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The Global Burden of Disease Due to Outdoor Air Pollution
As part of the World Health Organization (WHO) Global Burden of Disease Comparative Risk Assessment, the burden of disease attributable to urban ambient air pollution was estimated in terms of deathsExpand
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Indoor air pollution in developing countries and acute lower respiratory infections in children
BACKGROUND A critical review was conducted of the quantitative literature linking indoor air pollution from household use of biomass fuels with acute respiratory infections in young children, whichExpand
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An official American Thoracic Society public policy statement: Novel risk factors and the global burden of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
RATIONALE Although cigarette smoking is the most important cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a substantial proportion of COPD cases cannot be explained by smoking alone. Expand
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Global burden of cancer attributable to high body-mass index in 2012: a population-based study.
BACKGROUND High body-mass index (BMI; defined as 25 kg/m(2) or greater) is associated with increased risk of cancer. To inform public health policy and future research, we estimated the global burdenExpand
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Validity and reproducibility of a food frequency questionnaire to assess dietary intake of women living in Mexico City.
OBJECTIVE To assess the reproducibility and validity of a 116 item semi-quantitative food frequency questionnaire (FFQ), designed to assess the relation between dietary intake and chronic diseases.Expand
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Epigenetic Signatures of Cigarette Smoking
Background—DNA methylation leaves a long-term signature of smoking exposure and is one potential mechanism by which tobacco exposure predisposes to adverse health outcomes, such as cancers,Expand
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Global, regional, and national comparative risk assessment of 79 behavioural, environmental and occupational, and metabolic risks or clusters of risks in 188 countries, 1990–2013: a systematic
'The challenge for governments and the health development community more broadly is to heed this knowledge about the comparative effect of health risks...'
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International study of temperature, heat and urban mortality: the 'ISOTHURM' project.
BACKGROUND This study describes heat- and cold-related mortality in 12 urban populations in low- and middle-income countries, thereby extending knowledge of how diverse populations, in non-OECDExpand
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De novo rates and selection of large copy number variation.
While copy number variation (CNV) is an active area of research, de novo mutation rates within human populations are not well characterized. By focusing on large (>100 kbp) events, we estimate theExpand
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Dietary polyphenol intake in Europe: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition (EPIC) study
AbstractBackground/Objectives Polyphenols are plant secondary metabolites with a large variability in their chemical structure and dietary occurrence that have been associated with some protectiveExpand
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