Publications

Publications

(Selected from >85 peer-reviewed publications)

Li Y, Zhang X,  Winkelman JW, Redline S, Hu FB, Stampfer M, Ma J, Gao X, The association between insomnia symptoms and mortality: a prospective study of US men. Circulation, in press

Wong J, Li Y, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A, Gao X. Restless legs syndrome: an early clinical feature of Parkinson’s disease in men. Sleep, in press

Zhang X, Giovannucci EL,Wu K, Gao X, Hu F, Ogino S, Schernhammer ES, Fuchs CS,  Redline S, Willett WC, Ma J. Associations of self-reported sleep duration and snoring with colorectal cancer risk in men and women. Sleep, 2013; 36(5):681-8.

Li Y, Wang W, Winkelman JW, Malhotra A, Ma J, and Gao X. Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and mortality among men. Neurology, 2013; 81(1):52-9.

Zhang Q, Zhang S, Wang C, Gao X, Zhou Y, Zhou H, Wang A, Wu J, Bian L, Wu S, and Zhou X. Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics on the Prevalence of Asymptomatic Intracranial Artery Stenosis: A Cross-sectional Study. Plos one, 2013; 8(3):e58923

Zhang X, Wu K, Cho EY, Ma J, Chan AT, Gao X, Willett WC,  Fuchs CS, Giovannucci EL. Prospective cohort studies of bowel movement frequency and laxative use and colorectal cancer incidence in US women and men . Cancer Causes and Control. 2013; 24(5):1015-24

Chen H, Burton EA, Ross GW, Huang X, Savica R, Abbott RD, Ascherio A, Caviness JN, Gao X, Gray KA, Hong JS, Kamel F, Jennings D, Kirshner A, Lawler C, Liu R, Miller GW, Nussbaum R, Peddada SD, Comstock Rick A, Ritz B, Siderowf AD, Tanner CM, Tröster AI, Zhang J. Research on the Pre-Motor Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical and Etiological Implications. Environ Health Perspect. 2013 Aug 9. [Epub ahead of print].

Li Y, Batool-Anwar S, Rimm EB, Ascherio A, Gao X. Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and risk of erectile dysfunction. Am J Epidemiol, 2013 May 15; 177(10):1097-105

Ye X, Scott T, Gao X, Maras J, Tucker KL. Mediterranean Diet Score, Healthy Eating Index-2005, and Cognitive Function in Middle-Aged and Older Puerto Rican Adults. J Am Diet Assoc, 2013; 113(2):276-281

Zhang S, Zhou Y, Zhang Y, Gao X, Zhang Q, Wang A, Jia Z, Wu S, Zhao X. Prevalence and risk factors of asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis in a community-based population of Chinese adults. Eur J Neurol. 2013 Jun 7

Wu J, Zhang Q, Yang H, Gao X, Zhou Y, Wang A, Wang C, Zhang S, Wu S, Zhao X. Association between Non-High-Density-Lipoprotein-Cholesterol Levels and the Prevalence of Asymptomatic Intracranial Arterial Stenosis. PLoS One. 2013; 8(5):e65229

Wu J, Chen S, Liu L, Gao X, Zhou Y, Wang C, Zhang Q, Wang A, Hussain M, Sun B, Wu S, Zhao X. Non-high-density lipoprotein cholesterol vs low-density lipoprotein cholesterol as a risk factor for ischemic stroke: a result from the Kailuan study. Neurol Res. 2013 Jun; 35(5):505-11

Zhang Q, Zhou Y, Gao X, Wang C, Zhang S, Wang A, Li N, Bian L, Wu J, Jia Q, Wu S, Zhao X. Ideal Cardiovascular Health Metrics and the Risks of Ischemic and Intracerebral Hemorrhagic Stroke. Stroke. 2013 Jul 18 [Epub ahead of print].

Wu J, Zhang Q, Yang H, Gao X, Zhou Y, Wang A, Wang C, Zhang S, Wu S, Zhao X. Association between non-high-density-lipoprotein-cholesterol levels and the prevalence of asymptomatic intracranial arterial stenosis. PLoS One. 2013 May 29;8(5):e65229. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0065229. Print 2013.

