S. A. Rodrigues

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BACKGROUND It is well established that there is a reduction in the skin blood flow (SBF) in response to heat with age and diabetes. While it is known that high BMI creates a stress on the cardiovascular system and increases the risk of all cause of morbidity and mortality, little is known of the effect of high BMI on SBF response to heat. Since diabetes is(More)
BACKGROUND Vitamin D is a modulator of the immune system. There is some limited evidence that it also increases local blood flow in response to stress. MATERIAL AND METHODS In the present study, we examined 20 age matched subjects; 10 whom were from India and 10 Caucasians from the United States. Subjects were administered 4000 IU of Vitamin D3 for 3(More)
BACKGROUND The literature is contradictory concerning pet exposure and risk of allergic disease in childhood especially among those with a family history of allergy. OBJECTIVE To investigate the relationship between cat and dog exposure at birth and allergic outcomes over the first 12 years in a birth cohort selected for familial allergy. METHODS A(More)
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