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CONTEXT Long-term success in weight loss with dietary treatment has been elusive. OBJECTIVE To evaluate a diet moderate in fat based on the Mediterranean diet compared to a standard low-fat diet for weight loss when both were controlled for energy. DESIGN A randomized, prospective 18 month trial in a free-living population. PATIENTS A total of 101(More)
It has been proposed that dietary linoleic acid lowers blood pressure (BP) by being converted to arachidonic acid and prostanoids of the two-ene series. We tested the effects of linoleic acid on plasma arachidonic acid, blood pressure, blood viscosity, and RBC cation transport. Oleic acid, the major dietary monounsaturated fat and which is not a prostanoid(More)
Previous studies of the natural history of coronary disease generally relied on estimates of percent stenosis derived from visual assessment of the coronary angiogram. In a study of 26 patients, serial quantitative angiography was performed 3 years apart to determine changes in both absolute measurements of the luminal diameter and relative percent(More)
Few well-controlled trials have evaluated the effects that macronutrient composition has on changes in food cravings during weight loss treatment. The present study, which was part of the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies (POUNDS LOST) trial, investigated whether the fat and protein content of four different diets affected changes in(More)
Purpose For healthcare professionals, practicing a healthful behavior oneself is a powerful predictor of counseling patients about these same self-care behaviors (e.g. exercise , wearing seat belts, etc). We explored the feasibility of altering healthcare professionals' personal and professional behaviors with regard to diet, food preparation, and their(More)
Gravid uterine incarceration (GUI) is a condition that is well discussed in literature; however, there are few acute diagnoses in the emergency department (ED). We present a case series where three multiparous females presented to the ED with non-specific urinary symptoms. On bedside ultrasound, each patient was noted to have a retroverted uterus and(More)
Fistula formation between the pericardium and the gastrointestinal tract is rare. Enteropericardial fistulae may present dramatically, many have prodromal symptoms even though they are not symptoms usually associated with esophageal disease. Prompt diagnosis and expedient surgery can result in survival. We describe three cases of enteropericardial fistulae(More)
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