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OBJECTIVE The purpose of this study was to examine the association between pre and post environmental tobacco smoke (ETS) exposure and behavioral problems in schoolchildren. METHODS In the cross-sectional 6 cities Study conducted in France, 5221 primary school children were investigated. Pre- and postnatal exposure to secondhand tobacco smoke at home was(More)
PURPOSE The incidence and prevalence of eating disorders (ED) is low in general practice (GP) settings. Studies in secondary care suggest that the general practitioner has an important role to play in the early detection of patients with EDs. The aim of this study was to describe the effect (clinical outcomes and care trajectory) of screening for EDs among(More)
INTRODUCTION It has been suggested that human in utero exposure to heavy metals such as selenium can reduce the prevalence of childhood asthma and allergic diseases. However, data on this topic are scarce. The objective of the present study was to assess the putative associations between maternal selenium level during pregnancy and the risk of asthma,(More)
INTRODUCTION World Health Organization guidelines recommend exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. The objective of this study was to determine the influence of the mother's personal circle and coworkers initiation of breastfeeding. METHODS A cross-sectional observational study was conducted in two maternity hospitals in Lyon and in the(More)
BACKGROUND It is known that asthma is related to obesity but also to small birthweight. The objective of this study was to clarify this issue by assessing the putative relationship between the changes in corpulence between birth and childhood as assessed by body mass index (BMI) and asthma phenotypes. METHODS The following status in corpulence was(More)
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