Grażyna Broda

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OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to identify physical activity patterns and determinants of physical inactivity in a representative sample of Polish adults. STUDY DESIGN A cross-sectional analysis of 14 769 randomly selected individuals (52.7% women and 47.3% men) aged 20-74 years participating in the National Polish Health Survey, WOBASZ (2002-2005).(More)
The prevalence of the familial defective apolipoprotein B-100 (FDB) Arg3500Gln mutation in 525 unrelated hypercholesterolaemic Polish subjects was evaluated. DNA samples were screened for FDB mutation using SSCP method. Presence of mutation was confirmed using a mismatch MspI PCR strategy. Plasma lipid levels and clinical characteristics of 13 patients(More)
OBJECTIVES The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between walking or cycling to work and prevalence of metabolic syndrome (MetS) and its components. METHODS Cross-sectional analysis of 6401 randomly selected individuals (3297 men and 3104 women) aged 20-74 years, who participated in the National Multicentre Health Survey WOBASZ, Poland(More)
BACKGROUND rs6943555 in AUTS2 has been shown to modulate ethanol consumption. We hypothesized that rs6943555 might be associated with completed suicide. METHODS We genotyped rs6943555 in 625 completed suicides and 3861 controls using real-time TaqMan Allelic Discrimination Assay. All individuals were Polish Caucasians. RESULTS We detected an association(More)
PURPOSE The objectives of this manuscript are to assess differences in blood pressure levels and in hypertension prevalence, awareness, treatment, and control for selected rural and urban areas in the U.S. and Poland, where ischemic heart disease mortality trends are different. METHODS Included are white persons aged 45-64 selected in Minneapolis, MN(More)
BACKGROUND Although there is a considerable epidemiologic evidence for a relation between homocysteine (Hcy) level and cardiovascular disease (CVD). The role of Hcy as a causal risk factor remains controversial. AIM To determine associations between Hcy level and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality in general population of Poland. METHODS Within the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this manuscript is to examine changes in blood lipid levels and related factors between 1983 and 1987 in two selected Polish populations, to evaluate these changes and their association with other coronary heart disease (CHD) risk factors, and to examine the nutrient intake changes for consistency with observed lipid changes. (More)
UNLABELLED BACKGROUND Health Examination Surveys (HESs) can provide essential information on the health and health determinants of a population, which is not available from other data sources. Nevertheless, only some European countries have systems of national HESs. A study conducted in 2006-2008 concluded that it is feasible to organize national HESs(More)
AIMS To investigate whether the FTO rs9939609 A allele (a risk factor for obesity) is associated with measures of alcohol consumption. DESIGN Population-based cross-sectional study and two case-control studies. SETTING Poland and the Warsaw area. PARTICIPANTS A total of 6584 subjects from the WOBASZ survey and two cohorts of alcohol-dependent patients(More)