Recent Publications

  • Pesola GR, Argos M, Chinchilli VM, Chen Y, Parvez F, Islam T, Ahmed A, Hasan R, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Ahsan H. Dyspnoea as a predictor of cause-specific heart/lung disease mortality in Bangladesh: a prospective cohort study. J Epidemiol Community Health 2016. pii: jech-2015-206199.
    Brief: Dyspnoea, ascertained by a single question with binary response, predicts heart and lung disease mortality. Individuals reporting dyspnoea were two- to nine times more likely to die of diseases that involve the heart and/or lungs relative to non-dyspnoeic individuals.

  • Jansen RJ, Argos M, Tong L, Li J, Rakibuz-Zaman M, Islam MT, Slavkovich V, Ahmed A, Navas-Acien A, Parvez F, Chen Y, Gamble MV, Graziano JH, Pierce BL, Ahsan H. Determinants and Consequence of Arsenic Metabolism Efficiency among 4,794 Individuals: Demographics Lifestyle, Genetics, and Toxicity. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2016; 25(2):381-90. doi: 10.1158/1055-9965.EPI-15-0718.
    Brief: Arsenic metabolism modifies health effects of arsenic. Using novel approaches, this study reports on two distinct arsenic metabolism phenotypes showing unique associations with age, sex, BMI, 10q24.32 polymorphisms, and skin lesions.

  • McClintock TR, Parvez F, Wu F, Islam T, Ahmed A, Rani Paul R, Shaheen I, Sarwar G, Rundek T, Demmer RT, Desvarieux M, Ahsan H, Chen Y. Betel quid use and mortality in Bangladesh: a cohort study. Bull World Health Organ. 2015; 93(10):684-692.
    Brief: This prospective cohort study reports on the association of betel quid use with mortality from cancer and other diseases in the rural Bangladesh population.