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BACKGROUND The relationship between diet, lifestyle and cognition of old adults has been indicated in several population-based studies. However, the conclusions derived from these studies are inconsistent. METHODS A cross-sectional study was carried out in 894 old Chinese adults aged 50 and above. Cognitive function of the participants was measured by(More)
Truly fluorescent excitation-dependent carbon dots are prepared, and the relationship between their chemical composition and fluorescent emission is discussed. Furthermore, potential applications of the as-prepared carbon dots to multicolor bio-labeling and multidimodal sensing are demonstrated.
Recent studies have suggested that serum microRNAs (miRNAs) are novel biomarkers for many cardiovascular diseases, but their role in Kawasaki disease (KD) is still unclear. We demonstrated that serum miR-92a-3p levels were significantly higher in children with KD compared with children with fever and controls (both P < 0.05). When the disease recovered,(More)
BACKGROUND A recent study indicates that the incidence of smoking cessation varies with age. Although nicotine dependence (ND) has been regarded as one of the most significant barriers of successful smoking cessation, few researches have focused on the relationship between nicotine dependence and age. METHODS A cross-sectional study (conducted in 2013)(More)
OBJECTIVE Published articles reported controversial results about the association of anxiety disorders with the risk of smoking behaviors. A meta-analysis was performed to assess this association between anxiety disorders and smoking behaviors. METHODS A comprehensive search was performed to identify prospective observational studies (from January, 1990(More)
PURPOSE Insufficient and excessive sleep duration have become increasingly common in modern society. Published literatures report controversial results about the association of sleep duration with coronary artery disease (CAD). METHODS A comprehensive search was performed to identify related prospective studies providing quantitative estimates between(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Smoking and smoking cessation are both psychological and physiological traits. We aimed to investigate the interaction between dopamine pathway gene scores and nicotine dependence on smoking cessation in a rural Chinese male population. METHODS Participants were recruited from 17 villages in Shandong, China. DNA was extracted(More)
The association between psychological factors and smoking cessation is complicated and inconsistent in published researches, and the joint effect of psychological factors on smoking cessation is unclear. This study explored how psychological factors jointly affect the success of smoking cessation using a Bayesian network approach. A community-based case(More)
Although many changes have been discovered during heart maturation, the genetic mechanisms involved in the changes between immature and mature myocardium have only been partially elucidated. Here, gene expression profile changed between the human fetal and adult heart was characterized. A human microarray was applied to define the gene expression signatures(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine the association between social support and successful smoking cessation outcomes in males from rural areas. METHODS A community-based case-control study was conducted with 642 adult male cases who appeared to be successful spontaneous smoking quitters as cases, together with other 700 adult males who failed quitting smoking to serve,(More)