Gao X, Cassidy A, Schwarzschild MA, Rimm E and Ascherio A. Habitual intake of dietary flavonoids and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Neurology, 2012 Apr 10;78(15):1138-45

Gao X, Simon CK, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. A prospective study of statin use and risk of Parkinson disease. Arch Neurol, 2012 Mar;69(3):380-4

Li Y, Walters AS, Chiuve SE, Rimm EB, Winkelman JW, Gao X. Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and coronary heart disease among women. Circulation, 2012;126(14):1689-94

Patel SR, Malhotra A, Gao X, Hu FB, Neuman MI, and Fawzi WW. A Prospective Study of Sleep Duration and Pneumonia Risk in Women. Sleep, 2012 Jan 1;35(1):97-101

Meng S, Song F, Chen H, Gao X, Amos CI, Lee JE, Wei Q, Qureshi AA, and Han J. No Association between Parkinson Disease Alleles and the Risk of Melanoma. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2012;21(1):243-5

Li Y, Munger, KL, Batool-Anwar S, Vito K, Ascherio A, Gao X. Association of multiple sclerosis with restless legs syndrome and other sleep disorders in women. Neurology, 2012 May 8;78(19):1500-6.

Li Y, Mirzaei F, O’Reilly EJ, Winkelman J, Malhotra A, Okereke OI, Ascherio A, Gao X. Prospective study of restless legs syndrome and risk of depression in women. Am J Epidemiol, 2012 ;176(4):279-88

Palacios N, Gao X, O’Reilly E, Schwarzschild M, McCullough ML, Mayo T, Gapstur SM, Ascherio A. Alcohol and risk of Parkinson’s disease in a large, prospective cohort of men and women. Mov Disord. 2012;27(8):980-7

Song F, Qureshi AA, Gao X, Li T, Han J. Smoking and risk of skin cancer: a prospective analysis and a meta-analysis. Int J Epidemiol 2012; 41(6):1694-705.

Palacios N, Gao X, McCullough ML, Schwarzschild MA, Shah R, Gapstur S, Ascherio A. 2012. Caffeine and risk of Parkinson’s disease in a large cohort of men and women. Mov Disord. 2012;27(10):1276-82

Palacios N, Gao X, Schwarzschild M, Ascherio A. Declining quality of life in Parkinson disease before and after diagnosis. J Parkinsons Dis. 2012; 2(2):153-60

Batool-Anwar S, Malhotra A, Forman J, Winkelman, Li Y and Gao X. 2011. Restless legs sympome and hypertension in middle-age women. Hypertension, 2011;58(5):791-6

Liang G, Schernhammer ES, Qi L, Gao X, De Vivo I, Han J. 2011. Associations between rotating night shifts, sleep duration, and telomere length in women. PLoS ONE. 2011;6(8):e23462.

Gao X, Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2011. A Prospective Study of Bowel Movement Frequency and Risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Am J Epidemiol. 2011;174(5):546-51

Liu R, Gao X, Lu Y, Chen H. 2011. Meta-analysis of the relationship between Parkinson disease and melanoma. Neurology. 76(23):2002-9.

Ye X, Gao X, Scott T, Tucker KL. 2011. Habitual sugar intake and cognitive function among middle-aged and older Puerto Ricans without diabetes. Br J Nutr. 2011 Jun 1:1-10.

Palacios N, Gao X, McCullough ML, Jacobs EJ, Patel AV, Mayo T, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2011. Obesity, diabetes, and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord. 2011 Jul 7. doi: 10.1002/mds.23855. [Epub ahead of print]

Gao X, Lyall K, Palacios N, Walters AS, Ascherio A. 2011. RLS in middle age women and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder in their offspring. Sleep Med. 12(1):89-91

Gao X, Ning Y. 2011. Cancer and Parkinson’s disease: the odd couple. Drugs Today. 47(3):215-22

Gao X, Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2011. Use of ibuprofen and risk of Parkinson’s diseas. Neurology, 76(10):863-9

Li F, Peng M, Jiang L, Sun Q, Zhang K, Lian F, Litonjua AA, Gao J, and Gao X. 2011. Vitamin D deficiency is associated with decreased lung function in Chinese adults with asthma. Respiration 81(6):469-75

Bermudez OI, Gao X. 2010. Greater consumption of sweetened beverages and added sugars are associated with obesity among US young adults. Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism. 2010;57(3-4):211-8

