Chris Beebe

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BACKGROUND Adult obesity is associated with the metabolic syndrome; however, the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome among young children has not been reported. Clinic-based screening efforts for the metabolic syndrome in low-income neighborhoods, where obesity is prevalent, are limited by minimal health insurance coverage and inadequate access to health(More)
In the first experiment, weanling rats were fed a grain ration or one of three semipurified diets high in fat, sucrose, or cornstarch. Rats in each dietary group were divided into two subgroups, one of which drank distilled deionized water whereas the other group drank 2% NaCl solution. Blood pressure and sodium intake were individually measured for each(More)
Upon parturition, dams were fed high fat or high carbohydrate diets to which 1, 10, and 30 ppm of Aroclor 1254 were added to study the effect of diet on fat and PCB accumulation in nursing pups. The percentage of body fat in the carcasses of 0, 8, and 16 day old pups ranged from 2.2 to 18.2% and from 1.2 to 12.0% for animals suckled by dams fed high fat and(More)
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