Ruth E. Krasnow

2Christina N Lessov-Schlaggar
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BACKGROUND Retrospectively collected data about the development and maintenance of behaviors that impact health are a valuable source of information. Establishing the reliability of retrospective measures is a necessary step in determining the utility of that methodology and in studying behaviors in the context of risk and protective factors. OBJECTIVE(More)
This project studied the convergent validity of current recall of tobacco-related health behaviors, compared with prospective self-report collected earlier at two sites. Cohorts were from the Oregon Research Institute at Eugene (N = 346, collected 19.5 years earlier) and the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (N = 294, collected 3.9 years earlier).(More)
BACKGROUND Due to the paucity of direct evidence, we aimed to evaluate whether the association between postload plasma glucose levels (ppGlucose) and long-term risk of mortality from coronary heart disease was independent of or attributable to genes and common environment. METHODS AND FINDINGS From the prospective National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute(More)
This study investigated the role of genetic and environmental influences on individual differences in brain volumes measured at 2 time points in normal elderly males from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute Twin Study. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans were conducted 4 years apart on 33 monozygotic and 33 dizygotic male twin pairs, aged(More)
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