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Lifestyle
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Health habits of U.S. adults, 1985: the "Alameda 7" revisited

Schoenborn CA. Public Health Rep. 1986 Nov-Dec;101(6):571-80. PMID: 3097736. 

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Low-Risk Diet and Lifestyle Habits in the Primary Prevention of Myocardial Infarction in Men: A Population-Based Prospective Cohort Study

Akesson A, Larsson SC, Discacciati A, Wolk A. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2014 Sep 30;64(13):1299-306. doi: 10.1016/j.jacc.2014.06.1190. PMID: 25257629 

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Effect of potentially modifiable risk factors associated with myocardial infarction in 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): case-control study

Yusuf S, Hawken S, Ounpuu S, Dans T, Avezum A, Lanas F, McQueen M, Budaj A, Pais P, Varigos J, Lisheng L; INTERHEART Study Investigators. Lancet. 2004 Sep 11-17;364(9438):937-52. PMID: 15364185 

Role of Stress
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Association of psychosocial risk factors with risk of acute myocardial infarction in 11119 cases and 13648 controls from 52 countries (the INTERHEART study): case-control study

Rosengren A, Hawken S, Ounpuu S, Sliwa K, Zubaid M, Almahmeed WA, Blackett KN, Sitthi-amorn C, Sato H, Yusuf S; INTERHEART investigators. Lancet. 2004 Sep 11-17;364(9438):953-62. PMID: 15364186 

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Chronic work stress is associated with atherogenic lipids and elevated fibrinogen in middle-aged men

Siegrist J, Peter R, Cremer P, Seidel D. J Intern Med. 1997 Aug;242(2):149-56. PMID: 9279292 

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Neuropeptide Y acts directly in the periphery on fat tissue and mediates stress-induced obesity and metabolic syndrome.

Kuo LE, Kitlinska JB, Tilan JU, Li L, Baker SB, Johnson MD, Lee EW, Burnett MS, Fricke ST, Kvetnansky R, Herzog H, Zukowska Z. Nat Med. 2007 Jul;13(7):803-11. Epub 2007 Jul 1. Erratum in: Nat Med. 2007 Sep;13(9):1120. PMID: 17603492 

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Usefulness of the transcendental meditation program in the treatment of patients with coronary artery disease.

Zamarra JW, Schneider RH, Besseghini I, Robinson DK, Salerno JW. Am J Cardiol. 1996 Apr 15;77(10):867-70.
PMID: 8623742 

Meditation
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Stress reduction in the secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease: randomized, controlled trial of transcendental meditation and health education in Blacks.

Schneider RH, Grim CE, Rainforth MV, Kotchen T, Nidich SI, Gaylord-King C, Salerno JW, Kotchen JM, Alexander CN. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2012 Nov;5(6):750-8. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.112.967406. Epub 2012 Nov 13. PMID: 23149426 

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Transcendental meditation, mindfulness, and longevity: an experimental study with the elderly.

Alexander CN, Langer EJ, Newman RI, Chandler HM, Davies JL. J Pers Soc Psychol. 1989 Dec; 57(6):950-64. PMID: 2693686 

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Transcendental meditation, hypertension and heart disease.

King MS, Carr T, D'Cruz C Aust Fam Physician. 2002 Feb;31(2):164-8. Review PMID: 11917830 

Exercise
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Influence of diet and exercise on skeletal muscle and visceral adipose tissue in men.

Ross R, Rissanen J, Pedwell H, Clifford J, Shragge P. J Appl Physiol (1985). 1996 Dec;81(6):2445-55. PMID: 9018491 

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Physical activity, all-cause mortality, and longevity of college alumni.

Paffenbarger RS Jr, Hyde RT, Wing AL, Hsieh CC. N Engl J Med. 1986 Mar 6;314(10):605-13. PMID: 3945246 

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Physical fitness and all-cause mortality. A prospective study of healthy men and women.

