Rachel Novotny

Summary

Affiliation: University of Hawaii
Country: USA

Publications

  1. 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
  2. doi request reprint Pacific Tracker 2 - expert system (PacTrac2-ES) behavioural assessment and intervention tool for the Pacific Kids DASH for Health (PacDASH) study
    Rachel Novotny
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Agricultural Science 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Food Chem 140:471-7. 2013
  3. pmc Prevalence of Childhood Obesity among Young Multiethnic Children from a Health Maintenance Organization in Hawaii
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Child Obes 9:35-42. 2013
  4. pmc Dietary intake among Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and White children and caregivers in Hawai'i
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 71:353-8. 2012
  5. pmc US acculturation is associated with health behaviors and obesity, but not their change, with a hotel-based intervention among Asian-Pacific Islanders
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:649-56. 2012
  6. pmc Asian adolescents have a higher trunk:peripheral fat ratio than Whites
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 96813, USA
    J Nutr 136:642-7. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Hispanic and Asian pubertal girls have higher android/gynoid fat ratio than whites
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, AgSci Building, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1565-70. 2007
  8. ncbi request reprint Formula feeding in infancy is associated with adolescent body fat and earlier menarche
    R Novotny
    Dept of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Ag Sci Bldg, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 49:1289-93. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint BMI and waist circumference as indicators of health among Samoan women
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Ag Sci Bldg, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1913-7. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding is associated with lower body mass index among children of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu 96822, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1743-6. 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. 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...
  2. doi request reprint Pacific Tracker 2 - expert system (PacTrac2-ES) behavioural assessment and intervention tool for the Pacific Kids DASH for Health (PacDASH) study
    Rachel Novotny
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Agricultural Science 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Food Chem 140:471-7. 2013
    ..The PacTrac2-ES was used in the PacDASH study and will be used for other programs to promote healthy eating and physical activity of children in the Pacific Region...
  3. pmc Prevalence of Childhood Obesity among Young Multiethnic Children from a Health Maintenance Organization in Hawaii
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Child Obes 9:35-42. 2013
    ..Pacific Islander, Asian, and mixed-ethnicity children are not described in national nutrition and health surveys...
  4. pmc Dietary intake among Native Hawaiian, Filipino, and White children and caregivers in Hawai'i
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Hawaii J Med Public Health 71:353-8. 2012
    ..Dietary patterns showed low intake of fruits and vegetables, fiber and dairy foods among these understudied populations...
  5. pmc US acculturation is associated with health behaviors and obesity, but not their change, with a hotel-based intervention among Asian-Pacific Islanders
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Acad Nutr Diet 112:649-56. 2012
    ..Limited longitudinal data are available on immigrant Asians and Pacific Islanders...
  6. pmc Asian adolescents have a higher trunk:peripheral fat ratio than Whites
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, 96813, USA
    J Nutr 136:642-7. 2006
    ..In conclusion, Asian adolescents have a higher trunk:peripheral fat ratio than Whites. Adolescent bi-iliac breadth (positively) and birthweight (negatively) are associated with more body fat on the trunk vs. periphery during adolescence...
  7. ncbi request reprint Hispanic and Asian pubertal girls have higher android/gynoid fat ratio than whites
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, AgSci Building, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1565-70. 2007
    ..To examine differences in body size, composition, and distribution of body fat among Hispanic, white, and Asian adolescents...
  8. ncbi request reprint Formula feeding in infancy is associated with adolescent body fat and earlier menarche
    R Novotny
    Dept of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Ag Sci Bldg, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Cell Mol Biol (Noisy-le-grand) 49:1289-93. 2003
    ..The study suggests that girls who were formula fed deposit more body fat than girls who were breast-fed, resulting in early attainment of menarche...
  9. ncbi request reprint BMI and waist circumference as indicators of health among Samoan women
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Ag Sci Bldg, Room 216, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 15:1913-7. 2007
    ..The objective was to examine adequacy of anthropometric cut-off points as indicators of risk for chronic disease among Samoan women in Hawaii...
  10. ncbi request reprint Breastfeeding is associated with lower body mass index among children of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu 96822, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:1743-6. 2007
    ..To describe the prevalence of breastfeeding and overweight in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI), and the relationship between the two...
  11. pmc US acculturation, food intake, and obesity among Asian-Pacific hotel workers
    Rachel Novotny
    University of Hawaii, Agricultural Sciences, 1955 EastWest Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:1712-8. 2009
    ..Both obesity and immigration continue to increase in the United States. Studies suggest that a transition in lifestyle patterns, such as food intake, may mediate the relationship between immigration and obesity...
  12. doi request reprint Puberty, body fat, and breast density in girls of several ethnic groups
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
    Am J Hum Biol 23:359-65. 2011
    ..We examined breast density by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) in relation to pubertal maturation and body fatness among girls of several ethnic groups, which may suggest important risk factors for future breast cancer...
