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David Sparrow, D.Sc.

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3.401
  1. Healthy psychological functioning and incident coronary heart disease: the importance of self-regulation. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2011 Apr; 68(4):400-8.
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    Score: 0.120
  2. Prospective study of posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms and coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2007 Jan; 64(1):109-16.
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    Score: 0.090
  3. Shared and unique contributions of anger, anxiety, and depression to coronary heart disease: a prospective study in the normative aging study. Ann Behav Med. 2006 Feb; 31(1):21-9.
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    Score: 0.084
  4. Metabolomic signatures of lead exposure in the VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Res. 2020 11; 190:110022.
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    Score: 0.058
  5. Accelerated epigenetic aging as a risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and decreased lung function in two prospective cohort studies. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 08 03; 12(16):16539-16554.
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    Score: 0.057
  6. A prospective study of dominance and coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study. Am J Cardiol. 2000 Jul 15; 86(2):145-9.
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    Score: 0.057
  7. Association of Neutrophil to Lymphocyte Ratio With Pulmonary Function in a 30-Year Longitudinal Study of US Veterans. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 07 01; 3(7):e2010350.
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    Score: 0.057
  8. Biomarkers of aging and lung function in the normative aging study. Aging (Albany NY). 2020 06 19; 12(12):11942-11966.
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    Score: 0.057
  9. Blood DNA methylation biomarkers of cumulative lead exposure in adults. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2021 02; 31(1):108-116.
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    Score: 0.054
  10. Correlation over time of toenail metals among participants in the VA normative aging study from 1992 to 2014. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2019 09; 29(5):663-673.
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    Score: 0.051
  11. Low-Level Cumulative Lead and Resistant Hypertension: A Prospective Study of Men Participating in the Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. J Am Heart Assoc. 2018 11 06; 7(21):e010014.
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    Score: 0.051
  12. Depression and the risk of coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study. Am J Cardiol. 1998 Oct 01; 82(7):851-6.
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    Score: 0.051
  13. Bone Lead Levels and Risk of Incident Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma: The VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2018 08; 126(8):087002.
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    Score: 0.050
  14. Lung function association with outdoor temperature and relative humidity and its interaction with air pollution in the elderly. Environ Res. 2018 08; 165:110-117.
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    Score: 0.049
  15. Is worrying bad for your heart? A prospective study of worry and coronary heart disease in the Normative Aging Study. Circulation. 1997 Feb 18; 95(4):818-24.
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    Score: 0.045
  16. Fine-scale spatial and temporal variation in temperature and arrhythmia episodes in the VA Normative Aging Study. J Air Waste Manag Assoc. 2017 01; 67(1):96-104.
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    Score: 0.045
  17. Differential DNA methylation and PM2.5 species in a 450K epigenome-wide association study. Epigenetics. 2017 02; 12(2):139-148.
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    Score: 0.045
  18. Associations of cumulative Pb exposure and longitudinal changes in Mini-Mental Status Exam scores, global cognition and domains of cognition: The VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Res. 2017 Jan; 152:102-108.
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    Score: 0.044
  19. Cognitive function and short-term exposure to residential air temperature: A repeated measures study based on spatiotemporal estimates of temperature. Environ Res. 2016 10; 150:446-451.
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    Score: 0.043
  20. Long-Term Exposure to Ambient Fine Particulate Matter and Renal Function in Older Men: The Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 09; 124(9):1353-60.
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    Score: 0.042
  21. Dietary anthocyanin intake and age-related decline in lung function: longitudinal findings from the VA Normative Aging Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Feb; 103(2):542-50.
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    Score: 0.042
  22. Fine particles, genetic pathways, and markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction: Analysis on particulate species and sources. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2016 06; 26(4):415-21.
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    Score: 0.042
  23. Psychological factors and DNA methylation of genes related to immune/inflammatory system markers: the VA Normative Aging Study. BMJ Open. 2016 Jan 05; 6(1):e009790.
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    Score: 0.042
  24. Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Blood Pressure, and Adaptive Response of Mitochondrial Abundance. Circulation. 2016 Jan 26; 133(4):378-87.
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    Score: 0.042
  25. Use of the Adaptive LASSO Method to Identify PM2.5 Components Associated with Blood Pressure in Elderly Men: The Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2016 Jan; 124(1):120-5.
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    Score: 0.040
  26. Serum tocopherol levels and vitamin E intake are associated with lung function in the normative aging study. Clin Nutr. 2016 Feb; 35(1):169-174.
