Anne B Gregory

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BACKGROUND The most common monogenic form of obesity is caused by mutations in the melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) gene. More than 150 mutations have been reported in the MC4R gene, the majority being point mutations. Most individuals with MC4R gene mutations have early-onset obesity, hyperphagia, and increased longitudinal growth. METHODS A 9-year-old(More)
Background and Aim. Obesity is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and may be associated with more severe coronary artery disease (CAD); however, the relationship between body mass index [BMI (kg/m2)] and CAD severity is uncertain and debatable. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between BMI and angiographic(More)
Background and Aim. Obesity (BMI ≥ 30 kg/m(2)) is associated with advanced cardiovascular disease requiring procedures such as percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Studies report better outcomes in obese patients having these procedures but results are conflicting or inconsistent. Newfoundland and Labrador (NL) has the highest rate of obesity in(More)
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