Blair SN, Kohl HW 3rd, Paffenbarger RS Jr, Clark DG, Cooper KH, Gibbons LW. JAMA. 1989 Nov 3;262(17):2395-401. PMID: 2795824 

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Effects of the amount of exercise on body weight, body composition, and measures of central obesity: STRRIDE--a randomized controlled study.

Slentz CA, Duscha BD, Johnson JL, Ketchum K, Aiken LB, Samsa GP, Houmard JA, Bales CW, Kraus WE. Arch Intern Med. 2004 Jan 12;164(1):31-9. PMID: 14718319 

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Physical activity and risk of coronary heart disease in India.

Rastogi T, Vaz M, Spiegelman D, Reddy KS, Bharathi AV, Stampfer MJ, Willett WC, Ascherio A. Int J Epidemiol. 2004 Aug;33(4):759-67. Epub 2004 Mar 24. PMID:15044412 

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The "weekend warrior" and risk of mortality.

Lee IM, Sesso HD, Oguma Y, Paffenbarger RS Jr. Am J Epidemiol. 2004 Oct 1;160(7):636-41. PMID: 15383407 

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Training in the fasted state improves glucose tolerance during fat-rich diet.

Van Proeyen K, Szlufcik K, Nielens H, Pelgrim K, Deldicque L, Hesselink M, Van Veldhoven PP, Hespel P. J Physiol. 2010 Nov 1;588(Pt 21):4289-302. doi: 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.196493. PMID: 20837645 

Diet
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Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of cardiovascular disease in US adults: the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Epidemiologic Follow-up Study.

Bazzano LA, He J, Ogden LG, Loria CM, Vupputuri S, Myers L, Whelton PK. Am J Clin Nutr. 2002 Jul;76(1):93-9.
PMID: 12081821 

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Increased consumption of fruit and vegetables is related to a reduced risk of coronary heart disease: meta-analysis of cohort studies.

He FJ, Nowson CA, Lucas M, MacGregor GA. J Hum Hypertens. 2007 Sep;21(9):717-28. Epub 2007 Apr 19.
PMID: 17443205 

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White rice, brown rice, and risk of type 2 diabetes in US men and women.

Sun Q, Spiegelman D, van Dam RM, Holmes MD, Malik VS, Willett WC, Hu FB. Arch Intern Med. 2010 Jun 14;170(11):961-9. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2010.109. Erratum in: Arch Intern Med. 2010 Sep 13;170(16):1479. PMID: 20548009

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Effects of different forms of dietary hydrogenated fats on serum lipoprotein cholesterol levels.

Lichtenstein AH, Ausman LM, Jalbert SM, Schaefer EJ. N Engl J Med. 1999 Jun 24;340(25):1933-40. Erratum in: N Engl J Med 1999 Sep 9;341(11):856. PMID: 10379016 

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Effects of eicosapentaenoic acid on major coronary events in hypercholesterolaemic patients (JELIS): a randomised open-label, blinded endpoint analysis.

Yokoyama M, Origasa H, Matsuzaki M, Matsuzawa Y, Saito Y, Ishikawa Y, Oikawa S, Sasaki J, Hishida H, Itakura H, Kita T, Kitabatake A, Nakaya N, Sakata T, Shimada K, Shirato K; Japan EPA lipid intervention study (JELIS) Investigators. Lancet. 2007 Mar 31;369(9567): 1090-8. Erratum in: Lancet. 2007 Jul 21;370(9583):220. PMID: 17398308 

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The impact of olive oil consumption pattern on the risk of acute coronary syndromes: The CARDIO2000 case-control study.

Kontogianni MD, Panagiotakos DB, Chrysohoou C, Pitsavos C, Zampelas A, Stefanadis C. Clin Cardiol. 2007 Mar;30(3):125-9. PMID: 17385704 

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Soft drink consumption and risk of developing cardiometabolic risk factors and the metabolic syndrome in middle-aged adults in the community.