O’Reilly EJ, Gao X, Weisskopf MG, Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Spiegelman D, Ascherio A. 2010. Plasma urate and Parkinson’s disease in women.Am J Epidemiol. 172(6):666-70

Gao X, Lai CQ, Scott T, Shen J, Cai T, Ordovas JM, Tucker KL. 2010. Urinary 8-hydroxy-2-deoxyguanosine and cognitive function in Puerto Rican adults. Am J Epidemiol, 172(3):271-8

Gao X, Schwarzschild MA, O’Reilly EJ, Wang H, Ascherio A. 2010. Restless legs syndrome and parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord, 15;25(15):2654-7

Gardener H, Gao X, Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Spiegelman D, Ascherio A. 2010 Prenatal and early life factors and risk of Parkinson’s disease.Mov Disord. 2010 ;25(11):1560-7

Simon KC, Gao X, Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2010. Calcium channel blocker use and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord,  in press

Henkin S , Tucker KL, Gao X, Qiao N, Brugge D. 2010. Association of depression, psycho-social stress and acculturation with respiratory disease among Puerto Rican adults in Massachusetts. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 2009 Dec 10. [Epub ahead of print]

Palacios N, Weisskopf M, Simon K, Gao X, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2010. Polymorphisms of caffeine metabolism and estrogen receptor genes and risk of Parkinson’s disease in men and women. Parkinsonism Relat Disord. 2010 Mar 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Gao X, Schwarzschild MA, O’Reilly EJ, Wang H, Ascherio A. 2010.  Restless legs syndrome and erectile function. Sleep. 2010; 33: 75-79.

Gao X, Sahni S. 2009. Obesity, Diet, and Risk of Restless Legs Syndrome. The European Neurological Journal, in press

Gao X, Simon KC, Han J, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2009. Family history of melanoma and Parkinson’s disease risk. Neurology, 2009;73:1286-91

Gao X, Schwarzschild MA, Wang H, Ascherio A. 2009. Obesity and restless legs syndrome in men and women. Neurology. 2009;72;1255-61

Gao X, Scott T, Falcon LM, Wilde PE, Tucker KL. 2009. Food insecurity and cognitive function in Puerto Rican adults. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009;89;1197-1203

Wu T, Gao X, Chen M, van Dam RM. 2009. Long-term effectiveness of diet plus exercise versus diet-only interventions for weight loss: a meta-analysis. Obes Rev. 2009 Jan 19. [Epub ahead of print]

Simon KC, Chen H, Gao X, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2009 Reproductive factors, exogenous estrogen use and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Mov Disord, 2009. May 7. [Epub ahead of print]

Gao X Simon KC, Han J, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2009. Genetic determinants of hair color and Parkinson’s disease risk.  Ann Neurol 65;76-82.

O’Reilly EJ, Chen H, Gardener H, Gao X, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A.2009.Smoking and Parkinson’s Disease: Using Parental Smoking as an Unconfounded Proxy to Explore Causality. Am J Epidemiol, 169;678-82

Choi HK, Gao X, Curhan G. 2009. Vitamin C Intake and Risk of Incident Gout in Men – A Prospective Study. Arch Intern Med, 169:502-7

Logroscino G, Gao X, Chen H, Al Wing, and Ascherio A. 2008. Dietary iron intake and risk of Parkinson’s disease.  Am J Epidemiol.  168(12):1381-8 

De Vera M, Rahman MM, Rankin J, Kopec J, Gao X, Choi HK. 2008. Gout and the risk of Parkinson disease in persons aged 65 years and older. Arthritis Care & Research. 59(11):1549-54.

Gao X, Chen H, Choi HK, Curhan G, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2008. Diet, urate, and risk of Parkinson disease. Am J Epidemiol. 167(7):831-8

Gao X, Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Logroscino G, Ascherio A. 2008.Perceived imbalance and risk of Parkinson’s disease.  Movement Disorder. 2008;23(4):613-6.

