Terry Y-Y Tong

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We have examined the relationships between percentage of body fat (PBF) and risk factors for cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance and how good body mass index (BMI) and other anthropometric measures are as indices of obesity. High PBF levels were associated with increased risk of cardiovascular disease and insulin resistance. The World Health(More)
Four patients in one generation of a multiply consanguineous pedigree died with cardiomyopathy, cataracts, and lactic acidemia. Postmortem heart and skeletal muscle tissues from one patient were analyzed. A low (12% control) activity of NADH-CoQ reductase (complex I) in heart and normal activity in skeletal muscle mitochondria was found. Cultured skin(More)
The aim of the present study was to investigate how night duties can affect the circadian rhythms of military personnel working onboard a naval ship. Twenty individuals on a regular day-work schedule from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (serving as controls) and 40 individuals on night-shift duties participated in the study. Salivary melatonin and cortisol profiles(More)
The effects of chromic sulphate, which is commonly used in the tanning of leather, on the common carp, Cyprinus carpio and the bighead, Aristichthys nobilis, were studied. C. carpio was found to be more susceptible than A. nobilis to chromic sulphate at the lowest concentration tested (100 mg/l) whereas results obtained at other concentration were similar(More)
OBJECTIVES To use proteomics to identify and characterize proteins in maternal serum from patients at high-risk for fetal trisomy 21, trisomy 18, and trisomy 13 on the basis of ultrasound and maternal serum triple tests. METHODS We performed a comprehensive proteomic analysis on 23 trisomy cases and 85 normal cases during the early second trimester of(More)
INTRODUCTION Apolipoprotein E (ApoE) is implicated in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis. OBJECTIVE To investigate possible association of the non-classical APOE gene +113C/G (rs440446) intron 1 enhancer polymorphism with bone mineral density (BMD) in a homogeneous Chinese population in Singapore. METHODS A total of 655 volunteers, males and females, aged(More)
This study examined the effects of one night of sleep deprivation on melatonin and cortisol profiles, as well as performance efficiency of military service members. Sleep intervention consisted of total lack of sleep (N = 7) or 8 hours of sleep (control group; N = 7) during the night. All parameters were measured at selected time intervals before (day 1),(More)
Creativity enables humans to adapt flexibly to changing circumstances, to manage complex social relations and to survive and prosper through social, technological and medical innovations. In humans, chronic, trait-based as well as temporary, state-based approach orientation has been linked to increased capacity for divergent rather than convergent thinking,(More)
The aim of the present study was to formulate a simple chemically defined medium for the in vitro growth of rat two-cell embryos to blastocysts. Embryos from day 2 pregnant rats were retrieved and placed in paraffin oil-covered droplets of "rat two-cell embryo culture medium" (R2ECM) containing combinations of various serum supplements, glucose,(More)
This was a cross-sectional study to examine the different associations of age and sleep duration with sex steroid hormones and sexual activities in 531 Asian Chinese men aged between 29 and 72 years old. Sleep duration and sexual activities were evaluated through a self-administered questionnaire, and total testosterone (T), sex hormone-binding globulin(More)