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MaryFran R. Sowers

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  • Corresponding author: MaryFran Sowers. 2011
  • Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. 1998 - 2011
  • University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 04184-2025, USA. 2006


  1. Peripheral vascular disease and peripheral neuropathy in individuals with cardiometabolic clustering and obesity: national health and nutrition examination survey 2001-2004. Ylitalo, K.R., Sowers, M., Heeringa, S. Diabetes. Care (2011) [Pubmed]
  2. Genetic polymorphisms and obesity influence estradiol decline during the menopause. Sowers, M.R., Randolph, J.F., Zheng, H., Jannausch, M., McConnell, D., Kardia, S.R., Crandall, C.J., Nan, B. Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) (2011) [Pubmed]
  3. Anti-Müllerian hormone and inhibin B variability during normal menstrual cycles. Sowers, M., McConnell, D., Gast, K., Zheng, H., Nan, B., McCarthy, J.D., Randolph, J.F. Fertil. Steril. (2010) [Pubmed]
  4. The evolving role of obesity in knee osteoarthritis. Sowers, M.R., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A. Curr. Opin. Rheumatol (2010) [Pubmed]
  5. Relating smoking, obesity, insulin resistance, and ovarian biomarker changes to the final menstrual period. Sowers, M.R., McConnell, D., Yosef, M., Jannausch, M.L., Harlow, S.D., Randolph, J.F. Ann. N. Y. Acad. Sci. (2010) [Pubmed]
  6. Testosterone, sex hormone-binding globulin and free androgen index among adult women: chronological and ovarian aging. Sowers, M.F., Zheng, H., McConnell, D., Nan, B., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A., Randolph, J.F. Hum. Reprod. (2009) [Pubmed]
  7. Knee osteoarthritis in obese women with cardiometabolic clustering. Sowers, M., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A., Palmieri-Smith, R., Jacobson, J.A., Jiang, Y., Ashton-Miller, J.A. Arthritis Rheum. (2009) [Pubmed]
  8. Longitudinal changes of serum COMP and urinary CTX-II predict X-ray defined knee osteoarthritis severity and stiffness in women. Sowers, M.F., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A., Yosef, M., Jannausch, M., Jiang, Y., Garnero, P., Jacobson, J. Osteoarthr. Cartil. (2009) [Pubmed]
  9. Change in adipocytokines and ghrelin with menopause. Sowers, M.R., Wildman, R.P., Mancuso, P., Eyvazzadeh, A.D., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A., Rillamas-Sun, E., Jannausch, M.L. Maturitas (2008) [Pubmed]
  10. Oestrogen metabolites in relation to isoprostanes as a measure of oxidative stress. Sowers, M., McConnell, D., Jannausch, M.L., Randolph, J.F., Brook, R., Gold, E.B., Crawford, S., Lasley, B. Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) (2008) [Pubmed]
  11. Sex steroid hormone profiles are related to sleep measures from polysomnography and the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index. Sowers, M.F., Zheng, H., Kravitz, H.M., Matthews, K., Bromberger, J.T., Gold, E.B., Owens, J., Consens, F., Hall, M. Sleep (2008) [Pubmed]
  12. Anti-mullerian hormone and inhibin B in the definition of ovarian aging and the menopause transition. Sowers, M.R., Eyvazzadeh, A.D., McConnell, D., Yosef, M., Jannausch, M.L., Zhang, D., Harlow, S., Randolph, J.F. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2008) [Pubmed]
  13. Estradiol rates of change in relation to the final menstrual period in a population-based cohort of women. Sowers, M.R., Zheng, H., McConnell, D., Nan, B., Harlow, S.D., Randolph, J.F. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2008) [Pubmed]