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    Score: 0.039
  27. Associations between air pollution and perceived stress: the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study. Environ Health. 2015 Jan 27; 14:10.
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    Score: 0.039
  28. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction: particulate air pollution effects are modulated by epigenetic immunoregulation of Toll-like receptor 2 and dietary flavonoid intake. J Am Heart Assoc. 2015 Jan 27; 4(1):e001423.
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    Score: 0.039
  29. Effect modification by vitamin D receptor genetic polymorphisms in the association between cumulative lead exposure and pulse pressure: a longitudinal study. Environ Health. 2015 Jan 13; 14:5.
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    Score: 0.039
  30. The effect of oxidative stress polymorphisms on the association between long-term black carbon exposure and lung function among elderly men. Thorax. 2015 Feb; 70(2):133-7.
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    Score: 0.039
  31. Associations between changes in city and address specific temperature and QT interval--the VA Normative Aging Study. PLoS One. 2014; 9(9):e106258.
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    Score: 0.038
  32. Long-term effects of traffic particles on lung function decline in the elderly. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2014 Sep 01; 190(5):542-8.
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    Score: 0.038
  33. Lead exposure, B vitamins, and plasma homocysteine in men 55 years of age and older: the VA normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Oct; 122(10):1066-74.
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    Score: 0.038
  34. Epigenetic influences on associations between air pollutants and lung function in elderly men: the normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2014 Jun; 122(6):566-72.
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    Score: 0.037
  35. Pessimistic orientation in relation to telomere length in older men: the VA normative aging study. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2014 Apr; 42:68-76.
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    Score: 0.036
  36. Variants of asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease genes and lung function decline in aging. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2014 Jul; 69(7):907-13.
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    Score: 0.036
  37. Associations between short-term changes in air pollution and correlates of arterial stiffness: The Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study, 2007-2011. Am J Epidemiol. 2014 Jan 15; 179(2):192-9.
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    Score: 0.036
  38. Associations between arrhythmia episodes and temporally and spatially resolved black carbon and particulate matter in elderly patients. Occup Environ Med. 2014 Mar; 71(3):201-7.
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    Score: 0.036
  39. Association between blood pressure and DNA methylation of retrotransposons and pro-inflammatory genes. Int J Epidemiol. 2013 Feb; 42(1):270-80.
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    Score: 0.034
  40. Allergen sensitization is associated with increased DNA methylation in older men. Int Arch Allergy Immunol. 2013; 161(1):37-43.
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    Score: 0.034
  41. Alu and LINE-1 methylation and lung function in the normative ageing study. BMJ Open. 2012; 2(5).
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    Score: 0.033
  42. Vitamin D deficiency, smoking, and lung function in the Normative Aging Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2012 Oct 01; 186(7):616-21.
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    Score: 0.033
  43. Air pollution and DNA methylation: interaction by psychological factors in the VA Normative Aging Study. Am J Epidemiol. 2012 Aug 01; 176(3):224-32.
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    Score: 0.033
  44. Gene promoter methylation is associated with lung function in the elderly: the Normative Aging Study. Epigenetics. 2012 Mar; 7(3):261-9.
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    Score: 0.032
  45. Aging and epigenetics: longitudinal changes in gene-specific DNA methylation. Epigenetics. 2012 Jan 01; 7(1):63-70.
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    Score: 0.032
  46. Lead concentrations in relation to multiple biomarkers of cardiovascular disease: the Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Mar; 120(3):361-6.
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    Score: 0.032
  47. Optimism in relation to inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in older men: the VA Normative Aging Study. Psychosom Med. 2011 Oct; 73(8):664-71.
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    Score: 0.031
  48. Associations of toenail arsenic, cadmium, mercury, manganese, and lead with blood pressure in the normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2012 Jan; 120(1):98-104.
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    Score: 0.031
  49. Longitudinal changes in bone lead levels: the VA Normative Aging Study. J Occup Environ Med. 2011 Aug; 53(8):850-5.
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    Score: 0.031
  50. Forced expiratory volume in 1 second and cognitive aging in men. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2011 Jul; 59(7):1283-92.
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    Score: 0.031
  51. Prospective cohort study of lead exposure and electrocardiographic conduction disturbances in the Department of Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Jul; 119(7):940-4.
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    Score: 0.030
  52. Prolonged exposure to particulate pollution, genes associated with glutathione pathways, and DNA methylation in a cohort of older men. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Jul; 119(7):977-82.
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    Score: 0.030
  53. Ambient temperature, air pollution, and heart rate variability in an aging population. Am J Epidemiol. 2011 May 01; 173(9):1013-21.
