Chara Biggs

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OBJECTIVES To determine both the prevalence and severity of dehydration of forestry workers harvesting trees in autumn and winter. METHODS Two cross-sectional observational studies were conducted on convenience samples of 103 and 79 workers in autumn and winter, respectively. The prevalence of dehydration pre- and post-shift was determined using urine(More)
Are reproductive life events in women associated with an increased risk of sexual dysfunction? Female sexual dysfunction effects up to 40% of women in the United States between 18 and 59 years of age. Sexual dysfunction may be accompanied by fluctuations in gonadal hormone secretion, making women more vulnerable to sexual symptoms, especially during times(More)
  • Chara Biggs
  • Journal of human nutrition and dietetics : the…
  • 2013
BACKGROUND In Sub-Saharan Africa, children commonly present with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) complicated by HIV/AIDS. In 2005, the South African Department of Health implemented the World Health Organization (WHO) Ten Step programme for the inpatient treatment of SAM. Dietary management with F75 and F100 (where the terms F75 and F100 refer to a mixture(More)
BACKGROUND Poor hydration compromises performance and heightens the risk of heat stress which adolescents are particularly susceptible to as they produce comparatively larger amount of metabolic heat during exercise. This study determined the hydration status and fluid intake of socio-economically disadvantaged, male adolescent soccer players during(More)
BACKGROUND Few studies have documented whether the behavior changes produced by home garden projects have been maintained after completion of the projects. OBJECTIVE To determine the benefits and challenges affecting production and consumption of β-carotene-rich vegetables and fruits in a rural South African village 10 years after completion of a home(More)
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