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Consequences of smoking for body weight, body fat distribution, and insulin resistance.
Our aim was to critically evaluate the relations among smoking, body weight, body fat distribution, and insulin resistance as reported in the literature. In the short term, nicotine increases energyExpand
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Distribution of blood pressure, body mass index and smoking habits in the urban population of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and associations with socioeconomic status.
OBJECTIVE To estimate the distribution of blood pressure (BP), body mass index (BMI), smoking habits and their associations with socioeconomic status (SES) in an urban population in earlyExpand
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Metabolic syndrome according to different definitions in a rapidly developing country of the African region
AimsWe examined, in a country of the African region, i) the prevalence of the metabolic syndrome (MetS) according to three definitions (ATP, WHO and IDF); ii) the distribution of the MetS criteria;Expand
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The CoLaus study: a population-based study to investigate the epidemiology and genetic determinants of cardiovascular risk factors and metabolic syndrome
BackgroundCardiovascular diseases and their associated risk factors remain the main cause of mortality in western societies. In order to assess the prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors (CVRFs)Expand
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Physicians' attitudes towards prevention: importance of intervention-specific barriers and physicians' health habits.
BACKGROUND Several studies have explored physicians' attitudes towards prevention and barriers to the delivery of preventive health interventions. However, the relative importance of these previouslyExpand
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Prevalence of hypertension in schoolchildren based on repeated measurements and association with overweight
Objective Most studies assess the prevalence of hypertension in pediatric populations based on blood pressure (BP) readings taken on a single visit. We determined the prevalence of hypertensionExpand
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Cost-effectiveness of pharmacotherapies for nicotine dependence in primary care settings: a multinational comparison
Objective: To estimate the incremental cost-effectiveness of the first-line pharmacotherapies (nicotine gum, patch, spray, inhaler, and bupropion) for smoking cessation across six WesternExpand
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Association between substance use and psychosocial characteristics among adolescents of the Seychelles
BackgroundWe examined the associations between substance use (cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, and cannabis use) and psychosocial characteristics at the individual and family levels amongExpand
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Body mass index, abdominal adiposity and blood pressure: consistency of their association across developing and developed countries
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasing worldwide because developing countries are adopting Western high-fat foods and sedentary lifestyles. In parallel, in many of them, hypertension is rising moreExpand
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Clustering of risk behaviors with cigarette consumption: A population-based survey.
OBJECTIVE This study assessed clustering of multiple risk behaviors (i.e., low leisure-time physical activity, low fruits/vegetables intake, and high alcohol consumption) with level of cigaretteExpand
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