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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

SUSAN K. RAATZ

Nutrition Scientist


Publications (Clicking on the reprint icon Reprint Icon will take you to the publication reprint.)
Effect of black tea intake on blood cholesterol concentrations in individuals with mild hypercholesterolemia: A diet-controlled randomized trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (07-Jul-14)
Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2014. Baseline predictors of missed visits in the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 22:131-140.
Polyunsaturated fatty acid content is increased in the milk of women with pregnancy associated breast cancer - (Peer Reviewed Journal) - (20-May-14)
Evaluation of early weight loss thresholds for identifying nonresponders to an intensive lifestyle intervention - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2014. Evaluation of early weight loss thresholds for identifying nonresponders to an intensive lifestyle intervention. Obesity. 22(7):1608-1616.
Chronic intake of honey, sugar and high fructose corn syrup exert equivalent effects on glucose and insulin - (Abstract Only)
Raatz, S.K., Beals, K., Johnson, L., Picklo, M.J. 2014. Chronic intake of honey, sugar and high fructose corn syrup exert equivalent effects on glucose and insulin. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 28:1039.4.
Development of a standard methodology for assessing the satiating effect of foods - (Abstract Only)
Raatz, S.K., Vickers, Z., Strubeck, E.A., Johnson, L. 2014. Development of a standard methodology for assessing the satiating effect of foods. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 28:47.1.
Impact of weight loss on ankle-brachial index and interartery blood pressures - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2014. Impact of weight loss on ankle-brachial index and interartery blood pressures. Obesity. 22(4):1032-1041.
Human cardiovascular disease IBC chip-wide association with weight loss and weight regain in the look ahead trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Human cardiovascular disease IBC chip-wide association with weight loss and weight regain in the look ahead trial. Human Heredity. 75:160-174.
Do weight loss and adherence cluster within behavioral treatment groups? - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2014. Do weight loss and adherence cluster within behavioral treatment groups?. Obesity. 22(3):638-644.
Low fat diet with omega-3 fatty acids increases plasma insulin-like growth factor concentration in healthy postmenopausal women Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Redmon, J.B., Raatz, S.K., Thomas, W. 2013. Low fat diet with omega-3 fatty acids increases plasma insulin-like growth factor concentration in healthy postmenopausal women. Nutrition Research. 33:565-571.
Total dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids have modest effects on urinary sex hormones in postmenopausal women Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Young, L.R., Raatz, S.K., Thomas, W., Redmon, B.J., Kurzer, M.S. 2013. Total dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids have modest effects on urinary sex hormones in postmenopausal women. Nutrition and Metabolism. 10:36-42.
FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. FTO predicts weight regain in the Look AHEAD clinical trial. International Journal of Obesity. 37:1545-1552.
Issues of fish consumption for cardiovascular disease risk reduction Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Silverstein, J., Jahns, L.A., Picklo, M.J. 2013. Issues of fish consumption for cardiovascular disease risk reduction. Nutrients. 5:1081-1097.
Lifestyle intervention and/or statins for the reduction of C-reactive Protein in Type 2 diabetes: From the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Lifestyle intervention and/or statins for the reduction of C-reactive Protein in Type 2 diabetes: From the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 21(5):944-950.
Evaluation of long-chain n3 fatty acid content in diploid and triploid rainbow trout - (Abstract Only)
Picklo, M.J., Raatz, S.K., Cleveland, B.M., Rexroad Iii, C.E. 2013. Evaluation of long-chain n3 fatty acid content in diploid and triploid rainbow trout. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:1079.15.
A standardized method for preparation of potatoes and analysis of their resistant starch content: Variation by cooking method and service temperature - (Abstract Only)
Jackson, M.I., Idso, L.A., Combs, G.F., Beals, K., Raatz, S.K. 2013. A standardized method for preparation of potatoes and analysis of their resistant starch content: Variation by cooking method and service temperature. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 27:1074.2.
