Benedikt Merz

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Parkinson's disease is frequently associated with depressive symptoms. When depression occurs at early stages and before the onset of characteristic motor symptoms of the disease, differential diagnosis of major depression may be difficult. Differences in psychopathological features of depression in Parkinson's disease and major depression have been(More)
Background/Objectives:The objective of this study was to quantify body weight changes in German adult populations during the past decades.Subjects/Methods:Longitudinal analysis of seven cohort studies covering different age ranges between 18 and 83 years. Baseline examinations were between 1994 and 2007 and follow-up durations between 4.0 and 11.9 years.(More)
Animated transitions are an important part of graphical user interface design practice. They can help to guide users' attention and highlight changes in the interface. However, there is only little empirical research on how such animated transitions influence the users' perception of an interface. We therefore aim to investigate how different animation(More)
OBJECTIVE Our study aims to identify metabolic markers associated with either a gain in abdominal (measured by waist circumference) or peripheral (measured by hip circumference) body fat mass. METHODS Data of 4 126 weight-gaining adults (18-75 years) from three population-based, prospective German cohort studies (EPIC, KORA, DEGS) were analysed regarding(More)
AIM This study aims to quantify longitudinal changes in waist circumference (WC) among adults aged 45-64 years in Germany. METHODS Data of 15,444 men and 17,207 women from one nationwide and six regional prospective German cohort studies were analyzed. The sex-specific mean change in WC per year of follow-up was assessed for each study separately.(More)
OBJECTIVE To study the association between socioeconomic status (SES) and annual relative change in anthropometric markers in the general German adult population. METHODS Longitudinal data of 56,556 participants aged 18-83 years from seven population-based German cohort studies (CARLA, SHIP, KORA, DEGS, EPIC-Heidelberg, EPIC-Potsdam, PopGen) were analyzed(More)
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