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Unbalanced serum leptin and ghrelin dynamics prolong postprandial satiety and inhibit hunger in healthy elderly: another reason for the "anorexia of aging".
BACKGROUND In healthy elderly, a reduction from the appetite and food intake of younger years has been defined as the "anorexia of aging," which may cause malnutrition. Leptin and ghrelin may alterExpand
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Leptin and Its Receptor are Overexpressed in Brain Tumors and Correlate with the Degree of Malignancy
Although leptin and its receptor (ObR) have emerged as important cancer biomarkers, the role of the leptin system in brain tumor development remains unknown. We screened 87 human brain tumor biopsiesExpand
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CD4(+) T cell clones producing both interferon-gamma and interleukin-10 predominate in bronchoalveolar lavages of active pulmonary tuberculosis patients.
The pattern of cytokine production in T cell clones derived from bronchoalveolar lavages (BAL) of active pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) patients was analyzed in clones obtained by limiting dilutionExpand
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Resting metabolic rate in six- to ten-year-old obese and nonobese children.
The resting metabolic rate (RMR) and body composition of 130 obese and nonobese prepubertal children, aged 6 to 10 years, were assessed by indirect calorimetry and skin-fold thickness, respectively.Expand
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Seasonal variation in suicide: is there a sex difference?
Seasonal variation in suicide in Italy for the years 1969-81 has been assessed in males and females by means of harmonic analysis. Cyclical fluctuations in the number of suicides, reasonablyExpand
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Sagittal diameter minus subcutaneous thickness. An easy-to-obtain parameter that improves visceral fat prediction.
Two groups of 99 and 98 women were studied to test if correcting sagittal diameter by subtracting the thickness of subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue improves its degree of association withExpand
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The hue of shapes.
This article presents an experimental study on the naturally biased association between shape and color. For each basic geometric shape studied, participants were asked to indicate the colorExpand
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Determining the Oncological Risk of Autologous Lipoaspirate Grafting for Post-Mastectomy Breast Reconstruction
This study compares the incidence of local and regional recurrence of breast cancer between two contiguous time windows in a homogeneous population of 137 patients who underwent fat tissue transplantExpand
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Longitudinal body composition changes in old men and women: interrelationships with worsening disability.
BACKGROUND Few studies have evaluated prospectively age-related body composition changes and their relationships with worsening disability in the elderly population. METHODS Ninety-seven women andExpand
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Mortality among patients with psychiatric illness. A ten-year case register study in an area with a community-based system of care.
BACKGROUND Most studies which showed an excess mortality in psychiatric patients have been conducted on hospitalised samples. METHOD This was a case register study. All South Verona patients withExpand
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