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Publications List of Published, In-Process, and Proposed Manuscripts

List of Published, In-Process, and Proposed Manuscripts

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Selected Center Investigator Publications


Associations Between Nocturnal Blood Pressure Dipping and the Metabolic Syndrome in High- Vs. Low-Acculturated Mexican American Women
Associations of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behavior with Regional Fat Deposition
Comparison of Echocardiographic Measures in a Hispanic/Latino Population With the 2005 and 2015 American Society of Echocardiography Reference Limits: The Echocardiographic Study of Latinos
Cuban Americans Have the Highest Rates of Peripheral Arterial Disease in Diverse Hispanic/Latino Communities
Prevalence of and Risk Factors for Subclinical Cardiovascular Disease in Selected US Hispanic Ethnic Groups: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Prevalence of Major Cardiovascular Risk Factors and Cardiovascular Diseases Among Hispanic/Latino Individuals of Diverse Backgrounds in the United States
Sedentary Behavior and Adiposity-Associated Inflammation: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis
Relationship of Sedentary Behavior and Physical Activity to Incident Cardiovascular Disease: Results From the Women’s Health Initiative
Sedentary Behavior and Mortality in Older Women: The Women’s Health Initiative
Status of Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in Hispanics/Latinos in the United States: A Science Advisory From the American Heart Association

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A PubMed listing of Dr. Allison’s publications can be found here:



DE Rosenberg, NM Gell, SMW Jones, A Renz, J Kerr, PA Gardiner. The Feasibility of Reducing Sitting Time in Overweight and Obese Older Adults. Health Education & Behavior. 1090198115577378 2015
Bellettiere J, Carlson JA, Rosenberg D, Singhania A, Natarajan L, Berardi V, LaCroix AZ, Sears DD, Moran K, Crist K, Kerr J. Gender and Age Differences in Hourly and Daily Patterns of Sedentary Time in Older Adults Living in Retirement Communities. PLoS One. 2015 Aug 21;10(8):e0136161.
Kerr J, Takemoto M, Bolling K, Atkin A, Carlson J, Rosenberg D, Crist K, Godbole S, Lewars B, Pena C, Merchant G. Two-Arm Randomized Pilot Intervention Trial to Decrease Sitting Time and Increase Sit-To-Stand Transitions in Working and Non-Working Older Adults. PLoS One. 2016 Jan 6;11(1):e0145427.
White MN, King AC, Sallis JF, Frank LD, Saelens BE, Conway TL, Cain KL, Kerr, J. Caregiving, Transport-Related, and Demographic Correlates of Sedentary Behavior in Older Adults: The Senior Neighborhood Quality of Life Study. J Aging Health. 2015 Nov 3.
Rosenberg DE, Bellettiere J, Gardiner PA, Villarreal VN, Crist K, Kerr J. Independent Associations Between Sedentary Behaviors and Mental, Cognitive, Physical, and Functional Health Among Older Adults in Retirement Communities. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 Jan;71(1):78-83.

