Diane Reynolds

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BACKGROUND Vitamin D, which influences cellular proliferation and breast tissue characteristics, has been inversely correlated with breast cancer risk. Dietary vitamin D intake has been associated with lower mammographic density (MD), a strong intermediate marker of breast cancer risk. FINDINGS We examined the relationship between MD and serum(More)
We investigated the associations between reproductive and menstrual risk factors for breast cancer and mammographic density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer, in a predominantly ethnic minority and immigrant sample. We interviewed women (42% African American, 22% African Caribbean, 22% White, 9% Hispanic Caribbean, 5% other) without a history of(More)
Alcohol consumption is associated with higher breast cancer risk. While studies suggest a modest association between alcohol intake and mammographic density, few studies have examined the association in racial/ethnic minority populations. We assessed dense breast area and total breast area from digitized film mammograms in an urban cohort of African(More)
PURPOSE We examined whether obesity and a history of diabetes, hypertension, and elevated cholesterol, individually and in combination, are associated with breast density, a strong risk factor for breast cancer. METHODS We measured percent density and dense area using a computer-assisted method (n = 191; age range = 40-61 years). We used linear regression(More)
Cervical cancer is largely preventable if detected early. Minority populations and people of low socioeconomic status are affected disproportionately by cervical cancer. When compared to non-Hispanic white women, Hispanic/Latino women residing in the United States have twice the incidence rate of and 1.4 times the mortality from cervical cancer.(More)
A diagnosis of cancer can conjure up a whole host of emotions. Many women with breast cancer will try to deal with the disease by ascribing meaning for its occurrence and searching for mechanisms by which to cope with its sequelae. Research supports that women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer are employing complementary and alternative medicine(More)
Gardasil is the first vaccine developed to prevent cervical cancer and other diseases caused by certain types of genital human papillomavirus in females, but little is known about parental acceptance of this vaccine. The purpose of this study was to test a model that predicts intention to vaccinate that includes constructs from the health belief model and(More)
African American men have the highest rate of incidence for prostate cancer in the world and are more likely to die from the disease than other ethnic groups (National Institutes of Health, 1996). Routine screening for prostate cancer can lead to early detection of the disease, thereby reducing negative outcomes, but studies have shown that African American(More)
Alterations in global DNA methylation levels have been associated with chronic diseases. Despite the increase in the number of studies measuring markers of global methylation, few have adequately examined within-individual differences by source of DNA and whether within-individual differences by source of DNA differ by age, race and other lifestyle factors.(More)