Siobhan Mark

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Twenty obese inpatients who claimed to crave carbohydrate-rich foods were given d-fenfluramine (15 mg p.o., twice daily) or its placebo, double-blind, for two consecutive eight-day periods. Food choices were measured on treatment days 1, 7, and 8 by giving the subjects access to unlimited portions of six isocaloric meal foods (three high in carbohydrate(More)
BACKGROUND Sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB) consumption is linked to weight gain and metabolic syndrome (MetS) components in children, but whether these associations are modified by excess weight and glucose tolerance status in children is not known. OBJECTIVE The objective of this study was to examine the cross-sectional associations between SSB intake and(More)
Background/Objectives:Vitamin D levels are often observed to be low in Canadian youth, despite the mandatory fortification of fluid milk. We identified modifiable correlates of plasma vitamin D concentrations to inform public health efforts to remediate low-vitamin D status.Subjects/Methods:We recruited 159 children aged 8–11 years, who were at at high risk(More)
Appropriate use of varicella zoster immunoglobulin to prevent or ameliorate maternal or perinatal infection depends on accurate identification of varicella-susceptible women. Detection of fluorescent antibody to varicella zoster virus membrane antigen is an available means for identifying women exposed to varicella who are at risk for infection. During a 5(More)
The authors studied cantitative and calitative fat dietary intake in conditions of isocaloric energetic diets and effects on somatic development and on plasma levels of fats in 3 randomized populations of premature infants. They concluded that dietary intake of 3-6.4 g fats/kg b.w./24 hours permitted a satisfactory somatic development (weight, height,(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate whether the length of time of rupture of membranes (ROM) in optimally managed HIV-positive women on highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) with low viral loads (VL) is predictive of the risk of mother to child transmission (MTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). STUDY METHODS A retrospective case series of all(More)
We compared 23 obese subjects meeting DSM-III criteria for bulimia with 47 obese nonbulimic subjects and 47 normal-weight bulimic subjects using structured diagnostic interviews. The obese bulimic subjects were similar to the normal-weight bulimic subjects but different from the nonbulimic obese subjects in exhibiting a high lifetime rate of major affective(More)
Prebeta-1 HDL is a molecular species of plasma HDL of approximately 67 kDa mass that contains apolipoprotein A-I, phospholipids, and unesterified cholesterol. It participates in a cyclic process involved in the retrieval of cholesterol from peripheral tissues. In this cycle, unesterified cholesterol from cells is incorporated into prebeta-1 HDL, providing a(More)
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