Dhingra R, Sullivan L, Jacques PF, Wang TJ, Fox CS, Meigs JB, D'Agostino RB, Gaziano JM, Vasan RS. Circulation. 2007 Jul 31;116(5):480-8. Epub 2007 Jul 23. Erratum in: Circulation. 2007 Dec 4;116(23):e557. PMID: 17646581  

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Prospective study of breakfast eating and incident coronary heart disease in a cohort of male US health professionals.

Cahill LE, Chiuve SE, Mekary RA, Jensen MK, Flint AJ, Hu FB, Rimm EB. Circulation. 2013 Jul 23;128(4):337-43. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.113.001474. PMID: 23877060 

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Association between eating patterns and obesity in a free-living US adult population

Ma Y, Bertone ER, Stanek EJ 3rd, Reed GW, Hebert JR, Cohen NL, Merriam PA, Ockene IS. Am J Epidemiol. 2003 Jul 1;158(1):85-92. PMID: 12835290 

Sleep
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Sleep duration as a risk factor for the development of type 2 diabetes

Yaggi HK, Araujo AB, McKinlay JB. Diabetes Care. 2006 Mar;29(3):657-61. PMID: 16505522 

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A prospective study of self-reported sleep duration and incident diabetes in women.

Ayas NT, White DP, Al-Delaimy WK, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Speizer FE, Patel S, Hu FB. Diabetes Care. 2003 Feb;26(2):380-4. PMID: 12547866 

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Short sleep duration as a risk factor for hypertension: analyses of the first National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.

Gangwisch JE, Heymsfield SB, Boden-Albala B, Buijs RM, Kreier F, Pickering TG, Rundle AG, Zammit GK, Malaspina D. Hypertension. 2006 May;47(5):833-9. Epub 2006 Apr 3. PMID: 16585410 

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A prospective study of sleep duration and coronary heart disease in women.

Ayas NT, White DP, Manson JE, Stampfer MJ, Speizer FE, Malhotra A, Hu FB. Arch Intern Med. 2003 Jan 27;163(2):205-9. PMID: 12546611 

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Sleep duration and sleep complaints and risk of myocardial infarction in middle-aged men and women from the general population: the MONICA/KORA Augsburg cohort study.

Meisinger C, Heier M, Löwel H, Schneider A, Döring A. Sleep. 2007 Sep;30(9):1121-7. PMID: 17910384 

Heart Health Coaching
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Health coaching: a fresh approach for improving health outcomes and reducing costs.

Huffman MH., AAOHN J. 2010 Jun;58(6):245-50; quiz 251-2. doi: 10.3928/08910162-20100526-02, PMID: 20677720 

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Community Outreach and Cardiovascular Health (COACH) Trial: a randomized, controlled trial of nurse practitioner/community health worker cardiovascular disease risk reduction in urban community health centers,

Allen JK, Dennison-Himmelfarb CR, Szanton SL, Bone L, Hill MN, Levine DM, West M, Barlow A, Lewis-Boyer L, Donnelly-Strozzo M, Curtis C, Anderson K., Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2011 Nov 1; 4(6):595-602. doi: 10.1161/CIRCOUTCOMES.111.961573. Epub 2011 Sep 27. PMID: 21953407 

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Coaching patients On Achieving Cardiovascular Health (COACH): a multicenter randomized trial in patients with coronary heart disease,

Vale MJ, Jelinek MV, Best JD, Dart AM, Grigg LE, Hare DL, Ho BP, Newman RW, McNeil JJ; COACH Study Group., Arch Intern Med. 2003 Dec 8-22;163(22):2775-83. PMID: 14662633 

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The effects of a nurse case manager and a community health worker team on diabetic control, emergency department visits, and hospitalizations among urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes mellitus: a randomized controlled trial,

Gary TL, Batts-Turner M, Yeh HC, Hill-Briggs F, Bone LR, Wang NY, Levine DM, Powe NR, Saudek CD, Hill MN, McGuire M, Brancati FL., Arch Intern Med. 2009 Oct 26; 169(19):1788-94. doi: 10.1001/archinternmed.2009.338., PMID: 19858437 

