Ligia Belalcazar, MD

Medical Director Diabetes Consult Services

  • 630 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
19982018
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Research Output 1998 2018

  • 630 Citations
  • 16 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 2 Review article
2018
1 Citation (Scopus)

Management of diabetes during air travel: A systematic literature review of current recommendations and their supporting evidence

Pavela, J., Suresh, R., Blue, R., Mathers, C. H. & Belalcazar, L., Feb 1 2018, In : Endocrine Practice. 24, 2, p. 205-219 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Air Travel
Insulin
Expert Testimony
Publications
Glucose
2017
5 Citations (Scopus)

Looking Back at Look AHEAD Through the Lens of Recent Diabetes Outcome Trials

Belalcazar, L. & Ballantyne, C. M., Feb 21 2017, In : Circulation. 135, 8, p. 720-723 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

2016
3 Citations (Scopus)

Lifestyle Intervention for Weight Loss and Cardiometabolic Changes in the Setting of Glucokinase Regulatory Protein Inhibition: Glucokinase Regulatory Protein-Leu446Pro Variant in Look AHEAD

Belalcazar, L., Papandonatos, G. D., Erar, B., Peter, I., Alkofide, H., Balasubramanyam, A., Brautbar, A., Kahn, S. E., Knowler, W. C., Ballantyne, C. M., McCaffery, J. M. & Huggins, G. S., Feb 1 2016, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. 9, 1, p. 71-78 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Style
Weight Loss
Diabetes Mellitus
C-Reactive Protein
Triglycerides
2015
3 Citations (Scopus)

A common variant in the CLDN7/ELP5 locus predicts adiponectin change with lifestyle intervention and improved fitness in obese individuals with diabetes

Look AHEAD Research Group, Jun 1 2015, In : Physiological Genomics. 47, 6, p. 215-224 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiponectin
Life Style
Weight Loss
Genome-Wide Association Study
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
2 Citations (Scopus)
Pregnancy Induced Hypertension
Mass Screening
Gestational Diabetes
Pregnancy Outcome
Pregnant Women
13 Citations (Scopus)

Improving adiponectin levels in individuals with diabetes and obesity: Insights from look AHEAD

Belalcazar, L., Lang, W., Haffner, S. M., Schwenke, D. C., Kriska, A., Balasubramanyam, A., Hoogeveen, R. C., Pi-Sunyer, F. X., Tracy, R. P. & Ballantyne, C. M., Aug 1 2015, In : Diabetes Care. 38, 8, p. 1544-1550 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiponectin
Obesity
Health
Weight Loss
Life Style
2014
4 Citations (Scopus)

Fiber Intake and Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor-1 in Type 2 Diabetes: Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Trial Findings atBaseline and Year 1

Belalcazar, L., Anderson, A. M., Lang, W., Schwenke, D. C., Haffner, S. M., Yatsuya, H., Rushing, J., Vitolins, M. Z., Reeves, R., Pi-Sunyer, F. X., Tracy, R. P. & Ballantyne, C. M., Nov 1 2014, In : Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 114, 11, p. 1800-1810 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1
noninsulin-dependent diabetes mellitus
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
diabetes
dietary fiber
18 Citations (Scopus)

Genetic modifiers of cardiorespiratory fitness response to lifestyle intervention

Peter, I., Papandonatos, G. D., Belalcazar, L., Yang, Y., Erar, B., Jakicic, J. M., Unick, J. L., Balasubramanyam, A., Lipkin, E. W., Delahanty, L. M., Wagenknecht, L. E., Wing, R. R., McCaffery, J. M. & Huggins, G. S., Feb 2014, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 46, 2, p. 302-311 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Style
Muscle Proteins
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Genes
Genotype
2013
Gastric Bypass
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
Obesity
20 Citations (Scopus)

Do genetic modifiers of high-density lipoprotein cholesterol and triglyceride levels also modify their response to a lifestyle intervention in the setting of obesity and type-2 diabetes mellitus? The action for health in diabetes (Look AHEAD) study

Huggins, G. S., Papandonatos, G. D., Erar, B., Belalcazar, L., Brautbar, A., Ballantyne, C., Kitabchi, A. E., Wagenknecht, L. E., Knowler, W. C., Pownall, H. J., Wing, R. R., Peter, I. & McCaffery, J. M., Aug 2013, In : Circulation: Cardiovascular Genetics. 6, 4, p. 391-399 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
HDL Cholesterol
Life Style
Obesity
Health
29 Citations (Scopus)

