Raquel Villegas

Summary

Affiliation: Vanderbilt University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Joint effect of genetic and lifestyle risk factors on type 2 diabetes risk among Chinese men and women
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e49464. 2012
  2. pmc Purine-rich foods, protein intake, and the prevalence of hyperuricemia: the Shanghai Men's Health Study
    R Villegas
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:409-16. 2012
  3. pmc Lifestyle determinants of C-reactive protein in middle-aged, urban Chinese men
    R Villegas
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:223-30. 2012
  4. pmc Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARD) genetic variation and type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Chinese women
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Ann Hum Genet 75:621-9. 2011
  5. pmc Fish, shellfish, and long-chain n-3 fatty acid consumption and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Chinese men and women
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:543-51. 2011
  6. pmc Liver enzymes, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged, urban Chinese men
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 9:305-11. 2011
  7. pmc Dietary patterns are associated with lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women: the Shanghai Women's Health Study
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:889-99. 2010
  8. pmc Prevalence and determinants of hyperuricemia in middle-aged, urban Chinese men
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 1738, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:263-70. 2010
  9. pmc Dietary calcium and magnesium intakes and the risk of type 2 diabetes: the Shanghai Women's Health Study
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1059-67. 2009
  10. pmc Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome according to three definitions in middle-aged Chinese men
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 1738, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:37-45. 2009

