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Why do women suffer from sick building syndrome more often than men?--subjective higher sensitivity versus objective causes.
It is shown that women suffer more SBS than men independent of personal, most work-related and building factors, and multiple logistic models define self-reported acute illness, job satisfaction, software quality and job characteristics as significant gender-independent risk factors.
Weight change, weight cycling and mortality in the ERFORT Male Cohort Study
Stable obesity does not increase further mortality in men aged 55–74 years in long-term follow-up and weight fluctuations are a major risk factor for all-cause mortality in middle aged men.
Explaining the individual processes leading to adaptive comfort: Exploring physiological, behavioural and psychological reactions to thermal stimuli
Behavioural, physiological and psychological adaptive processes are presumed reasons for the discrepancies between predicted mean vote and observed comfort votes during field studies. However, few
Thermal Comfort in Offices – Natural Ventilation vs . Air Conditioning
Based on both subjective and objective data, a study was carried out in order to identify differences in the perception of thermal comfort of office workers in naturally ventilated and
Eye- and skin symptoms in German office workers--subjective perception vs. objective medical screening.
Non-parametric analysis revealed a significant association between medical tests of symptoms and self-reported complaints regarding skin/eyes and low sebaceous secretion and/or low stratum corneum hydration was associated significantly with increased skin complaints.
Dietary intake of middle-aged men from an East and a West German city after the German reunification: do differences still exist?
Dietary differences still exist, but the pattern of difference has changed, and it is unclear, whether differences between East and West exceed regional differences in the West.