Lifestyle intervention and/or statins for the reduction of C-reactive protein in type 2 diabetes: From the look AHEAD study

Belalcazar, L., Haffner, S. M., Lang, W., Hoogeveen, R. C., Rushing, J., Schwenke, D. C., Tracy, R. P., Pi-Sunyer, F. X., Kriska, A. M. & Ballantyne, C. M., May 2013, In : Obesity. 21, 5, p. 944-950 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
C-Reactive Protein
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Life Style
Weight Loss
Women's Rights
Exercise
Inflammation
2012
25 Citations (Scopus)

Adiponectin and the mediation of HDL-cholesterol change with improved lifestyle: The look AHEAD study

Belalcazar, L., Lang, W., Haffner, S. M., Hoogeveen, R. C., Pi-Sunyer, F. X., Schwenke, D. C., Balasubramanyam, A., Tracy, R. P., Kriska, A. P. & Ballantyne, C. M., Dec 2012, In : Journal of Lipid Research. 53, 12, p. 2726-2733 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Adiponectin
HDL Cholesterol
Life Style
Medical problems
Molecular Weight
16 Citations (Scopus)

The effect of various intensities of physical activity and chronic inflammation in men and women by diabetes status in a national sample

Hawkins, M., Belalcazar, L., Schelbert, K. B., Richardson, C., Ballantyne, C. M. & Kriska, A., Jul 2012, In : Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice. 97, 1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Women's Rights
Exercise
Inflammation
C-Reactive Protein
Light
2011
1 Citation (Scopus)
Self Concept
Health
Self Efficacy
Life Style
Retrospective Studies
39 Citations (Scopus)

Metabolic factors, adipose tissue, and plasminogen activator inhibitor-1 levels in type 2 diabetes: Findings from the look AHEAD study

Belalcazar, L., Ballantyne, C. M., Lang, W., Haffner, S. M., Rushing, J., Schwenke, D. C., Pi-Sunyer, F. X. & Tracy, R. P., Jul 2011, In : Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology. 31, 7, p. 1689-1695 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Plasminogen Activator Inhibitor 1
Tissue Plasminogen Activator
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Adipose Tissue
Fibrinogen
2 Citations (Scopus)
Nutritional Physiological Phenomena
Branched Chain Amino Acids
Sphingolipids
Insulin Resistance
Adipose Tissue
2010
67 Citations (Scopus)

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: From the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study

Belalcazar, L., Reboussin, D. M., Haffner, S. M., Hoogeveen, R. C., Kriska, A. M., Schwenke, D. C., Tracy, R. P., Pi-Sunyer, F. X. & Ballantyne, C. M., Nov 2010, In : Diabetes Care. 33, 11, p. 2297-2303 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

C-Reactive Protein
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Life Style
Weight Loss
Health
23 Citations (Scopus)

Marine ω-3 fatty acid intake: Associations with cardiometabolic risk and response to weight loss intervention in the Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) study

Belalcazar, L., Reboussin, D. M., Haffner, S. M., Reeves, R. S., Schwenke, D. C., Hoogeveen, R. C., Pi-Sunyer, F. X. & Ballantyne, C. M., Jan 2010, In : Diabetes Care. 33, 1, p. 197-199 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Life Style
Weight Loss
Fatty Acids
Health
Lipids
2009
9 Citations (Scopus)

Statin-induced diabetes: Will it change clinical practice?

Belalcazar, L., Raghavan, V. A. & Ballantyne, C. M., Oct 2009, In : Diabetes Care. 32, 10, p. 1941-1943 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-CoA Reductase Inhibitors
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Cardiovascular Diseases
2007
1 Citation (Scopus)

Erratum: Sustained phenotypic correction in a mouse model of hypoalphalipoproteinemia with a helper-dependent adenovirus vector (Gene Therapy (2007) vol. 14 (191-202) 10.1038/sj.gt.3302819)

Oka, K., Belalcazar, L., Dieker, C., Nour, E. A., Nuno-Gonzalez, P., Paul, A., Cormier, S., Shin, J. K., Finegold, M. & Chan, L., May 2007, In : Gene Therapy. 14, 10, p. 845 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypoalphalipoproteinemias
Adenoviridae
Genetic Therapy
28 Citations (Scopus)

