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Discovery and Refinement of Loci Associated with Lipid Levels
Levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, triglycerides and total cholesterol are heritable, modifiable risk factors for coronary arteryExpand
Common variants associated with plasma triglycerides and risk for coronary artery disease
Triglycerides are transported in plasma by specific triglyceride-rich lipoproteins; in epidemiological studies, increased triglyceride levels correlate with higher risk for coronary artery diseaseExpand
Genome-Wide Association Study of Coronary Heart Disease and Its Risk Factors in 8,090 African Americans: The NHLBI CARe Project
Coronary heart disease (CHD) is the leading cause of mortality in African Americans. To identify common genetic polymorphisms associated with CHD and its risk factors (LDL- and HDL-cholesterol (LDL-CExpand
Predicting incident diabetes in Jamaica: the role of anthropometry.
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the performance of the body mass index (BMI), waist circumference, waist-to-hip ratio (WHR), and waist-to-height ratio (WHTR) in predicting incident diabetes in Jamaica. Expand
Maternal body composition, offspring blood pressure and the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis.
We tested the hypothesis that women who are thin or have poor pregnancy weight gain have offspring with higher blood pressure and examined whether this link is mediated by increased secretion ofExpand
Second‐Trimester Placental Volume and Infant Size at Birth
OBJECTIVE To investigate the ability of second‐trimester placental volume measured sonographically to predict birth size. METHODS A total of 712 women were recruited from the antenatal clinic of theExpand
The effects of birth weight and postnatal linear growth retardation on body mass index, fatness and fat distribution in mid and late childhood.
OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of birth weight and early childhood stunting on body mass index (BMI), body fat and fat distribution at ages 7 and 11 years, and the change from 7 to 11 years. Expand
Complex interaction between serum folate levels and genetic polymorphisms in folate pathway genes: biomarkers of prostate cancer aggressiveness
Little is known about the role of folate and polymorphisms associated with folate metabolism on prostate cancer risk in populations of African origin. We examined the relationship between serumExpand
The relationship among circulating insulin-like growth factor (IGF)-I, IGF-binding proteins-1 and -2, and birth anthropometry: a prospective study.
Fetal IGF-I is a determinant of birth weight, but whether maternal IGF-I plays a significant role is controversial. We sought to examine the relationships among maternal IGF-I, IGF-binding proteinExpand
The effects of birth weight and postnatal linear growth retardation on blood pressure at age 11–12 years
STUDY OBJECTIVE To determine the effects of birth weight and linear growth retardation (stunting) in early childhood on blood pressure at age 11–12 years. DESIGN Prospective cohort study. SETTINGExpand