Karen E Peterson


Affiliation: University of Michigan
Country: USA


  1. Cantoral A, Contreras Manzano A, Luna Villa L, Batis C, Roldán Valadez E, Ettinger A, et al. Dietary Sources of Fructose and Its Association with Fatty Liver in Mexican Young Adults. Nutrients. 2019;11: pubmed publisher
    ..Sugar-sweetened beverages (SSB) and juices were consumed significantly more by those with steatosis by FLI and NAFLD suggesting that SSB intake is linked to metabolic alterations that predict the risk of having NAFLD at a young age. ..
  2. Wu Y, Jansen E, Peterson K, Foxman B, Goodrich J, Hu H, et al. The associations between lead exposure at multiple sensitive life periods and dental caries risks in permanent teeth. Sci Total Environ. 2019;654:1048-1055 pubmed publisher
    ..However, evidence from stratified analysis suggested a Pb-caries association among children with high SSB intake. ..
  3. Pantic I, Tamayo Ortiz M, Rosa Parra A, Bautista Arredondo L, Wright R, Peterson K, et al. Children's Blood Lead Concentrations from 1988 to 2015 in Mexico City: The Contribution of Lead in Air and Traditional Lead-Glazed Ceramics. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2018;15: pubmed publisher
    ..In addition, the creation of a rigorous, standardized, and on-going surveillance program of BLL is necessary for identifying vulnerable populations. ..
  4. Mosli R, Miller A, Kaciroti N, Peterson K, Rosenblum K, Baylin A, et al. Mealtime behavior among siblings and body mass index of 4-8 year olds: a videotaped observational study. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2015;12:94 pubmed publisher
    ..Future longitudinal studies are needed to examine whether encouragements to eat from siblings lead to increase in BMI over time. Encouragements from siblings may be a novel intervention target for obesity prevention. ..
  5. Jansen E, Zhou L, Perng W, Song P, Rojo M, Mercado A, et al. Vegetables and lean proteins-based and processed meats and refined grains -based dietary patterns in early childhood are associated with pubertal timing in a sex-specific manner: a prospective study of children from Mexico City. Nutr Res. 2018;56:41-50 pubmed publisher
    ..58 [0.62-6.53]). Early childhood dietary patterns may play a role in the tempo of sexual maturation, which could ultimately carry implications for chronic disease susceptibility. ..
  6. Liu Y, Peterson K. Maternal Exposure to Synthetic Chemicals and Obesity in the Offspring: Recent Findings. Curr Environ Health Rep. 2015;2:339-47 pubmed publisher
  7. Mosli R, Miller A, Peterson K, Lumeng J. Sibling feeding behavior: Mothers as role models during mealtimes. Appetite. 2016;96:617-620 pubmed publisher
    ..Since controlling feeding behaviors have been associated with greater child obesity risk, future studies may evaluate the compounded effect of experiencing controlling feeding behaviors from both mothers and siblings. ..
  8. Cantoral A, Téllez Rojo M, Levy T, Hernández Ávila M, Schnaas L, Hu H, et al. Differential association of lead on length by zinc status in two-year old Mexican children. Environ Health. 2015;14:95 pubmed publisher
    ..43, p = 0.04) compared to the zinc replete group (β = -0.12, p = 0.22) (BPb*zinc status, p-for-interaction = 0.04). Zinc adequacy is a key factor that may attenuate the negative association of lead on stature in young children. ..
  9. Mosli R, Miller A, Peterson K, Gearhardt A, Lumeng J. Maternal behavior as a predictor of sibling interactions during mealtimes. Eat Behav. 2016;21:76-9 pubmed publisher
    ..49, 95% CI: 1.22, 1.81). Future studies may explore how sibling interactions may mediate links between maternal behavior during mealtimes and children's health-related outcomes. ..

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  1. Fernandez C, Kasper N, Miller A, Lumeng J, Peterson K. Association of Dietary Variety and Diversity With Body Mass Index in US Preschool Children. Pediatrics. 2016;137:e20152307 pubmed publisher
    ..Greater dietary variety and diversity were prospectively associated with higher BMIz. Targeting dietary variety and diversity as an obesity prevention strategy in children requires careful consideration. ..
  2. Davis R, Cole S, Blake C, McKenney Shubert S, Peterson K. Eat, play, view, sleep: Exploring Mexican American mothers' perceptions of decision making for four behaviors associated with childhood obesity risk. Appetite. 2016;101:104-13 pubmed publisher
    ..Understanding how children's behaviors are regulated is an important aspect of obesity prevention for low-income, Mexican American children. ..
  3. Kasper N, Peterson K, Zhang Z, Ferguson K, Sánchez B, Cantoral A, et al. Association of Bisphenol A Exposure with Breastfeeding and Perceived Insufficient Milk Supply in Mexican Women. Matern Child Health J. 2016;20:1713-9 pubmed publisher
    ..4, 7.7) and 2.2 (0.5, 9.5), for the second and third BPA tertiles, respectively, compared to the lowest (p = 0.29, trend). Discussion These results suggest an association between maternal BPA exposure and decreased breastfeeding. ..
  4. Moynihan M, Peterson K, Cantoral A, Song P, Jones A, Solano González M, et al. Dietary predictors of urinary cadmium among pregnant women and children. Sci Total Environ. 2017;575:1255-1262 pubmed publisher
    ..Higher estimated DCd for children than for women could be attributed to the different FFQs or related to dietary pattern changes between age groups. DCd contributed to UCd in those without a maternal smoking history. ..
  5. Kasper N, Mandell C, Ball S, Miller A, LUMENG J, Peterson K. The Healthy Meal Index: A tool for measuring the healthfulness of meals served to children. Appetite. 2016;103:54-63 pubmed publisher
    ..The HMI is a valuable tool for measuring the quality of meals served to children. ..
  6. Yang T, Peterson K, Meeker J, Sánchez B, Zhang Z, Cantoral A, et al. Bisphenol A and phthalates in utero and in childhood: association with child BMI z-score and adiposity. Environ Res. 2017;156:326-333 pubmed publisher
    ..Additional studies are needed to explore how associations may differ between those who are pre- and post-pubertal. ..
  7. Munzer T, Miller A, Brophy Herb H, Peterson K, Horodynski M, Contreras D, et al. Characteristics Associated With Parent-Teacher Concordance on Child Behavior Problem Ratings in Low-Income Preschoolers. Acad Pediatr. 2018;18:452-459 pubmed publisher
    ..Pediatricians could consider parent depressive symptoms, culture, and implicit bias when interpreting differences in behavior ratings by parents and teachers. ..