Shuangshuang Liu

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BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity are now considered as a serious health problem, and a very important risk factor for many diseases. OBJECTIVE This study was designed to investigate the epidemiologic features of overweight and obesity among rural adults in China. METHOD AND PROCEDURES A cross-sectional survey was conducted during 2004-2005, using a(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Information has been sparse on the comparison of pulse pressure (PP) and mean arterial pressure (MAP) in relation to ischemic stroke among patients with uncontrolled hypertension. The present study examined the relation among PP, MAP, and ischemic stroke in uncontrolled hypertensive subjects in China. METHODS A total of 6104(More)
BACKGROUND To evaluate the status of overweight and obesity in a Chinese rural adult population and describe relationships between body mass index (BMI) and blood pressure according to JNC-7. METHODS The study was conducted in 2004-2006, used a multistage cluster sampling method to select a representative sample. A total of 45,925 adults, age 35 years or(More)
BACKGROUND The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of prehypertension and hypertension in the rural adults of Liaoning province of China. METHODS The study was conducted in 2004-2006, using a multistage cluster sampling method to select a representative sample. A total of 45925 adults, 35 years or older, were examined. Two blood(More)
BACKGROUND Prehypertension is a new category of blood pressure (BP) classification according to the Seventh Report of The Joint National Committee. Little is known about the epidemiology of prehypertension in rural China. The purpose of the present study is to determine the prevalence of prehypertension and associated risk factors in rural adult people of(More)
BACKGROUND Dyslipidemia plays a crucial rule in the development of cardiovascular disease, which has become the leading cause of death in most developed countries as well as in developing countries. This study was designed to investigate the epidemiological features of dyslipidemia in rural adults with hypertension in China. METHODS A cross-sectional(More)
OBJECTIVE The objective of the study was to estimate the prevalence of hypertension and associated factors among older rural adults in Liaoning Province, China. SUBJECTS AND METHODS The study was conducted in 2004-2006, using a multistage, stratified clustering sampling scheme to select a representative sample. A total of 10,065 adults aged 60 years or(More)
This study sought to evaluate the potential of circulating long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) as biomarkers for acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We measured the circulating levels of 15 individual lncRNAs, known to be relevant to cardiovascular disease, using the whole blood samples collected from 103 AMI patients, 149 non-AMI subjects, and 95 healthy(More)
The extremely acidophilic, chemolithoautotrophic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans is an important bioleaching bacterium of great value in the metallurgical industry and environmental protection. In this report, a mutagenesis system based on the homing endonuclease I-SceI was developed to produce targeted, unmarked gene deletions in the strain A. ferrooxidans(More)
Elemental sulfur (S0) oxidation in Acidithiobacillus spp. is an important process in metal sulfide bioleaching. However, the gene that encodes the sulfur dioxygenase (SDO) for S0 oxidation has remained unclarified in Acidithiobacillus spp. By BLASTP with the eukaryotic mitochondrial sulfur dioxygenases (ETHE1s), the putative sdo genes (AFE_0269 and(More)