Detail Information

Publications22

  1. pmc Joint effect of genetic and lifestyle risk factors on type 2 diabetes risk among Chinese men and women
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 7:e49464. 2012
    ..The association was accentuated when we repeated analysis with the GRS2. In conclusion we found an association between GRS and lifestyle factors, alone and in combination, contributed to the risk of and T2D among middle age Chinese...
  2. pmc Purine-rich foods, protein intake, and the prevalence of hyperuricemia: the Shanghai Men's Health Study
    R Villegas
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:409-16. 2012
    ....
  3. pmc Lifestyle determinants of C-reactive protein in middle-aged, urban Chinese men
    R Villegas
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37206, USA
    Nutr Metab Cardiovasc Dis 22:223-30. 2012
    ..The aim of this study was to investigate associations between lifestyle factors and high CRP among middle-aged men living in Shanghai, China...
  4. pmc Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor delta (PPARD) genetic variation and type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Chinese women
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Ann Hum Genet 75:621-9. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc Fish, shellfish, and long-chain n-3 fatty acid consumption and risk of incident type 2 diabetes in middle-aged Chinese men and women
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 94:543-51. 2011
    ..However, the role of long-chain n-3 fatty acids and fish intake in the development of T2D remains unresolved...
  6. pmc Liver enzymes, type 2 diabetes, and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged, urban Chinese men
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 9:305-11. 2011
    ..The associations between elevated aminotransferases with impaired fasting glucose, newly diagnosed type 2 diabetes (T2D), and metabolic syndrome were also evaluated in this population...
  7. pmc Dietary patterns are associated with lower incidence of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged women: the Shanghai Women's Health Study
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 39:889-99. 2010
    ..Data linking risk of type 2 diabetes (T2D) and dietary patterns in Chinese populations are scarce...
  8. pmc Prevalence and determinants of hyperuricemia in middle-aged, urban Chinese men
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 1738, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 8:263-70. 2010
    ..Hyperuricemia is associated with metabolic syndrome and has emerged as a marker for both type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. We estimated the prevalence and lifestyle risk factors of hyperuricemia in middle-aged, urban Chinese men...
  9. pmc Dietary calcium and magnesium intakes and the risk of type 2 diabetes: the Shanghai Women's Health Study
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 89:1059-67. 2009
    ..Diet plays a key role in the development of type 2 diabetes (T2D), but little is known about the contributions of specific nutrients in populations in which dietary patterns differ from Western populations...
  10. pmc Prevalence and determinants of metabolic syndrome according to three definitions in middle-aged Chinese men
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203 1738, USA
    Metab Syndr Relat Disord 7:37-45. 2009
    ..We estimated the prevalence and lifestyle risk factors of metabolic syndrome according to three definitions of metabolic syndrome in urban Chinese men participating in the Shanghai Men's Health Study (SMHS)...
  11. pmc The cumulative effect of core lifestyle behaviours on the prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland
    BMC Public Health 8:210. 2008
    ..The objective of this study was to determine whether these factors are associated with a reduced prevalence of hypertension and dyslipidemia in an Irish adult population...
  12. pmc Legume and soy food intake and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Shanghai Women's Health Study
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Am J Clin Nutr 87:162-7. 2008
    ..It has been postulated that a diet high in legumes may be beneficial for the prevention of type 2 diabetes mellitus (type 2 DM). However, data linking type 2 DM risk and legume intake are limited...
  13. pmc Vegetable but not fruit consumption reduces the risk of type 2 diabetes in Chinese women
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Institute for Medicine and Public Health, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    J Nutr 138:574-80. 2008
    ..Fruit intake was not associated with the incidence of diabetes in this population. Our data suggest that vegetable consumption may protect against the development of T2D...
  14. ncbi request reprint Prospective study of dietary carbohydrates, glycemic index, glycemic load, and incidence of type 2 diabetes mellitus in middle-aged Chinese women
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2525 West End Ave, Ste 600, Nashville, TN 37203 1738, USA
    Arch Intern Med 167:2310-6. 2007
    ..Much uncertainty exists about the role of dietary glycemic index and glycemic load in the development of type 2 diabetes mellitus, especially in populations that traditionally subsist on a diet high in carbohydrates...
  15. ncbi request reprint Physical activity and the incidence of type 2 diabetes in the Shanghai women's health study
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN 37232, USA
    Int J Epidemiol 35:1553-62. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to examine the effect of occupational, commuting, daily living, and LPA on the incidence of type 2 diabetes in a cohort of middle-aged women...
  16. pmc Hip circumference and the risk of type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and elderly men and women: the Shanghai women and Shanghai men's health studies
    Baqiyyah Conway
    Division of Epidemiology, Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, 37203 1738, USA
    Ann Epidemiol 21:358-66. 2011
    ..We sought to determine the association of hip circumference with risk of type 2 diabetes in a relatively lean population...
  17. pmc HTR1B, ADIPOR1, PPARGC1A, and CYP19A1 and obesity in a cohort of Caucasians and African Americans: an evaluation of gene-environment interactions and candidate genes
    Todd L Edwards
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee 37203, USA
    Am J Epidemiol 175:11-21. 2012
    ..A SNP in CYP19A1 interacted with dietary energy intake in African Americans, and another SNP in CYP191A had an independent association with BMI in Caucasians...
  18. ncbi request reprint Validity and reproducibility of the food-frequency questionnaire used in the Shanghai men's health study
    Raquel Villegas
    Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Vanderbilt Ingram Cancer Center, Medical Center East, Suite 6000, 1215 21st Avenue South, Nashville, TN 37232 8300, USA
    Br J Nutr 97:993-1000. 2007
    ..8 and 49.2%, while misclassification to opposite quartiles was between 1.5 and 6.2%. These data indicate that the SMHS FFQ can reasonably categorise usual intake of nutrients and food groups among men living in urban Shanghai...
  19. doi request reprint Genetic Variation in the Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor (PPAR) and Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Receptor Gamma Co-activator 1 (PGC1) Gene Families and Type 2 Diabetes
    Raquel Villegas
    Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN, USA
    Ann Hum Genet 78:23-32. 2014
    ..One SNP in PPARGC1A, rs12640088, had a significant interaction with BMI. No interactions between the PPARGC1B gene and BMI or exercise were observed. ..
  20. pmc Physical Activity, Smoking, and Alcohol Consumption in Association with Incidence of Type 2 Diabetes among Middle-Aged and Elderly Chinese Men
    Liang Shi
    Department of Medicine, Division of Epidemiology and Vanderbilt Epidemiology Center, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, United States of America Department of Diabetes Control and Prevention, Shanghai Municipal Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Shanghai, People s Republic of China
    PLoS ONE 8:e77919. 2013
    ..The prevalence of T2DM is increasing rapidly in China. Understanding the contribution of modifiable lifestyle factors on T2DM risk is imperative to prevent the development of T2DM in China...
  21. doi request reprint Predictors of late presentation for HIV diagnosis: a literature review and suggested way forward
    Abraham Mukolo
    Vanderbilt University Institute for Global Health, 2525 West End Avenue, Suite 750, Nashville, TN 37203, USA
    AIDS Behav 17:5-30. 2013
    ..Greater exploration of psychosocial predictors of late HIV diagnosis is advocated for, to guide future intervention research and to inform public policy and practice targeted at 'difficult to reach' populations...
  22. ncbi request reprint Prevalence of the metabolic syndrome in middle-aged men and women
    Raquel Villegas
    Diabetes Care 26:3198-9. 2003