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Short Sleep Duration as a Risk Factor for Hypertension: Analyses of the First National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Depriving healthy subjects of sleep has been shown to acutely increase blood pressure and sympathetic nervous system activity. Prolonged short sleep durations could lead to hypertension throughExpand
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Neighborhood characteristics and disability in older adults.
OBJECTIVE To characterize the influence of the residential neighborhood of older adults on the prevalence of disability. METHODS We combined Census data on disability in older adults living in NewExpand
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Using Google Street View to audit neighborhood environments.
BACKGROUND Research indicates that neighborhood environment characteristics such as physical disorder influence health and health behavior. In-person audit of neighborhood environments is costly andExpand
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Neighborhood Food Environment and Walkability Predict Obesity in New York City
Background Differences in the neighborhood food environment may contribute to disparities in obesity. Objectives The purpose of this study was to examine the association of neighborhood foodExpand
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Prenatal exposure to antibiotics, cesarean section and risk of childhood obesity
Background/Objectives:Cesarean section (CS) and antibiotic use during pregnancy may alter normal maternal-offspring microbiota exchange, thereby contributing to aberrant microbial colonization of theExpand
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Does practicing hatha yoga satisfy recommendations for intensity of physical activity which improves and maintains health and cardiovascular fitness?
BackgroundLittle is known about the metabolic and heart rate responses to a typical hatha yoga session. The purposes of this study were 1) to determine whether a typical yoga practice using variousExpand
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Place of birth, duration of residence, neighborhood immigrant composition and body mass index in New York City
BackgroundPast research has suggested that changes in culture explain the substantial weight gain seen in many immigrant groups with length of residence in the U.S. and across generations ofExpand
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Sleep duration as a risk factor for diabetes incidence in a large U.S. sample.
STUDY OBJECTIVES To explore the relationship between sleep duration and diabetes incidence over an 8- to 10-year follow-up period in data from the First National Health and Nutrition ExaminationExpand
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The relationship between genetic damage from polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons in breast tissue and breast cancer.
A number of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH) are widespread environmental contaminants that cause mammary cancer experimentally. We investigated whether exposure and susceptibility to PAH, asExpand
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Neighborhood safety and green space as predictors of obesity among preschool children from low-income families in New York City.
BACKGROUND Neighborhood safety, green space, walkability, and sociodemographics may influence physical activity and childhood obesity. METHODS Data on measured height and weight, demographicExpand
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