Alina K. Fong

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OBJECTIVE To examine behavioral and body size influences on the underreporting of energy intake by obese and normal-weight women. DESIGN Seven-day estimated food records were kept by subjects before they participated in a 49-day residential study. Self-reported energy intake was compared with energy intake required to maintain a stable body weight during(More)
Recent progress has been made using fMRI as a clinical assessment tool, often employing analogues of traditional "paper and pencil" tests. The Trail Making Test (TMT), popular for years as a neuropsychological exam, has been largely ignored in the realm of neuroimaging, most likely because its physical format and administration does not lend itself to(More)
The effect of four menstrual cycle phases on changes in dietary intake, urinary nitrogen excretion, and urinary volume was examined in nine women confined to a metabolic unit, maintained at a constant activity level, and fed an ad libitum, rotating, staff-weighed diet. No significant changes in intakes of energy, protein, and fat occurred throughout the(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the relationships between cognitive function and iron status in dieting obese women. DESIGN Longitudinal weight loss study (repeated measures within-subject design) with 3 weeks of baseline, 15 weeks of 50% caloric restriction, and 3 weeks of weight stabilization. Dietary iron was fed at twice the US Recommended Dietary Allowance(More)
BACKGROUND Acquired and de novo endocrine resistance in breast cancer (BC) may be associated with overexpression of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Gefinitib is an orally active selective EGFR inhibitor which might benefit advanced breast cancer (ABC) patients either with acquired hormone resistance or with hormone receptor (HR)-negative tumors. (More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate if long-term caloric restriction under controlled conditions adversely affects cognitive function in obese women. SUBJECTS Healthy, premenopausal women between 23-42 y. Dieting group: n = 14. CONTROL GROUP n = 11. DESIGN Longitudinal weight loss study (repeated measures within-subject design) with 3 weeks of baseline, 15 weeks(More)
The effect of consuming a low carotene diet (approximately 60 micrograms carotene/day) on oxidative susceptibility and superoxide dismutase (SOD) activity in women living in a metabolic research unit was evaluated. The diet had sufficient vitamins A, E, and C. The women ate the diet supplemented with 1500 micrograms/day beta-carotene for 4 days (baseline),(More)
A time and labor cost study was conducted to evaluate two quantitative techniques for recording dietary intake of individuals: the Nutrition Evaluation Scale System (NESSy) and the weighed food record. NESSy, a new computerized method, uses interactive software to prompt and guide participants through the recording of food weights and descriptions. Twelve(More)
In this study, we describe an fMRI version of the verbal fluency test. This is the second in a series of fMRI adaptations of classical neuropsychological tests, for which normative samples of functional activation have been collected from unimpaired control subjects and structured in a manner that makes individual patient evaluation possible in terms of(More)
When the fat content of the typical US diet was reduced from 40 to 44% of total energy (en %) to approximately 25 en % there was a marked improvement in the overall nutrient content of the diet. Cholesterol, saturated fatty acid, and monounsaturated fatty acid intake were decreased and the polyunsaturated fatty acid content was moderately increased. This(More)