Gao X, Curhan G, Forman J, Ascherio A, Choi HK. 2008. Vitamin C intake and serum uric acid concentration in men.  J Rheumatol. 35(9):1853-8

Henkin S, Brugge D, Bermudez OI, Gao X. 2008. A case-control study of BMI and asthma in Asian children. Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology. 100:447-51

Gao J, Gao X, Li W, Zhu Y. Thompson PJ. 2008. Observational Studies on the effect of Dietary Antioxidants on Asthma: a Meta-Analysis. Respirology. 13(4):528-36

 Choi J, Ford E, Gao X, Choi HK. 2008. Sugar-Sweetened Soft Drinks, Diet Soft Drinks, and Serum Uric Acid Level – The Third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. Arthritis Rheum. 15;59(1):109-16.

Wang H, Chen H, Gao X, McGrath M, Deer D, De Vivo I, Schwarzschild MA, Ascherio A. 2008. Telomere length and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Movement Disorder.  23;302-5

Gao X, Chen H, Fung TT, Logroscino G, Schwarzschild MA, Hu FB, Ascherio A. 2007. Prospective study of dietary pattern and risk of Parkinson’s disease. Am J Clin Nutr. 86: 1486-1494

Gao X,  Chen H, Schwarzschild MA, Glasser  DB, Logroscino G,  Rimm EB, Ascherio A. 2007. Erectile Function and Risk of Parkinson’s Disease. Am J Epidemiol. 166(12):1446

Gao X, Lu Q, Qiao N, Choi HK, Curhan G, Tucker KL, Ascherio A. 2007. Intake of added sugar and sugar-sweetened drink and serum uric acid concentration in US men and women. Hypertension. 50:306

Carrera PM, Gao X, Tucker KL. 2007. A study of dietary patterns in the Mexican-American population and their association with obesity. J Am Diet Assoc. 107(10):1735

Gao X, Miriam N, Tucker KL. 2007. Television viewing is associated with prevalence of metabolic syndrome in Hispanic elders. Diabetes Care. 30(3):694

Gao X. 2007. Model-letter Calligraphy and Weng Tonghe. Orientations, 38(3): 61

Gao X, Martin A, Lin H, Bermudez OI, Tucker KL. 2006. Alpha-tocopherol intake and plasma status of Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders is associated with dietary intake pattern. J Nutr. 136(10):2574

Gao X, Wilde PE, Lichtenstein AH, Tucker KL. 2006. Meeting adequate intake (AI) for dietary calcium without dairy foods in adolescents, aged 9-18 y (NHANES 2001-2002). J Am Diet Assoc. 106(11):1759; Related editorial: Weaver CM. Back to basics: Have milk with meals. JADA 2006;106:1756

Gao X, La Valley M, Tucker KL. 2006. Response to Severi. J Natl Cancer Inst. 9(11):795

Gao J, Shan G, Sun B, Thompson PJ, Gao X. 2006. Association between polymorphism of tumor necrosis factor alpha-308 and asthma: A meta-analysis. Thorax. 61(6):466

Gao X, Wilde PE, Lichtenstein AH, Tucker KL. 2006. The 2005 USDA food guide pyramid is associated with more adequate nutrient intakes within energy constraints than the 1992 pyramid. J Nutr. 136(5): 1341.

Gao X, Wilde PE, Lichtenstein AH, Bermudez OI, Tucker KL. 2006. The maximal amount of dietary alpha-tocopherol intake in U.S. adults (NHANES 2001-2002). J Nutr. 136(4): 1021

Gao X, LaValley MP, Tucker KL. 2005. Prospective studies of diary product and calcium intakes and prostate cancer risk: A meta-analysis. J Natl Cancer Inst. 97(23): 1768

Gao X, Wilde PE, Maras JE, Bermudez OI, and Tucker KL. 2004. The maximal amount of alpha-tocopherol intake from foods alone in U.S. adults (1994-96 CSFII): An analysis by linear programming. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 1031:385

Gao X, Bermudez OI, Tucker KL. 2004. Plasma C-reactive protein and homocysteine concentrations are related to frequent fruit and vegetable intake in Hispanic and non-Hispanic white elders. J Nutr. 134(4):913

Gao X, Yao M, McCrory MA, Ma G, Li Y, Roberts SB, Tucker KL. 2003. Dietary pattern is associated with homocysteine and B vitamin status in an urban Chinese population. J Nutr. 133(11):3636

Zhang L, Gao X, Dong Z, Tan Y, Wu Z. 2002. Premarital sexual activities among students in a university in Beijing, China. Sexually Transmitted Diseases. 29(4):212