Sarah E. Norris

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OBJECTIVES We wanted to develop a valid and reliable nutritional knowledge test for urban South African adolescents who were participating in the Birth-to-Twenty cohort study. The questionnaire was intended for use every second year, from ages 13 to 14 y until age 20 y. METHODS The initial steps involved the development of a conceptual framework and(More)
Membrane phospholipids make up a substantial portion of the human brain, and changes in their amount and composition are thought to play a role in the pathogenesis of age-related neurodegenerative disease. Nevertheless, little is known about the changes that phospholipids undergo during normal adult aging. This study examined changes in phospholipid(More)
OBJECTIVES This research explores the relationship between rheumatoid arthritis (RA) severity measures, clinical characteristics, and patient preference-based health-related quality of life (ie, utility) in Australian RA patients. A secondary objective was to investigate the relationship between a range of disease severity measures, clinical(More)
BACKGROUND The Old Order Mennonites (OOM) of rural Ontario have a lifestyle that is very distinct from the rest of Canada. Breastfeeding practices among this community have not been described previously. OBJECTIVES This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of exclusive breastfeeding (EBF) at 2, 4, and 6 months; to compare the prevalence of EBF among OOM(More)
Phospholipids where both fatty acids are polyunsaturated are very rare. Most organisms prefer to couple their polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) with either a saturated (SAT) or a monounsaturated (MUFA) fatty acid. This study examined if these natural couplings are there to protect PUFA from themselves. Specifically, does the coupling of PUFA to SAT or MUFA(More)
Annexin A6 (AnxA6) has been implicated in cell signalling by contributing to the organisation of the plasma membrane. Here we examined whether AnxA6 regulates signalling and proliferation in T cells. We used a contact hypersensitivity model to immune challenge wild-type (WT) and AnxA6(-/-) mice and found that the in vivo proliferation of CD4(+) T cells, but(More)
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