Alison Nicholson

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OBJECTIVE To estimate the medical costs that are attributable to the health effects of meat consumption. METHODS The prevalence of hypertension, heart disease, cancer, diabetes, gallstones, obesity, and foodborne illness among omnivores and vegetarians are compared in studies that have controlled for other lifestyle factors, and the corresponding(More)
  • A Nicholson
  • Alternative therapies in health and medicine
  • 1996
The role of diet in breast cancer has been considered since the 1940s. However, most epidemiological studies on the incidence of the disease have been limited by their focus on one dietary component-fat-at the expense of a balanced consideration of the effect of the total diet. Further, only the intercultural comparison studies examine a wide range of fat(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate whether glycemic and lipid control in patients with non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) can be significantly improved using a low-fat, vegetarian (vegan) diet in the absence of recommendations regarding exercise or other lifestyle changes. METHODS Eleven subjects with NIDDM recruited from the Georgetown University Medical(More)
Research on the role of dietary factors in breast cancer causation has focused predominantly on fat intake. While some studies have examined associations between breast cancer rates and consumption of whole milk, there has been less attention given to dairy products in general. Dairy products contain both hormones and growth factors, in addition to fat and(More)
The success of dietary interventions that are prescribed to reduce the risk of heart disease depends on the degree to which patients actually change their diets. A review of research trials using different diets and various means of fostering dietary change to reduce cardiac risk factors identified specific factors that are associated with a greater degree(More)
OBJECTIVE To estimate the percentage of American women in various demographic groups who believe or have heard that dietary factors have a role in breast cancer prevention and to assess changes between 1991 and 1995. METHODS Telephone surveys were conducted of random samples of 509 women in 1991 and 510 women in 1995. Subjects were asked questions with(More)
Chenielle Delahaye, Graduate Student, University of the West Indies, Lois Rainford, Senior Medical Technologist, University of the West Indies, Alison Nicholson, Lecturer, University of the West Indies, Sylvia Mitchell, Lecturer, University of the West Indies,
BACKGROUND Descriptions of the epidemiology of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) have seldom been produced in the Caribbean, which is a major tourism destination. MATERIALS AND METHODS Using DNA microarrays and spa typing, we characterized 85 MRSA isolates from human skin and soft-tissue infections from five different islands. RESULTS(More)
The incidence of back injuries has been shown to be greater in occupations as heavy manual work than light manual work. To plan a programme aimed at reducing the incidence of back injuries in industry those workers at high risk of incurring handling accidents and back injuries need to be identified and a knowledge of the specific occupational factors(More)