Patricia Moghames

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BACKGROUND Several epidemiological studies proposed an association between Helicobacter pylori ( H. pylori) infection with insulin resistance (IR) and metabolic syndrome (MetS). However, up to date there is no conclusive evidence regarding this association. OBJECTIVES To investigate the prevalence and correlates of H. pylori infection among Lebanese(More)
BACKGROUND Nutritional status during childhood is critical given its effect on growth and development as well as its association with disease risk later in life. The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region is experiencing alarming rates of childhood malnutrition, both over- and under-nutrition. Hence, there is a need for valid tools to assess dietary(More)
BACKGROUND The Middle East and North Africa region harbors significant proportions of stunting and wasting coupled with surging rates of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Recent evidence identified nutrition during the first 1000 days of life as a common denominator not only for optimal growth but also for curbing the risk of NCDs later in life. The main(More)
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