Ernest Abel

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Affiliation: Wayne State University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Football increases the risk for Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:1251-4. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Sopranos but not tenors live longer
    Ernest L Abel
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Aging Male 15:109-10. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Birth month affects longevity
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Death Stud 34:757-63. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Athletes, doctors, and lawyers with first names beginning with "D" die sooner
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Death Stud 34:71-81. 2010
  5. ncbi request reprint Jewish denominations and longevity
    Ernest L Abel
    C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Omega (Westport) 65:213-9. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Maternal and paternal age and twinning in the United States, 2004-2008
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Perinat Med 40:237-9. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Parrots are "more human" than chickens
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:271-2. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint A relative age effect in NASCAR
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:1151-2. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Performance of older versus younger brothers: data from major league baseball
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:1117-8. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Precocity predicts shorter life for major league baseball players: confirmation of McCann's precocity-longevity hypothesis
    Ernest L Abel
    Wayne State University, C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, 275 East Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Death Stud 31:933-40. 2007

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  1. ncbi request reprint Football increases the risk for Lou Gehrig's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:1251-4. 2007
    ..S. population (p<.001, binomial theorem). While no etiology for ALS has been established, the very high rate associated with professional football warrants further examination...
  2. doi request reprint Sopranos but not tenors live longer
    Ernest L Abel
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Aging Male 15:109-10. 2012
    ..Differences among male opera singers were not statistically significant. The data support the hypothesis that females live longer than males because of the beneficial effects of estrogens on longevity-related genes...
  3. ncbi request reprint Birth month affects longevity
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Death Stud 34:757-63. 2010
    ..The authors determined that the most likely explanation is that those born during seasons when mortalities are highest are constitutionally weakened and more likely to succumb to life threatening conditions later in life...
  4. ncbi request reprint Athletes, doctors, and lawyers with first names beginning with "D" die sooner
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Death Stud 34:71-81. 2010
    ..E to Z indicated that only those whose names began with D (median survival = 68.1 years) differed significantly from those with E to Z names (median survival = 69.9 years)...
  5. ncbi request reprint Jewish denominations and longevity
    Ernest L Abel
    C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Omega (Westport) 65:213-9. 2012
    ..Reform widows survived longest (16.5 years) after death of a spouse. Conservative and Reform widows did not differ significantly from one another...
  6. doi request reprint Maternal and paternal age and twinning in the United States, 2004-2008
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    J Perinat Med 40:237-9. 2012
    ..To determine the effects of increasing maternal age and related maternal and possibly paternal factors...
  7. ncbi request reprint Parrots are "more human" than chickens
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Psychol Rep 102:271-2. 2008
    ..Analysis of an Internet database of pets' names showed owners were more likely to give anthropomorphic names to pets living within homes than those living outside...
  8. ncbi request reprint A relative age effect in NASCAR
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:1151-2. 2007
    ..6% to 24.7%. The finding was discussed in the context of the "relative age effect" occurring in sports wherein competitors become eligible for participation by age at a specific cut-off date...
  9. ncbi request reprint Performance of older versus younger brothers: data from major league baseball
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 105:1117-8. 2007
    ..Differences for pitchers were not statistically significant. The results corroborate other studies that firstborns are more likely than later born siblings to be higher achievers, but different factors may be operative for pitchers...
  10. ncbi request reprint Precocity predicts shorter life for major league baseball players: confirmation of McCann's precocity-longevity hypothesis
    Ernest L Abel
    Wayne State University, C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, 275 East Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Death Stud 31:933-40. 2007
    ..6 years was associated with life span being shortened by 0.24 years. The results support the hypothesis that earlier achievement is associated with earlier death...
  11. ncbi request reprint Daily coffee consumption and prevalence of nonmelanoma skin cancer in Caucasian women
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:446-52. 2007
    ..Daily caffeinated coffee consumption was associated with a dose-related decreased prevalence of nonmelanoma skin cancer in Caucasian women...
  12. doi request reprint Mortality salience of birthdays on day of death in the Major Leagues
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, and C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, 275 East Hancock, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Death Stud 33:175-84. 2009
    ..The results supported the hypothesis. Theoretical underpinnings of these results and practical implications were discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint Changes in gender discrimination after death: evidence from a cemetery
    Ernest L Abel
    Wayne State University, Michigan, USA
    Omega (Westport) 58:147-52. 2008
    ..There was also a slight trend for women to have both their maiden and surnames on their grave markers...