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Sears, D.D.*, Miles, P.D., Chapman, J., Ofrecio, J.M., Almazon, F., Thapar, D., Miller, Y. (2009) 12/15-lipoxygenase is required for the early onset of high fat diet-induced adipose tissue inflammation and insulin resistance.  *Corresponding author.  PLoS ONE (9):e7250.  PMID: 19787041.
Sears, D.D.*, Hsiao, G., Hsiao, A., Yu, J.G., Courtney, C.H., Ofrecio, J.M., Chapman, J., Subramaniam, S.* (2009) Mechanisms of human insulin resistance and thiazolidinedione-mediated insulin sensitization. *Corresponding authors.  Proc Natl Acad Sci., U.S.A. 106:18745-50.  PMID: 19841271.
Kim, J.J. and Sears, D.D. (2010) TLR4 and Insulin Resistance.  Gastroenterol Res and Pract.  pii: 212563. Epub 2010 Aug 10.  PMID: 20814545.
Chapman, J., Miles, P.D., Ofrecio, J.M., Neels, J., Yu, J.G., Resnik, J.L., Wilkes, J., Talukdar, S., Thapar, D., Johnson, K., Sears, D.D. (2010) Osteopontin is required for the early onset of high fat diet-induced insulin resistance in mice.  PLoS ONE 5(11):e13959.  PMID: 21103061.
Hsiao, G., Chapman, J., Ofrecio, J.M., Resnik, J.L., Wilkes, J., Thapar, D., Subramaniam, S., Sears, D.D. (2011) Multi-tissue, selective PPARγ ligand modulation of insulin sensitivity and metabolic pathways in obese rats.  Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 300(1):E164-74. Epub 2010 Oct 19.  PMID: 20959535.
Qatanani, M., Tan, Y., Dobrin, R., Greenawalt, D.M., Hu, G., Zhao, W., Olefsky, J.M., Sears, D.D., Kaplan, L.M., Kemp, D.M. (2012) Inverse regulation of inflammation and mitochondrial function in adipose tissue defines extreme insulin sensitivity in morbidly obese patients.  Diabetes 62(3):855-63.  Epub 2012 Dec 6.  PMID: 23223024.
Lazic M, Inzaugarat ME, Povero D, Zhao IC, Chen M, Nalbandian M, Miller YI, Cherñavsky AC, Feldstein AE, Sears DD. (2014) Reduced dietary omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid ratio and 12/15-lipoxygenase deficiency are protective against chronic high fat diet-induced steatohepatitis.  PLoS ONE 9(9): e107658. PMID: 25251155.
Marinac CR, Natarajan L, Sears DD, Gallo LC, Hartman SJ, Arredondo E, Patterson RE (2015) Prolonged nightly fasting and breast cancer risk: Findings from NHANES (2009-2010).  Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 4(5):783-9. Epub 2015 Apr 20. PMID: 25896523.
Patterson RE, Laughlin GA, Sears DD, LaCroix AZ, Marinac CR, Gallo LC, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Senger CM, Martínez ME, Villaseñor A. (2015) Intermittent fasting and human metabolic health.  J Acad Nutr Diet, Apr 6. pii: S2212-2672(15)00205-1. PMID: 25857868.
Marinac CR, Sears DD, Natarajan L, Gallo LC, Breen CI, Patterson RE. (2015) Frequency and circadian timing of eating may influence biomarkers of inflammation and insulin resistance associated with breast cancer risk.  PLoS ONE 10(8):e0136240. PMID: 26305095.
Bellettiere J, Carlson JA, Rosenberg D, Singhania A, Natarajan L, Berardi V, LaCroix AZ, Sears DD, Moran K, Crist K, Kerr J. (2015).  Gender and age differences in hourly and daily patterns of sedentary time in older adults living in retirement communities. PLoS ONE 10(8): e0136161. PMID: 26296095.
Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Palmer BW, Parker B, Patterson RE, Sears DD. (2015) Impact of increasing physical activity on cognitive functioning in breast cancer survivors: Rationale and study design of Memory & Motion.  Contemp Clin Trials 2015 Nov; 45(Pt B):371-6. PMID: 26427563.
Marinac CR, Nelson SH, Breen CI, Flatt SW, Hartman SJ, Natarajan L, Sears DD, Pierce JP, Patterson RE. Prolonged Nightly Fasting and Breast Cancer Prognosis. (2016) JAMA Oncology Published online March 31, 2016. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.0164. PMID: 27032109.
Diaz-Roman Y, Martin L, Becerra BJ, Sears DD. (2016) Ethnic Disparity in Diabetes Self-Management Class Utilization, Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System 2012. Int Diab Card Dis 1(1):23-28.
Eguchi A, Lazic M, Armando AM, Phillips SA, Katebian R, Maraka S, Quehenberger O, Sears DD, Feldstein AE. (2016) Circulating adipocyte-derived extracellular vesicles are novel markers of metabolic stress. J Mol Med, 2016 Jul 9. Epub ahead of print. PMID 27394413.
Chung H, Chou W, Sears DD, Patterson RE, Webster N, Ellies LG. (2016) Time-restricted feeding improves insulin resistance and hepatic steatosis in a mouse model of postmenopausal obesity. Metabolism, in press.

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