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Reduction in weight and cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes: one-year results of the look AHEAD trial,

Look AHEAD Research Group, Pi-Sunyer X, Blackburn G, Brancati FL, Bray GA, Bright R, Clark JM, Curtis JM, Espeland MA, Foreyt JP, Graves K, Haffner SM, Harrison B, Hill JO, Horton ES, Jakicic J, Jeffery RW, Johnson KC, Kahn S, Kelley DE, Kitabchi AE, Knowler WC, Lewis CE, Maschak-Carey BJ, Montgomery B, Nathan DM, Patricio J, Peters A, Redmon JB, Reeves RS, Ryan DH, Safford M, Van Dorsten B, Wadden TA, Wagenknecht L, Wesche-Thobaben J, Wing RR, Yanovski SZ. Diabetes Care. 2007 Jun;30(6):1374-83. Epub 2007 Mar 15, PMID: 17363746 

Center's Research
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Use of plasma triglyceride/high-density lipoprotein cholesterol ratio to identify increased cardio-metabolic risk in young, healthy South Asians.

Flowers E, Molina C, Mathur A, Reaven GM. Indian J Med Res. 2015 Jan;141(1):68-74. PMID: 25857497 

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Effectiveness of a community screening program for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk factor identification in young South Asians adults.

Prasad M, Flowers E, Mathur A, Sridhar V, Molina C, Turakhia M. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2015 Jan-Mar;9(1):38-41. doi:10.1016/j.dsx.2014.04.025. Epub 2014 May 24. PMID: 25470638 

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The relationship of lipoprotein(a), C-reactive protein and homocysteine with metabolic syndrome in South Asians,

Megha Prasad, Elena Flowers, Monica Divakaruni, César Molina, Ashish Mathur, Themistocles L. Assimes, Bradley E. Aouizerat, Anita Sathe, Donna Malhotra, Mintu P. Turakhia, J of Indian College of Cardiol, Vol 4, Iss 4, December 2014; 208-213. 

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Adiposity and cardiovascular risk clustering in South Asians.

Flowers E, Molina C, Mathur A, Reaven GM. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2013 Dec;11(6):434-40. doi: 10. 1089/met.2013.0081. Epub 2013 Sep 4. PMID: 24004335 

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A culturally specific health coaching program targeting cardiovascular disease risk in South Asians: rationale, design, and baseline data.

Sathe A, Flowers E, Mathur A, Garcia DM, Kotrys J, Gandhi R, Molina C, Mathur A. Ethn Dis. 2013 Summer;23(3):304-9. PMID: 23914415 

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MicroRNA associated with atherogenic dyslipidemia in South Asian men.

Flowers E, Singh K, Molina C, Mathur A, Aouizerat BE. Int J Cardiol. 2013 Oct 12;168(5):4884-5. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2013.07.029. Epub 2013 Jul 19. No abstract available. PMID: 23871617 

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Body mass index and waist circumference associate to a comparable degree with insulin resistance and related metabolic abnormalities in South Asian women and men.

Abbasi F, Malhotra D, Mathur A, Reaven GM, Molina CR. Diab Vasc Dis Res. 2012 Oct; 9(4): 296-300. Epub 2012 Jan 25. PMID: 22278736 

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Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in South Asians residing in the United States.

Flowers E, Molina C, Mathur A, Prasad M, Abrams L, Sathe A, Malhotra D, Basra R, Malgesini N, Ratnam G, Aouizerat BE, Turakhia MP. Metab Syndr Relat Disord. 2010 Oct;8(5):417-23. doi:10.1089/met.2009.0097. PMID: 20939706 

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Cardiometabolic Risk in South Asian Inhabitants of California: Hypertriglyceridemic Waist vs Hypertriglyceridemic Body Mass Index

Abbasi F, Mathur A, Reaven GM, Molina CR. Ethn Dis. 2016 Apr 21;26(2):191-6. doi: 10.18865/ed.26.2.191. PMID: 27103769 

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