Edward J. Stanek

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Some studies have suggested that eating patterns, which describe eating frequency, the temporal distribution of eating events across the day, breakfast skipping, and the frequency of eating meals away from home, may be related to obesity. Data from the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study (1994-1998) were used to evaluate the relation between(More)
BACKGROUND Increased concentrations of high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hs-CRP), a marker of systemic inflammation, are associated with increased risk for coronary heart disease. Because of its relationship to inflammation, hs-CRP has considerable biologic variation. This study was carried out to characterize CRP variation and to compare it to another(More)
Soil ingestion was evaluated in 10 adults as part of a larger study to evaluate soil ingestion in children. Each adult was followed for 4 weeks in a mass-balance study that was designed to evaluate the detection limit for soil ingestion in a similarly designed, concurrent children's study. After a baseline week, during Weeks 2 through 4, adults received(More)
BACKGROUND High sensitivity C-reactive protein (CRP) is a marker of acute inflammation recently recognized as an independent predictor of future cardiovascular disease and diabetes. The identification of modifiable factors, such as diet, that influence serum CRP concentrations may provide the means for reducing the risk of these diseases. Data on(More)
This study derives age-sex specific standardized mortality ratios (SMR's) among cancer (ca) patients with respect to population suicide rates. Suicide rates were derived for all 144,530 ca patients in the Connecticut Tumor Registry from 1940-1973. We also derived rates by number of years since diagnosis (y-s-dx) and by decade of dx. We hypothesized(More)
The authors examined seasonal variation in physical activity in longitudinal analyses of 580 healthy adults from Worcester, Massachusetts (the Seasonal Variation of Blood Cholesterol Study, 1994-1998). Three 24-hour physical activity recalls administered five times during 12 months of follow-up were used to estimate household, occupational, leisure time,(More)
Sixty-four children aged 1-4 years were evaluated for the extent to which they ingest soil. The study followed the soil tracer methodology of S. Binder, D. Sokal, and D. Maughan (1986, Arch. Environ. Health, 41, 341-345). However, the present study included a number of modifications from the Binder et al. study. The principal new features were (1)(More)
Hormesis is an adaptive response, commonly characterized by a biphasic dose-response that can be either directly induced, or the result of compensatory biological processes following an initial disruption in homeostasis [Calabrese and Baldwin, Hum. Exp.Toxicol., 21 (2002), 91]. Low and environmentally relevant levels of dietary cadmium significantly(More)
OBJECTIVES We examined the impact of a prenatal exercise intervention on physical activity in 260 women at risk for gestational diabetes mellitus. METHODS We randomized participants in the Behaviors Affecting Baby and You (BABY) Study, which took place from 2007 to 2012, to either a 12-week individually tailored, motivationally matched exercise(More)
In many situations there is interest in parameters (e.g., mean) associated with the response distribution of individual clusters in a finite clustered population. We develop predictors of such parameters using a two-stage sampling probability model with response error. The probability model stems directly from finite population sampling without additional(More)