Four-year analysis of cardiovascular disease risk factors, depression symptoms, and antidepressant medicine use in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial of weight loss in diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Four-year analysis of cardiovascular disease risk factors, depression symptoms, and antidepressant medicine use in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) clinical trial of weight loss in diabetes. Diabetes Care. doi: 10.2337/dc12-1871.
Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Association of an intensive lifestyle intervention with remission of Type 2 diabetes. Journal of the American Medical Association. 308(23):2489-2496.
Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Four-year change in cardiorespiratory fitness and influence on glycemic control in adults with Type 2 diabetes in a randomized trial. Diabetes Care. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0712.
The long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. The long-term effectiveness of a lifestyle intervention in severely obese individuals. American Journal of Medicine. 126(3):236-242.
Dose-dependent consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) increases plasma phospholipid n-3 fatty acids differentially Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Rosenberger, T.A., Johnson, L., Wolters, W.R., Burr, G.S., Picklo, M.J. 2013. Dose-dependent consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon (salmo salar) increases plasma phospholipid n-3 fatty acids differentially. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 113(2):282-287.
Lifestyle intervention improves heart rate recovery from exercise in adults with Type 2 diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
290401Raatz, S.K. 2012. Lifestyle Intervention Improves Heart Rate Recovery from Exercise in Adults with Type 2 Diabetes: Results from the Look AHEAD Study. Journal of Obesity. doi:10.1155/2012/309196.
Intensive Weight Loss Intervention in Older Individuals: Results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Intensive Weight Loss Intervention in Older Individuals: Results from the Action for Health in Diabetes Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. doi:10.1111/jgs.12271.
Perceived importance of dietary protein to prevent weight gain: A national survey among midlife women Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, N.D., Perry, C., Thomas, W., Raatz, S.K., Reicks, M.R. 2013. Perceived importance of dietary protein to prevent weight gain: A national survey among midlife women. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 45(3):213-221.
Association of Type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci with one- year weight loss in the Look AHEAD Clinical Trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Association of Type 2 diabetes susceptibility loci with one- year weight loss in the Look AHEAD Clinical Trial. Obesity. 20(8):1675-1682.
Lifestyle change and mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Rejeski, W.J., Ip, E.H., Bertoni, A.G., Bray, G.A., Evans, G., Gregg, E.W., Zhang, Q., Raatz, S.K. 2012. Lifestyle change and mobility in obese adults with type 2 diabetes. New England Journal of Medicine. 366::1209-1217.
Obesity susceptibility loci and dietary intake in the Look AHEAD trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Obesity susceptibility loci and dietary intake in the Look AHEAD trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 95:1477-1486.
Weight loss and fitness improvement in persons with type 2 diabetes: Experiences for the Look AHEAD trial intervention - (Review Article)
Mancino, J.M., Vitolins, M., Raatz, S.K. 2012. Weight loss and fitness improvement in persons with type 2 diabetes: Experiences for the Look AHEAD trial intervention. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 10:3-7.
A comparison of the accuracy of self reported intake vs. measured intake of a laboratory overeating episode in obese women with and without binge eating disorder Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Bartholome, L.T., Peterson, R.E., Raatz, S.K., Raymond, N.C. 2013. A comparison of the accuracy of self reported intake vs. measured intake of a laboratory overeating episode in obese women with and without binge eating disorder. European Journal of Nutrition. 52(1):193-202.
Patterns of weight change associated with long-term weight change and cardiovascular disease risk factors in the look AHEAD study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2012. Patterns of weight change associated with long-term weight change and cardiovascular disease risk factors in the look AHEAD study. Obesity. 20(10):2045-2056.
Total dietary fat and fatty acid content modifies plasma phospholipid fatty acids, desaturase activity indices, and urinary prostaglandin E in women Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Young, L.R., Picklo, M.J., Sauter, E.R., Qin, W., Kurzer, M.S. 2012. Total dietary fat and fatty acid content modify plasma phospholipid fatty acids, desaturase activity indices and urinary prostaglandin E. Nutrition Research. 32:1-7.