  13. ncbi request reprint Dairy intake is associated with lower body fat and soda intake with greater weight in adolescent girls
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Nutr 134:1905-9. 2004
    ..Soda intake was significantly positively associated with weight in both models (P = 0.01, both models). Decreasing soda and increasing dairy consumption among Asians may help maintain body fat and weight during adolescence...
  14. ncbi request reprint Adolescent dairy consumption and physical activity associated with bone mass
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Prev Med 39:355-60. 2004
    ..This study identifies key modifiable factors influencing Asian and White adolescent bone development. Cross-sectional analysis of baseline data of cohort...
  15. ncbi request reprint Ethnicity and nutrition of adolescent girls in Hawaii
    Yihe Daida
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu 96822, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 106:221-6. 2006
    ..To describe the ethnicity and nutrition of adolescent girls in Hawaii...
  16. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns of adolescent girls in Hawaii over a 2-year period
    Soo Kyung Lee
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 107:956-61. 2007
    ..To describe changes in dietary patterns of adolescent girls in Hawaii from 2001 to 2003...
  17. ncbi request reprint Calcium intake of Asian and Caucasian adolescents in Hawaii
    Caryn E Oshiro
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, USA
    Hawaii Med J 62:272-6. 2003
    ..A higher calcium intake was found on the weekday in comparison with the weekend (Sunday), which was largely due to calcium intake from school meals...
  18. doi request reprint Nutritional characteristics and body mass index of children in the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands
    Yvette C Paulino
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:2100-4. 2008
    ..Increasing whole grain, fruit, vegetable, and dairy intakes; reducing meat intakes and high-calorie foods and drinks; and increasing physical activity could improve nutrient intakes and body mass index status in this population...
  19. pmc Baseline results from Hawaii's Nā Mikimiki Project: a physical activity intervention tailored to multiethnic postpartum women
    Cheryl L Albright
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Women Health 52:265-91. 2012
    ..The Nā Mikimiki Project's innovative tailored technology-based intervention and unique population are significant contributions to the literature on moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in postpartum women...
  20. pmc Association of maternal and intrauterine characteristics with age at menarche in a multiethnic population in Hawaii
    Meira Epplein
    Epidemiology Program, Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Cancer Causes Control 21:259-68. 2010
    ..18, 95% CI: 0.95-4.98); there was no association with second-degree family history. These findings support the hypothesis that maternal and intrauterine hormone-related exposures are associated with age at menarche...
  21. ncbi request reprint Calcium intake of Asian, Hispanic and white youth
    Rachel Novotny
    University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii 96822, USA
    J Am Coll Nutr 22:64-70. 2003
    ..To examine calcium intake and food sources among Asian, white and Hispanic youth, in order to develop and target interventions to improve calcium intake...
  22. 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...
  23. pmc Development and implementation of a food system intervention to prevent childhood obesity in rural Hawai'i
    Rachel Novotny
    Department of Human Nutrition Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawai i, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Hawaii Med J 70:42-6. 2011
    ..To improve healthy local food availability in stores in rural communities in Hawai'i, agricultural producers reported needing additional support to sell and transport product to local stores, rather than to centralized distributors...
  24. 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...
  25. pmc Higher percent body fat in young women with lower physical activity level and greater proportion Pacific Islander ancestry
    Nate Black
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Science, University of Hawai i at Manoa, 1955 East West Road, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    Hawaii Med J 70:43-6. 2011
    ..Physical activity level was significantly negatively associated with %BF (P=0.0006). Intervention to increase physical activity level of young Samoan women may be effective to decrease body fat and improve health. CRC-NIH grant: 0216...
  26. pmc A comparison of breast density measures between mothers and adolescent daughters
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Epidemiology Program, University of Hawaii Cancer Center, Honolulu, USA
    BMC Cancer 11:330. 2011
    ..Based on the importance of breast density as a predictor of breast cancer risk, we examined the heritable component of breast measures in mothers and daughters using Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)...
  27. ncbi request reprint Pacific Tracker (PacTrac): an interactive dietary assessment program at the CRCH website
    Suzanne Murphy
    Cancer Research Center of Hawai i, Department of Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawai i, USA
    Hawaii Med J 65:175-8. 2006
  28. ncbi request reprint The relationship between ethnicity and obesity in Asian and Pacific Islander populations: a literature review
    James Davis
    John A Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
    Ethn Dis 14:111-8. 2004
    ..Based upon our review of the literature, we conclude that further research is necessary to address the relationship between ethnicity and obesity risk factors in Asian and Pacific Islander populations...
