Lindsay M. Jaacks

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The effectiveness of medical nutrition therapy (MNT) in the management of diabetes has been well established (1). Previous reviews have provided comprehensive recommendations for MNT in the management of diabetes (2,3). The goals of MNT are to 1) attain andmaintain optimal blood glucose levels, a lipid and lipoprotein profile that reduces the risk of(More)
BACKGROUND Contributions of age-period-cohort effects to increases in BMI and overweight among Chinese adults must be resolved in order to design appropriate interventions. The objectives were to (i) describe the period effect on BMI and overweight among Chinese adults from 1991 to 2009 and assess modification of this effect by age (e.g. cohort effect) and(More)
BACKGROUND Long-term trends mask critical recent dynamics in the prevalence of under- and overweight. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to compare annualized prevalence rates of both under- and overweight among nonpregnant women aged 19-49 y during the periods covering 1) the 1990s-the early 2000s and 2) the early 2000s-the late 2000s or early(More)
Around 415 million people around the world have diabetes (9% of adults), and the vast majority live in low- and middle-income countries. Over the next decade, this number is predicted to increase to 642 million people. Given that diabetes is a major cause of mortality, morbidity, and health care expenditures, addressing this chronic disease represents one(More)
OBJECTIVES Cardiometabolic diseases are increasing disproportionately in South Asia compared with other regions of the world despite high levels of vegetarianism. This unexpected discordance may be explained by differences in the healthfulness of vegetarian and non-vegetarian diets in South Asia compared with the United States. The aim of this study was to(More)
BACKGROUND Improved glycated hemoglobin (Hb A1c) delays the progression of microvascular and macrovascular complications in individuals with type 1 diabetes (T1D). We previously showed that higher baseline intakes of n-3 (ω-3) fatty acids and leucine are associated with preserved β cell function 2 y later in youth with T1D. OBJECTIVE In the current study,(More)
Migration status and the accompanying diversity in culture, foods and family norms, may be an important consideration for practitioners providing individualized care to treat and prevent complications among youth with diabetes. Approximately 20 % of youth in the US have ≥1 foreign-born parent. However, the proportion and characteristics of youth with(More)
BACKGROUND Most studies of childhood malnutrition in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) focus on children <5 years, with few focusing on adolescence, a critical stage in development. OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate recent trends in the prevalence of under- and overweight among girls (15-18 years) in LMICs. METHODS Data are from Demographic(More)
Little is known about the expression of heme transporters in human placenta and possible associations between these transporters and maternal or neonatal iron status. To address this area of research, relative protein expression of 2 heme transporters, Feline Leukemia Virus, Subgroup C, Receptor 1 (FLVCR1) and Breast Cancer Resistance Protein (BCRP), was(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the value of detecting silent myocardial ischemia (SMI) by single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in predicting risk of cardiac events among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) who do not have overt cardiac symptoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS Electronic databases (PubMed, Cochrane Library, EMBASE, and others) and(More)