Twice-weekly consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon increases plasma content of phospholipid n-3 fatty acids - (Abstract Only)
Picklo, M.J., Rosenberger, T.A., Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Raatz, S.K. 2012. Twice-weekly consumption of farmed Atlantic salmon increases plasma content of phospholipid n-3 fatty acids. Experimental Biology. 26:1016.4.
Community based lifestyle intervention improves body weight, anthropometric, and fitness parameters - (Abstract Only)
Raatz, S.K., Johnson, L.K., Scheett, A.J., Langei, C.M., Westereng, R.A. 2012. Community based lifestyle intervention improves body weight, anthropometric, and fitness parameters. Experimental Biology. 26:813.10.
The effect of dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids on whole body lipid oxidation - (Abstract Only)
Ainslie-Waldman, C.E., Young, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Raatz, S.K., Csallany, A.S. 2012. The effect of dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids on whole body lipid oxidation. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 26:1016.2.
Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the look AHEAD trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mount, D.L., Davis, C., Kennedy, B., Raatz, S.K., Dotson, K., Gary-Webb, T.L., Thomas, S., Johnson, K., Espeland, M.A. 2011. Factors influencing enrollment of African Americans in the look AHEAD trial. Clinical Trials. 9:80-89.
Baking reduces prostaglandin, resolvin, and hydroxy-fatty acid content of farm-raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K., Golovko, M.Y., Brose, S.A., Rosenberger, T.A., Burr, G.S., Wolters, W.R., Picklo, M.J. 2011. Baking reduces prostaglandin, resolvin, and hydroxy-fatty acid content of farm-raised Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar). Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. 59:11278–11286.
One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the look AHEAD study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Faulconbridge, L.F., Wadden, T.A., Rubin, R.R., Wing, R.R., Walkup, M.P., Fabricatore, A.N., Coday, M., Van Dorsten, B., Mount, D.L., Ewing, L.J., Raatz, S.K. 2011. One-year changes in symptoms of depression and weight in overweight/obese individuals with type 2 diabetes in the look AHEAD study. Obesity. DOI:10.1038/oby.2011.315.
Comparisons of energy intake and energy expenditure in overweight and obese women with and without binge eating disorder Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raymond, N.C., Peterson, R.E., Bartholome, L.T., Raatz, S.K., Jensen, M.D., Levine, J.A. 2012. Comparisons of energy intake and energy expenditure in overweight and obese women with and without binge eating disorder. Obesity. 20(4):765-772.
Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for individuals with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Unick, J.L., Beavers, D., Jakicic, J.M., Kitbachi, A.E., Knowler, W.C., Wadden, T.A., Wing, R.R., Raatz, S.K. 2011. Effectiveness of lifestyle interventions for individuals with severe obesity and type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 36:2152-2157.
Four-year weight losses in the look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. Four-year weight losses in the look AHEAD study: factors associated with long-term success. Obesity. 1987-1988.
A high-fat diet and the threonine-encoding allele (Thr54) polymorphism of fatty acid–binding protein 2 reduce plasma triglyceride–rich lipoproteins Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Mccolley, S.P., Georgopoulos, A., Young, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Redmon, J., Raatz, S.K. 2011. A high-fat diet and the threonine-encoding allele (Thr54) polymorphism of fatty acid–binding protein 2 reduce plasma triglyceride–rich lipoproteins. Nutrition Research. 31:503–508.
Effect of dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids on urinary eicosanoids and sex hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled feeding trial Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Orr, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Thomas, W., Redmon, B., Raatz, S.K. 2011. Effect of dietary fat and omega-3 fatty acids on urinary eicosanoids and sex hormone concentrations in postmenopausal women: a randomized controlled feeding trial. Nutrition and Cancer. 63(6):930–939.
The development and description of the comparison group in the Look AHEAD trial - (Review Article)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. The development and description of the comparison group in the Look AHEAD trial. Clinical Trials. 8:320-329.
Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. Benefits of modest weight loss in improving cardiovascular risk factors in overweight and obese individuals with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 34:1481-1486.
Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2011. Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in Type 2 diabetes. Arteriosclerosis Thrombosis and Vascular Biology. DOI: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.111.224386.
Varying protein source and quantity does not significantly improve weight loss, fat loss, or satiety in reduced energy diets among midlife adults Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Aldrich, N.D., Reicks, M.M., Sibley, S.D., Redmon, J.B., Thomas, W., Raatz, S.K. 2011. Varying protein source and quantity does not significantly improve weight loss, fat loss, or satiety in reduced energy diets among midlife adults. Nutrition Research. 31(2):104-112.
A low fat diet enhances polyunsaturated fatty acid desaturation and elongation independent of n3 enrichment - (Abstract Only)
Raatz, S.K., Orr, L.R., Kurzer, M.S., Picklo, M.J. 2011. A low fat diet enhances polyunsaturated fatty acid desaturation and elongation independent of n3 enrichment. Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Conference. 25:338.2.
Noninvasive quantification of ascorbate and glutathione concentration in the elderly human brain Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Emir, U., Raatz, S.K., Mcpherson, S., Hodges, J.S., Torkelson, C., Tawfik, P., White, T., Terpstra, M. 2011. Noninvasive quantification of ascorbate and glutathione concentration in the elderly human brain. NMR in Biomedicine. 24:521-528.
Noninvasive quantification of human brain antioxidant concentrations after an intravenous bolus of vitamin C - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Terpstra, M., Torkelson, C., Emier, U., Hodges, J.S., Raatz, S.K. 2010. Noninvasive quantification of human brain antioxidant concentrations after an intravenous bolus of vitamin C. NMR in Biomedicine. doi:10.1002/nbm.1619.
A 1-year lifestyle intervention for weight loss in individuals with type 2 diabetes reduces high C-reactive protein levels and identifies metabolic predictors of change - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2010. A 1-year lifestyle intervention for weight loss in individuals with type 2 diabetes reduces high C-reactive protein levels and identifies metabolic predictors of change. Diabetes Care. 33(1):2297-2303.
Long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention on weight and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: four-year results of the Look AHEAD trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2010. Long-term effects of a lifestyle intervention on weight and cardiovascular risk factors in individuals with type 2 diabetes mellitus: four-year results of the Look AHEAD trial. Archives of Internal Medicine. 170(17):1566-1575.
Intensive lifestyle intervention improves physical function among obese adults with knee pain: Findings from the Look AHEAD trial - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Foy, C.G., Lewis, C.A., Hairston, K.G., Miller, G.D., Lang, W., Jakicic, J.M., Rejeski, W., Raatz, S.K. 2011. Intensive lifestyle intervention improves physical function among obese adults with knee pain: Findings from the Look AHEAD trial. Obesity. 19(1):83-93.
Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD Study - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2013. Effect of varying accelerometry criteria on physical activity: the Look AHEAD Study. Obesity. 21:32-44.
Breakfast frequency and quality may affect glycemia and appetite in adults and children Reprint Icon - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Pereira, M.A., Erickson, E., Mckee, P., Schrankler, K., Raatz, S.K., Lytle, L.A., Pellegrini, A.D. 2011. Breakfast frequency and quality may affect glycemia and appetite in adults and children. Journal of Nutrition. 141:163S-168S.
Effect of the Look AHEAD Study intervention on medication use and related cost to treat cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with Type 2 diabetes - (Peer Reviewed Journal)
Raatz, S.K. 2010. Effect of the Look AHEAD Study intervention on medication use and related cost to treat cardiovascular disease risk factors in individuals with Type 2 diabetes. Diabetes Care. 33(6):1153-1158.
Effects of n3 Intake on Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Sex Hormone Profiles in Postmenopausal Women: Potential for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction - (Abstract Only)
Raatz, S.K., Orr, L.R., Redmon, J.B., Kurzer, M.S. 2010. Effects of n3 Intake on Plasma Phospholipid Fatty Acids and Sex Hormone Profiles in Postmenopausal Women: Potential for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction [abstract]. American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting. p. 5.
Last Modified: 10/18/2013