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BACKGROUND Research on the association between alcohol consumption and hepatic steatosis revealed conflictive results. AIM To investigate the associations between average daily alcohol consumption and binge drinking with hepatic steatosis, and to analyse combined effects of average daily alcohol consumption and binge drinking with body mass index (BMI) on(More)
A nutritional status study was carried out among Chinese preschoolers (4- 6 years old) residing in Subang Jaya, Selangor. 91 preschoolers (48 boys and 43 girls) of Chinese descent participated in the study. Anthropometric measurements such as weight and height were taken and compared with the NCHS reference. Food habits and demographic background were also(More)
OBJECTIVE The successful management of somatoform disorders in primary care is often limited due to low diagnostic accuracy, delayed referral to psychotherapy, and unstructured overuse of health care. This study aimed to investigate the feasibility of establishing a collaborative stepped health care network for somatoform disorders, and its impact on the(More)
BACKGROUND Previous meta-analyses have suggested that antipsychotics are associated with increased mortality in dementia patients with behavioral and psychological symptoms (BPSD). Subsequent observational studies, however, have produced conflicting results. In view of this controversy and the lack of any suitable pharmacological alternative for BPSD, this(More)
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES Epidemiological evidence suggests a protective effect of moderate alcohol consumption on cardiovascular events. However, studies assessing the association between alcohol intake and intima-media thickness (IMT) as a marker of subclinical atherosclerosis have provided inconsistent results. The aim of this analysis of the Stress(More)
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