  14. doi request reprint Age heterogamy and longevity: evidence from Jewish and Christian cemeteries
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Biodemography Soc Biol 54:1-7. 2008
    ..While we confirmed the age heterogamy effect on longevity, we did not find any evidence that it was affected by religion...
  15. ncbi request reprint The widowhood effect: a comparison of Jews and Catholics
    Ernest L Abel
    C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Omega (Westport) 59:325-37. 2009
    ..7 years and 5.0 years, respectively (p < .01). For Catholic and Jewish women, it was 11.0 and 9.5 years, respectively (p < .01). Interpretations were offered in terms of Bowlby's attachment theory...
  16. ncbi request reprint Human left-sided cradling preferences for dogs
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Psychol Rep 107:336-8. 2010
    ..Men did not show the same left-sided preference, which is also consistent with other studies. The implications of these results for various hypotheses about infant cradling behavior were discussed...
  17. ncbi request reprint Alcoholism's evolutionary and cultural origins
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Curr Drug Abuse Rev 3:197-204. 2010
    ..An appreciation of the evolutionary biology and the historical-cultural context associated with alcohol consumption may lead not only to a better understanding of this disorder but to treatment alternatives based on that understanding...
  18. ncbi request reprint Facial resemblances between heterosexual, gay, and lesbian couples
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA
    Psychol Rep 108:688-92. 2011
    ..The results were interpreted in terms of evolutionary and parental imprinting hypotheses...
  19. ncbi request reprint A relative age effect in men's but not women's professional baseball: 1943-1954
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, USA
    Psychol Rep 109:285-8. 2011
    ..Instead, the absence of a "relative age" effect for female players can be attributed to the absence of organized adolescent baseball for girls prior to the establishment of professional baseball leagues for women...
  20. ncbi request reprint Heaping in anniversary reaction studies: a cautionary note
    Ernest L Abel
    Wayne State University, USA
    Omega (Westport) 54:59-65. 2006
    ..These results suggest that studies of "anniversary reactions" should conduct preliminary evaluations to consider the possibility that statistically significant relationships do not arise from "death heaping."..
  21. ncbi request reprint Seasonality of birth in the majors, 1880-1999
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Soc Biol 52:47-55. 2005
    ..Beginning in the 1980s, this seasonality pattern was institutionally reinforced by the growing influence of Little League and related junior baseball leagues and their reliance on the August 1 birth date for age grouping...
  22. ncbi request reprint Relation of handedness with season of birth of professional baseball players revisited
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 98:44-6. 2004
    ..The data did not support the hypothesis that the prevalence of left-handedness is related to season of birth...
  23. ncbi request reprint Paternal contribution to fetal alcohol syndrome
    Ernest Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Addict Biol 9:127-33; discussion 135-6. 2004
    ..Further research is needed on paternal effects in animals and human populations. The results of this research may influence prevention activities...
  24. ncbi request reprint An improved method for predicting which heavy drinkers become intoxicated
    Ernest L Abel
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, USA
    Psychol Rep 94:1343-8. 2004
    ..We concluded that a demographic typology combined with self-reported drinking improves predictability of intoxication in heavy drinkers, and is a promising direction for research...
  25. ncbi request reprint Left-handed major-league baseball players and longevity re-examined
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics, Wayne State University School of Medicine, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 99:990-2. 2004
    ..Our study also took into account year of birth and player's position, both of which are related to longevity. Our analysis yielded no significant differences in longevity related to handedness (F(2,6035) = 0.13)...
  26. ncbi request reprint Jacques Joseph Moreau (1804-1884)
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, 275 E Hancock, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 162:458. 2005
  27. ncbi request reprint The longevity of Baseball Hall of Famers compared to other players
    Ernest L Abel
    C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Micigan, USA
    Death Stud 29:959-63. 2005
    ..23 years, respectively). In a second analysis, significantly more Hall of Famers died of cardiovascular or stroke causes than other players for whom cause of death was known. Baseball fame may have a hitherto unrecognized price...
