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Effect of Infant Feeding on the Risk of Obesity Across the Life Course: A Quantitative Review of Published Evidence
Objective. To examine the influence of initial infant feeding on obesity in later life. Methods. A systematic review of published studies investigating the association between infant feeding and aExpand
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C-reactive protein concentration in children: relationship to adiposity and other cardiovascular risk factors.
Whether or not C-reactive protein (CRP) predicts heart disease in adults because it is a marker of damage or atherosclerosis is difficult to assess. In children, there is no confounding with coronaryExpand
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Variations in primary open-angle glaucoma prevalence by age, gender, and race: a Bayesian meta-analysis.
PURPOSE To quantify the variation in primary open-angle glaucoma (OAG) prevalence with age, gender, race, year of publication, and survey methodology. METHODS Medline, EMBASE, and PubMed wereExpand
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Summary of effects of parental smoking on the respiratory health of children and implications for research
BACKGROUND Two recent reviews have assessed the effect of parental smoking on respiratory disease in children. METHODS The results of the systematic quantitative review published as a series inThoraxExpand
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Performance of a new pubertal self-assessment questionnaire: a preliminary study.
We describe the performance of a new, self-assessment questionnaire that aims to measure pubertal status by using gender-specific line drawings of the Tanner puberty stages. The study was carried outExpand
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Mortality associations with long-term exposure to outdoor air pollution in a national English cohort.
RATIONALE Cohort evidence linking long-term exposure to outdoor particulate air pollution and mortality has come largely from the United States. There is relatively little evidence from nationallyExpand
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Ethnic and gender differences in physical activity levels among 9-10-year-old children of white European, South Asian and African-Caribbean origin: the Child Heart Health Study in England (CHASE
BACKGROUND Ethnic differences in physical activity in children in the UK have not been accurately assessed. We made objective measurements of physical activity in 9-10-year-old British children ofExpand
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Long-Term Exposure to Outdoor Air Pollution and Incidence of Cardiovascular Diseases
Background: Evidence based largely on US cohorts suggests that long-term exposure to fine particulate matter is associated with cardiovascular mortality. There is less evidence for other pollutantsExpand
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The effect of breastfeeding on mean body mass index throughout life: a quantitative review of published and unpublished observational evidence.
BACKGROUND Evidence from observational studies has suggested that breastfeeding may reduce the prevalence of obesity in later life. OBJECTIVE The objective was to examine whether initialExpand
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Chronic manganese intoxication.
Six men developed chronic manganese intoxication while employed in a manganese ore crushing plant. Symptoms included somnolence, gait imbalance, slurred speech, and impaired fine movements. SignsExpand
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