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Cultural expectations of thinness in women: An update.
An investigation of current American society's depiction of the ideal female body was performed. Body measurements of Playboy magazine centerfolds and Miss America contestants for 1979–1988 indicatedExpand
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The media's representation of the ideal male body: a cause for muscle dysmorphia?
OBJECTIVE This study sought to examine the effects of media images on men's attitudes toward their body appearance. METHOD A group of college men viewed advertisements showing muscular men, whereasExpand
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Disordered eating attitudes and behaviors, psychological adjustment, and ethnic identity: a comparison of black and white female college students.
The low prevalence of restrictive eating disorders among black women has been attributed primarily to cultural differences in the definition of beauty. Utilizing self-report measures, this studyExpand
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Cultural expectations of muscularity in men: the evolution of playgirl centerfolds.
OBJECTIVE We sought to assess whether cultural ideals of the male body, as illustrated by magazine models, have changed over the past 25 years. METHOD We examined 115 male centerfold models inExpand
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Initial Interaction of Rotavirus Strains with N-Acetylneuraminic (Sialic) Acid Residues on the Cell Surface Correlates with VP4 Genotype, Not Species of Origin
ABSTRACT We examined 41 human and animal rotavirus strains representative of all known P genotypes for their dependency on cellular N-acetylneuraminic (sialic) acid (SA) residues for infectivity. OurExpand
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The Prevalence of Disordered Eating Attitudes and Behaviours in Black-American and White-American College Women: Ethnic, Regional, Class, and Media Differences
The prevalence of eating disorders and severely distorted eating attitudes and behaviours in both white-American and black-American populations is reported to have increased during the past decade.Expand
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Changes in causes of acute gastroenteritis in the United Kingdom over 15 years: microbiologic findings from 2 prospective, population-based studies of infectious intestinal disease.
BACKGROUND Large-scale, prospective studies of infectious intestinal disease (IID) in developed countries are uncommon. Two studies of IID incidence and etiology have been conducted in the UnitedExpand
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Modification of rotavirus multiplex RT‐PCR for the detection of G12 strains based on characterization of emerging G12 rotavirus strains from South India
Rotaviruses are the major etiological agents of diarrhea in children less than 5 years of age. The commonest G types in humans are G1‐4 and G9. G12 is a rare human rotavirus (HRV) strain firstExpand
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Molecular characterization of G11P[25] and G3P[3] human rotavirus strains associated with asymptomatic infection in South India
Rotaviruses are the major etiological agents of diarrhea in children less than 5 years of age. Two unusual rotavirus strains not previously reported in India, G11P[25] (CRI 10795) and G3P[3] (CRIExpand
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Human caliciviruses in symptomatic and asymptomatic infections in children in Vellore, South India
Pediatric gastroenteritis is a major cause of childhood morbidity and mortality worldwide, especially in developing countries. It has been increasingly recognised that human caliciviruses (HuCV),Expand
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