  14. Follicle stimulating hormone and its rate of change in defining menopause transition stages. Sowers, M.R., Zheng, H., McConnell, D., Nan, B., Harlow, S., Randolph, J.F. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2008) [Pubmed]
  15. Physical functioning and menopause states. Sowers, M., Tomey, K., Jannausch, M., Eyvazzadeh, A., Nan, B., Randolph, J. Obstet. Gynecol (2007) [Pubmed]
  16. Changes in body composition in women over six years at midlife: ovarian and chronological aging. Sowers, M., Zheng, H., Tomey, K., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C., Jannausch, M., Li, X., Yosef, M., Symons, J. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2007) [Pubmed]
  17. Hormone predictors of bone mineral density changes during the menopausal transition. Sowers, M.R., Jannausch, M., McConnell, D., Little, R., Greendale, G.A., Finkelstein, J.S., Neer, R.M., Johnston, J., Ettinger, B. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2006) [Pubmed]
  18. Performance-based physical functioning in African-American and Caucasian women at midlife: considering body composition, quadriceps strength, and knee osteoarthritis. Sowers, M., Jannausch, M.L., Gross, M., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A., Palmieri, R.M., Crutchfield, M., Richards-McCullough, K. Am. J. Epidemiol. (2006) [Pubmed]
  19. Selected diet and lifestyle factors are associated with estrogen metabolites in a multiracial/ethnic population of women. Sowers, M.R., Crawford, S., McConnell, D.S., Randolph, J.F., Gold, E.B., Wilkin, M.K., Lasley, B. J. Nutr. (2006) [Pubmed]
  20. Estradiol and its metabolites and their association with knee osteoarthritis. Sowers, M.R., McConnell, D., Jannausch, M., Buyuktur, A.G., Hochberg, M., Jamadar, D.A. Arthritis Rheum. (2006) [Pubmed]
  21. Sex steroid hormone pathway genes and health-related measures in women of 4 races/ethnicities: the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Sowers, M.R., Wilson, A.L., Karvonen-Gutierrez, C.A., Kardia, S.R. Am. J. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  22. Endogenous estradiol and its association with estrogen receptor gene polymorphisms. Sowers, M.R., Jannausch, M.L., McConnell, D.S., Kardia, S.R., Randolph, J.F. Am. J. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  23. Aromatase gene (CYP 19) polymorphisms and endogenous androgen concentrations in a multiracial/multiethnic, multisite study of women at midlife. Sowers, M.R., Wilson, A.L., Kardia, S.R., Chu, J., Ferrell, R. Am. J. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  24. Menstrual cycle markers of ovarian aging and sex steroid hormone genotypes. Sowers, M.R., Jannausch, M.L., McConnell, D.S., Kardia, S.R., Randolph, J.F. Am. J. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  25. CYP1A1 and CYP1B1 polymorphisms and their association with estradiol and estrogen metabolites in women who are premenopausal and perimenopausal. Sowers, M.R., Wilson, A.L., Kardia, S.R., Chu, J., McConnell, D.S. Am. J. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  26. Sex steroid hormone polymorphisms, high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and apolipoprotein A-1 from the Study of Women's Health Across the Nation (SWAN). Sowers, M.R., Symons, J.P., Jannausch, M.L., Chu, J., Kardia, S.R. Am. J. Med. (2006) [Pubmed]
  27. Sarcopenia is related to physical functioning and leg strength in middle-aged women. Sowers, M.R., Crutchfield, M., Richards, K., Wilkin, M.K., Furniss, A., Jannausch, M., Zhang, D., Gross, M. J. Gerontol. A Biol. Sci. Med. Sci. (2005) [Pubmed]
  28. Androgens are associated with hemostatic and inflammatory factors among women at the mid-life. Sowers, M.R., Jannausch, M., Randolph, J.F., McConnell, D., Little, R., Lasley, B., Pasternak, R., Sutton-Tyrrell, K., Matthews, K.A. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2005) [Pubmed]