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    Score: 0.030
  54. Medium-term exposure to traffic-related air pollution and markers of inflammation and endothelial function. Environ Health Perspect. 2011 Apr; 119(4):481-6.
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    Score: 0.030
  55. Repetitive element hypomethylation in blood leukocyte DNA and cancer incidence, prevalence, and mortality in elderly individuals: the Normative Aging Study. Cancer Causes Control. 2011 Mar; 22(3):437-47.
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    Score: 0.030
  56. Outdoor temperature is associated with serum HDL and LDL. Environ Res. 2011 Feb; 111(2):281-7.
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    Score: 0.029
  57. Ischemic heart disease and stroke in relation to blood DNA methylation. Epidemiology. 2010 Nov; 21(6):819-28.
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    Score: 0.029
  58. Relationship between outdoor temperature and blood pressure. Occup Environ Med. 2011 Apr; 68(4):296-301.
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    Score: 0.029
  59. Associations between outdoor temperature and markers of inflammation: a cohort study. Environ Health. 2010 Jul 23; 9:42.
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    Score: 0.029
  60. Repetitive element DNA methylation and circulating endothelial and inflammation markers in the VA normative aging study. Epigenetics. 2010 Apr; 5(3):222-8.
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    Score: 0.028
  61. Air pollution and homocysteine: more evidence that oxidative stress-related genes modify effects of particulate air pollution. Epidemiology. 2010 Mar; 21(2):198-206.
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    Score: 0.028
  62. Biomarkers of lead exposure and DNA methylation within retrotransposons. Environ Health Perspect. 2010 Jun; 118(6):790-5.
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    Score: 0.028
  63. Lipid and endothelium-related genes, ambient particulate matter, and heart rate variability--the VA Normative Aging Study. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2010 Jan; 64(1):49-56.
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    Score: 0.028
  64. Air pollution, obesity, genes and cellular adhesion molecules. Occup Environ Med. 2010 May; 67(5):312-7.
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    Score: 0.027
  65. A prospective study of bone lead concentration and death from all causes, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer in the Department of Veterans Affairs Normative Aging Study. Circulation. 2009 Sep 22; 120(12):1056-64.
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    Score: 0.027
  66. Association between low-level environmental arsenic exposure and QT interval duration in a general population study. Am J Epidemiol. 2009 Sep 15; 170(6):739-46.
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    Score: 0.027
  67. Black carbon exposure, oxidative stress genes, and blood pressure in a repeated-measures study. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Nov; 117(11):1767-72.
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    Score: 0.027
  68. Candidate genes for respiratory disease associated with markers of inflammation and endothelial dysfunction in elderly men. Atherosclerosis. 2009 Oct; 206(2):480-5.
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    Score: 0.026
  69. Postural changes in blood pressure associated with interactions between candidate genes for chronic respiratory diseases and exposure to particulate matter. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jun; 117(6):935-40.
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    Score: 0.026
  70. Fruit, vegetable, and fish consumption and heart rate variability: the Veterans Administration Normative Aging Study. Am J Clin Nutr. 2009 Mar; 89(3):778-86.
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    Score: 0.026
  71. Rapid DNA methylation changes after exposure to traffic particles. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2009 Apr 01; 179(7):572-8.
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    Score: 0.026
  72. Decline in genomic DNA methylation through aging in a cohort of elderly subjects. Mech Ageing Dev. 2009 Apr; 130(4):234-9.
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    Score: 0.026
  73. Iron metabolism genes, low-level lead exposure, and QT interval. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Jan; 117(1):80-5.
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    Score: 0.025
  74. Ozone exposure, antioxidant genes, and lung function in an elderly cohort: VA normative aging study. Occup Environ Med. 2008 Nov; 65(11):736-42.
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    Score: 0.025
  75. Traffic-related particles are associated with elevated homocysteine: the VA normative aging study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2008 Aug 01; 178(3):283-9.
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    Score: 0.025
  76. Forced vital capacity and the risk of hypertension. The Normative Aging Study. Am J Epidemiol. 1988 Apr; 127(4):734-41.
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    Score: 0.024
  77. Cardiac autonomic dysfunction: effects from particulate air pollution and protection by dietary methyl nutrients and metabolic polymorphisms. Circulation. 2008 Apr 08; 117(14):1802-9.
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    Score: 0.024
  78. Air pollution and heart rate variability: effect modification by chronic lead exposure. Epidemiology. 2008 Jan; 19(1):111-20.