  28. ncbi request reprint Educational attainment and suicide rates in the United States
    Ernest L Abel
    Departments of Obstetrics Gynecology and Psychology Wayne State University, USA
    Psychol Rep 97:25-8. 2005
    ..We concluded that higher education and income were associated with a decrease in suicide rates in 2001. Data from other years require examination for this conclusion to be generalizable...
  29. ncbi request reprint Birth month and suicide among major league baseball players
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 101:21-4. 2005
    ..The association between birth month and suicide raises the possibility that prenatal factors may influence the inclination for suicide later in life...
  30. ncbi request reprint Longevity of major league baseball players
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Res Sports Med 13:1-5. 2005
    ..This increase cannot be explained by increased fitness associated with working as a professionral athlete, but is likely the result of an initial selection process for becoming a professional athlete...
  31. ncbi request reprint Lefties are still a little shorter
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:405-6. 2007
    ..9 kg heavier than left-handed pitchers. The results corroborated other studies and suggest body size is related to handedness, although the average difference in height between right- and left-handed pitchers was very small...
  32. ncbi request reprint Symbolic significance of initials on longevity
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Department of Psychology, Wayne State University, USA
    Percept Mot Skills 104:179-82. 2007
    ..g., D.E.D., or players with neutral initials (n=864). These results corroborated a previous study and suggest positive name symbols are associated with increased longevity in this sample...
  33. ncbi request reprint Use of electric blankets and association with prevalence of endometrial cancer
    Ernest L Abel
    Departments of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology bDepartment of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women s Health Initiative, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Eur J Cancer Prev 16:243-50. 2007
    ..16-1.59). Although we were unable to determine the duration of electric blanket use before diagnosis of endometrial cancer, we found that women using electric blankets for 20 years or more had a significantly higher prevalence...
  34. ncbi request reprint The healthy worker effect in professional football
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Res Sports Med 14:239-43. 2006
    ..Both birth year and BMI had a statistically significant association with longevity, but position type did not. These data provide strong support for the healthy worker effect (HWE) in professional football...
  35. ncbi request reprint The healthy worker effect in major league baseball revisited
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Psychology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Res Sports Med 14:83-7. 2006
    ..4 years for players playing 11 or more years. None of the other factors, nor any of the interactions, was statistically significant. These data provide strong support for the HWE in professional baseball...
  36. ncbi request reprint Fetal alcohol syndrome: a cautionary note
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan 48201, USA
    Curr Pharm Des 12:1521-9. 2006
    ..This review summarizes some of the basic facts about fetal alcohol syndrome with respect to terminology, prevalence, and mechanisms, in the context of exposure risk...
  37. ncbi request reprint Physician attitudes concerning legal coercion of pregnant alcohol and drug abusers
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am J Obstet Gynecol 186:768-72. 2002
    ..We sought to determine the attitudes of obstetricians, pediatricians, and family practice physicians in Michigan concerning involvement of the criminal justice system in preventing drug and alcohol abuse during pregnancy...
  38. ncbi request reprint Paternal alcohol exposure affects sperm cytosine methyltransferase messenger RNA levels
    Dawn M Bielawski
    Hutzel Hospital, Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 48201, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:347-51. 2002
    ..This study examines one possible mechanism, namely, altered genomic imprinting as reflected by changes in sperm cytosine methyltransferase messenger RNA (mRNA) levels...
  39. ncbi request reprint Effects of maternal and paternal age on Caucasian and Native American preterm births and birth weights
    Ernest L Abel
    Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, C S Mott Center for Human Growth and Development, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, USA
    Am J Perinatol 19:49-54. 2002
    ..The influence of teenage fathers on preterm and LBWs has not been previously reported, and the finding that paternal age has a greater influence among Native Americans is especially intriguing and deserving of further investigation...
  40. ncbi request reprint The effect of administering ethanol as single vs. divided doses on blood alcohol levels in the rat
    Dawn M Bielawski
    Department of Pediatrics, Hutzel Hospital, USA
    Neurotoxicol Teratol 24:559-62. 2002
    ..These findings should be of practical use to researchers using intubation as their method of alcohol administration, especially when the timing and magnitude of peak BAL are critical...