Mathew D. Thompson

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As childhood obesity increases, it is becoming important to understand the complications of obesity in children and develop novel biomarkers. Evidence indicates that microRNAs (miRNA) are dys-regulated in obesity and may serve as sensitive and specific circulating biomarkers. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is a complication of obesity that(More)
The social and economic burden caused by chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer is enormous. To reduce the impact of these diseases, we must find ways to reduce their prevalence. Epidemiological studies have found links between the incidence of cancer and consumption of dry edible bean {Phaseolus vulgaris L.) in the human(More)
Eleven patients with Yersinia enterocolitica infections were identified in the Upper Valley of New Hampshire and Vermont during October and November of 1995. Three children presented with an appendicitis-like picture. Two underwent appendectomy, one of whom was the outbreak’s index case. Both appendectomy patients presented with lower abdominal pain, fever,(More)
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