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BACKGROUND Metabolic syndrome (MetS) and hyperuricemia are important risk factors for cardiovascular disease. However, findings regarding the relationship between serum uric acid (UA) level and components of MetS have been inconsistent. This study was performed to explore the potential value of UA level as a marker of MetS among male and female Chinese of(More)
Diabetes mellitus has become a general chronic disease as a result of changes in customary diets. Impaired fasting glucose (IFG) and fasting plasma glucose (FPG) levels are two of the indices which physicians use to diagnose diabetes mellitus. Although this is a fairly accurate approach, the tests are expensive and time consuming. This study attempts to(More)
AIMS Hyperinsulinemia in overweight status, obesity, and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) is often accompanied by cancer. Gender is important in cancer epidemiology, clinical presentation, and response to therapy in different histological types of malignancy. Insufficient information is available concerning gender differences in DM with organ-specific and(More)
BACKGROUND Increased body mass index is related to the incidence of thyroid cancer. However, the presentation and therapeutic outcomes of different thyroid cancers and type 2 diabetes mellitus (DM) have not been studied. This study investigated the effect of type 2 DM on the clinical presentations and therapeutic outcome of well-differentiated thyroid(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the posture, muscle activities, and self reported discomforts of neck pain notebook computer users on three monitor tilt conditions: 100°, 115°, and 130°. Six subjects were recruited in this study to completed typing tasks. Results showed subjects have a trend to show the forward head posture in the condition that monitor was(More)
Clothes fitting simulation is of great importance in assisting online fashion shopping. Recently, human mannequin and clothes simulations have improved to the point that they can generate realistic animation of clothes in real-time. However, under the constraints of online technologies, e.g. server calculation and download speed, this function is only(More)
Hypertension is a major disease, being one of the top ten causes of death in Taiwan. The exploration of three-dimensional (3-D) anthropometry scanning data along with other existing subject medical profiles using data mining techniques becomes an important research issue for medical decision support. This research attempts to construct a prediction model(More)
OBJECTIVES To design a rating of perceived exertion (RPE) scale using facial expressions and assessed the validity of the scale for both children and young adults. DESIGN Pearson moment-product correlation analysis was used to assess the correlation among heart rate (HR), RPE and pedaling workload. METHODS Fifteen children and 15 young adults(More)