  29. pmc Comparison of breast density measured by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry with mammographic density among adult women in Hawaii
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala St, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Cancer Epidemiol 35:188-93. 2011
    ..While use of mammography is limited, due to concerns related to radiation exposure, dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), commonly available in medical care settings, is characterized by low radiation exposure...
  30. ncbi request reprint Early weaning among Japanese women in Hawaii
    Mya Moe Hla
    School of Public Health, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
    J Biosoc Sci 35:227-41. 2003
    ..The early practice of partial breast-feeding may play an important role for early weaning among Japanese women in Hawaii...
  31. pmc Urinary sex steroid excretion levels during a soy intervention among young girls: a pilot study
    Gertraud Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu 96813, USA
    Nutr Cancer 52:22-8. 2005
    ..047, respectively). Similar differences were observed after stratification by breast development and menarcheal status. The association of sex steroid levels with pubertal development supports the validity of the sex steroid measurements...
  32. ncbi request reprint Dietary patterns are associated with body mass index in multiethnic women
    G Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI, USA
    J Nutr 130:3068-72. 2000
    ..The study results support the ideas that choosing the right foods may be important in weight control and that food-based dietary patterns may be useful in dietary counseling...
  33. pmc Urinary isoflavone excretion as a compliance measure in a soy intervention among young girls: a pilot study
    G Maskarinec
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    Eur J Clin Nutr 59:369-75. 2005
    ..To investigate the compliance of young girls with a soy intervention...
  34. pmc Soy intervention in adolescent girls: design and implementation
    Caryn Oshiro
    Human Nutrition, Food and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 36:204-8. 2004
    ..Future studies should also consider the maturity and sense of responsibility of participants to achieve compliance...
  35. pmc Perceptions of middle school educators in Hawai'i about school-based gardening and child health
    Ameena T Ahmed
    Kaiser Permanente, Center for Health Research, Hawai i, Honolulu, HI, USA
    Hawaii Med J 70:11-5. 2011
    ..As the success of a school-based intervention depends on the support of educators, we investigated perceptions of educators about the benefits of gardening programs to child health...
  36. pmc Children's Healthy Living (CHL) Program for remote underserved minority populations in the Pacific region: rationale and design of a community randomized trial to prevent early childhood obesity
    Lynne R Wilken
    Department of Human Nutrition, Food, and Animal Sciences, University of Hawaii at Manoa, 1955 East West Rd, Honolulu, HI 96822, USA
    BMC Public Health 13:944. 2013
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  37. doi request reprint A comparison of two systems for entering and assessing dietary data for a research study
    Suzanne P Murphy
    Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, University of Hawaii, 1236 Lauhala St, Suite 407, Honolulu, HI 96813, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 109:905-8. 2009
    ..We conclude that the Pacific Tracker method provides an accurate and cost-effective method of dietary data entry for research purposes...
  38. pmc Hawaii foods website: a locally based online nutrition and food-composition resource for healthcare professionals and the public
    Kristine W Cuthrell
    University of Hawaii Cancer Center, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813, USA
    Hawaii Med J 69:300-1. 2010
    ..It is an evolving resource, as nutrient data, recipes, publications, photos, and other information are continually being added to the databases...
  39. doi request reprint Evaluation of a computerized food frequency questionnaire to estimate calcium intake of Asian, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white youth
    Siew Sun Wong
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Utah State University, 1200 East 755 North, Logan, UT 84322 8700, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 108:539-43. 2008
    ..59), Asians (r=0.63), Hispanics (r=0.55), and non-Hispanic whites (r=0.57). This computerized FFQ was found to be reliable in estimating calcium intake among a multiethnic youth population in the United States...
  40. ncbi request reprint Development of a food frequency questionnaire to estimate calcium intake of Asian, Hispanic, and white youth
    J Keith Jensen
    Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, 8700 Old Main Hill, Utah State University, Logan, UT 84322 8700, USA
    J Am Diet Assoc 104:762-9. 2004
    ..To develop a food frequency questionnaire (FFQ) that estimates calcium intake of Asian, Hispanic, and white youth living in the western United States...
  41. ncbi request reprint Race and diet interactions in the acquisition, maintenance, and loss of bone
    MARCELLA D WALKER
    Division of Endocrinology, Metabolic Bone Disease Unit, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY 10032, USA
    J Nutr 138:1256S-60S. 2008
    ..Predictors of aBMD have been reported for African American and American white adults and predictors of aBMD in Chinese American women have recently been studied. Much remains to be studied regarding interactions between race and diet...
  42. ncbi request reprint Perspectives on intake of calcium-rich foods among Asian, Hispanic, and white preadolescent and adolescent females
    Garry Auld
    Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523, USA
    J Nutr Educ Behav 34:242-51. 2002
    ..Declining calcium intake among adolescents warrants attention. Our objective was to identify influences on adolescents' consumption of calcium-rich foods...