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A mixture model approach for the analysis of microarray gene expression data
Microarrays have emerged as powerful tools allowing investigators to assess the expression of thousands of genes in different tissues and organisms. Statistical treatment of the resulting data
Waist circumference and obesity-associated risk factors among whites in the third National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey: clinical action thresholds.
TLDR
Waist circumference is more closely linked to cardiovascular disease risk factors than is BMI, and is closer to risk thresholds based on logistic regression models for WC and BMI.
Weight criticism during physical activity, coping skills, and reported physical activity in children.
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Assessing WCA and related coping skills may be clinically useful for identifying barriers to physical activity in certain children and may be a potential target for interventions.
Effects of COVID‐19 Lockdown on Lifestyle Behaviors in Children with Obesity Living in Verona, Italy: A Longitudinal Study
The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that youths with obesity, when removed from structured school activities and confined to their homes during the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic,
Executive Dysfunction and the Course of Geriatric Depression
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Executive dysfunction increases the risk for poor response of geriatric depression to citalopram and provides the rationale for investigation of the role of specific frontostriatal-limbic pathways in perpetuating geriatric depressed patients.
Is percentage body fat differentially related to body mass index in Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and European Americans?
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The results show that the relation between PBF and BMI in HA women differs from that of EA and AA women.
Outcomes of Minor and Subsyndromal Depression among Elderly Patients in Primary Care Settings
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It is hypothesized that patients with minor or subsyndromal depression have an intermediate outcome in severity and diagnosis of depression, medical burden, and functional status compared with patients who have major depression and those who are not depressed and initial overall medical burden are independently associated with outcomes of depression in elderly patients.
Bias in estimates of quantitative-trait-locus effect in genome scans: demonstration of the phenomenon and a method-of-moments procedure for reducing bias.
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This article demonstrates this bias and shows that its magnitude can be large, and presents a simple method-of-moments (MOM)-based procedure to obtain more-accurate estimates and demonstrates its validity via Monte Carlo simulation.
Percentage of body fat cutoffs by sex, age, and race-ethnicity in the US adult population from NHANES 1999-2004.
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Cutoffs of percentage of body fat that correspond to the current US BMI cutoffs are a function of sex, age, and race-ethnicity, and these factors should be taken into account when considering the appropriateness of levels of Percentage of bodyfat.
Patients' depression treatment preferences and initiation, adherence, and outcome: a randomized primary care study.
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A continuous measure of preference strength may be a more useful measure in clinical practice than preferences per se and future research should focus on whether and how greater facilitation of the treatment decision-making process between patient and clinician influences clinical outcome.
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