Marian L. Neuhouser
Ph.D., University of Washington, Nutritional Sciences, 1996.
B.S., University of California, Davis, Nutrition, 1980.
My research focus is diet and physical activity in relation to energy balance and cancer risk. My research projects include both observational and intervention studies. In addition, part of my research focus is on methodological research to improve methods of diet and physical activity assessment and the extent to which biological markers can improve upon measures of self-report. Current projects include a randomized cross-over feeding study of low and high glycemic load diets and their effect on cancer suseptibility biomarkers. A subset of the feeding study subjects participate in a postprandial study to test the effects of the study diets on metabolic parameters throughout the day. Both of these studies are part of the Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC). In the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial (PCPT) we are investigating metabolic biomarkers and insulin resistance in relation to prostate cancer risk. In a multi-site cohort of breast cancer suvivors (the Health, Eating, Activity and Lifestyle Study), we are examining the role of vitamin D and breast cancer progression and prognosis.
Reading, Writing, Speaking
Portuguese: Fluent, Fluent, Fluent
French: Functional, Basic, Basic
Spanish: Basic, Basic, Basic
American Association for Cancer Research
American Dietetic Association
American Society for Nutrition
American Society of Preventive Oncology
Honors and Awards
1999, JACN Best Scientific Paper Award, The American College of Nutrition, Folate and Neural Tube Defects
Serum phospholipid Fatty acids, genetic variation in myeloperoxidase, and prostate cancer risk in heavy smokers: a gene-nutrient interaction in the carotene and retinol efficacy trial.. American journal of epidemiology. 177(10):1106-17.. 2013.
Physical Activity Assessment: Biomarkers and Self-Report of Activity-Related Energy Expenditure in the WHI.. American journal of epidemiology. 177(6):576-85.. 2013.
Consumption of deep-fried foods and risk of prostate cancer.. The Prostate.. 2013.
Fruit and vegetable intake and risk of breast cancer by hormone receptor status.. Journal of the National Cancer Institute. 105(3):219-36.. 2013.
The 2011-2016 Transdisciplinary Research on Energetics and Cancer (TREC) Initiative: Rationale and Design.. Cancer causes & control : CCC.. 2013.
Associations of tea and coffee consumption with prostate cancer risk.. Cancer causes & control : CCC.. 2013.
B vitamin intakes and incidence of colorectal cancer: results from the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study cohort.. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 97(2):332-43.. 2013.
Insulin-like growth factors and insulin-like growth factor-binding proteins and prostate cancer risk: results from the prostate cancer prevention trial.. Cancer prevention research (Philadelphia, Pa.). 6(2):91-9.. 2013.
Association of DXA-derived Bone Mineral Density and Fat Mass With African Ancestry.. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism. 98(4):E713-7.. 2013.
Homocysteine, cysteine, and risk of incident colorectal cancer in the Women's Health Initiative observational cohort.. The American journal of clinical nutrition. 97(4):827-34.. 2013.
Associations of Serum Sex Steroid Hormone and 5α-Androstane-3α,17β-Diol Glucuronide Concentrations with Prostate Cancer Risk Among Men Treated with Finasteride.. Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology.. 2012.
Serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, vitamin A, and lung cancer mortality in the US population: a potential nutrient-nutrient interaction.. Cancer causes & control : CCC. 23(9):1557-65.. 2012.
Prevalence and prognostic effect of sarcopenia in breast cancer survivors: the HEAL Study.. Journal of cancer survivorship : research and practice.. 2012.
Recreational physical activity, body mass index, and survival in women with colorectal cancer.. Cancer causes & control : CCC.. 2012.
Influence of Diet, Exercise, and Serum Vitamin D on Sarcopenia in Postmenopausal Women.. Medicine and science in sports and exercise.. 2012.
Biomarkers of inflammation are associated with colorectal cancer risk in women but are not suitable as early detection markers.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2012.
Low Glycemic Load Experimental Diet More Satiating Than High Glycemic Load Diet.. Nutrition and cancer.. 2012.
A low-fat dietary pattern and risk of metabolic syndrome in postmenopausal women: The Women's Health Initiative.. Metabolism: clinical and experimental.. 2012.
Associations of insulin-like growth factor and insulin-like growth factor binding protein-3 with mortality in women with breast cancer.. International journal of cancer. Journal international du cancer.. 2012.
Recruiting underrepresented groups into the carbohydrates and related biomarkers (CARB) cancer prevention feeding study.. Contemporary clinical trials. 33(4):641-6.. 2012.
Dietary Patterns Are Associated with Disease Risk among Participants in the Women's Health Initiative Observational Study.. The Journal of nutrition. 142(2):284-91.. 2012.
A low-glycemic load diet reduces serum C-reactive protein and modestly increases adiponectin in overweight and obese adults.. The Journal of nutrition. 142(2):369-74.. 2012.