1. Use of low-dose aspirin as secondary prevention of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease in US adults (from the National Health Interview Survey, 2012).

    The American Journal of Cardiology 115(7):895 (2015) PMID 25670639 PMCID PMC4365416

    Current guidelines recommend that adults with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease take low-dose aspirin or other antiplatelet medications as secondary prevention of recurrent cardiovascular events. Yet, no national level assessment of low-dose aspirin use for secondary prevention of cardiovas...
  2. Usual intake of added sugars and lipid profiles among the u.s. Adolescents: national health and nutrition examination survey, 2005-2010.

    Journal of Adolescent Health 56(3):352 (2015) PMID 25703323

    Although studies suggest that higher consumption of added sugars is associated with cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents, none have adjusted for measurement errors or examined its association with the risk of dyslipidemia. We analyzed data of 4,047 adolescents aged 12-19 years from the 200...
  3. Usual intake of added sugars and lipid profiles among the U.S. adolescents: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2005-2010.

    Journal of Adolescent Health 56(3):352 (2015) PMID 25703323 PMCID PMC4494648

    Although studies suggest that higher consumption of added sugars is associated with cardiovascular risk factors in adolescents, none have adjusted for measurement errors or examined its association with the risk of dyslipidemia. We analyzed data of 4,047 adolescents aged 12-19 years from the 200...
  4. Predicted 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease at the state level in the U.S.

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(1):58 (2015) PMID 25450016

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. State-specific predicted 10-year risk of developing CVD could provide useful information for state health planning and policy. To estimate state-specific 10-year risk of developing CVD. Using the updated non-laboratory-based ...
  5. Predicted 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease at the state level in the u.s.

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(1):58 (2015) PMID 25450016

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. State-specific predicted 10-year risk of developing CVD could provide useful information for state health planning and policy. To estimate state-specific 10-year risk of developing CVD. Using the updated non-laboratory-based ...
  6. Why are we consuming so much sugar despite knowing too much can harm us?-Reply.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 175(1):146 (2015) PMID 25560953

  7. Predicted 10-Year Risk of Developing Cardiovascular Disease at the State Level in the U.S.

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(1):58 (2015)

    Background Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. State-specific predicted 10-year risk of developing CVD could provide useful information for state health planning and policy.
  8. Predicted 10-year risk of developing cardiovascular disease at the state level in the U.S.

    American Journal of Preventive Medicine 48(1):58 (2015) PMID 25450016

    Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the U.S. State-specific predicted 10-year risk of developing CVD could provide useful information for state health planning and policy. To estimate state-specific 10-year risk of developing CVD. Using the updated non-laboratory-based ...
  9. Why are we consuming so much sugar despite knowing too much can harm us?-Reply.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 175(1):146 (2015) PMID 25560953 PMCID PMC4482352

  10. Disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension.

    American Journal of Hypertension 27(11):1377 (2014) PMID 24847953 PMCID PMC4263941

    Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Access to care has been identified as a significant factor affecting hypertension treatment and control. We examined disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension. Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveil...
  11. Disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension.

    American Journal of Hypertension 27(11):1377 (2014) PMID 24847953 PMCID PMC4263941

    Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Access to care has been identified as a significant factor affecting hypertension treatment and control. We examined disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension. Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveil...
  12. Disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension.

    American Journal of Hypertension 27(11):1377 (2014) PMID 24847953

    Hypertension is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Access to care has been identified as a significant factor affecting hypertension treatment and control. We examined disparities in access to care among US adults with self-reported hypertension. Using Behavioral Risk Factor Surveil...
  13. Trends and clustering of cardiovascular health metrics among U.S. adolescents 1988-2010.

    Journal of Adolescent Health 55(4):513 (2014) PMID 24746492

    American Heart Association recently published a set of seven cardiovascular (CV) health metrics for adults and children, emphasizing importance of preventing CV risk factors. Although CV disease risk factors have generally improved in adults, there is concern that this has not been true among ad...
  14. Predictors of in-hospital death and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with thrombolytic therapy: Paul Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry 2008-2012.

    International Journal of Stroke 9(6):728 (2014) PMID 24024962 PMCID PMC4451118

    Limited studies exist on the outcome of thrombolytic therapy of acute ischemic stroke patients outside of clinical trials. To assess the possible risk factors associated with in-hospital death and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage among patients who received intravenous tissue plasminogen act...
  15. Predictors of in-hospital death and symptomatic intracranial hemorrhage in patients with acute ischemic stroke treated with thrombolytic therapy: Paul Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry 2008-2012.

    International Journal of Stroke 9(6):728 (2014) PMID 24024962

    Limited studies exist on the outcome of thrombolytic therapy of acute ischemic stroke patients outside of clinical trials. To assess the possible risk factors associated with in-hospital death and symptomatic intracerebral hemorrhage among patients who received intravenous tissue plasminogen act...
  16. Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 174(4):516 (2014) PMID 24493081

    IMPORTANCE Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Few prospective studies have examined the association of added sugar intake with CVD mortality. OBJECTIVE To examine time trends of added sugar consumpt...
  17. Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 174(4):516 (2014) PMID 24493081

    IMPORTANCE Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Few prospective studies have examined the association of added sugar intake with CVD mortality. OBJECTIVE To examine time trends of added sugar consumpt...
  18. Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 174(4):516 (2014) PMID 24493081

    IMPORTANCE Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Few prospective studies have examined the association of added sugar intake with CVD mortality. OBJECTIVE To examine time trends of added sugar consumpt...
  19. Added sugar intake and cardiovascular diseases mortality among US adults.

    JAMA Internal Medicine 174(4):516 (2014) PMID 24493081

    IMPORTANCE Epidemiologic studies have suggested that higher intake of added sugar is associated with cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors. Few prospective studies have examined the association of added sugar intake with CVD mortality. OBJECTIVE To examine time trends of added sugar consumpt...
  20. Non−High-Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol: Distribution and Prevalence of High Serum Levels in Children and Adolescents: United States National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 2005-2010

    The Journal of Pediatrics 164(2):247 (2014)

    Objectives To estimate age-related changes for serum concentration of non−high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C), describe non-HDL-C distribution, and examine the prevalence of high non-HDL-C levels in children and adolescents by demographic characteristics and weight s...