Philip A Merriam

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Affiliation: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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Publications23

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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)...
  9. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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...
  15. 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...
  16. 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...
  17. 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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  18. 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...
  19. 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)...
  20. 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...
  21. 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)...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...