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OBJECTIVE To describe and evaluate relationships between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure, cholesterol, high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C), and hypertension and dyslipidemia. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES A national survey of adults in the United States that included measurement of height, weight, blood pressure, and lipids (National(More)
Cross-sectional surveys of the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States, including in-home interviews and clinical examinations, were employed to examine trends in consumption of energy and fat, prevalence of overweight in the population, the association of overweight with levels of blood pressure and blood cholesterol, and the(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide insight into discussions at the Surgeon General's Listening Session, "Toward a National Action Plan on Overweight and Obesity," and to complement The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity. RESEARCH METHODS AND PROCEDURES On December 7 and 8, 2000, representatives from federal, state, academic,(More)
In recent years, researchers have turned to transient gene expression (TGE) as an alternative to CHO stable cell line generation for early-stage antibody development. Despite advances in transfection methods and culture optimization, the majority of CHO-based TGE systems produce insufficient antibody titers for extensive use within biotherapeutic(More)
Global Perspective The prevalence, or epidemic, of obesity is increasing in most countries throughout the world. The issues for addressing both its prevention and treatment will differ from one country to another, according to the stage of the epidemic, cultural and economic circumstances, and the commitment of the public and politicians. In some(More)
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The national education programs and campaigns described here are examples of the many unique kinds of federal efforts under way to promote the pillars of healthy eating and increased physical activity included in the "Healthier US Initiative." They are similar in that: 1) they are based on the best available science that a health problem exists, and 2) that(More)
T he metabolic syndrome has received increased attention in the past few years. This statement from the American Heart Association (AHA) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) is intended to provide up-to-date guidance for professionals on the diagnosis and management of the metabolic syndrome in adults. The metabolic syndrome is a(More)