  29. Hemostatic factors and estrogen during the menopausal transition. Sowers, M.R., Matthews, K.A., Jannausch, M., Randolph, J.F., McConnell, D., Sutton-Tyrrell, K., Little, R., Lasley, B., Pasternak, R. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2005) [Pubmed]
  30. Elevated serum fluoride concentrations in women are not related to fractures and bone mineral density. Sowers, M., Whitford, G.M., Clark, M.K., Jannausch, M.L. J. Nutr. (2005) [Pubmed]
  31. Estrogen receptor genotypes and their association with the 10-year changes in bone mineral density and osteocalcin concentrations. Sowers, M., Jannausch, M.L., Liang, W., Willing, M. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2004) [Pubmed]
  32. Thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH) concentrations and menopausal status in women at the mid-life: SWAN. Sowers, M., Luborsky, J., Perdue, C., Araujo, K.L., Goldman, M.B., Harlow, S.D. Clin. Endocrinol. (Oxf) (2003) [Pubmed]
  33. Endogenous hormones and bone turnover markers in pre- and perimenopausal women: SWAN. Sowers, M.R., Greendale, G.A., Bondarenko, I., Finkelstein, J.S., Cauley, J.A., Neer, R.M., Ettinger, B. Osteoporos. Int (2003) [Pubmed]
  34. Magnetic resonance-detected subchondral bone marrow and cartilage defect characteristics associated with pain and X-ray-defined knee osteoarthritis. Sowers, M.F., Hayes, C., Jamadar, D., Capul, D., Lachance, L., Jannausch, M., Welch, G. Osteoarthr. Cartil. (2003) [Pubmed]
  35. Association of lipoprotein(a), insulin resistance, and reproductive hormones in a multiethnic cohort of pre- and perimenopausal women (The SWAN Study). Sowers, M., Crawford, S.L., Cauley, J.A., Stein, E. Am. J. Cardiol. (2003) [Pubmed]
  36. Insulin resistance, hemostatic factors, and hormone interactions in pre- and perimenopausal women: SWAN. Sowers, M., Derby, C., Jannausch, M.L., Torrens, J.I., Pasternak, R. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2003) [Pubmed]
  37. C-reactive protein as a biomarker of emergent osteoarthritis. Sowers, M., Jannausch, M., Stein, E., Jamadar, D., Hochberg, M., Lachance, L. Osteoarthr. Cartil. (2002) [Pubmed]
  38. Blood lead concentrations and pregnancy outcomes. Sowers, M., Jannausch, M., Scholl, T., Li, W., Kemp, F.W., Bogden, J.D. Arch. Environ. Health (2002) [Pubmed]
  39. Testosterone concentrations in women aged 25-50 years: associations with lifestyle, body composition, and ovarian status. Sowers, M.F., Beebe, J.L., McConnell, D., Randolph, J., Jannausch, M. Am. J. Epidemiol. (2001) [Pubmed]
  40. Epidemiology of risk factors for osteoarthritis: systemic factors. Sowers, M. Curr. Opin. Rheumatol (2001) [Pubmed]
  41. IGF-I, osteocalcin, and bone change in pregnant normotensive and pre-eclamptic women. Sowers, M., Scholl, T., Grewal, J., Chen, X., Jannausch, M. J. Clin. Endocrinol. Metab. (2001) [Pubmed]
  42. The menopause transition and the aging process: a population perspective. Sowers, M.F. Aging. (Milano) (2000) [Pubmed]
  43. Bone loss in adolescent and adult pregnant women. Sowers, M.F., Scholl, T., Harris, L., Jannausch, M. Obstet. Gynecol (2000) [Pubmed]
  44. Role of calciotrophic hormones in calcium mobilization of lactation. Sowers, M., Zhang, D., Hollis, B.W., Shapiro, B., Janney, C.A., Crutchfield, M., Schork, M.A., Stanczyk, F., Randolph, J. Am. J. Clin. Nutr. (1998) [Pubmed]
  45. Interpregnancy weight retention patterning in women who breastfed. Sowers, M., Zhang, D., Janney, C.A. J. Matern. Fetal. Med (1998) [Pubmed]
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