Sustained phenotypic correction in a mouse model of hypoalphalipoproteinemia with a helper-dependent adenovirus vector

Oka, K., Belalcazar, L., Dieker, C., Nour, E. A., Nuno-Gonzalez, P., Paul, A., Cormier, S., Shin, J. K., Finegold, M. & Chan, L., Feb 2007, In : Gene Therapy. 14, 3, p. 191-202 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hypoalphalipoproteinemias
Adenoviridae
Liver
Transgenes
Genes
2006
4 Citations (Scopus)
Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice
Community Health Services
Self Care
Disease Management
Diabetes Mellitus
2005
37 Citations (Scopus)

Abdominal obesity, insulin resistance, and colon carcinogenesis are increased in mutant mice lacking gastrin gene expression

Cowey, S. L., Quast, M., Belalcazar, L., Wei, J., Deng, X., Given, R. & Singh, P., Jun 15 2005, In : Cancer. 103, 12, p. 2643-2653 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abdominal Obesity
Gene Knockout Techniques
Gastrins
Insulin Resistance
Colon
39 Citations (Scopus)

Liver gene expression associated with diet and lesion development in atherosclerosis-prone mice: Induction of components of alternative complement pathway

Recinos, A., Carr, B. K., Bartos, D. B., Boldogh, I., Carmical, J. R., Belalcazar, L. & Brasier, A. R., Jan 2005, In : Physiological Genomics. 19, p. 131-142 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alternative Complement Pathway
Atherosclerosis
Diet
Gene Expression
Liver
2004
24 Citations (Scopus)

Aortic eNOS expression and phosphorylation in Apo-E knockout mice: Differing effects of rapamycin and simvastatin

Naoum, J. J., Zhang, S., Woodside, K. J., Song, W., Guo, Q., Belalcazar, L. & Hunter, G. C., Aug 2004, In : Surgery. 136, 2, p. 323-328 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Simvastatin
Apolipoproteins E
Sirolimus
Knockout Mice
Nitric Oxide Synthase
37 Citations (Scopus)

Helper-dependent adenoviral vector-mediated long-term expression of human apolipoprotein A-I reduces atherosclerosis in apo E-deficient mice

Pastore, L., Belalcazar, L., Oka, K., Cela, R., Lee, B., Chan, L. & Beaudet, A. L., Mar 3 2004, In : Gene. 327, 2, p. 153-160 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Apolipoproteins E
Atherosclerosis
HDL Cholesterol
Control Groups
Liver
34 Citations (Scopus)

Hepatitis C: A Metabolic Liver Disease

Weinman, S. A. & Belalcazar, L., Mar 2004, In : Gastroenterology. 126, 3, p. 917-919 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Metabolic Diseases
Hepatitis C
Liver Diseases
2003
111 Citations (Scopus)

Long-term stable expression of human apolipoprotein A-I mediated by helper-dependent adenovirus gene transfer inhibits atherosclerosis progression and remodels atherosclerotic plaques in a mouse model of familial hypercholesterolemia

Belalcazar, L., Merched, A., Carr, B., Oka, K., Chen, K. H., Pastore, L., Beaudet, A. & Chan, L., Jun 3 2003, In : Circulation. 107, 21, p. 2726-2732 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hyperlipoproteinemia Type II
Apolipoprotein A-I
Atherosclerotic Plaques
Adenoviridae
Atherosclerosis
2001

Visual Vignette

Szymajda, A., Eledrisi, M. S., Lieberman, S., Belalcazar, L. & Schnadig, V., 2001, In : Endocrine Practice. 7, 6, p. 492 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cushing Syndrome
Carcinoid Tumor
Bone Density
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone
Hydrocortisone
1999
4 Citations (Scopus)

Somatic gene therapy for dyslipidemias

Belalcazar, L. & Chan, L., 1999, In : Journal of Laboratory and Clinical Medicine. 134, 3, p. 194-214 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gene therapy
Dyslipidemias
Genetic Therapy
Genes
Lipoproteins
1998
31 Citations (Scopus)
HDL Lipoproteins
Dyslipidemias
LDL Cholesterol
HDL Cholesterol
Coronary Artery Disease