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Two theories of how energy metabolism should be associated with longevity, both mediated via free-radical production, make completely contrary predictions. The 'rate of living-free-radical theory' (Pearl, 1928; Harman, 1956; Sohal, 2002) suggests a negative association, the 'uncoupling to survive' hypothesis (Brand, 2000) suggests the correlation should be(More)
Following a workshop on infant feeding held at the Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, University of Aberdeen on March 17, 2010 experts were invited to exchange ideas and to review evidence on both pre and post natal dietary environments in shaping children's eating habits. A central theme during the workshop was the idea of "sensitive periods" during(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate an intervention to prevent falls at a hospital. DESIGN A quasi-experimental intervention with historical and contemporaneous control groups. SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS Nursing staff and patients in the medicine service (comprising 2 intervention floors and 2 control floors) at an academic hospital. INTERVENTION Nursing staff were(More)
OBJECTIVE This study tested whether social cognitions from the reasoned action approach (RAA) can be reliably measured in a sample of primary school children (aged 4-6 years) and whether these RAA measures are predictive of physical activity. DESIGN Longitudinal observational study with repeated measures over six months. MEASURES RAA variables were(More)
A series of subpopulation lines derived from a single mouse mammary tumor were tested for their ability to interact with each other in metabolic cooperation assays in three-dimensional col lagen gel cultures. Inhibition of growth in the presence of selec tive drug (6-thioguanine or 2-fluoroadenine) of two 6-thioguanine-resistant cell lines, 66cl4 and 44FTO,(More)
OBJECTIVE The present study aimed to determine the validity of simple epidemiological and clinical methods for the assessment of body fatness in preschool children. METHODS In 89 children (42 boys, 47 girls; mean age 4.1 SD 1.3y) measures of body fatness were made using total body water (TBW), dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), air displacement(More)
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