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    Score: 0.024
  79. Particulate air pollution, oxidative stress genes, and heart rate variability in an elderly cohort. Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Nov; 115(11):1617-22.
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    Score: 0.024
  80. Ozone exposure and lung function: effect modified by obesity and airways hyperresponsiveness in the VA normative aging study. Chest. 2007 Dec; 132(6):1890-7.
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    Score: 0.024
  81. Statin use reduces decline in lung function: VA Normative Aging Study. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2007 Oct 15; 176(8):742-7.
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    Score: 0.023
  82. Source location of air pollution and cardiac autonomic function: trajectory cluster analysis for exposure assessment. J Expo Sci Environ Epidemiol. 2007 Aug; 17(5):488-97.
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    Score: 0.023
  83. Lead levels and ischemic heart disease in a prospective study of middle-aged and elderly men: the VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2007 Jun; 115(6):871-5.
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    Score: 0.023
  84. HFE genotype, particulate air pollution, and heart rate variability: a gene-environment interaction. Circulation. 2006 Dec 19; 114(25):2798-805.
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    Score: 0.022
  85. Low-level lead exposure, metabolic syndrome, and heart rate variability: the VA Normative Aging Study. Environ Health Perspect. 2006 Nov; 114(11):1718-24.
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    Score: 0.022
  86. Uric acid and the development of hypertension: the normative aging study. Hypertension. 2006 Dec; 48(6):1031-6.
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    Score: 0.022
  87. Body weight and coronary disease risk: patterns of risk factor change associated with long-term weight change. The Normative Aging Study. Am J Epidemiol. 1986 Sep; 124(3):410-9.
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    Score: 0.022
  88. Inflammatory markers and particulate air pollution: characterizing the pathway to disease. Int J Epidemiol. 2006 Oct; 35(5):1347-54.
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    Score: 0.022
  89. Relation of blood pressure measured in several positions to the subsequent development of systemic hypertension. The Normative Aging Study. Am J Cardiol. 1986 Feb 01; 57(4):218-21.
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    Score: 0.021
  90. Glutathione-S-transferase M1, obesity, statins, and autonomic effects of particles: gene-by-drug-by-environment interaction. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2005 Dec 15; 172(12):1529-33.
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    Score: 0.020
  91. Effects of air pollution on heart rate variability: the VA normative aging study. Environ Health Perspect. 2005 Mar; 113(3):304-9.
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    Score: 0.020
  92. Is the glass half empty or half full? A prospective study of optimism and coronary heart disease in the normative aging study. Psychosom Med. 2001 Nov-Dec; 63(6):910-6.
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    Score: 0.016
  93. Prospective study of a self-report type A scale and risk of coronary heart disease: test of the MMPI-2 type A scale. Circulation. 1998 Aug 04; 98(5):405-12.
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    Score: 0.013
  94. The association between alveolar bone loss and pulmonary function: the VA Dental Longitudinal Study. Ann Periodontol. 1998 Jul; 3(1):257-61.
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    Score: 0.012
  95. A prospective study of anger and coronary heart disease. The Normative Aging Study. Circulation. 1996 Nov 01; 94(9):2090-5.
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    Score: 0.011
  96. Influence of insulin, sympathetic nervous system activity, and obesity on blood pressure: the Normative Aging Study. J Hypertens. 1996 Mar; 14(3):301-8.
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    Score: 0.011
  97. Uric acid and coronary heart disease risk: evidence for a role of uric acid in the obesity-insulin resistance syndrome. The Normative Aging Study. Am J Epidemiol. 1995 Aug 01; 142(3):288-94.
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    Score: 0.010
  98. Decreased heart rate variability in men with phobic anxiety (data from the Normative Aging Study). Am J Cardiol. 1995 May 01; 75(14):882-5.
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    Score: 0.010
  99. Symptoms of anxiety and risk of coronary heart disease. The Normative Aging Study. Circulation. 1994 Nov; 90(5):2225-9.
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    Score: 0.010
  100. The relationship of epinephrine excretion to serum lipid levels: the Normative Aging Study. Metabolism. 1994 Apr; 43(4):509-13.
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    Score: 0.009
  101. The relationships of abdominal obesity, hyperinsulinemia and saturated fat intake to serum lipid levels: the Normative Aging Study. Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord. 1994 Mar; 18(3):137-44.
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    Score: 0.009
  102. Aging-associated changes in indices of thrombin generation and protein C activation in humans. Normative Aging Study. J Clin Invest. 1987 Dec; 80(6):1527-34.
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    Score: 0.006
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