Qian Xiao
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Circadian rhythmCancerInternal medicineOncologyBuilt environmentDemographyLogistic regressionProspective cohort studyCohort studyHazard ratioChildhood obesityThyroid cancerBody mass indexOverweightArtificial lightLight at nightProportional hazards modelRisk factorObesityBreast cancerMedicineCohortEnvironmental health
11Publications
6H-index
30Citations
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#1Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
#2Gretchen L. GierachH-Index: 24
Last. Rena R. Jones (NIH: National Institutes of Health)H-Index: 19
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#1Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
#2Cari M. KitaharaH-Index: 29
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#1Dong Zhang (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)H-Index: 8
#2Rena R. JonesH-Index: 19
Last. Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
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Background Light at night (LAN) inhibits nighttime secretion of melatonin and may cause circadian disruption, which may be a risk factor for cancer. Recent studies have linked high LAN exposure with elevated breast cancer risk. Given that breast cancer may share a common hormone-dependent etiology with thyroid cancer and that circadian rhythms play a role in regulating thyroid function, the authors hypothesized that exposure to LAN is positively associated with thyroid cancer incidence. Methods ...
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#1Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
#2Rena R. JonesH-Index: 19
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Circadian disruption may play a role in carcinogenesis. Recent research suggests that light at night (LAN), a circadian disruptor, may be a risk factor for cancer. Moreover, LAN has been linked to obesity and diabetes, two risk factors for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC). Here we examine the relationship between LAN and PDAC in an epidemiological study of 464,371 participants from the NIH-AARP Diet and Health Study. LAN was estimated from satellite imagery at baseline (1996) and incident...
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#1Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
#2Cici Bauer (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 3
Last. Mary C. Playdon (UofU: University of Utah)H-Index: 21
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BACKGROUND Circadian rhythms play an important role in the regulation of eating and fasting, and mistimed dietary intakes may be detrimental to metabolic health. Extended overnight fasting has been proposed as a strategy to better align the eating-fasting cycle with the internal circadian clock, and both observational and experimental studies have linked longer overnight fasting with lower body weight. However, it remains unclear if the timing of overnight fasting modifies the relationship betwe...
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#1Shujuan Yang (Sichuan University)H-Index: 9
#2Xiang Chen (UConn: University of Connecticut)H-Index: 15
Last. Peng Jia (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 26
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The lack of an active neighbourhood living environment can impact community health to a great extent. One such impact manifests in walkability, a measure of urban design in connecting places and facilitating physical activity. Although a low level of walkability is generally considered to be a risk factor for childhood obesity, this association has not been established in obesity research. To further examine this association, we conducted a literature search on PubMed, Web of Science and Scopus ...
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#1Dong Zhang (University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences)H-Index: 8
#2Cici Bauer (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 3
Last. Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
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Importance Studying long-term changes in neighborhood socioeconomic status (SES) may help to better understand the associations between neighborhood exposure and weight outcomes and provide evidence supporting neighborhood interventions. Little previous research has been done to examine associations between neighborhood SES and weight loss, a risk factor associated with poor health outcomes in the older population. Objective To determine whether improvements in neighborhood SES are associated wi...
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#1Kun Mei (WMU: Wenzhou Medical College)H-Index: 12
#2Hong Huang (WMU: Wenzhou Medical College)H-Index: 19
Last. Peng JiaH-Index: 26
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Various measures of the obesogenic environment have been proposed and used in childhood obesity research. The variety of measures poses methodological challenges to designing new research because methodological characteristics integral to developing the measures vary across studies. A systematic review has been conducted to examine the associations between different levels of obesogenic environmental measures (objective or perceived) and childhood obesity. The review includes all articles publis...
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#1Peng Jia (PolyU: Hong Kong Polytechnic University)H-Index: 26
#2Hongxi Yang (Tianjin Medical University)H-Index: 6
Last. Yaogang Wang (Tianjin Medical University)H-Index: 12
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The lack of access to full-service restaurants (FSRs) is generally thought to be a risk factor for childhood obesity, as it could discourage healthful eating-out behaviours while increasing the exposure to unhealthful food venues as "compensatory" options. However, the association between FSR access and childhood obesity has not been comprehensively reviewed previously. A literature search was conducted on PubMed and Web of Science for articles published before 1 January 2019 that examined the a...
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#1Dong Zhang (UI: University of Iowa)H-Index: 8
#2Rena R. JonesH-Index: 19
Last. Qian Xiao (University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston)H-Index: 23
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Research has suggested that artificial light at night (LAN) may disrupt circadian rhythms, sleep, and contribute to the development of obesity. However, almost all previous studies are cross-sectional, thus, there is a need for prospective investigations of the association between LAN and obesity risk. The goal of our current study was to examine the association between baseline LAN and the development of obesity over follow-up in a large cohort of American adults. The study included a sample of...
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