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Epigenetic epidemiology of the developmental origins hypothesis.
It is suggested that strategies for future human epidemiologic studies to identify causal associations between early exposures, long-term changes in epigenetic regulation, and disease, which may ultimately enable specific early-life interventions to improve human health, are suggested. Expand
Observational Studies Analyzed Like Randomized Experiments: An Application to Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy and Coronary Heart Disease
The findings suggest that the discrepancies between the Women's Health Initiative and Nurses’ Health Study ITT estimates could be largely explained by differences in the distribution of time since menopause and length of follow-up. Expand
Fruit, vegetables, dietary fiber, and risk of colorectal cancer.
Individuals who consume very low amounts of fruit and vegetables have the greatest risk of colorectal cancer, and the dose-response effect was more evident among individuals who consumed the lowest amounts of Fruit and vegetables. Expand
Dads as breastfeeding advocates: results from a randomized controlled trial of an educational intervention.
Examining the effectiveness of a simple, educational intervention designed to encourage fathers to advocate for breastfeeding and to assist his partner if she chooses to breastfeed found it to be effective. Expand
Duration of lactation and incidence of type 2 diabetes.
Longer duration of breastfeeding was associated with reduced incidence of type 2 diabetes in 2 large US cohorts of women in young and middle-aged women by improving glucose homeostasis. Expand
Prospective study of adult onset diabetes mellitus (type 2) and risk of colorectal cancer in women.
The data provide support for the hypothesis that diabetes is associated with an increased risk of colorectal cancer in women and suggest that type 2 diabetes mellitus may increase the risk of this cancer. Expand
Urinary bisphenol A and obesity: NHANES 2003-2006.
Higher BPA exposure is associated with general and central obesity in the general adult population of the United States and longitudinal studies are needed to clarify the direction of the association. Expand
Diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and breast cancer: a review of the current evidence.
  • F. Xue, K. Michels
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of clinical nutrition
  • 1 September 2007
The combined evidence supports a modest association between type 2 diabetes and the risk of breast cancer, which appears to be more consistent among postmenopausal than among premenopausal women. Expand
Can dietary patterns help us detect diet–disease associations?
The present paper reviews the most commonly applied methods to identify dietary patterns, data-driven methods such as factor and cluster analysis, investigator-driven Methods such as indices and score, and methods combining the two, namely reduced rank regression. Expand
Cigarette smoking and the incidence of breast cancer.
Active smoking, especially smoking before the first birth, may be associated with a modest increase in the risk of breast cancer. Expand