for a woman 5'4" tall). For death, the results were similar, but relative weight was more strongly associated, increasing risk by 12% per kg/m2 (RR=1.12; 95% CI=1.03-1.22)...
  55. ncbi request reprint Behavioral risk factors among members of a health maintenance organization
    M C Rosal
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Prev Med 33:586-94. 2001
    ....
  56. ncbi request reprint Association of major depression and binge eating disorder with weight loss in a clinical setting
    Sherry Pagoto
    Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:2557-9. 2007
    ..The present study compared weight loss among patients with and without MDD and BED who participated in a hospital-based weight loss program modeled after the Diabetes Prevention Program...
  57. ncbi request reprint Spontaneous cessation of smoking and alcohol use among low-income pregnant women
    Judith Ockene
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts 01655, USA
    Am J Prev Med 23:150-9. 2002
    ..Some women, however, do stop spontaneously when they learn of their pregnancy. No study has investigated spontaneous cessation of both behaviors in a low-income predominantly unmarried U.S. population...
  58. doi request reprint An anti-inflammatory diet as treatment for inflammatory bowel disease: a case series report
    Barbara C Olendzki
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, 55 Lake Ave North, Shaw Building, Worcester MA, USA
    Nutr J 13:5. 2014
    ....
  59. ncbi request reprint Altruistic social interest behaviors are associated with better mental health
    Carolyn Schwartz
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
    Psychosom Med 65:778-85. 2003
    ....
  60. ncbi request reprint Validation of a new measure of concept of a good death
    Carolyn E Schwartz
    Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA
    J Palliat Med 6:575-84. 2003
    ..The concept of a good death is central to end-of-life care research. Despite its importance and the high interest in the topic, there are few measures currently available for use in clinical research...
  61. doi request reprint Change in physical activity after a diabetes diagnosis: opportunity for intervention
    Kristin L Schneider
    1Department of Psychology, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL 2Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 3Department of Social and Preventive Medicine, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 4Division of Nutritional Sciences, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 5Department of Aging and Geriatric Research, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 6HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research, Minneapolis, MN 7Department of Quantitative Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 8Department of Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA 9Department of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, CA and 10Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA
    Med Sci Sports Exerc 46:84-91. 2014
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  62. ncbi request reprint Cholesterol depletion inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor transactivation by angiotensin II in vascular smooth muscle cells: role of cholesterol-rich microdomains and focal adhesions in angiotensin II signaling
    M Ushio-Fukai
    Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia 30322, USA
    J Biol Chem 276:48269-75. 2001
    ....
  63. ncbi request reprint Thrombin generation after the abrupt cessation of intravenous unfractionated heparin among patients with acute coronary syndromes: potential mechanisms for heightened prothrombotic potential
    R C Becker
    Cardiovascular Thrombosis Research Center, Laboratory for Vascular Biology Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester 01655, USA
    J Am Coll Cardiol 34:1020-7. 1999
    ..v.) unfractionated heparin among patients with acute coronary syndromes...
  64. ncbi request reprint Coronary Artery Smoking Intervention Study (CASIS): 5-year follow-up
    M C Rosal
    Department of Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Worcester 01655, USA
    Health Psychol 17:476-8. 1998
    ..AO, p = .01). Factors predicting maintained abstinence included having 12 or more years of education, contemplating quitting smoking or being ready to begin action to quit at baseline, and having a higher self-efficacy score...
  65. ncbi request reprint Systematic errors in middle-aged women's estimates of energy intake: comparing three self-report measures to total energy expenditure from doubly labeled water
    James R Hebert
    Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics and the Nutrition Research Center, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC 29208, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 12:577-86. 2002
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  66. ncbi request reprint Negative life events: risk to health-related quality of life in children and youth with HIV infection
    Lois C Howland
    Center for Biobehavioral Clinical Research, School of Nursing, Verginia Commonwealth University, Rechmond, VA, USA
    J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care 18:3-11. 2007
    ..Nursing efforts to support these younger patients and their families sustaining major family disruption caused by NLEs may improve overall health outcomes in this vulnerable population...

Research Grants3

  1. Dietary Glycemic Load, Body Weight, and Blood Lipids
    Yunsheng Ma; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality for metabolic syndrome
    Yunsheng Ma; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..We hypothesize that a message promoting high fiber intake may be the simple message that has potential to produce broad impact. ..
  3. A simple dietary message to improve dietary quality for metabolic syndrome
    Yunsheng Ma; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..We hypothesize that a message promoting high fiber intake may be the simple message that has potential to produce broad impact. ..